Album "KOLLAPS" Coming May 8th, 2020
The Hirsch Effekt share their new single TORKA along with a music video. It's the third track from the bands 5th studioalbum KOLLAPS coming May 8th, 2020 via Long Branch Records. KOLLAPS encounters everyday madness with elaborate counterpoints and ludicrous lyric lines. In a heavier manner, the band slips into the roles of other, social actors to reflect the aspects of their agenda: a dispute with the systematic collapse is thematized from the perspective of the „Fridays For Future“-movement, depicted in a musical dainty or a bizarre way, then again also to corrode opposers in a strobe-like manner.
TORKA is now available as Stream and Download on all digital platforms.
Watch the video for TORKA here: https://youtu.be/mpWbunZ4wm4
The Hirsch Effekt about the new single "TORKA":
"TORKA is another composition that was written by Ilja solely. Except for the drums and one guitar doubling all instruments were played by Ilja. The songs root can be found in the Industrial-like electronic bass figure that is first introduced in the intro and later picked up the bass guitar and even later by the guitars and drums. The ending is nothing less than a reprise of the interlude MOMENT, just in a band- instead of a strings arrangement. The lyrics of the song tell a fictional story that is settled on the Easter Island and deals, inter alia, with the extinction of its inhabitants. The same story is later continued on the album's title track KOLLAPS. TORKA belongs to the more melancholic songs on the album."
THE HIRSCH EFFEKT "KOLLAPS" TOUR 2020
presented by VISIONS, FUZE, GUITAR, FRITZ-KOLA & IMG STAGELINE
Special Guest: HYPNO5E
22.08. UK, Bristol - ArcTanGent Festival
12.09. DE, Bremen - Hellseatic Festival
30.10. DE, Berlin - Gretchen
31.10. DE, Hannover - Béi Chéz Heinz
01.11. DE, Hamburg - Logo
02.11. DE, Dresden - Beatpol
03.11. DE, Jena - F-Haus
09.11. DE, Frankfurt - Nachtleben
10.11. DE, Wien - Flex
11.11. DE, München - Backstage
12.11. DE, Karlsruhe - Die Stadtmitte
13.11. DE, Marburg - KFZ
14.11. DE, Köln - Club Volta
15.11. DE, Bochum - Rotunde
After their last album „Eskapist“ (2017), which charted #21 on the German album charts, and formidable show-offs at Wacken Open Air, Full Force Festival and as recent headliners at the renowned Euroblast Festival, The Hirsch Effekt have now spawned their new ogre. Musically, the trio from Hanover, Germany, has once again settled in the microcosm of progressive metal and enhanced their songs with their typical trademark of – at first glance totally out of the line – genre-hopping.
Similar as on previous records, it happens again by Hirsch-style chopping of parts and beats, that first off felt safe and usual. In between chorals resound, helping to find one's way back to a necessary recollection. On the one side it's a euphonious, on the other side a hurting listening experience that leads to a heightened perception of the exposure of the human disorientation, and serves as a call to the solitary consciousness of courageous individuals - to gather together at concerts.
Live, this symbolic demise is celebrated purification. This can be celebrated together with the fans at upcoming shows, by the way of indulging unison and clamor, questioning oneself whether the own heart and thoughts have gone prone to egoism or still are in line with the harmony of hope, that is hidden within „Kollaps“.
Moritz Schmidt (Drums)
Nils Wittrock (Guitar, Vocals)
Ilja John Lappin (Bass, Vocals)
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