Blind Ego

Kalle Wallner took seven years to complete his third solo effort. While 2007’s debut Mirror sounded smooth and almost melancholic, the Freising-native Bavarian utilized the figurative steam hammer on 2009’s Numb and served the audience with a tough as nails monster of hard rock heavily influenced by metal. Liquid now fuses the two earlier approaches without merely being a thrown together sum of its parts. In fact the elements were organically merged – and the result contains nine pieces of music that offer everything: from mighty hard rock melodies to brutal heavy metal riffing action all the way to emotionally charged passages. By means of those tools, Liquid ultimately completes a comprehensive artistic process that saw its beginning years ago. In the center of all this there is Kalle Wallner’s both virtuoso as well as effective style of guitar playing that unifies all the energy streams in one collective soul.

Artist-Website: www.blind-ego.com

Kalle Wallner (guitars, bass, backing vocals, keyboards, programming)
Arno Menses
 (vocals)
Erik Ez Blomkvist
 (vocals)
Aaron Brooks
 (vocals)
Sebastian Harnack 
(bass)
Ralf Schwager
 (bass)
Heiko Jung
 (bass)
Michael Schwager 
(drums)
and many more
02Jun 2016

12.01.2017 D-Rüsselsheim, Das Rind (w/ Subsignal)
13.01.2017 B-Verviers, Spirit of 66 (w/ Subsignal)
14.01.2017 NL-Zoetermeer, De Boerderij (w/ Subsignal)
15.01.2017 D-Bremen, Meisenfrei (w/ Subsignal)
18.01.2017 D-Freising, Lindenkeller (w/ Subsignal)
19.01.2017 D-Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg (w/ Subsignal)
20.01.2017 D-Hamburg, Logo (w/ Subsignal)
21.01.2017 D-Berlin, Maschinenhaus (w/ Subsignal)
31.03.2017 D-Reichenbach, Neuberinhaus, V. Artrock-Festival

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Diskography

  1. Liquid

    Blind Ego | Liquid

    Fluid. Powerful. Mighty.

    Kalle Wallner’s solo project returns with a new album entitled Liquid and displays a more versatile performance than ever. Seven years have run down the road since Liquid’s predecessor Numb, and guess what the exceptionally gifted guitarist of RPWL chose to do? He throws himself into the high waters of rock music! Powerfully the songs fall over the listeners’ heads, relentlessly they swirl the audience around – just to culminate in carrying them gently on a wave of fascination.
    Liquid – that is the term that Kalle Wallner has chosen to put on his latest work as a name. And there is hardly a different take that is better suited to describe the different flows and streams that push these nine songs forward. One can feel the unforgiving force of mighty waves while, only moments later, the melodic intensity of the music evokes that comforting feeling that we have all felt before when floating in the delicate surf: hovering, elegant yet exciting and, yes, stirring. Everybody knows: “Water is life”, and yet the rapid power of destruction is inherent in the wet element. That also makes a good analogy for the schizophrenic nature of Kalle Wallner’s new record. At times Liquid appears to be pitch black, aggressive and heavy, while in different moments the music exudes a sense of crystal clearness and cleansing freshness. Starting with the first second, Liquid pulses elegantly and radiates the powerful intensity of the purest form of life. At the same time, though, the record allows the listeners to feel the violent anger of the artist.
    Kalle Wallner took seven years to complete his third solo effort. While 2007’s debut Mirror sounded smooth and almost melancholic, the Freising-native Bavarian utilized the figurative steam hammer on 2009’s Numb and served the audience with a tough as nails monster of hard rock heavily influenced by metal. Liquid now fuses the two earlier approaches without merely being a thrown together sum of its parts. In fact the elements were organically merged – and the result contains nine pieces of music that offer everything: from mighty hard rock melodies to brutal heavy metal riffing action all the way to emotionally charged passages. By means of those tools, Liquid ultimately completes a comprehensive artistic process that saw its beginning years ago. In the center of all this there is Kalle Wallner’s both virtuoso as well as effective style of guitar playing that unifies all the energy streams in one collective soul.
    On Liquid, more than ever, Kalle Wallner steers towards a definitive goal in a most determined manner, without allowing conventionality to use up too much space. Just like the programmatic fluid, the mastermind makes his way in places where maybe there wasn’t even one in the beginning of the process. That way Wallner does not only advance into unprecedented dimensions musically and combine the proven with the ambitious, but also succeeds in refining the musical framework with the roiling character of the thematic content that showcases the artist’s very personal and yet universally articulated world of emotions in the most varied facets.
    In order to breathe life into his vision, Kalle Wallner has once again assembled an illustrious super-group of international professionals: Michael Schwager, formerly of Dreamscape, is once again found behind the drumset, while Seabstian Harnack (Sylvan), Ralf Schwager (Subsignal) and Heiko Jung (Panzerballett) took turns in taking over bass duties. The all star-constellation is completed by a trio of vocalists consisting of Erik Blomkvist from Sweden, Subsignal’s Dutch frontman Arno Menses as well as American import Aaron Brooks of Simeon Soul Charger. Finally, the marvelously perfect sound of the record was once again provided by Gentle Art of Music’s grand maestro Yogi Lang.
    Liquid unites beauty with destruction, it marries love and violence, and it builds a common place between the heart and the brain. One thing is for certain: if only one could drink Liquid, every last drop of it would be delicious.

