Sündenklang (Sound Of Sin) are on the forefront when it’s about pop music with a dark touch that is able to pierce ones soul. With their new album “Jahresringe”, which will be released on April 17th via Drakkar Entertainment, Sündenklang present themselves uncensored and unadorned.
Stahlmann vocalist Mart Soer used the almost four-year break to collect and concentrate all his creative emotions and bring them to life on the canvas that is Sündenklang. “Jahresringe” is my most personal album so far,” says the musician and producer. The songs, which – like the annual rings of a tree – can be seen as a collection of experiences, injuries, difficult and easy years and thus are about processing life events. “The songs are about love, grief, reckoning, death and self-doubt,” says Mart. “And ultimately they are also about the knowledge that ultimately comes with all of this.”
Honest and without make-up is how Mart leads the listener into the depths of a human soul and takes us on an autobiographical journey about experiencing, reflecting and processing it all through his eyes.
The songs are melancholic, yet rousing dark pop with elements from a multitude of other genres. For example, there are industrial as well as dubstep sounds on “Jahresringe”, but also a fragile piano ballad. Mart once again worked with his musical companion Patrick Nevian for all arrangements. Benni Cellini from Letzte Instanz can be heard on the album as a guest musician on the cello and Leandra Ophelia Dax (formerly Apoptygma Berzerk, Santiano, Leandra) is a duet partner for the song “Du bist mein Licht”.
Shortly after the release of the album, Sündenklang will also embark on a short headliner tour, with a more than high-caliber cast: Chris Fox (L’Âme Immortelle), Ablaz (Nachtblut), Patrick Nevian (Blue May Rose), Mart (Stahlmann)!
01 – Schnitt Um Schnitt
02 – Staub
03 – Schwarze Götter
04 – Wenn alles brennt
05 – Von Träne zu Regen
06 – Du bist mein Licht (feat. Leandra)
07 – Antiheld
08 – 1000 Stimmen
09 – Auf den Weg
10 – Vergeben und vergessen
– Patrick Nevian (Programmings)
– Martin Soer (Vocals, Programmings)