Alright, let's do a quickie...that's what I thought yesterday evening, before picking up the info I'd gathered about this Gothic Metalcore act from Schwarzenfeld, in the Bavarian region of Germany, and realizing I had a bigger job ahead of me than I'd reckoned for.
Sometimes everything goes the way you want, but at other times, it just seems like the world turns its back on you. That last thing happened to the German Deadlock when their grunter left the band after the release of Bizzaro World. The departure of Johannes Prem left a sour taste as he was the original singer before Sabine Scherer joined the band and he formed the foundation for the typical Deadlock sound.
Ladies and gentlemen, Deadlock is back with a new album, which goes by the name of The Arsonist! These melodic metallers from Germany have been making music since 1997 already. It was only with the addition of vocalist Sabine Scherer in 2004 that the band achieved its current status, stepping back a bit from the pure hardcore metal influences and adding some more melodic parts to the music. Sabine's soft voice stands in grand contrast with the brutal male vocals, but this is the best trump the band has.