German heavy metal outfit KISSIN’ DYNAMITE kicks off another race to heat the anticipation for their new studio album, “Not The End Of The Road,” out January 21st via Napalm Records. After releasing the bursting high-voltage first single and title track “Not The End Of The Road”, followed by igniting “What Goes Up” and charity awareness single “Good Life,” the chart-topping five-piece serves another smashing surprise with the enthralling new song “Yoko Ono”, alongside an exciting music video.
On their homage to “Yoko Ono”, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE surprise with massively catchy tunes added to their trademark sound. The new single is certainly a standout track in the band’s history and will be stuck in listeners heads forever – 80s stadium rock abounds!
The band says about the single: “We all know of Yoko Ono and her double-edged story. Our song is exactly about people like Yoko Ono, who like a spider catch you in their web at first, to eventually use and abuse you. In the video for this song, we tried to outline, or better yet, re-arrange Yoko’s art Enjoy Folks!”
The new studio album was produced, recorded and mixed by vocalist Hannes Braun (Südland Music) himself, who has also worked with bands like Santiano, The Kelly Family and Beyond The Black. Mastering was completed by Grammy Award winning producer Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, known for his work with bands like Volbeat and many more.
Kissin’ Dynamite states: “The song is bursting with positive energy, joie de vivre and good vibes. Thematically, it’s about never giving up and instead always moving on. Thus, the song hits the current zeitgeist like no other. We had to deal with the separation from our long-time founding member, drummer and friend Andi Schnitzer, as well as the drastic time of the lockdown and want to make unmistakably clear that we want to continue against all odds, and that we are stronger than ever. The decision for the new band member on drums, Sebastian Berg, was anything but easy for the group. From over 100 international applications received, seven aspirants were put through their paces in the course of a live audition.”
Watch the video for “Not The End Of The Road” below.
“Not The End Of The Road” Album Artwork
Ande Braun on the new album: “Not The End Of The Road is an album, which accurately describes our experiences as a band since Ecstasy 2018. First and foremost, we highlight with songs like “Not The End Of The Road”, “What Goes Up”, “Yoko Ono” and “Only The Dead”: We’re up for it, we’re pulling together and we want to reach the rock Olympus! Titles like “Coming Home”, “Gone For Good” and “Scars”, on the other hand, deal with real feelings like loneliness, homesickness and sadness, which are also part of life.”
Hannes Braun adds: “With Ecstasy we already didn’t make any compromises and just wanted to compose music that speaks from us. Not The End Of The Road seamlessly picks up exactly here.”
With “Not The End Of The Road”, Kissin’ Dynamite set another milestone in their successful discography: In guitar-driven power metal fashion, the tune of the intro and title track “Not The End Of The Road” prepares the listener for a thrilling road trip and new anthems straight from the heart of the Kissin’ Dynamite universe. Crusher “What Goes Up” takes its listener into the truly spectacular soundscapes that make stadiums shake and convinces with Aerosmith-like guitar attacks and an anthemic hook. But Kissin’ Dynamite are also not afraid to show their mellower side, as heard on delightfully tranquil tracks like “Good Life” and “Gone For Good” – not only showcasing the almost calm touches pervading the melodies, but also presenting the softer side of Braun’s vocal repertoire. While tracks like “No One Dies A Virgin” and “Yoko Ono” symbolize catchy party hymns, standouts “Coming Home” and “Defeat It” underline their origins of stadium rock without being pigeonholed. “Voodoo Spell” manifests the variety of the band and their different influences – starting with strong dark rock elements, the song becomes an opus that easily competes with the biggest stadium giants. The album’s closer, “Scars”, proves once again that Kissin’ Dynamite can reach the depths and showcase lyrical vulnerability – an impressive ending that screams to be played live.
“Not The End Of The Road” will be available in North America in the following formats:
- CD Digipack
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
- LP Gatefold Vinyl White
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Glow In The Dark
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Marbled Red/Black + Slipmat
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Crystal Clear
- Digital album
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