WITHIN TEMPTATION x ANNISOKAY present their collaboration ‘Shed My Skin‘ out now worldwide, today.
“Real growth begins where comfort zones end”
Heavy. That’s probably the first word that comes to mind when listening to WITHIN TEMPTATION’sbrand-new song ‘Shed My Skin’, in collaboration with ANNISOKAY.
“‘Shed My Skin’ revolves around dealing with inevitable changes in life. It is about becoming the person we are meant to be, even if that means losing people we love, but have grown apart from. Real growth begins where comfort zones end and that’s exactly what the song is all about: if we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living,” – Sharon.
For this song the WITHIN TEMTPATION has teamed up with German metalcore band ANNISOKAY. ‘Shed My Skin’ thrives upon Sharon’s melodic vocallines and with Annisokay’s frontmen Rudi and Christoph adding another layer of soaring, heartfelt vocals, the song has grown into an absolute bombastic metal anthem.
Christoph Wieczorek: “Within Temptation is a band we love and have listened to for many, many years.You can imagine how stunned we were, when they reached out and asked us if we want to feature on their next single – just because they love our music as well! We’re beyond proud about being a part of this amazing song and really hope the people out their love it as much as we do.”
Listen to WITHIN TEMPTATION – ‘Shed My Skin’ (featuring ANNISOKAY) across all major streaming platforms HERE.
Sharon: “We like to expand and broaden our horizon, and constantly find new music and bands that inspire us. Annisokay brings a super refreshing sound to the table, which we absolutely love. We are super happy that these talented guys wanted to join forces with us for our newsingle!”
The music video of the song will officially premiere during WITHIN TEMPTATION’s digital show “Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality” on July 8th and July 9th 2021.
“German Metalcore heroes claw their way to top-dog status” – Metal Hammer
“This confident and polished album is a triumph” – Powerplay
“With “Aurora” ANNISOKAY definitively join the top league of German Metalcore bands.” – FUZE
“Aurora is Annisokay’s finest album yet! A magnificent piece of work!” – Wacken Radio
»Aurora« (#18 official German album charts) is now available in digital, CD and vinyl formats, as well as a special limited edition fan box!Purchase, streaming the new album »Aurora« now: https://Annisokay.lnk.to/Aurora
01. Like A Parasite
03. The Tragedy
04. Face The Facts
06. Bonfire Of The Millennials
07. The Cocaines Got Your Tongue
08. Under Your Tattoos
09. The Blame Game
10. I Saw What You Did
11. Standing Still
12. Friend Or Enemy
13. Terminal Velocity
»ANNISOKAY Aurora Tour«
w/ FUTURE PALACE & SET YOUR SAILS
ANNISOKAY – the German Rock / Metal band released its fifth studio album »Aurora« in 2021, which entered the official German album charts on #18 and reinvented themselves. Old braids were literally cut off and a new front man brought on board. The musical foundation has remained. Heavy guitar riffs and driving drum rhythms, paired with a mix of melodic goosebumps singing and aggressive shouts. Rudi Schwarzer is now responsible for the latter. The new front man was already able to convince the fans live. ANNISOKAY played the X-Mas Bash Tour together with the EMIL BULLS in winter 2019. In early 2021 the new album »Aurora« followed in a completely new guise. As usual, guitarist and singer Christoph Wieczorek was in charge of the production, whose charismatic and melodic voice continue to provide goosebumps. The quartet is completed by the rhythm group, consisting of drummer Nico Vaeen and bassist Norbert Rose.
ANNISOKAY was founded in 2007 and has since been considered one of the most talented German bands with an international flair. The band has already played successful tours in Europe, Great Britain, Japan and the USA. With several headline shows in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine, the band gained a loyal and massively growing fan base. The highlights were support shows for PARKWAY DRIVE in sold out halls in Moscow and St.Petersburg. The established independent record label SPV signed the band in 2014 and three studio albums were released, all of which made it into the top 100 of the official German album charts. In 2018, ANNISOKAY switched from SPV to Arising Empire. In the same year, the fourth studio album »Arms« was released, which reached #26, making it the band’s highest chart entry to date.
Rudi Schwarzer | Vocals
ChristophWieczorek | Vocals / Guitar
Norbert Kayo | Bass
NicoVaeen | Drums —