Dark infused punks “Cold In Berlin” have just inked a deal with Candlelight records.
The bands new album “And Yet” will be released on the 27th of August.
Out of the underbelly of the London scene Cold In Berlin carved a dark and isolated place of their own; their 2010 debut album ‘Give Me Walls’ was a frenetic and twisted Goth infused punk monster littered with a jagged sense frustration led by the formidable front-woman Maya.
Upon its release Artrocker Magazine declared them ‘Translators for our imploding society’. As the release reached further afield Mojo Magazine called them ‘A dark whirlpool of noise’, Rocksound went further telling of ‘heavy stories of volatile sexuality perfect for wrapping animalistic howls around’; plaudits quickly followed from Q Magazine ‘a voice that could fell oakes at 100 meters… razor-sharp guitar wizardry’, Rock-A-Rolla ‘Ten tracks of sex-punk energy’ and then Loud & Quiet and Clash Magazine.
Moving forward to 2012 and fed on a diet of Black Sabbath, Shellac, Electric Wizard and Swans, their follow-up record ‘And Yet…’ erupts with wolf howls and banshee screeches. The band tear apart their Doom, Stoner, Goth and Cinematic influences showcasing the electrifying vocal range of vocalist and lyricist Maya as she broods, purrs and screams at the state of the world and her place in it.
But it’s the scale of the sound that announces itself on new single ‘…And The Darkness Bangs’. If ‘Give Me Walls’ was dark and spiky, the follow up sounds like a solid black wall of sonic death. Darker, heavier, slower, faster, better. Haunting vocals over massive drums. Driving bass versus eerie guitar lines. Choral chants of historical re-enactment. Detuned pianos, an Ebow and even a guitar solo.
They have already blown away stages of festivals across the UK and Europe and have been embraced by the Goth, Punk and Rock scenes as well as supporting bands as diverse as Diary of Dreams, Specimen, Mater Susperia Vision. Still skint, heartbroken and living on the fringes of society and acceptance, it is clear that alternative cultures romantic vision of DIY purity is no longer an option. And Yet…
Sunday 26th August – Destroy the Silence Festival, Underworld, London w/Inkubus Sukkubus + Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Thursday 20th December – Six D.O.G.S. Athens (Greece)
Friday 21st December – 8 Ball Club, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Tour of Russia and Ukraine to be confirmed
‘Give Me Walls’ 2076 records (2010)
‘White Horse’ EP 2076 Records (2011)
‘…And The Darkness Bangs / The Lie’ 2076 Records (2012)
‘Destruction / What Went Wrong’ 2076 Records (2010)
‘…And The Darkness Bangs’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJdbPXMfs2w
‘White Horse’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo56eLJgFvg
‘Break My Bones’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzvLKkkJNbE
Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/coldinberlin