Australian synth prog-metal sensation VOYAGER have announced that their song “Runaway” was shortlisted for ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides!’
Following an application via the Song Portal, the band finally received recognition for submitting a track and were paid tribute on the live television broadcast that aired on Saturday, February 8 on the Gold Coast.
An exclusive snippet of the new music video for “Runaway” as well as a short interview with vocalist Danny Estrin can be seen HERE.
Vocalist Danny Estrin, having grown up with Eurovision being a big part of his life, said this about the event:
“Growing up in Germany, Eurovision was part of my lifeblood when it came to writing music and performing. What started out in jest back in 2015 when some of our fans made a joke that we should contend for ‘Eurovision – Australia Decides,’ has made a transition to a pretty odd reality for us. Each year we’ve submitted a track to Eurovision via the Song Portal, never imagining we’d ever get a look in as a metal band. But this year we had a call to say we had been shortlisted, and that we were invited to the live TV show. It was a pretty surreal experience for Ash and me, seeing ourselves on the screen and we’d love to thank of our fans for your constant support in pushing us beyond the realms of possibility.
“Metal music isn’t hugely represented on national TV or daytime radio, but we’d like to think that we’re one step closer to opening more doors for bands like us who are just trying to reach more people with our music. Who knows, maybe next year….”
VOYAGER‘s ‘Colours in the Sun’ was released in November of 2019 and landed a coveted #1 placement on the Australian Independent Albums chart! ‘Colours in the Sun’ also debuted at #7 on Independent Label Albums as well as #27 on Official iTunes Australia. You can stream the record at THIS LOCATION.
1. Colours (4:05)
2. Severomance (4:23)
3. Brightstar (4:32)
4. Saccharine Dream (5:27)
5. Entropy (4:43)
6. Reconnected (4:48)
7. Now or Never (1:39)
8. Sign of the Times (3:47)
9. Water Over the Bridge (4:42)
10. Runaway (4:38)
Style: Progressive Electro Pop Metal
Danny Estrin – Vocals
Simone Dow – Guitars
Alex Canion – Bass
Scott Kay – Guitars
Ash Doodkorte – Drums
Sumo Studios – Drums
Templeman Audio – Guitars and Bass
Producer / sound engineer:
Aidan Barton – Vocal Producer
Mixing studio and engineer:
Fraser Cringle (assistant engineer)
Mastering studio and engineer
Einar Solberg from LEPROUS on ‘Entropy’.
Cover artwork artist
LP in various colours
For more on VOYAGER, visit the band’s official FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, YOUTUBE, WEBSITE, and BANDCAMP.