German metalcore powerhouse Annisokay have released a video for their brand new single ‘Calamity’ and announced their upcoming new EP Abyss Pt I, to be released via Arising Empire.
Calamity’ is a special take on German pop star Leony‘s hit single ‘Remedy’ but darker. The emotional roars and Christoph Wieczorek‘s dreamy vocals blend in the track’s undeniably catchy chorus, spiced up with thrashing guitars and dynamic drums.
Stream/purchase ‘Calamity’ and pre-save Abyss Pt I here: https://arisingempire.com/abyss
Annisokay will embark on a European headline tour later this year, UK dates are as follows:
Oct 12: London The Garage
Oct 13: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Oct 14: Manchester Rebellion
Oct 15: Brighton Chalk
Tickets are on sale here: https://www.eventim.de/artist/annisokay/
Annisokay reinvented themselves on their fifth studio album Aurora, which was released in 2021 via Arising Empire and entered at #18 in the official German album charts. The album was the first to feature the band’s new frontman and heavy vocalist Rudi Schwarzer – a long-time friend of the band – who stepped into the role in late 2019. Once again guitarist/clean vocalist Christoph Wieczorek oversaw production duties on the album, which is full of heavy riffs, driving percussion, melodic, goosebump-inducing cleans and aggressive shouts. The quartet is completed by drummer Nico Vaeen and bassist Norbert Rose.
Formed in 2007, Annisokay are at the forefront of German metal with their cutting edge sound, which has earned them huge success at home and has seen them breakthrough internationally. The four-piece have embarked on successful tours throughout Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA, including several headline shows in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, a US run with I Set My Friends On Fire, two sold-out shows in Russia supporting Parkway Drive, and, more recently, the Xmas Bash Tour with Emil Bulls, which marked Schwarzer‘s first tour with the band.
Annisokay‘s first three studio albums were released through Long Branch Records/SPV, all of which charted in the Top 100 Official German Album Charts. In 2018, the band signed to Arising Empire to release their fourth studio album Arms, which reached #26 in the German charts. In January 2021, Annisokay released their most recent album Aurora, which charted at #18 – their highest German chart entry to date.
Abyss Pt I track listing:
1. Into the Abyss
4. Throne of the Sunset
Rudi Schwarzer | Vocals
Christoph Wieczorek | Vocals / Guitar
Peter Leukhardt | Bass
Nico Vaeen | Drums