Flanger is a brand new Progressive Alternative Rock band from Berlin, Germany. The group consists of three friends; Chris, Mo and Basti. They first got together in 2020 and are still actually in the process of filling their ranks as they are currently seeking a full time drummer. However, that vacancy has not stopped the trio from getting started on their project. They are currently working on their debut album, and with the help of guest drummer Matze, a fellow Berlin musician from the band ZSK, they have released their first single.
“Levitate” is the debut single and video from Flanger, released worldwide to YouTube and SoundCloud on August 2, 2021. The song introduces the band’s powerful Alt-Metal concept with an epic 7 minute piece featuring virtuosic Prog-Rock musicianship, pristine production and plenty of prime head-banging fodder. The track opens on a pounding percussive rhythm, before melodic bass arpeggios form the foundation of the song’s chord progression. Soon the crunch of Heavy Metal power chords enter the mix. From there, the track takes on a classic Progressive Rock vibe.
The song evolves through various phases of Hard Rock moods. There is a particularly cool syncopated breakdown at 4:45 before the tune takes a turn into a dark downtempo psychedelic groove. The band lists Maynard James Keenan bands Tool and a Perfect Circle as inspiration. We can hear their influence in Flanger’s airtight, rhythmic metal groove, powerful earnest vocals and cryptic, deadly serious lyrics. “Levitate” is paired with a wonderfully trippy video of industrial psychedelia. Dark horror film imagery is interspersed with Science Fiction scenes and Acid-induced hallucinations. It’s a ton of fun.
We wanna make something with a very different approach on rhythm, structure and soundscape to create something outstanding that lasts.Flanger
Check out the “Levitate” video below. Follow the links below the video to connect with Flanger. When they’re not drinking at the ‘swimming bar‘ (a paddle board in the water they use as a bar), they’re in the studio working tracks for their album. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the new music to come from Flanger.