Nord Nord Ost



Veröffentlicht am: 22.08.2005

Top 10 band SUBWAY TO SALLY – their album "Engelskrieger" ("Angel's Warrior") managed to enter position 9 of the German Media Control Charts in 2003 – is back with new single and new album: Besides single "Sieben" (="Seven"), due on July 18th, longplayer "Nord Nord Ost (="North North East") sparkles in full splendour now. If you didn't like predecessor "Engelskrieger" because it was too harsh, cold and modern, you'll love the new epos of the seven musicians from Potsdam, Germany. In cooperation with the film orchestra Babelsberg, SUBWAY TO SALLY created a musical and poetical very appealing record, featuring the main themes fire & ice and bethinking on old, strong values. Although still having a modern touch, the music features the embosomed medieval melodies everywhere: The emotional 'Schneekönigin' (='Snow Queen') melds bagpipes with classical arrangements, single 'Sieben' gets you with a more than catchy main melody and instrumental 'Lacrimae '74' shows up with romantic stringed instruments of earlier days. But also the tragic 'Feuerkind' (='Fire Child'), the pushing 'Feuerland' (='Fire Land'), the winking 'Das Rätsel II' (='The Riddle Part II' – actually a riddle about the band itself) and the wonderful blooming 'Eisblumen' (='Ice Flowers') keep a lot of highlights ready for the listener. All in all a SUBWAY TO SALLY album for every fan and adorer of diversified German rock music. All in all, about 40 instruments can be heard on the album: besides the classical rock instruments guitar, bass & drums, violins, violas, celli and contrabasses are featured as well as different hurdy-gurdies and bagpipes, flutes, shawms, trumscheit, renaissance lute and santur (dulcimer). In addition miscellaneous programmings and choirs arranged for three voices complete the complex production. SUBWAY TO SALLY are a phenomenon. Founded 1992, the septet from Potsdam, Germany, won an large fan base within a very short time by playing uncountable live-gigs and releasing excellent albums. Today the seven musicians enthuse thousands of devotees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and are considered as one of the best German live bands ever. The trademarks of the band are hard rock and metal music, blended by Medieval melodies through bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy, lute, mandolin, shawm, violin or flute. With such instrumentation all songs have a very own charm and character. Also the German lyrics help giving the music a unique effect. With their third album "Foppt den Dämon" ("Fob The Demon") SUBWAY TO SALLY opened up a new chapter in the band's history in 1996 by signing the first major deal with BMG Munich. With that label SUBWAY TO SALLY released the two studio albums "Bannkreis" ("Spell") and "Hochzeit" ("Marriage") and live-album "Schrei ("Scream") as well as a ‘best of’ record "Die Rose im Wasser" ("The Rose In The Water") at the end of their contract deal. In 2000, SUBWAY TO SALLY signed to Universal and released "Herzblut" (="Heart's Blood"). The album charted on position 15 in the German Media Control Charts and was followed by a nomination in the German music prize "Echo" and a highly successful all sold-out tour in Mexico. Within the first ten years of their existence, SUBWAY TO SALLY have sold approx. 230.000 CDs and got featured on 80.000 sold compilations. On March 10th 2003, the album "Engelskrieger" ("Angel's Warrior") was released and entered straight into position 9 of the official charts! In 2004, the band decided to sign with the last still growing record label in Germany: Nuclear Blast. Full speed ahead for SUBWAY TO SALLY in 2005: With new drummer Simon Michael (the young multi talent replaces longtime drummer David Pätsch) completing the line up, the band will play 18 festivals shows – among them the biggest German Alternative open airs Rock am Ring and Rock im Park – plus an extensive "Nord Nord Ost" tour in Autumn/Winter, including 34 dates. On October 10th, the band will release another hit promising single with "Eisblumen" ("Ice Flowers").

1 - Sarabande de noir
2 - Schneekönigin
3 - Feuerland
4 - Sieben
5 - Lacrimae '74
6 - Feuerkind
7 - Das Rätsel II
8 - S.O.S.
9 - Eisblumen
10 - Seemannslied