“Echoes”, the first single from the debut full length from Polish metallized hardcore pack EMBITTER has been premiered along with a great visualizer (see above), and today we’re thrilled to celebrate the new era for this hot up-and-coming band worth keeping an eye out for in 2020 and beyond! ‘1134’ LP comes out in September on The Coming Strife Records.
The politically and socially engaged track comes with a moody music video by Dawid Schindler (operator Aleksander Wilk, editor Sasha Vouk) and a special commentary from the band, which we’re happy to extend with a brief interview with the band below.
“The statistics show that almost 50% of homosexual people face psychological violence and 12% of them are subjected to physical violence. 90% of such incidents have not been reported to any law enforcement authorities as this is considered pointless and victims have no faith for any resolution as well as fear of difficulties and stigmatization.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association: www.igla.org”
𝐴𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔. 𝑊𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑤 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒?
Give us the backstory and your thoughts on the lyrical content behind this new track and music video.
Adam: Echoes is the song that covers a very important topic nowadays in Europe and especially in Poland. Homophobia is spreading like a virus that is intoxicating to society minds. We simply do not agree, and we need to take a stand. Love is love and this is a personal choice who you love, what you feel, why you want to be this way. No one should ever question your reasons.
When it comes to the video itself, it was done by Dawid and Wilk who are the best crew in the world. They used the space next to our rehearsal room and breathed life into it. I suppose that lights and smoke remind more of a rap video but come on – it’s 2020 and hardcore scene should also keep the pace.
Kuba: it’s extremely disappointing that we need to discuss it again and again. I guess this is mainly about humanity and empathy. Why would you care about it? What impact does it have on your life? It seems that none, doesn’t it? We don’t need to agree on all things, but we need to respect each other.
Yeah, we are really thrilled with the way the video was done. We have so much good feedback and already have a new one in the works. Def we will be working again with them in the future.
So what’s the release plan for this record?
Adam: Full LP ‘1134’ will be released soon – most probably in early September by The Coming Strife Records. To tell you the truth, this is one of the best labels nowadays. If you don’t know what TCS has been up to – you better check it out now. Just to mention a few: Rain of Salvation, Cauldron or Koyo as those are one of the best in their style!
Kuba: as Adam advised we are expecting our LP to be out soon in early autumn, and we are super excited about it. Oli is a great dude and I guess we have the same understanding of things which helps a lot.
How do you deal with this pandemic era?
Kuba: when it comes to the pandemic – for a couple of months it had been tough as I was not used to staying at home so much. What is more, I was used to hanging out a lot and doing a lot of things. So, I needed to change my mindset. I stayed a lot at home as I wanted to be responsible and didn’t want to risk anyone’s life. That’s for sure. I had a chance to catch up with some books, films or TV series but I missed my friends a lot. I missed a lot of those small things like riding a bike, hooping or playing music with the guys.
It’s so good that we can hang out now but still need to stay reasonable and follow the rule of social distancing for safety reasons. Not many shows have been taking place but for a couple organized by Poglos in Warsaw (open air). We will be playing our first show at the end of July in Plock. We missed it a lot.
Lastly, give us a couple of other bands recommendations and some tips to extend and feed our warped music taste?
Eighteen Visions, Arkangel, Length Of Time, 100 Demons, Poison the Well – Eternal classics
Kuba: always my top choices: Remembering Never, Poison the Well, End, Love Glove and Alice In Chains. Discovered during the pandemic: Cauldron – they are hard as nails!