On the 27th of August, Venues dropped their sophomore album “Solace” via Arising Empire. It’s a powerful album containing new musical directions, but most importantly new members. You can read our own review of the album here.
The band has brought on Daniela ‘Lela’ Gruber to deliver some incredible clean vocals, whilst Valentin Hahnemann has been added in as the second guitarist. Rough vocalist Robin Baumann has brought a new level of fury to the sound of Venues, whilst Dennis Vanhöfen and Constantin Ranis have delivered some incredible performances on the drums and guitar, respectively.
“Solace” is 40 minutes of wonderfully written material. A mixture of metal and post-hardcore, the album dances and charges its way through a collection of ground-shaking numbers. Instant stuck-in-your-head tracks like “Mountains” and “Whydah Gally” are sure to be instant classics for the band, and it’s safe to say that fans will have a hard time picking their favorite song. It’s an album that speaks of moving forward, leaving behind detrimental things, and finding fulfillment in what one is truly aiming for.
Sonic Perspectives writer Josh Muncke spent some time with vocalists Lela and Robin to chat about the journey on which Venues has embarked. They discuss Lela’s contribution to the band’s sound, Robin’s new and fierce vocal technique, the writing process, and much more. Watch/listen to their conversation below and remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.