Rebellion – A Tragedy In Steel Part II: Shakespeare's King Lear

The 8th album of the metal legends REBELLION from Hesse, Germany!
ALBUM INFO
The dark atmosphere of Shakespeare’s text should also be implemented musically, that is why this album is
a rather slow album for REBELLION, and is characterized by a dark and gloomy atmosphere. The band did
not use overdubs or quantized drums and put the focus on the drums with a high share of audience
microphones used. During the album’s mix the guitars were panned left and right, making room for the
vocals and the bass in the middle. The emerging sound resembles the live sound of the band and leans
against the sound of big classic metal albums of the late 70’s and 80’s.
As you see, REBELLION not only returned to their roots thematically.
Just like on their debut album, the band integrated spoken word passages from Shakespeare’s drama into
some of the songs; the listener witnesses acoustically how the Earl of Gloucester’s eyes are gouged out, for
example.
All songs were developed and practiced in the band’s rehearsal room.
As usual, REBELLION will play many songs from the new album on their upcoming tour. The set list will have
a strong „King Lear meets Macbeth“ vibe, and the band will play quite a few songs from the debut, they have
not played live in a long time.
LIVE DATES
16.03.2018 DE Hamburg – Maria’s Ballroom
07.04.2018 DE Oberursel- Taunus Metal Festival
04.05.2018 DE Erfurt – Club From Hell
20.05.2018 DE Frankfurt – Nachtleben
BAND BIOGRAPHY
REBELLION was formed in 2001 by Tomi Göttlich (bass) and Uwe Lulis (guitar) after their split from Grave
Digger. The debut album „Shakespeare’s Macbeth – A Tragedy In Steel“ was released in 2002; an album
where metal hymns and passages from Shakespeare’s original text were skillfully entwined, which received
rave reviews and which has meanwhile gained cult status. In the past decade, the albums „Born A Rebel“
(2003), „Sagas Of Iceland – The History Of The Vikings Volume I“ (2005), „Miklagard – The History Of The
Vikings Volume II“ (2007), „Arise: From Ginnungagap To Ragnarök – The History Of The Vikings Volume III“
(2009). „Arminius – Furor Teutonicus“ (2012) and „Wyrd Bið Ful Aræd – The History Of The Saxons“ (2015)
followed.
Uwe Lulis (now a member of Accept), Gerd Lücking and Simone Wenzel left the band in late 2010.
Encouraged by fan comments, Tomi Göttlich (bass) and Michael Seifert (vocals) decided to continue with
REBELLION and they started to re-assemble the band. Oliver Geibig (guitar), Stephan Karut (guitar) and
Matthias Karle (drums) then joined the band. Timo Schneider was introduced as the new drummer, after
Matthias Karle left the band due to private reasons. Tommy Telkemeier is playing the drums since 2016.
With a new drummer on board, the band decided to realize an ambitious project: All songs of the upcoming
album should be developed and practiced in the band’s rehearsal room; an unusual approach for
professional musicians nowadays. The band started to write new songs in the second half of 2017, and
entered the Tonetown Music Studios of guitarist Oliver Geibig soon after to record the new album „A Tragedy
In Steel Part II: Shakespeare’s King Lear“.
Die Band already went on numerous headliner tours, supported bands like Running Wild or U.D.O. and
played at festivals like the Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze or Bang Your Head!!! Festival.
LINE-UP
Michael Seifert – Vocals
Oliver Geibig – Guitar
Stephan Karut – Guitar
Tomi Göttlich – Bass
Tommy Telkemeier – Drums
DISCOGRAPHY
2002 Shakespeare’s Macbeth – A Tragedy In Steel
2003 Born A Rebel
2005 Sagas Of Iceland – The History Of The Vikings Volume I
2007 Miklagard – The History Of The Vikings Volume II
2009 The Clans Are Marching EP
2009 Arise: From Ginnungagap To Ragnarök – The History Of
The Vikings Volume III
2012 Arminius – Furor Teutonicus
2015 Wyrd Bið Ful Aræd – The History Of The Saxons
2018 A Tragedy In Steel Part II: Shakespeare’s King Lear
 
 

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