HALF ME – encompassed by guitarists Chris and Julius, vocalist Chris, drummer Max and bassist Tobias – are one of the newest additions to the Arising Empire roster. Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, the heavy music five piece was founded in October 2018 after the demise of each others local bands.
In two years time, the band has been able to make an impact in the music scene by self producing music and videos to display their intensive and energetic demeanor. Debuting with four singles to start, It was their latest single ‘Exitwound‘ (featuring Jack Bergin of VOID OF VISION) that gave the group a breakthrough and landed the band in the spotlight of KNOTFEST’s “Countdown to Oblivion“.
Today Half Me serve their fifth single ‘Ex Negativo‘ feat. Marcus Lundqvist of thrown taken from their recently announced first ever album titled »SOMA«, set for release on February 17th, 2023 via Arising Empire.
Life is defined as the absence of meaning. The chains that used to give control over life are slipping out of the protagonist’s hands and blur the lines of every aspect of existence. Any meaning we give to our own inventions just contributes to the corrosion of our collective mind. The nihilistic tone of EX NEGATIVO is maintained through a violent outburst of guest vocalist Marcus Lundqvist of Thrown that contrasts the songs fade into an auditive loop of monotony.
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»SOMA« track listing:
02. Trauma Culture
04. Magma Hour
05. Ex Negativo feat. Marcus Lundqvist (thrown)
10. I am But A Guest In Exile
12. Half Me
Musically, the band blends a modern rendition of metal and hardcore with highlights of 90’s nu-metal. Pounding riffs and breakdowns are accompanied by brutal, yet sometimes elegant, vocals that all balance together to formulate the band’s own distinctive sound.
Riding the high of their recent success, Half Me has sights set on releasing their highly anticipated debut album in 2023 and are sure to make it worth the wait.
Half Me are:
Christopher Zühlke | vocals
Christopher Hesse | guitar
Julius Jansen | guitar
Tobias Max Sajons | bass
Maximilian Eisersdorff | drums