Aug 21, 2018
ANNISOKAY – the German five-piece act is setting new standards for heavy and melodic rock/metal music. ANNISOKAY are frontman Dave Grunewald, singer and guitarist Christoph Wieczorek, second guitarist Philipp Kretzschmar, bassist Norbert Rose and drummer Nico Vaeen. The band was founded in 2007 in Halle an der Saale by Christoph and Norbert. Christoph was already a well-known guitarist of the local metal scene before and started to build a new band in which he wanted to sing for the first time.
ANNISOKAY have already released three full length albums and a 4-track cover EP of Michael Jackson’s classics, to honor one true musical genius – who is the inspiration of the band’s name. The unusual name came to the founder’s minds when they discussed about interesting lyrics of other artists. In Michael Jackson’s song ‘Smooth Criminal’, a girl called Annie is attacked in her apartment. But why? And is Annie okay? The idea of the band name is to give a positive answer to this question, so: yes, ANNISOKAY! The well-established indie record label SPV signed the band in 2014. Since then the band is validated as one of the most talented German bands of international distinction. Both of their last records hit the top 100 of the German album charts (»Enigmatic Smile«: #68; »Devil May Care«: #74).
ANNISOKAY have laid their musical foundation with a driving rhythmic and melodic backbone that brings to life both soulful singing and aggressive shouting. They’ve toured several times throughout Europe and the UK and even Eastern Europe. The band have played several headlining-shows in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and already established a massive following and an ever-growing fan base. Highlights include sold-out support-shows for PARKWAY DRIVE in Moscow and St. Petersburg.