Where death becomes absurd and life absurder...
1914 are an Ukrainian band that formed in 2014, at the 100th anniversary of the First World War. 1914's existence is an homage to all that fell fighting the Great War. The band's themes cover topics such as the Battle of Gallipoli (and the involvement of Ataturk), the Brusilovsky breakthrough, the Battle of Verdun, the gas attack at Ypres, the elite Italian troops - the Arditi, the Christmas truce and the bombing of London by German Zeppelins, Carpathian's winter war, Germans and Austro-Hungarian army against Russian troops and many others. 1914 are neither politicital, nor war-mongers – like a specialized scholar or historian, 1914 tell the tales of war, injustice, fear, hopelessness and endless death around of you....
WWI does not get explored very often, as WWII typically overshadows it, but these Ukrainian brave soldiers make a damn solid case for it's historical significance. More importantly, their music is stomping, heavy as all hell, and inspires the strength and bravery within to march toward Death. Their unique and powerful mix of black metal, sludge, and oldschool death metal are one of a kind, and they are ready to shock the world with their music and live performance.
On Sept 18th, 1914 proudly showcased a brand new track off of their upcoming album, The Blind Leading the Blind, entitled 'Passchenhell' featuring Death Metal great, David Ingram, (Benediction, Bolt Thrower, Just Before Dawn, Ursinne, Down Among the Dead Men). With U.S. & European representation through Redefining Darkness Records & Archaic Sound, The Blind Leading The Blind will see a very unorthodox release date at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month (Central European Time) - the 100th Anniversary of the End of Great War.
"The music is massively heavy and steeped in the shocking misery of shattered bodies and pervasive death, and it’s also explosively violent, with searing riffs and soaring leads that, together with blazing drumwork and wrenching voices, raise visions of the horrible grandeur and mortifying terror of such man-made conflagrations as the battle to which these songs allude. It will really get your head moving, too - and I’m glad that 1914 have also continued to insert excerpts from period songs, as they do at their previous album."
- No Clean Singing
Vocal | 2.Division, Infanterie-Regiment Nr.147, Oberleutnant – Ditmar Kumar
Guitar | 37.Division, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.73, Wachtmiester - Liam Fessen
Guitar | 5.Division, Ulanen-Regiment Nr.3, Sergeanten - Vitalis Winkelhock
Bass | 9.Division, Grenadier-Regiment Nr.7, Unteroffiziere - Armin von Heinessen
Drums | 33.Division, 7.Thueringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.96, Gefreite - Rusty Potoplacht
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