NEWS: Midriff: Austria´s power trio has a new album
MIDRIFF – three guys from the middle of the Alps are not at all into Dirndl, Lederhosen and Yodeling. The trio, already well known at home in Austria, creates modern Hard Rock songs far away from the classical sex & drugs & rock’n’roll attitude. Singing drummer or drumming singer? That’s something only Phil Collins and his band Genesis had, right? Wrong – and on top of that: in Hard Rock! MIDRIFF understand perfectly how to impressively demonstrate that their somewhat extraordinary line-up does first and foremost one thing: going off like a rocket, especially live! Over the course of the past years, the band performed all over Europe’s club and festival scene and has become a known eye-catcher regarding all things rock. With their second full length album “Doubts & Fears”, released in 2015, MIDRIFF demonstrate once more, that hard stoner riffs and edgy rock songs can also be written in the impressive landscape of the Austrian alps proofing their skills in performing and songwriting. In early 2016 the trio released their first live EP which shows the power and true energy of the band’s live performance. After touring for over five years through mainland Europe supporting bands such as Rival Sons, Pretty Maids, Chris Slade, Tito & Tarantula, Kyuss Lives, Godsized, Armored Saint and many more, the guys grabbed a sponsoring from Jägermeister and other names in the industry. For their third album, Midriff took some time off to concentrate on songwriting and preproduction. Young guys getting old and tired? No – “DECISIONS” is the trio’s heaviest studio output so far, combining modern metal riffs, punchy rock drums, a crunchy low end bass and a soulful as well as powerful voice of frontman Paul. Like the previous albums, “DECISIONS” was recorded in the bands own recording studio and drummer/singer Paul self-produced, engineered and mixed the whole album. “For us as a band it is unreal, that we have so much freedom in our decision making – to record, mix and engineer an album exactly the way we want it, is an absolute privilege in the music industry.”, so the band. After working with different partners Midriff decided to set up their own record label as well. Under the banner of TwoEleven Records the band will release new music and finally found their home as an artist. Midriff’s third studio album “Decisions” will be released on October 20th via TwoEleven Records/Record Jet and Soulfood Music Distribution all over Europe.