For Hardrock newcomers Rebellious Spirit from Southern Germany, this year will be as hot as (hopefully) the summer. The four musicians have ensconced themselves in the Cubeaudio studios in Gottingen, where they are busy working on their second album Obsession, scheduled for release on 19 September 2014 in Germany, 22 September 2014 in Europe and 30 September in the USA, under the direction of producer Markus Gumball.
First impressions confirm that the young band has definitely evolved, sounding more mature and experienced on Obsession. 'The events of recent years, the production of our debut album Gamble Shot, the shows, the first tour with Axel Rudi Pell, all those things have helped us a great deal,' explains guitar player and vocalist Jannik Fischer, who founded the group together with his brother Jens (bass), who is three years his senior. The original line-up remains unchanged and continues to include Silvio Bizer (drums) and Corvin Domhardt (guitars).
Obsession will see Rebellious Spirit take the logical second step, going even further in terms of toughness and dynamism. 'You've got to bear in mind that Jannik was just 15 and I was 18 when we recorded the first demos for Gamble Shot,' Jens Fischer recalls. 'Now, three years later, we're all even better and more accomplished on our instruments, and Jannik's voice in particular has audibly matured, which of course benefits the new material enormously.'
Rebellious Spirit will also benefit from the confirmation of their support slot for the upcoming Axel Rudi Pell tour (marked in red), scheduled to start on 19 September 2014, the german release date of Obsession. Jannik Fischer: 'For us it was a dream come true to be booked for the first part of the Pell tour. That we will get this opportunity again is a real gift. We look forward to the concerts and to seeing our fans again.'
REBELLIOUS SPIRIT live 2014/2015
06.09. D-Gruol - Motorradtreffen
19.09. CH-Pratteln - Z7 (with Axel Rudi Pell)
20.09. NL-Zoetermeer - Boerderij (with Axel Rudi Pell)
21.09. D-Cologne - Essigfabrik (with Axel Rudi Pell)
23.09. D-Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (with Axel Rudi Pell)
24.09. D-Munich - Backstage (with Axel Rudi Pell)
26.09. A-Vienna - Szene (with Axel Rudi Pell)
27.09. CZ-Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe (with Axel Rudi Pell)
28.09. CZ-Prague - Matrix Music Club (with Axel Rudi Pell)
30.09. D-Berlin - Huxleys (with Axel Rudi Pell)
01.10. D-Bremen - Aladin (with Axel Rudi Pell)
02.01. D-Metzingen - Stadthalle (with The Sweet)
03.10. D-Karlsruhe - Substage (with Axel Rudi Pell)
04.10. B-Vooselaar - Biebob (with Axel Rudi Pell)
05.10. D-Bochum - Zeche (with Axel Rudi Pell)
15.11. D-Bexback - Rock am Bunker (with Axxis and Freedom Call)
22.11. D-Balingen - Loft
20.12. D-Andernach - JUZ (with Freedom Call)
12.03. D-Frankfurt - Nachtleben (with Freedom Call)
13.03. D-Memmingen - Kaminwerk (with Freedom Call)
14.03. D-Siegburg - Kubana (with Freedom Call)