German metallers Ost+Front have released their new single/video Ikarus from upcoming album, ‘Dein Helfer in der Not’.
Vocalist Hermann Ostfront says Ikarus is about exploration.
“It’s about exploring the boundaries. How far can I go? I don’t want to be determined by others anymore. I feel locked up,” he says.
“Whoever wants Ost+Front shall get Ost+Front. Always at the highest level. Always at the limit.
“In the process of the album, I experienced in my direct environment how someone goes from adolescence to adulthood.
“That can be really exhausting for everyone involved. Neither fish nor fowl. However, I was much worse in that phase.”
“This album is intended to take you by the hand and lift you up. We are Ost+Front – your helper in need.”
According to their label, Out Of Line Music, while other bands lose their bite over time, Ost+Front show their teeth.
“Dein Helfer in der Not is pure adrenaline for the ever-growing fan base and a provocative work of art that will surely infuriate one or the other.
“Between morbid stories and a sharp observation of the society, the songs play with the expectations of the listeners and, despite all the catchiness, are no easy ride.”
“We are the mirror of the society. Human abysses, social grievances, sexual boundaries, we speak out everything. An exquisite documentary masterpiece,” Hermannn says.
Dein Helfer in der Not was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden and will be released on July 31 as a CD, as a 2-CD Digipak including a bonus CD with additional tracks and remixes, and a limited 2-LP including download code.
There’s also a limited box set including the Digipak, a flask, an emergency set, a face mask, a certificate of authenticity signed and hand-numbered by the band and another bonus CD with exclusive songs.