Almost four long years have passed since the pioneers of German folk rock, Subway To Sally, released their last album “Hey!”. Now they return with their 14th studio album, “Himmelfahrt” (eng. Ascension), out on March 24th, 2023, via Napalm Records.
The brand new album marks a turning point in the discography of the band: since the beginning of their promising career, the musicians gave the darkest abysses of human soul a spotlight – but now, they surprise fans with the total opposite. For the first time in over 30 years of their band history, the musicians celebrate hope!
With first single “Was ihr wollt” (engl. What you want), the folk rock trailblazers criticize the principle of reciprocity, but above that, they also give a first taste of their new sonic realms. Including catchy rhythms and rousing electronic beats, a haunting atmosphere is created and sticks with the listener. Furthermore, the album opener is accompanied by a visually stunning official music video.
Watch the official music video for “Was ihr wollt” below.
Subway To Sally states on their new album:
“The new album marks a turning point. ‘Himmelfahrt’ represents the ending and a new beginning at the same time. The work on the songs for ‘Himmelfahrt’ began long before Covid, shortly after the release of the last album ‘Hey’!. This album addressed a broken world, the destructive treatment of people with their own kind and the environment in which they live. As the pandemic hit the world, most of the album seemed prophetic and depressing. All the material created up to that point had to be put to the test and was disposed of as outmoded.
Subway To Sally have always dealt with the dark sides of the human soul with relish. Over the years, a lot of blood has been spilled and murdered for love. But the lust for doom is an attitude that works well when a fully fueled helicopter is waiting on the roof to carry us away from the zombie apocalypse.
For the first time in thirty years of the band’s history, we had to ask ourselves if it was time to celebrate hope. Hope is fuel for the future, and so many songs on the new album are about departure and journey, about reaching out to others to lead them from the deepest depths into the light. However, the most current events in the world put this hope to a difficult test. This explains the downer, the bitterness that clouds hope. That’s why even God had to say a word on the album, to vent his own disappointment in his work”.
“Himmelfahrt” will be available in the following formats:
• Deluxe Wooden Box – incl. Pendant, 2 CD Mediabook (24 pages), Bonus Album, Flag, 4 x Postcards (2 motives) Art Print – limited to 500 copies worldwide (Napalm Records exclusive)
• 2-CD Mediabook (24 pages) incl. Bonus Album & Belt Bag in a bundle – limited to 300 copies worldwide (Napalm Records exclusive)
• Vinyl Deluxebox: 1-LP Vinyl Gatefold transparent marbled / black – incl. 12 pages Booklet, Slipmat, Record Butler – limited to • 300 copies worldwide (Napalm Records exclusive)
• 2-CD Mediabook (24 pages) incl. Bonus Album
• 1-LP Gatefold
• 1-CD Jewel Case
• Digital Album
Pre-order “Himmelfahrt” here.
1. Was ihr wollt
2. Leinen los
3. Weit ist das Meer
4. So tief
5. Gaudens in domino
6. Gott spricht
7. Auf dem Hügel
11. Ihr kriegt uns nie
12. Lasst die Himmel fall’n
1. Gott spricht (audinity remix)
2. Auf dem Hügel (acoustic version)
3. So tief (acoustic version)
4. Was ihr wollt (acoustic version)
5. Weit ist das Meer (acoustic version)
6. So Rot MMXXI
European Tour Dates 2023:
13.04.23 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
14.04.23 DE – Goslar / Miners Rock
15.04.23 DE – Leipzig / Anker
28.04.23 DE – Losheim / Hexentanz
29.04.23 DE – Heidelberg / Halle02
30.04.23 DE – Munich / Backstage
05.05.23 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
06.05.23 DE – Erfurt / Central
10.05.23 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
11.05.23 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
12.05.23 DE – Osnabrück / Hyde Park
13.05.23 DE – Andernach / JUZ
18.05.23 DE – Hanover / Pavillon
20.10.23 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
21.10.23 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
Eric Fish – Vocals
Ally Storch – Violine
Ingo Hampf – Guitar
Bodenski – Guitar, vocals, hurdy-gurdy
Simon – Guitar, vocals
Sugar Ray – Bass
Simon Michael – Drums