RADIO HAZE – studio video trailer and summer tour dates
After getting the first video (From Birth To Cemetery – see it below) from the upcoming album Mountains out to the listener, RADIO HAZE successfully left everyone craving for more of their brilliant, unique retro rock. The band is now inviting us to have an inside look at the production of Mountains (to be released on May 4) in a brand new making-of studio trailer. Also – and the icing of the cake for early birds – the pre-sale starts now, beginning digitally on all platforms and with a physical exclusive on Bandcamp: https://radiohaze.bandcamp.com/album/mountains. The highly anticipated Haze-Rock masterpiece, produced in their ‘natural habitat’ as the band calls the Slash Zero Studio in Abensberg, will be available on CD in a neat DigiPak, digitally and a beautiful gatefold LP.
But there’s more: As a super-limited edition capped at 100 signed copies, the band will offer the LP on gorgeous marbled-gold vinyl on Bandcamp. And RADIO HAZE are also super excited to take their newborn on the road – as the tour dates for 2018 below!
RADIO HAZE leave their own original mark on today’s map of rock music. Far from the still prevailing wave of contemporary retro-rock that is already on the verge of drowning itself in repetitive monotony, these three musicians from Abensberg/Regensburg/Nürnberg are creating a multidimensional “Haze-Rock”. Nostalgic blue notes turn – in interaction with lively drum beats and a pose-free singing – into handmade modernity.
Since their 2009 debut “Vitamin R/Mycelium”, RADIO HAZE have released “The Growth” in 2010, “Momentum” in 2014 and several EPs until 2016 but have left us waiting ever since for a new full album. That wait is finally over now and RADIO HAZE have used the time well and wisely: They’ve taken all their experiences, good and bad, and their personal struggles of the last few years to some sort of higher mental ground, a place for all the repressed thoughts and feelings that make one feel uneasy. To inject actual life into their fourth album “Mountains”, they visited that place often, reflected on what’s there and ultimately processed everything into a strong source for inspiration.
As a result, “Mountains” is a metaphor for all the obstacles they had to climb. The album turned out to be a simple rock record as we love it. Vintage-sounds create multiple acoustic dimensions, which make you think there is a band playing right in front of you when you close your eyes and listen to the songs.
There are no attempts to catch the listener’s attention with anything other than the music. No bass riff suppressed. No drum line asphyxiated by overly compressed guitar tracks. No singer posing and screaming due to a compulsive-neurotic need for exclusive attention either. All in all, it’s a well-rounded, timeless product, recorded live with just the right amount of overdrive, great sounding speakers and thoughtfully placed microphones in the new Slash Zero Studio owned by producer and bassist Robert “Hubi” Hofmann. “Mountains” takes you on a unique musical journey through elegant (heavy) rock, brilliant songwriting and gorgeous psychedelic sounds and represents the new energy the band gained facing years of life’s ups and downs together as an excellent team.
Just one more thing: 180g heavyweight vinyl in supersweet gatefold packaging – Hell yeah!
RADIO HAZE – "Mountains" tracklist
1. Have Mercy On Me
4. From Birth To Cemetery*
5. The Weight Of Love
6. Consumed By The Fire
7. Lay My Hopes Across The Sea*
8. Chasing Gaslights
9. Into The Ether
*listening recommendation (Why the heck is it so damn hard to pick them this time?!?)
Produced/Recorded/Mixed/Mastered 2017 @ Slash Zero Studio Abensberg by Hubi Hofmann (http://hubihofmann.de)
Philipp Janoske: Vocals / Guitars
Robert "Hubi" Hofmann: Bass / Backup Vocals / add.
Guitars Michael "Air" Hofmann: Drums / Backup Vocals / Keys
Vocals, Guitars: Philipp Janoske
Bass, Vocals, add. Guitars: Robert “Hubi” Hofmann
Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Organ, Piano, Clavinet: Michael “Air” Hofmann
April 21, 2018 Regensburg – Alte Mälzerei – Heimspiel-Festival,
May 4, 2018 Abensberg – Gleis 1 – Offizielle Release-Party
May 19, 2018 Gaspoltshofen (AT) – Spielraum
May 25, 2018 Nürnberg – MUZ – Bandkarussel
May 30, 2018 Lauterhofen – Lauteracher Hof – Hoffest
June 1, 2018 Kelheim – JUKUU Festival
July 21, 2018 Enzenreuth – Rock Am Rothenberg
August 11, 2018 Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale – Juze – Sommerfestival
August 18, 2018 Nordheim am Main – Skate N Rock Festival