Kalle Wallner

TOUR 2017

January 12th D-Rüsselsheim
Das Rind (w/ Subsignal)

January 13th B-Verviers
Spirit of 66 (w/ Subsignal)

January 14th NL-Zoetermeer
De Boerderij (w/ Subsignal)

January 18th D-Freising
Lindenkeller (w/ Subsignal)

January 19th D-Oberhausen
Zentrum Altenberg (w/ Subsignal)

January 20th D-Hamburg
Logo (w/ Subsignal)

January 21th D-Berlin
Maschinenhaus (w/ Subsignal)

March 31th D-Reichenbach
Neuberinhaus, V. Artrock-Festival

ABOUT

Kalle Wallner’s solo project returns with a new album entitled Liquid and displays a more versatile performance than ever. Seven years have run down the road since Liquid’s predecessor Numb, and guess what the exceptionally gifted guitarist of RPWL chose to do? He throws himself into the high waters of rock music! Powerfully the songs fall over the listeners’ heads, relentlessly they swirl the audience around – just to culminate in carrying them gently on a wave of fascination.

Liquid – that is the term that Kalle Wallner has chosen to put on his latest work as a name. And there is hardly a different take that is better suited to describe the different flows and streams that push these nine songs forward. One can feel the unforgiving force of mighty waves while, only moments later, the melodic intensity of the music evokes that comforting feeling that we have all felt before when floating in the delicate surf: hovering, elegant yet exciting and, yes, stirring. Everybody knows: “Water is life”, and yet the rapid power of destruction is inherent in the wet element. That also makes a good analogy for the schizophrenic nature of Kalle Wallner’s new record. At times Liquid appears to be pitch black, aggressive and heavy, while in different moments the music exudes a sense of crystal clearness and cleansing freshness. Starting with the first second, Liquid pulses elegantly and radiates the powerful intensity of the purest form of life. At the same time, though, the record allows the listeners to feel the violent anger of the artist.

Kalle Wallner took seven years to complete his third solo effort. While 2007’s debut Mirror sounded smooth and almost melancholic, the Freising-native Bavarian utilized the figurative steam hammer on 2009’s Numb and served the audience with a tough as nails monster of hard rock heavily influenced by metal. Liquid now fuses the two earlier approaches without merely being a thrown together sum of its parts. In fact the elements were organically merged – and the result contains nine pieces of music that offer everything: from mighty hard rock melodies to brutal heavy metal riffing action all the way to emotionally charged passages. By means of those tools, Liquid ultimately completes a comprehensive artistic process that saw its beginning years ago. In the center of all this there is Kalle Wallner’s both virtuoso as well as effective style of guitar playing that unifies all the energy streams in one collective soul.

On Liquid, more than ever, Kalle Wallner steers towards a definitive goal in a most determined manner, without allowing conventionality to use up too much space. Just like the programmatic fluid, the mastermind makes his way in places where maybe there wasn’t even one in the beginning of the process. That way Wallner does not only advance into unprecedented dimensions musically and combine the proven with the ambitious, but also succeeds in refining the musical framework with the roiling character of the thematic content that showcases the artist’s very personal and yet universally articulated world of emotions in the most varied facets.

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Liquid

TRACKLISTING

1. A PLACE IN THE SUN
2. BLACKENED
3. WHAT IF
4. NOT GOING AWAY
5. NEVER ESCAPE THE STORM
6. TEARS AND LAUGHTER
7. HEAR MY VOICE OUT THERE
8. QUIET ANGER
9. SPEAK THE TRUTH

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KALLE WALLNER guitars, keyboards, bass, backing-vocals
ARNO MENSES vocals
ERIK EZ BLOMKVIST vocals
AARON BROOKS vocals
SEBASTIAN HARNACK bass
RALF SCHWAGER bass
HEIKO JUNG bass
MICHAEL SCHWAGER drums

RELEASE  21st Oct 2016
MEDIA  CD   LP
LABEL Gentle Art Of Music
DISTRIBUTION Soulfood Music

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NUMB

TRACKLISTING

1. LOST
2. GUILT
3. NUMB
4. LEAVE
5. DEATH
6. CHANGE
7. SEEK
8. RISK
9. TORN
10. VOW
11. CHANGE REPRISE
12. Bonus Track: SOMEONE ELSE (by RPWL)

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KALLE WALLNER guitars, bass, backing vocals
PAUL WRIGHTSON vocals
SEBASTIAN HARNACK bass
JOHN JOWITT bass
MICHAEL SCHWAGER drums
IGGOR CAVALERA drums
YOGI LANG backing-vocals

RELEASE  03.04.2009
MEDIA  CD
LABEL Gentle Art Of Music
DISTRIBUTION Soulfood Music

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MIRROR

TRACKLISTING

1.OBSESSION
2. MOON AND SUN
3.BREAK YOU
4. BLACK DESPAIR
5. OPEN SORE
6. HOLLOWED
7. MIRROR
8. DON‘T ASK ME WHY
9. MOORLAND
10. FORBIDDEN TO REMAIN
11. ARTIST MANQUÉ
12. Bonus Track: SUGAR FOR THE APE (Live at Rosfest)

LINE-UP

KALLE WALLNER guitars, bass, keyboards, backing-vocals
JOHN MITCHELL vocals
PAUL WRIGHTSON vocals
JOHN JOWITT bass
TOMMY EBERHARDT drums
YOGI LANG keyboards
CLIVE NOLAN backing-vocals
STEFAN OBERMAIER sound-design

RELEASE  29.07.2007
MEDIA  CD
LABEL Gentle Art Of Music
DISTRIBUTION Soulfood Music

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CONTACT

BLIND EGO
DORFSTRASSE 9
85356 FREISING
GERMANY

PHONE +49 8161 88 49 304
FAX +49 8161 887 829
contact@blind-ego.com

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DISTRIBUTION
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