Ally The Fiddle

Ally the FiddleLovers of the genre know – or think they do: progressive metal is dominated by massive guitar riffs and thundering drums. The North German sextet Ally the Fiddle celebrates both splendidly to the delight of its fans. But if you don’t know the band yet and are listening to their new album “UP”, you might be surprised. Here frontwoman Ally Storch has a decisive influence on the sound with various string instruments, especially on her virtuoso six-stringed electric violin. Reason enough for the musician from Berlin, also known as a member of the medieval rockers Subway to Sally and Schandmaul, to launch a new subgenre. So please take note: “UP” is progressive violin metal.

Artist-Website: www.ally-fiddle.de
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AllyTheFiddleBand/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/AllyTheFiddle

Ally Storch (strings, vocals)
Robert Klawonn (guitar)
Eric Langbecker (guitar)
Rouven Haliti (Chapman stick)
Simon Tumielewicz (bass)
Stefan Hukriede (drums)

Guest musicians
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats/The Mute Gods/Steven Wilson), drums (track 4)
Sebastian Baur and Alf Ator (Knorkator), vocals (tracks 5, 9)
Benni Cellini (Letzte Instanz), cello (track 5)
Jen Majura (Evanescense), guitar (track 6)
Felix Wiegand (Dick Brave and the Backbeats), double bass (track 1)

31Jul 2018

30 Aug 2018 | D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben
31 Aug 2018 | D-Hameln, Sumpfblume
02 Sep 2018 | D-Berlin, Nuke Club (RELEASE PARTY)
02 Nov 2018 | D-Leipzig, Mörtelwerk
03 Nov 2018 | D-Siegen, Lÿz

Coming soon.

Diskographie

  1. „UP“

    Ally the Fiddle | „UP“

    Ally the Fiddle UP Cover Progressive Violin Rock/Metal

    Lovers of the genre know – or think they do: progressive metal is dominated by massive guitar riffs and thundering drums. The North German sextet Ally the Fiddle celebrates both splendidly to the delight of its fans. But if you don’t know the band yet and are listening to their new album “UP”, you might be surprised. Here frontwoman Ally Storch has a decisive influence on the sound with various string instruments, especially on her virtuoso six-stringed electric violin. Reason enough for the musician from Berlin, also known as a member of the medieval rockers Subway to Sally and Schandmaul, to launch a new subgenre. So please take note: “UP” is progressive violin metal. The album will be released on September 14, 2018 by Gentle Art of Music on CD and digital. The CD edition comes with a booklet that folds up to form a mini poster.

    The classically trained violinist founded Ally the Fiddle in 2008, released the EP “Red Unicorn” in the same year, followed by the single “The Crumbling Autumn” (2011) – both were instrumental and still strongly influenced by folk music. On their debut album “The One”, financed by a successful crowdfunding campaign and released in 2013, Ally and her band turned to metal. Ally the Fiddle quickly gained a wide audience live on tours with Haggard, U.F.O., Bobby Kimball (Toto) and ASP as well as at numerous folk and rock festivals. They are now making their debut with the new label with a changed line-up and stylistically newly adjusted.

    Ally Storch explains: “For me, being progressive means to spin around thoughts and to further develop music. I actually don’t like to commit myself to one genre, so my music has many facets. In addition to prog and metal, it also contains characteristics of film scores as well as classic rock and, more recently, jazz rock”. What is special about her music is that as a matter of principle she doesn’t use artificial sounds from keyboards or synthesizers.

    When Ally Storch mentions jazz rock, she always does it with an exclamation mark. She has a special preference for it, which is reflected many times on “UP”. Among her idols is the American rock violinist Jerry Goodman, who achieved fame in the 1970s with the fusion bands The Flock and Mahavishnu Orchestra. That the now 69-year-old joins her as a guest musician is emphasized by Storch with obvious joy. Goodman can be heard on “Try to stop me”. Apart from the current regular line-up of Ally the Fiddle, drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats/The Mute Gods/Steven Wilson, on “The Path”), Sebastian Baur and Alf Ator of Knorkator (vocals on “Tree” and “Center Su(o)n”), cellist Benni Cellini of Letzte Instanz (“Tree”), the Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura (“Try to stop me”) and Felix Wiegand of Dick Brave and the Backbeats on double bass (“Sisyphos”) are also part of the project. The recording was directed by Knorkator producer Henning Westland.

    Distribution 14.09.2018
    Media CD GAOM059
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Ally Storch (strings, vocals)
    Robert Klawonn (guitar)
    Eric Langbecker (guitar)
    Rouven Haliti (Chapman stick)
    Simon Tumielewicz (bass)
    Stefan Hukriede (drums)

    Guest musicians
    Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats/The Mute Gods/Steven Wilson), drums (track 4)
    Sebastian Baur and Alf Ator (Knorkator), vocals (tracks 5, 9)
    Benni Cellini (Letzte Instanz), cello (track 5)
    Jen Majura (Evanescense), guitar (track 6)
    Felix Wiegand (Dick Brave and the Backbeats), double bass (track 1)

    01 Sisyphos
    02 Aphotic Zone
    03 The Bass Thing
    04 The Path
    05 Tree
    06 Try to stop me
    07 Living in a Bubble
    08 Entering Stratosphere
    09 Center Su(o)n
    10 Surfing with the Alien (Bonustrack)