Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2011


New album "Touchstones" by Subsignal has finally hit the stores throughout Europe.

Subsignal, originally intended as a side project, was founded in 2007 by the former Sieges Even-members Arno Menses (Vocals) and Markus Steffen (Guitars). The first result of this collaboration was the song ‚A Wallflower On The Day Of Saint Juliana‘, which made its way to the 2007 Sieges Even album ‘Paramount’ under the title ‚Eyes Wide Open‘.

After Arno Menses and Markus Steffen had left Sieges Even in summer 2008, they were looking for adequate musicians to turn Subsignal into to a real, functional band. The first guy to join the new outfit was bass player Ralf Schwager, known for his work with German progband Dreamscape.
The line-up was completed with Drummer Roel van Helden, known for his collaboration with Dutch band Sun Caged, and Dreamscape’s David Bertok on keyboards.

Subsignal define themselves as a progressive rock band, which is open to different styles and genres (e.g. AOR, Metal, etc.). They describe their music as melancholic, innovative, emotional and highly melodic. Arno and Markus aim to tie in with Subsignal to where Sieges Even stopped, with the difference of being more open musically and showing a stronger presence on stage.

In April 2009 the band signed a record contract with German label ZYX Records and have recorded their first album "Beautiful and Monstrous" with producer Kristian Kohlmannnslehner who was also responsible for Sieges Even’s ‚Paramount‘-album.