The heavy metal formation KISSIN ‘DYNAMITE, founded in 2007, has made more than just a name for itself in the scene: With six studio albums and various chart placements (# 7 in the German album charts with Ecstasy 2018) the band established their own style – shaped by the modern Sound, great hymns paired with catchy hooks and an 80s stadium rock attitude. Now the five-piece quartet known for their eccentric looks is ready to release their Napalm Records debut Not The End Of The Road and usher in the heavy metal year 2022 at full throttle!
The new studio album was produced, recorded and mixed by singer Hannes Braun (Südland Music) himself, who has also worked with bands such as Santiano, The Kelly Family and Beyond The Black. Mastering was done at Hansen Studios by Grammy-winning producer Jacob Hansen, who is known for his work with bands like Volbeat and many others.
With Not The End Of The Road, KISSIN ‘DYNAMITE set another milestone in their successful discography: In guitar-driven power metal style, the intro and the title track “Not The End Of The Road” prepare the listener for a thrilling road trip with new hymns from the heart of the KISSIN ‘DYNAMITE universe. The breaker “What Goes Up” takes the listener into truly spectacular soundscapes that shake stadiums and impresses with Aerosmith-like guitar attacks and an anthemic hook. But KISSIN ‘DYNAMITE don’t shy away from showing their softer side, as can be heard on quiet tracks like “Good Life” and “Gone For Good” – these show not only soft melodies, but also the softer side of Braun’s vocal repertoire . While tracks like “No One Dies A Virgin” and “Yoko Ono” stand for catchy party anthems, the standouts “Coming Home” and “Defeat It” underscore their origins in stadium rock without pegging the band into this category. “Voodoo Spell” manifests the versatility of the band and their different influences – starting with strong dark rock elements, the song develops into an opus that can easily compete with the biggest stadium giants. The album’s conclusion, “Scars”, proves once again that KISSIN ‘DYNAMITE can go deep and show lyrical vulnerability – an impressive final track that screams to be played live.
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitar
Jim Müller – guitar
Steffen Haile – bass
Sebastian Berg – drums