THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT werden am 01.06.2008 ihre "Smile Like A Wolf" Online EP als freien Download veröffentlichen. Das komplette Release, die ersten Aufnahmen mit dem neuen Sänger Raphael, findet ihr dann unter www.smilelikeawolf.com, ein nächstes offizielles Release wird es 2009 via Lifeforce geben.
Hier das Statement der Band:
"Dear lovers & fighters,
In times when the music industry is stumbling across its own feet, it is time to break new ground. As a band you have 2 choices, you either play the game by the old rules hoping you’re one of the few at the mercy of the old marketing and promotion strategies. Or you can trailblaze your own pathway through the ever-changing music business jungle.
Sounds a lot like biz-talk, but in the end it’s all about you, the fan, the listener, the fuel that keeps The Blackout Argument running. We have toured with Boy Sets Fire, Parkway Drive, This is Hell, just to name a few, played shows all over Europe, we have various releases out on great independent labels, a ongoing record deal with Lifeforce Records, got massive press attention all over the place, worked with some of the most renowned designers and have a long list of partners and supporters. Yet still, this is all about you. It’s you who we are trying to reach with our message and music.
To go the most direct way without detour to your hearts and ears we decided to release a FREE DOWNLOAD EP in June 2008. It’s titled “Smile Like A Wolf” and contains 5 brand new and exclusive songs, by the way the first recordings with Roughael, our new singer. No fees, no email-registration, no myspace friend requests requiery or any other bullshit. Just go to www.smilelikeawolf.com and download the songs for free alongside a complete cd artwork and lyrics.
We put at least as much effort in "Smile Like A Wolf" as in any other release we put out so far. We spent hours and hours at the practice place, later on in the studio, forced our most drastic life experiences into lyrics, got Dave Quiggle (Rise And Fall, Sick of it All, Atreyu, War of Ages, etc.) to do the artwork and Milchglas Media to do the web development, to make sure “Smile Like A Wolf” is gonna fully satisfy us and you. This is our hearts and our lives, this is what we love to do and this is what we want to share with you, the fan, the listener, the fuel that keeps us running.
Chris, Sascha, Phil, Roughael, Chris
(a.k.a. THE BLACKOUT ARGUMENT)"