“Herzblut is a clear step up in the right direction and leaves you craving for more. Watch out, this band will blow you away!”
– Tobias Walter of Shell Shocked Radio / Radio Dark Tunnel
Industrial band FLEISHKRIEG has just unleashed their highly-anticipated new full-length album, Herzblut.
“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 borne 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.
For fans of: goth, industrial, ebm, electro
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.
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.
FLEISCHKRIEG performed at this year’s Wasteland Weekend, the largest
post-apocalyptic festival in the world held annually in the Mojave desert. Upcoming FleischKrieg shows include Tony V’s in Everett, WA on Nov 13th, and the Starr Theatre in Portland, OR, November 14th.