Blackout Problems have released episode one of DARK DAYS – THE DOCUMENTARY, the accompanying film to the band’s forthcoming album out early next year via Sony Music/Music For Nations.
The in-depth documentary focuses on the creation of the album and the current state of being in a band and living life in Germany, and indeed Europe, today. Episode one is out now and available to watch here.
Regarding the documentary, frontman and guitarist Mario Radetzky says, “The documentary is about a group of musicians making a record in these troubled times and furthermore it’s about what inspired us to do so. We felt the need to give part of our screentime to representatives of Black Lives Matter, Fridays for Future and more organisations to show you an insight to what we think is important to know while listening to these new songs.”
The forthcoming album DARK is a record that has been affected by the wake of 2020. The latest single and title track examines the self-destructive nature of humankind on itself and the world we all live on. This followed the release of the emotionally charged anthem ‘MURDERER’ this summer, also taken from the upcoming album, which reflects the band’s response to some of the alarming headlines of recent years, including the resurgence of right-wing forces and the worldwide triumph of populism.
DARK is Blackout Problems third album and follows the band’s two independently released albums Holy (2016) and KAOS (2018), on their own Munich Warehouse label, having turned down major label overtures to retain full creative control. Nevertheless, the band roared into the official German album charts and saw their online presence and worldwide fan-base skyrocket.
The four-piece have toured extensively across the globe, playing at festivals including The Great Escape, Rock am Ring and Rock Im Ring and last year they completed a forty-date European tour as support act to Royal Republic, followed by their first headline international tour with performances in England, France, Holland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.
Blackout Problems in 2020 show an exciting evolution from their earlier days. Now signed to Sony Music worldwide and partnering with legendary label Music For Nations in the UK, they stand poised for international success. Their new music captures the weltschmerz of a generation and gives a voice to those who are willing to stand up for love, respect and social justice.