Industrial band, Fleischkrieg has announced a limited run of USA tour dates to support their latest full-length album, Herzblut.
Herzblut debuts the sound of “Brutalwave”, a sub-genre of industrial that blends the synth-pop of new wave with more aggressive metal elements. Songs such as “Fools Folly” and the cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” showcase this NEW sound in great detail. Herzblut is steeled in melodic synth, metal guitars, and apocalyptic vocals – packing a heavy enough punch both lyrically and sonically to keep any fan of industrial rock music listening from beginning to end.
“Herzblut” translates to “Heart’s Blood” in German – a metaphor used to describe the total effort and sacrifice a person makes towards their life’s work. The album’s songs reflect different stages of this hero’s journey and the scars born in the process. The songs often deal with the paranormal, aliens, and dystopian matrix/simulation theories. A night of alien abduction nightmares inspired vocalist Richard Cranor to write the song, “Bloody Prophets”.
The album also deals with much more introspective topics. “Parasite”, for example, documents the ordeal of never being able to free yourself from your worst self-destructive tendencies.
FLEISCHKRIEG, currently based in L.A., cite Rammstein, DK-Zero, 3TEETH, and Lord of the Lost as musical influences. Their moody electronic sound melds industrial metal with darkwave undertones, creating the genre of “brutalwave”: a blend of new wave, metal guitars, and crushing industrial dance beats and vocals.
Now with the addition of Nick Mason on Drums and Kaylie Cortez on synth/keyboards, FLEISCHKRIEG’s live shows are a force to be reckoned with.