There has been something cooking up in the past couple of months. It’s almost like, not even one ray of light made it through the thick blanket of clouds over Bremen. After ten years into their career, German metalcore specialists WATCH OUT STAMPEDE seem to have lost every reason to smile because no one has experienced them as dark and tough as on their new EP ‘Inversions’.
For ‘Inversions’ WATCH OUT STAMPEDE left the nicely arranged, touristic corners of their hometown Bremen and went to where the real life is happening. Like there are places in the famous harbour city that are shaped by hard work, dirt and the weather, WATCH OUT STAMPEDE also felt the need to stop producing sterile music in a clinically pure surrounding but to turn the knobs of real amps, hit the drums drenched in sweat and unleash a completely new vocal power. In short: It was about giving the sound back its original idea and make it an instant physical experience. “The songs on ‘Inversions’ are not comparable with any of our earlier releases”, guitarist and singer Dennis Landt claims.
Frontman Andreas ‘Ando’ Hildebrandt adds in a typically Northern German, tight-lipped way: “A completely new framework of sounds – dark, raw, brute and handmade.”