GLOOMBALL: 'The Distance' Video Released

April 2, 2013

"The Distance", the new video from the German rock band GLOOMBALL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the group's debut album, which will be released in Germany on April 26, in the rest of Europe on April 29 and in North America on May 7 via SPV/Steamhammer.

"The Distance" track listing:

01. Overcome
02. Burning Gasoline
03. The Distance
04. Blown Away And Gone
05. More and More
06. No Easy Way Out
07. Bitter Place
08. Long Time Gone
09. We Do Belong
10. Your Sorrow Inside Me
11. Hands In Blood
12. Living With My Tender Pain

According to a press release, "The Distance" documents an amazing diversity of styles, influences and ingredients.

"We refer to our material simply as rock music, but you could also call it alternative metal or modern rock," GLOOMBALL guitarist Björn Daigger, who composed the majority of the tracks together with vocalist Alen Ljubic, explains, adding: "At the end of the day, our range includes elements from pop to death metal. In addition, there are classic orchestra parts as well as ultra-deep seven-string guitars. There are no stylistic taboos in GLOOMBALL."

Driven by hard-as-nails guitar riffs courtesy of Daigger and fellow-stringsman Jossi Lenk, Basti Moser (bass) and Danny Joe's (drums) uncompromising rhythm section and Alen Ljubic's haunting, never pushy melodies, the twelve songs on "The Distance" drill themselves like barbs into your aural tract. All those who prefer their music really nasty will love "Blown Away And Gone", while "Your Sorrow Inside" sees GLOOMBALL opt for a different style, producing progressive sounds for a change.

A lot of the music on "The Distance" has deep lyrics and a personal note. "Buried all my hopes, throw it overboard, I'll go on without you, I'm better off alone, can't stand your lies, hate the way you hide, I'll kill you quick, you are no more on my mind," sings Ljubic on "More And More", delving deep into interpersonal themes and problematic relationships. The intensity of these lyrics suits the urgency of the overall sound, which is tough yet transparent and rich in detail.

GLOOMBALL has brought a fresh breeze and surprising complexity to the rock music scene, which you will be able to witness for yourself during their impending tour. As Daigger says: "This music belongs on the stage, and we can hardly wait to present 'The Distance' live to our fans as often as possible in the coming months."


Alen Ljubic - Vocals
Björn Daigger - Guitars
Jossi Lenk - Guitars
Basti Moser - Bass
Danny Joe - Drums

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