After extensively touring the United States for the first time with I Set My Friends On Fire, post-hardcore band Annisokay have returned to their native Germany to play a handful of festivals and then continue to tour in support of their new album “Arms”, which is due out August 17th via Sharptone Records/Arising Empire. Despite being exceptionally busy, guitarist/clean vocalist Christoph Wieczorek took the time to answer some questions I had about the writing process, the difficulty in writing lyrics in a foreign language, as well was many other interesting topics. Be sure to support the guys by giving them a like on Facebook and preordering the album in your choice format here!
Over the course of their 3 albums to date, German metalcore band Annisokay have established themselves as major players in the European heavy music scene, with an accessible yet heavy sound that has managed to win over many a fan – especially on their 2016 album, Devil May Care. With the band’s upcoming album Arms due out in mid-August, and their subsequent signing to Arising Empire/Sharptone Records, it’s clear that the band is gunning for a bigger audience with the new record.
Case in point, new single “Coma Blue”. A heavy metalcore track with tons of djent influence, it merges into an explosive melodic chorus that is the band’s trademark. While previous releases hinted at the band’s potential, it’s these new tracks – and their current, first ever US tour – that will see Annisokay’s goals come to fruition.