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The Blackout Argument

The Blackout Argument








Hometown: Munich (Germany)

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THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT has the talent, the work ethics and most of all the unbreakable passion to do their own thing in a music–scene that increasingly focuses on stereotyping bands playing stereotypical sounds.

Since day one the band paved their own pathway but this spring they came up with the most crucial idea: In times when the music industry is more and more stumbling across its own feet, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT decided to release the "Smile Like A Wolf" Online EP in June 2008, free downloadable for everyone. An army of supportive media partners and a massive promo campaign assures that thousands of kids who have never heard of THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT before, will get the chance to discover the band's compelling music and message.

Formed from the remains of the underground acts Paint The Town Red and Flyswatter in early 2006, their musical ascendancy was already foreshadowing. THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT's genre challenging combination of hardcore and heavy rock–music is equally touching as it is brutal. The band's plausible refrains and powerful melodies rotate with blasting walls of demanding guitar–riffs and punchy drums. The vocalist's violent screams and bittersweet singing is fraught with raw and uncanny powerful emotion. Addressing to all fans of heavy yet melodic music, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT maintains a deep–rooted hardcore sensibility at all times.

After a countless number of shows, April 2007 brought a springing charge of two releases at once. Via Bastardized Recordings THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT re–released their 2006 mcd "Munich Angst" alongside a new 6–track mcd entitled "Munich Valor". Both releases attracted favorable attention and feedback of press and kids alike.

In May 2007 THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT got the chance to introduce their music to an awe–inspiring broad audience. Being granted the honor of supporting Boy Sets Fire on their final European tour the band broke hearts and kicked asses of music fanatics all over the place. Same year brought yet another stage crusade when the band joined the "Never Say Die Festival" Tour. Side by side with Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Cancer Bats, This is Hell and The Warriors, THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT made the proof that heavy music accepts no boundaries that the terms "metal", "hardcore", "punk" or "emo" might extort.

In September 2007 the Munich–based quintet released its tensely anticipated debut album "Decisions" on LIFEFORCE RECORDS, building upon the most intense, outspoken and emotional music. The album was solemnized by the press and received incredibly positive response through all media. "Decisions" features guest–appearances by Geert van der Velde (ex–Shai Hulud), Byron Davis (God Forbid) and Benni Buss (Flowing Tears). Artwork created by infamous US design studio Sons Of Nero (Job For A Cowboy, Madonna, Unearth, etc.).

THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT's cherished self–conception is reflected in their thoroughly honest and downright personal lyrics. No tearstained love songs or lukewarm cries for help, but a straightforward emotional payoff about the unpredictability of life and the strategies to confront it. Just as simple as their album title "Decisions" suggests: Life is about making decisions and living with the consequences. You fucked it up– Deal with it.


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The Blackout Argument Munich Angst

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Munich Angst (2006)

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