“Vagabond,” the debut album from Germany’s Sonic Haven is released today (May 7). A new track ‘Striking Back’ can be streamed below.
Sonic Haven is a new metal band conceived and fronted by vocalist Herbie Langhans, one of the most gifted metal singers of the current European metal scene. The band joins Frontiers Music‘ ever expanding roster of metal bands.
“In the past few years, I didn’t write that many metal songs, so that’s why I was really on fire with Sonic Haven to do it again. I like classic, traditional and melodic metal with hard rock elements and sing-along parts, so my goal was to write an album that gives you a good feeling. You know, that makes you smile, that gives you goosebumps, that gives you power! I think it’s the perfect album to rest a bit in the Sonic Haven,” says vocalist/songwriter Herbie Langhans. “For most of the songs, I wrote and recorded demos (for two tracks, Carsten [Stepanowicz, guitars] recorded the demos and wrote the songs), then I sent it to everybody and everyone recorded their parts at home. In Sonic Haven, it was important for me to have musicians that can record at home in a good quality. And they also bring a lot of cool ideas and their own style to the music. So that’s why it’s so easy to work with these guys. It is just our first album, but it already worked like clockwork!!!”