– sign the deal with Arising Empire
– release brand new single ‘Back’
– start pre-orders for their upcoming album »Thirst«
– announce release tour with VENUES and THE OKLAHOMA KID
Arising Empire are proud to announce the worldwide signing of the powerful German genre hybrid VITJA. Welcome to the family! VITJA from North Rhine-Westphalia beats back with the powerful comeback album »THIRST«. A new era has begun. The cards are shuffled, all the signs are on victory and the sound is clearer, more mature and more consistent than ever before. With new frontman Gabriel Spigolon and new attitude the quartet sets sails for the top league. Today they release new vocalist’s debut single ‘Back’ and launch the pre-orders for their upcoming fourth full length record »THIRST«, which will be released on the 6th of September, 2019 via Arising Empire!
Pre-order their upcoming album »THIRST« here: https://VITJA.lnk.to/Thirst
VITJA: “»Thirst« embodies finesse, brutality, sensitivity and internationality. A successful mixture that perfectly reflects our feelings and our drive.“
To celebrate the upcoming record VITJA are doing comeback-shows with their label mates VENUES and THE OKLAHOMA KID in September this year!
»VITJA COMEBACK SHOWS 2019«
special guests: VENUES*, THE OKLAHOMA KID*
31.08.19 PELL-MELL Festival
26.09.19 Hamburg – Logo*
27.09.19 Cologne – Helios 37*
28.09.19 Berlin – Musik & Frieden*
01. Light Blue
02. Silver Lining feat. Carlo Knöpfel of BREAKDOWN OF SANITY
06. Lost In You
09. What’s Next
10. Those Years
VITJA – »THIRST«
»THIRST« is the name of the new chapter of a versatile and ambitious band, which now wants to build on past successes and, moreover, wants to climb the summit. Six years of band history have been turned upside down and at the same time they have created an inimitable sound garb, which is not represented in Germany so far.
The songwriting begins in the autumn of 2018. The quartet decides to put it into a new design that has been experienced and so far harmonious in order to remain true to itself and at the same time varied. Twenty songs are being produced over the months in the homestudios of the boys, which are to characterize the new and unique sound of the Rhinelanders.
“We found our sound. Each of us is extremely happy with the development. Still, we had to avoid offending people. We are sure to have found a perfect solution for our fans and ourselves“, says drummer Daniel Pampuch.
The guitars were recorded in the Sureshot Studios by Daniel Keller. The vocal recordings took place in the Mega Blaster Studios by Timo Bonner (OUR MIRAGE), who also mixes and masters the LP. To track the vocals, they took a lot of time to decide where to go.
“We wanted to go beyond the well-known Vitja sound and experimented with the new vocal possibilities“, says guitarist Vladimir Dontschenko.
The first single ‘Back’ is musically very broad. The versatile guitar playing of Dontschenko, combined with Pampuch´s fast, rhythm-driven, paired with the individual basslines of Mario Metzler and the varied vocals of Gabriel Spigolon, creates a unique atmosphere that leaves endless room for interpretation. The breakdown interrupts the hymn-like mood and makes the entire song explode in fractions of a second.
„‘Back’ reflects everything about what we are and how we feel. He embodies the unrest of the last months and lets us arrive anyway“, says Pampuch.
»THIRST« is a new and fresh VITJA which gives the listener the freedom to choose between dreamy hovering states, wild headbanging or melancholy questioning.
2019 – VITJA is back.
Better and stronger than ever.
Gabriel Spigolon | Vocals
Vladimir Dontschenko | Guitars
Mario Metzler | Bass
Daniel Pampuch | Drums