German modern metal outfit Venues has shared the NSFW video for its latest single, “Whydah Gally,” from its forthcoming album “Solace,” out Aug. 27, 2021, via Arising Empire. Pre-orders for the album, including limited colored vinyl, are available here.
Vocalist Robin said: “‘Whydah Gally’ was actually one of my favorite songs on Solace from the start! It’s full of power and takes you on a stormy journey, from the first few seconds, on which you can only get off at the end. The story behind ‘Whydah Gally’ is this. I said to the rest of the band that I really wanted to write a pirate song. Shortly afterwards, Valentin did the instrumentals and Lela and I started the lyrical story.”
From the depths of its deepest crisis, Venues has re-emerged, welcoming two new members: clean vocalist Lela and guitarist Valentin. Former vocalist Nyves quit the band mid-tour, following the release of the band’s debut album, “Aspire” (2018). Following guitarist Constantin witnessing a performance of Lela at a Steel Panther show, the band found its new clean vocalist.
“We wanted to be more metal,” vocalist Robin said. “There were some pop sensibilities of ‘Aspire’ that we wanted to replace with rather the opposite.”
“2020 showed all of us how much the band is helping us keep our sanity,” he continued. “Almost the whole band went through minor or medium crises since the release of our debut. Relationships went sour, things ended and began. In times like these, our second album was the light at the end of the tunnel. Something we all could look forward to. Our music held our heads above water.”