The snappy hungry beast is hunting again. Greedy, voracious and with a bite that leaves clear traces; Hamburg’s metal maniacs GODSNAKE will release their second album “Eye For An Eye” in May 2023 via Massacre Records.
Contemporary heavy metal with significant references to some of the big old masters: straight, hard, rifforientated, but never missing catchiness and hook lines. The flag of GODSNAKE will continue to fly in this wind in 2023!
The reptile has been up to mischief in the scene since 2015 and has successfully established itself in the metallic jungle. Torger (vocals), Stevo (guitar), The Walt (bass) and Sidney (drums), who were already involved in the album “Poison Thorn”, were reinforced in 2022 by guitar wizard Pepe (Ancient Curse, Sons Of Seasons) and thus again been completed. The versatile experienced “newcomer” has already been able to set some scent marks both live and during recording.
With the second album, the 5 musicians want to prove and renew the very positive feedback on the debut and thus maintain their place in the ranking. Like “Poison Thorn” before, this mighty chunk of music was recorded and produced in the LSD studios in Lübeck by mastermind Lasse Lammert (e.g., Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Wind Rose etc.).
10 songs and 47 minutes – straight in your face! Versatile, heavy, catchy, and very powerful. That’s what GODSNAKE stands for.
The motto for the cover and artwork was ‘never change a winning team’, so the band was once again able to win over Björn Gooßes / Killustrations (including Amon Amarth, Death Angel, Hatesphere) for the design duties. Björn knows how to inspire the band with his work. As with “Poison Thorn”, the bandaged figure is the central theme, and a success story seems to be establishing itself.
Watch out for the beast to bite you – watch out for GODSNAKE!
The opener “The Sickening” is epic and powerful and fascinates immediately with deep, atmospheric sounds.
“Story Of A Ghost” on the other hand, is straight, brutal and fast, the shortest song in the band’s history. The band was able to win Wayne Dorman from Onslaught for the guitar solo. “We are super proud of working with Wayne and are really happy with the result”, reports guitarist Stevo.
“Apocalypse For Free” stomps right in feet and neck, a real groove monster.
“Need For Speed” is self-explanatory. The band is versatile and multi-faceted, a clear strength of the new album.
The human abyss and the sick society are again central themes in some titles: “Nails In My Bed” describes experiences of abuse victims. The title song “Eye For An Eye” illustrates brutalization and vigilantism. But it also gets personal and very emotional, because “I Fear Nothing”, for example, is a genuine love song,
albeit with unconventional lyrics.
01 – The Sickening
02 – Apocalypse For Free
03 – Story Of A Ghost
04 – Eye For An Eye
05 – I Fear Nothing
06 – Need For Speed
07 – Stone Dead Pony
08 – Nails In My Bed
09 – Illuminated
10 – The Tragedy Of Being Late
– Torger – Vocals
– Stevo – Guitar
– Pepe – Guitar
– The Walt – Bass
– Sidney – Drums
– Wayne Dorman (Onslaught) Guitar solo on “Story Of A Ghost”