KINGDOM COME’s new album, Outlier, will be released worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer and will be available as CD and download in Germany on April 26th, in Europe on April 29th and in the US/Canada on May 7th.
The band has just released the official video for their new single ‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’ below:
Leader Lenny Wolf comments: “Some people asked me to share a few thoughts about my single called ‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’. I think the song itself speaks louder than words, but I will try to share some thoughts behind the obvious.
Why did I write that song? Because I am a musician.
Why that title? The title is reflecting my thoughts about people abusing the “name of God” to justify their sick and often very destructive behavior. God may be watching but I’m sure he is “NOT always singing along”.
What makes you decide in which form you create a song? I got no master plan. I am more like a five year old plugging the guitar chord into the endless audio universe hoping to catch some cool frequencies. Lately I caught a lot of heavy guitar signals which were asking to be used in a powerful song. I tried my best;-)
Do I believe in God? I believe in a higher force which can be called God or orange shoe. I don’t need to sit in a men made building with steep roofs to “feel closer or more connected”, but if that works for other people, that of course is perfectly alright. In whichever direction or whatever name people are praying to, I rather follow a good heart than thousands of pre written phrases.
What is my outlook on our future? Fanaticism and ignorance is a deadly combination. We got a lot of this around poisoning our planet. I don’t have the answer to it all, but I think it would be a great first step to go by a simple saying: “Live and let live” – with enough space and respect for one another. As long as people trying to force their believes onto others, we are bound to have conflicts coming our way. Some should remember weather they are guests or locals before wanting to change the furniture!
In case I bored you, next time I will write about something much more original like: Oohh babe, I will never leave you, I’ll do anything for you, tonight is the night, I’m so sorry, please let me bend over so that you can find the perfect place to kick me harder than ever… etc. etc.”
Outlier features the following tracklisting:
‘God Does Not Sing Our Song’
‘Running High Distortion’
‘Rough Ride Ralleye’
‘Let The Silence Talk’
‘The Trap Is Alive’
‘Skip The Cover And Feel’
‘Don`t Want You To Wait’
‘Such A Shame’
‘When Colors Break The Grey’
Outlier was recorded at Wolf’s own Hamburg studio, the Two Square Noise Factory. With the exception of the solo guitar parts contributed by Eric Förster, all instruments were recorded by the Kingdom Come boss himself. In addition, Wolf produced, engineered, mixed and mastered his new album. “Eighteen-months of struggle and madness lie behind me, a period which saw me go through the usual alternating bath of euphoria and doubt. As an artist, you can never be quite sure just what you’ve cooked up, but I happen to be an idealist and simply have to keep embarking on new adventurous journeys. The path of predictability has never satisfied me.”
Outlier is Kingdom Come’s first studio album featuring completely new material since the arrival of their 2009 release, Magnified. The album is bound to provoke discussion, in every respect, which is precisely the intention Lenny has with his compositions: “I never write to please anybody, I simply stretch my means of expression as a musician as far as possible. Always in the hope that others will like the result.”