Drummer Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, Triptykon) is back with his fourth solo album To Where The Light Retreats, and we're streaming the debut single "The Sun Eaters". Much like everything Grossmann has ever put out under his own name, it's equal parts dazzlingly technical and crushingly heavy. This of course is all happening within the parameters of killer songwriting.
"The Sun Eaters" also features guitarist Danny Tunker (Alkaloid, ex-Aborted), bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Alkaloid, ex-Obscura), and vocalist V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon).
"I am beyond thrilled to present the first song off my new album. It took a lot of work writing, recording and mixing it, but the effort paid off eventually," said Grossmann. "As a solo artist I aim to create fresh ideas which at the same time carry the spirit of a sound I started with Obscura back in 2009. But the most important thing for me is having fun with it.
"On this song and also on the rest of the album, I had some help from my very talented Alkaloid bandmates. It's mind-boggling how Danny Tunker recreated the guitar solo I wrote almost note-by-note without even a sweat."
To Where The Light Retreats is out June 1 and is available for pre-order here.