    Release 21st Oct 2016
    Media CD GAOM047
    Vinyl GAOM047LP
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Kalle Wallner (guitars, bass, backing vocals, keyboards, programming)
    Arno Menses
 (vocals)
    Erik Ez Blomkvist
 (vocals)
    Aaron Brooks
 (vocals)
    Sebastian Harnack 
(bass)
    Ralf Schwager
 (bass)
    Heiko Jung
 (bass)
    Michael Schwager 
(drums)
    1. A Place In The Sun (6:11)
    2. Blackened (5:44)
    3. What If (6:24)
    4. Not Going Away (7:32)
    5. Never Escape The Storm (8:20)
    6. Tears And Laughter (4:47)
    7. Hear My Voice Out There (5:56)
    8. Quiet Anger (6:31)
    9. Speak The Truth (6:54)

  2. Numb

    Blind Ego | Numb

    Blind Ego NumbSince 2007 runs RPWL guitarist Kalle Wallner also a solo career and he is very successful with his two albums “Mirror” and “Numb” especially in metal circles. Now the two discs come on the label “Gentle Art Of Music” as a remastered and each equipped with one bonus track version on the market.
    With the second album of RPWL guitarist Kalle Wallner the rather prog-savvy musician puts up a gear on top of it: With special guest appearances, such as of Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura), this album is an absolutely must-have for fans of solid, melodic metal. This album is a sensible development since the emotional debut album “Mirror”, a clear snapshot of overwhelming feelings – always straight and rock. The second edition of “Numb” holds a special bonus track a surprise: Kalle Wallner’s song on the limited edition of 999 pieces RPWL album “9” will be the first to hear on a regular album, “Someone Else” fits almost perfectly in the number of the tough but honest Blind Ego songs.

    Release 03.04.2009
    Media CD GAOM007
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Kalle Wallner (guitars, bass, backing vocals, programming)
    Paul Wrightson (vocals)
    John Jowitt (bass)
    Sebastian Harnack (bass)
    Michael Schwager (drums)
    Iggor Cavalera (drums)
    Yogi Lang (backing vocals)
    01. Lost
    02. Guilt
    03. Numb
    04. Leave
    05. Death
    06. Change
    07. Seek
    08. Risk
    09. Torn
    10. Vow
    11. Change Reprise
    12. Someone Else (taken from RPWL – “9”)
  3. Mirror

    Blind Ego | Mirror

    Blind Ego MirrorSince 2007 runs RPWL guitarist Kalle Wallner also a solo career and he is very successful with his two albums “Mirror” and “Numb” especially in metal circles. Now the two discs come on the label “Gentle Art Of Music” as a remastered and each equipped with one bonus track version on the market.
    RPWL guitarist Kalle Wallner went with his debut album “Mirror” in 2007 into new territory and thus enjoyed especially lovers of something harder sound: cut loose from the successful prog-band he freed himself with this solo-album not only from the long-cherished desire, to make an album just for themselves, but also of his personal soul ballast.
Due to the overwhelming popular demand of the Blind Ego first work, a remastered second edition with bonus track appears performed by the prominent line-up (Paul Wrightson, Yogi Lang, John Jowitt): The live version of RPWL-songs “Sugar For The Ape” on the famous in the prog scene Rites Of Spring Festival in Philadelphia, USA is another highlight on “Mirror”!

    Release 29.07.2007
    Media CD GAOM006
    Label Gentle Art Of Music
    Distribution Soulfood Music
    Kalle Wallner (guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals, programming)
    John Jowitt (bass)
    John Mitchell (vocals)
    Paul Wrightson (vocals)
    Tommy Eberhardt (drums)
    Yogi Lang (keyboards)
    Clive Nolan (backing-vocals)
    Stefan Obermaier (sound-design)
    1. Obsession
    2. Moon and Sun
    3. Break You
    4. Black Despair
    5. Open Sore
    6. Hollowed
    7. Mirror
    8. Don’t ask me why
    9. Moorland
    10. Forbidden to remain
    12. Artist Manqué (by Violet District)
    13. Sugar For The Ape (live at RoSfest, USA)