This year the band HARPYIE, founded in 2011 in Bad Oeynhausen (North Rhine-Westphalia), is travelling to stages all around Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A er publishing their records “Blind ug” “Willkommen im Licht” and “Freakshow” the ve band members present their new album “ANIMA” in 2017, on which they convince anew with the unmistakable HARPYIEN sound. As before, the responsible producer for the new sound is the known Simon Michael Schmi , drummer of the band Subway to Sally. In general, HARPYIE music is stylis cally deeply rooted in the folk-metal direc on, whereby each composi on reaches out to di erent genres. Therefore, strongly orchestrated elements from classic and folk, as well as modern electronic sounds nd their applica on aside the usual metal-basis. The quintet around lead singer Aello does not only impress with the contrast between playful touches of aesthe cs and a brutal force, but rather above all with the synthesis of these arts, where the stories from the songs wind through the to- tal artwork forming a key theme for the album. HARPYIE ́s consistent German lyrics deal with striking themes from history and mythology, over signi cant world a airs, up to the topics that surround the various traits of human beings in all its aspects. Within every published album, HARPYIE creates an own separate world to come alive, to give a face and words, or even with the intent to destroy the established world again in the end.
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