HANDS UP, POTENTIAL TERRORISTS!

posted 17 Nov 2013 06:04 by Ben Barrel

Sometimes when you write a song, reality detonates like a bomb over you - exposing that your song idea really was just a butter knife compared to what's happening out there. We can assume that it happened to many bands before, but by the time this song was written, we and a lot of people didn't expect it to be THAT BAD!
We decided to make a video of this song and soon we'd like to show you some footage of how we thought to tackle this issue our way.





RESTLESSNESS IS A DRIFTER'S BLESSING

posted 5 Aug 2013 08:23 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 5 Aug 2013 08:25 ]

here's a small video of our live recording session at vik's place. the original plan of seeing cis using his voice (while strolling around in the park) didn't quite work out as planned. we ask for your understanding. in return, verena is playing the violin in another park.

the song will be released through LaserLife Records and Shield Recordings on a split 7" with WOAHNOWS in september 2013.


NEW PICTURES

posted 26 Apr 2013 07:48 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 26 Apr 2013 08:11 ]

Finally, we managed to do some pictures of us, that are not taken right before or after a show. So we met up in the Grazer Stadtpark, fooled around for a little while and Marie Drücker did the rest!


3-YEAR JUBILEE - A VIDEO OF OUR FIRST SHOW BACK IN THE DAYS

posted 1 Oct 2012 14:50 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 2 Oct 2012 10:08 ]

hey friends!
about three years ago we've played our first gig in rotenturm, austria.
since then THE LIBERATION SERVICE had 4 different drummers, did 8 tours (some were short, some ridiculously long), played 130 shows in 12 different countries, met some of the the greatest people you can imagine and grew beards (at least most of us).
tonight we're playing a squatted former kindergarden somewhere in holland together with our sweethearts in soey. really didn't see that coming when we first practiced!

we sincerely can't thank you enough for the support in the last three years.
xxx
the liberation service

RE-RELEASE OF OUR DEBUT RECORD "HEARTS UNCHAINED"

posted 15 Jul 2012 09:58 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 9 Oct 2012 23:25 ]

We're glad to announce that our debut album of The Liberation Service "Hearts Unchained" was re-released by eminor7-records. Cheers to Tim Vantol!


CONCERNING TOUR TROUBLES

posted 11 Jul 2012 08:13 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 12 Jul 2012 09:37 ]

Here's the statement we wrote together with our buddies from The Forum Walters, dealing with the fact that some of our shows were cancelled due to Joey's religious beliefs. Needless to say, we're looking forward to all our shows that haven't been cancelled.

Dear friends,

we've spent quite some time to book a tour trying not to end in a major financial disaster. It does not really help the situation that our van got broken into and valuables worth over €6000 got stolen in Italy. Our little group consists of Joey Briggs, The Forum Walters and The Liberation Service, who share the love of music and touring.

We are now dealing with the consequences of an article about Joey's religious beliefs, published by a German magazine.
We want to clarify that we do not share Joey's beliefs in any way but we are well aware that Joey is primarily a musician, not a missionary.

Everything we've worked for so far is now on the brink and we, The Liberation Service and The Forum Walters are just two small Austrian bands who worked their asses off to get this tour together and we are still working our asses off every single day on tour.

The article published by the magazine already led to some cancellations which mean far more than financial disaster to us. We are not gonna let this get us down and hope for your support. We're looking forward to our upcoming gigs.

Greetings from a Romanian petrol station,
The Forum Walters & The Liberation Service

LIFE'S GOOD - WE'LL BE TOURING EUROPE IN JULY/AUGUST

posted 18 Jun 2012 10:19 by Cis Cisinger   [ updated 11 Jul 2012 08:35 by Ben Barrel ]

Here are the dates for the first part of our tour in july. We'll be on the road with Joey Briggs (US) and The Forum Walters (AUT). More dates are to be announced soon!

