Onkel Tom is back again! With a new album, a new line-up, new songs and his tried-and-tested philosophy: H.E.L.D. sees the Sodom frontman rely on real metal, raw punk and choruses which you’re unlikely to forget once you’ve heard them. Fans of German-language rock will also love this album, after all they appreciate good German-language music and authentic lyrics. H.E.L.D. features neither the feigned underdog prose of ultra-rich musicians nor dubious lyrics about winning through likely to sell exceedingly well at every World Cup and at popular chat shows alongside pop music hopefuls, but honest, straightforward lyrics about parties, celebrations, knees-ups and the desolate state of the world at large and the people who live in it. Of course there’s alcohol involved wherever Onkel Tom appears, albeit not in abundance but in measures. In other words: the new album H.E.L.D. (an acronym for Hart-Ehrlich-Laut-Durstig [hard-honest-loud-thirsty]) is a remarkable recording with which Tom Angelripper & Co. celebrate life, only really coming to life through celebration. Typical Onkel Tom, in fact!
As a relentless explorer of the new and unknown, Jean chose five of the most innovative composers alive today to commission for the project. The album’s five new works are: Louis Karchin’s Evocations, John Aylward’s Twin Suspension, Mathew Rosenblum’s Throat, Jeff Stadelman’s wills & wonts, and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis' X-asti. Jean explains some of her motivations for seeking out and commissioning music that breaks new ground, “I keep trying to get wilder in this conservative time. As a child of the ‘60s and ‘70s, I was influenced by a lot of the experimental and theatrical music going on at the time – I like to keep that sense of boundary-pushing alive.”
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