On time for their 10th anniversary, hard rockers of Kissin’ Dynamite are striking a balance. All members are just in the middle of their twenties, though the group around singer Hannes Braun have seen and achieved a lot since they first appeared on the map in 2006: 5 worldwide released studio albums, extensive touring in Europe and Asia, TOP 20 entries in official German album charts.
Kissin’ Dynamite are known for producing high-quality studio albums, but they are even more infamous for their energetic, intense live shows. So there is no better way than to celebrate the first ten years of band history with the group’s first ever live release. Generation Goodbye – Dynamite Nights will be available as DVD/2-CD and BluRay/2-CD Digipak and contains 25 songs (incl. all their hits) – recorded at their sold out “hometown” show in Stuttgart, Germany, which took place in December 2016. This is pure dynamite!
Generation Goodbye – Dynamite Nights comes up with an excellent setlist, consisting of songs from all of the band’s five albums. As a special highlight, Jennifer Haben (vocalist of popular German symphonic metal band Beyond The Black) guests on a duet with Hannes on the track “Masterpiece”.
“Generation Goodbye symbolically represents a feeling of longing, breakup and a new start, which frequently is thematized in the 11 new songs”, Ande Braun, guitarist of the band, expresses. “And yet it’s actually no concept album”, adds his brother Hannes, singer & songwriter of the quintet.
The songs would be as honest and genuine as never before. The reason for this would be disengagements and changes in terms of business as well as private aspects of every single one. Thus the band parted with their management in 2014 and since then organized themselves completely self-sufficient.
“We had this vision of keeping full control this time in terms of the sound we exactly wanted. Thereby, we had the freedom to deliver the truest, most authentic and most genuine album for us, totally without any pressure or compulsion from outside,” Hannes remembers. Steffen Haile, bassist of the group, adds, “In the meantime, we cede a minimum of work and so do more and more by ourselves. We thin the more comes from ourselves, the better the end product gets.” Hence the members spread tasks as songwriting, PR, merchandise, social media etc. internally.