My Own Black

My Own Black (Metal) - Germany

In January 2021, amidst one of the many lockdowns during the Corona pandemic, long-time friends Achim “Ashes” Rauscher (guit.) and Manuel Förderer (guit., bass) decided that it would be a much smarter move to write new songs than to brood over missed opportunities. During one long weekend, the two musicians who had previously played in the home-grown metal band Irony – with whom they had recorded two EPs and a full-length album – wrote five songs which would set the stage for an entirely new project: My Own Black was born. After singer Patrick Sühl, known for his impressive work with Gun Barrel and Victor Smolski’s Almanac, had joined in, they teamed up with Markus “Ulle” Ullrich (guit.,Them, Septagon) to get the guitar and bass recording done. The result of this fruitful cooperation were five songs, which were then mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at his Dreamsound Studios (among others Serious Black, Dreamscape). My Own Black’s first EP “Songs of Disappearance ” is a musical journey through moments of loss. It articulates reflections on the manifold aspects of disappearance, but at the same time on the possibilities of resistance. Inspired by both literary texts (the song “The End of March” is based on a novel by Heinar Kipphardt) and social conflicts, “Songs of Disappearance” features five strong, melodic, and catchy Metal songs that are just as much rooted in traditional Heavy Metal as they are reaching out to more modern sounds.