Austria's HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will release their new album ”Arson", on February 16th via AOP Records. The band has released a video for "Heroin Waltz", see it below.
Founded in 2011 in Vienna, Austria, the aim of HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY has always been to create a unique mixture of melancholy and aggression, madness and meaning, wrapped in alternately manic / mellow songs that bridged black metal and atmospheric post-rock. The band was initially begun as a studio project by erstwhile Bifröst member M. S. joined by vocalist / lyricist J. J., and has recently been expanded to a live lineup. With that lineup secured, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY then embarked upon successful European tours with the likes of A FOREST OF STARS, ELLENDE, FÄULNIS, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT and AGRYPNIE among others, encompassing over 25 countries to date. 2016 was a really successful year for HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY. Their 3rd album “III - Trauma” got great acclaim from critics and audiences and a nominee for the “Amadeus Austrian Music Award”. The recording process of the 4th album “Arson” is fi nished. It is the first time with a studio drummer on a record and no one else could fi t better into the line-up than Kerim “Krimh” Lechner who handles the drums behind SEPTICFLESH and played live with BEHEMOTH. The new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Daniel Fellner.
Today’s tune "Heroin Waltz” is taken from ” Arson”, to be released on 16th of February, 2018. Classical guitar on the tune by Bernth Brodträger and session drums by Kerim "Krimh” Lechner. "This song is not primarily about heroin or doing drugs inherently, but also about the aspiration to find warmth in life and the search for something that makes you feel complete. I think it is almost impossible to find this warmness and equanimity, as life is nothing but a continuous downward spiral. The longing is willing to abate after a few years, but the sadness will last forever." - J.J. (vocals)
Upcoming European tour dates for the spring of 2018. The band will be supporting Dutch dark-rock band DOOL and the three week excursion will take place March 2nd through March 18th, with performances in eight different countries.
17 - Turku, Finland - Gong
18 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
19 - Jyväskylä, Finland - JKL Metal Festival
20 - Helsinki, Finland - Metal Crane Festival
21 - Tallinn, Estonia - Tapper
25 - Malmö, Sweden - Babel
26 - Göteborg, Sweden - Musikens hus
27 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
28 - Karlstad, Sweden - Nöjesfabriken
29 - Oslo, Norway - Revolver
10 - Vienna, Austria - Szene Wien (Exclusive Release Show)
2 - Essen, Germany - Turock
3 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob Concerts
5 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur - Café Concert
6 - Paris, France - O’Sullivans Backstage
7 - Colmar, France - Legrillen Grillen
8 - Aarau, Switzerland - KIFF
9 - Pavia, Italy - DAGDA Live Club
10 - San Donà di Piave, Italy - Revolver Club
12 - Budapest, Hungary - A38 Hajó
13 - Kraków, Poland - Klub Alchemia
14 - Magdeburg, Germany - Factory
15 - Erfurt, Germany - Club From Hell
16 - Berlin, Germany - Roadrunners Rock & Motor Club
17 - Mannheim, Germany - MS Connexion Complex
18 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Poppodium 013
More info @
Official Harakiri For The Sky Web
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