German metalcore powerhouse Annisokay, led by vocalist and producer Chris Wieczorek (Sawdust Recording), have released a video for their brand new single ‘Time’, out now via Arising Empire.
The exciting and astonishing music video is reminiscent of Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, where he is horrifically stranded on an abandoned island.
Annisokay reinvented themselves on their fifth studio album Aurora, which was released earlier this year via Arising Empire and entered at #18 in the official German album charts. The album was the first to feature the band’s new frontman and heavy vocalist Rudi Schwarzer – a long-time friend of the band – who stepped into the role in late 2019. Once again guitarist/clean vocalist Christoph Wieczorek oversaw production duties on the album, which is full of heavy riffs, driving percussion, melodic, goosebump-inducing cleans and aggressive shouts. The quartet is completed by drummer Nico Vaeen and bassist Norbert Rose.
Formed in 2007, Annisokay are at the forefront of German metal with their cutting edge sound, which has earned them huge success at home and has seen them breakthrough internationally. The four-piece have embarked on successful tours throughout Europe, the UK, Japan and the USA, including several headline shows in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, a US run with I Set My Friends On Fire, two sold-out shows in Russia supporting Parkway Drive, and, more recently, the Xmas Bash Tour with Emil Bulls, which marked Schwarzer’s first tour with the band.
Annisokay’s first three studio albums were released through Long Branch Records/SPV, all of which charted in the Top 100 Official German Album Charts. In 2018, the band signed to Arising Empire to release their fourth studio album Arms, which reached #26 in the German charts. In January 2021, Annisokay released their most recent album ‘Aurora’, which charted at #18 – their highest German chart entry to date.