As Exile On Mainstream prepares to release Demons Are Scared, the first solo endeavor from German noise rock/doom/experimental scene figurehead ARNE HEESCH, a video for the new single “The Glowing” has been premiered through The Sleeping Shaman.
A foundational member of beloved ‘90s German noise rock outfit Ulme, and current/founding member of sludge/doom outfit Treedeon, Demons Are Scared is the first solo album by ARNE HEESCH, the record also featuring his Treedeon partner Yvonne Ducksworth. After two albums with Treedeon and a third one currently in the works, life changed for the two in 2020 and 2021; things went quieter, more focused, and private. So did these songs – dawning towards a new urgency, gaining a new life. The two reworked them and added two more – the intense “Treeprayer,” which was written on the day of HEESCH’s father’s death, and “The Glowing,” which especially deals with starting over again and the unconditional dedication to follow one’s own paths. “The Glowing” is an older song which was released as the first track when Ulme reformed in 2005 after six years of hiatus and thus illustrates a new beginning as much as it has a historical reference attached to it.
Demons Are Scared is a fully homegrown album, recorded by Ulf “Fluffi” Reinhard mostly in HEESCH’s living room. Ducksworth’s vocals are featured on most of the songs, as well as some additional guitar and keyboard work by Reinhard. The album was mastered by Exile On Mainstream alumni Stefan Brueggemann. In August 2021, HEESCH and Ducksworth presented the album for the first time; in a stunning performance on Ruegen Island. The open-air concert by the sea at the very North of Germany, was part of the inspirational Heumond Festival, alongside performances by Might, and Conny Ochs, the latter, who also drew the lettering for the album cover of Demons Are Scared.
With the tranquil video for “The Glowing,” The Sleeping Shaman writes in part, “Dark folk doom is the order of the day as ARNE HEESCH, a seasoned veteran of the underground after his time in Ulme and more recently sludge noise-rock trio Treedeon, prepares to unshackle his debut album…”
Immerse yourself in ARNE HEESCH’s “The Glowing” video first through The Sleeping Shaman now at THIS LOCATION.
Demons Are Scared will be released digitally and on LP with an included CD, limited to 300 copies on February 25th. Find physical preorder options at the Exile On Mainstream webshop HERE and digital preorders HERE.