British alternative metal outfit Vorstellan debuted with a brand of grunge-tinged metal that is nostalgic to the sound of mainstream rock that we all came to love from the '90s and early '00s.
The band's influences would impact the sound dramatically, with them being indebted to post-grunge artists like Silverchair, Bush, and the radio-friendly darkness of acts like Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace.Vorstellan managed to gain mainstream attention scoring a place in the Australian top 100 iTunes album charts.
In 2014, after a failed attempt at a solo synth project, founding guitarist/singer Jacob Knight joined forces with drummer Matt Donaldson and later on in 2017 bassist John Allan. When the trio started playing shows around the United Kingdom, they managed to gain a budding live reputation, playing a series of highly successful shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle.
Vorstellan issued their debut album 'Encephalon' on the 8th of May 2020. The album received a vast array of ratings from online publications and gained national press coverage. Encephalon was described as being "loaded with slamming guitar parts, colossal drumming, and vocal lines that fully ignite and engage the listener."
In 2021, Vorstellan entered the studio again to record new tracks including Riot, Drowning, and Punchline for their 'Memory Files' trilogy.
FIRST HEADLINE SHOW OF 2024 - VORSTELLAN RETURNSVorstellan will be performing live in Newcastle on Saturday, 29th June!I will be performing songs from “Encephalon” as well as songs from “Memory Files: Volume One” and a couple of brand-new songs.
I couldn’t be happier to be joined by the phenomenal Last Case Scenario and the incredible Proven Rivals for this headline show.Tickets are available on Skiddle, and with each ticket purchase, you'll receive a free signed "Memory Files: Volume One" CD at the event!
I hope to see you there, for this special occasion.- Jacob Knight (V)
Social Media Statement - (press release link at bottom)Dear Vorstellan friends/family/fans,After what feels like an eternity, I am proud to announce that I am bringing this band out of our indefinite hiatus!I can't even begin to put into words how thrilled I am to be making music for you once again. It's been a long and challenging journey for myself, Matty, and James, but we never lost sight of our shared passion for music.After talks with Matty, we have mutually agreed for me to continue the band as he takes the time to progress within his new career path, and I couldn’t be more proud of him, as he will always be my best friend and brother.During my time away, I had the opportunity to collaborate with incredibly talented artists. These experiences have undoubtedly influenced my creative visions and will add an exciting twist to our music moving forward.The hiatus wasn't without its struggles, though. We faced personal challenges and creative blockages, and dealt with the emotional rollercoaster that comes with pursuing your dreams. But now, I feel stronger and more determined than ever to make our mark on the music scene once again.Now that Vorstellan is ready to step back into the spotlight, I can promise that I will work tirelessly to secure more live gigs and opportunities in the near future. I can't wait to see all your familiar faces and meet new fans who've joined us on this journey.I am forever grateful for the unwavering support and patience you've shown us during our hiatus. Your kind words and encouragement have been a constant reminder of why I created music in the first place. Without you, none of this would be possible.So, get ready to embark on this new chapter of our musical journey! Stay tuned for updates on new music releases, live performances, and a whole lot more. Together, we will overcome any challenges and make our dreams come to life.Thank you all for being a part of this incredible journey. I can't wait to share our music with you again!
- JACOB KNIGHT (V)PRESS RELEASE - CLICK HERE TO VIEW
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