June 29, 2012    Wien, AustriaShelter
June 30, 2012    Prague, Czech RepublicPopoCafePetl
July 1, 2012    Milano, ItalyTNT
July 2, 2012    Bologna, ItalyChet's Club
July 5, 2012    Athens, GreeceK44
July 7, 2012    Istanbul, TurkeyDogzstar
July 8, 2012    Bukarest, RomaniaClub Underworld
July 9, 2012    Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaGambrinus
July 13, 2012    Wangen, GermanyJUZ Tonne
July 14, 2012    Wunsiedl, GermanyJUZ
July 15, 2012    Bad Hersfeld, GermanyJUZ
July 17, 2012    Berlin, GermanyCortina Bob
July 18, 2012    Hannover, GermanyBei Chez Heinz
July 19, 2012    Hamburg, GermanyHafenklang
July 20, 2012    Emden, GermanyGrusewsky
July 21, 2012    Paris, FranceLes Combustibles
July 22, 2012    Bonn, GermanyMaya Mexican Bar
July 24, 2012    Münster, GermanyBaracke
July 25. 2012    Regensburg, GermanyKaffe dAdA
July 26, 2012    Graz, AustriaMusichouse
July 27, 2012    Amstetten, AustriaDarkslide Bar
July 28, 2012    Timelkam, AustriaGei Musikclub


For Part II of the tour (from July 29th to August 18th) we'll be supported by our old friend Mr. Mark McCabe! We're totally looking forward to share the van with him again. If you're not yet familiar with his music, check him out!

BTW: If you live in or around Graz, feel free to listen to our INTERVIEW on Radio Soundportal. It'll be aired on June, 18th (late afternoon).

STOKED TO PLAY FEST 11 / UPCOMING RELEASE (SPLIT 7")

posted 5 Jun 2012 21:51 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 8 Jun 2012 00:36 ]

first of all we'd like to announce that for the very first time we'll be heading over to the united states to play FEST11 in gainesville, florida. it takes place from oct 26th to oct 28th and we'll share the stage with loads of awesome bands. sure we'll see some of you over there.

we're also more than happy to announce that we'll be releasing a split 7" with our good friends heroes'n ghosts, which will be released through schall&rauch platten - it's part 3 of the "die glorreichen 7 concert/vinyl" series. we just recorded two new songs @ stress studio with michael "much" mosbacher who already recorded and mixed our debut album, so we're still pretty excited about how everything turned out. if you wanna know more about the upcoming release, here's an OKTO-TV interview with klaus (schall&rauch platten), heroe's n ghosts and us: http://okto.tv/senf/9120/20120601

in july/august we'll be hitting the road for 6 weeks with the forum walters, joey briggs and our old friend mark mccabe. if you're living in europe we'll probably see you.
before we're going on tour we'll be playing a couple of shows in- and around austria. here are the dates:

  • 19.06.2012 -AT- graz | music house w/ heroes'n'ghosts, jak holmes
  • 20.06.2012 -SLO- ljubljana | tba w/ astpai, one win choice (us), jak holmes
  • 21.06.2012 -AT- wien | arena 25 w/ heroes'n'ghosts, jak holmes
  • 22.06.2012 -AT- rotenturm | gh farkas w/ astpai, one win choice (us), remedy

and we've got some plans for september as well. but for now... that's it.
hope to see you soon.


SMALL UPDATE FROM LINCOLN

posted 5 Jun 2012 21:37 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 6 Jun 2012 01:04 ]

thanks to everyone watching. we had such a good time in lincoln! special thanks to ASTPAI for lending us their backline (including drummer TONI :)) and to our friend matt of The Living Daylights for promoting such an awesome festival.
next: crazy arm, tim vantol, apologies i have none, astpai, one win choice. STOKED!


WE'RE PLAYING THIS YEAR'S CRASH DOUBT (UK)

posted 5 Jun 2012 21:35 by Ben Barrel   [ updated 5 Jun 2012 23:07 ]

so here's what's going on. in a couple of hours we're heading over to london to play this year's crash doubt festival together with bands like Crazy Arm, Apologies, i have none, The Living Daylights, Tim Vantol, ASTPAI, One Win Choice, No Trigger and many more. if you're living in or around lincoln don't miss this. needless to say we're stoked.

before we're hitting the road this summer with our good friends The Forum Walters this summer we're going to play some pre-tour shows in and around austria in order to promote our upcoming 7" split with Heroes'n Ghosts which will be released through schall & rauch records. hopefully see you there. here are the dates:


19.06.2012 -AT- wien | arena 25 w/ heroes'n'ghosts

20.06.2012 -SLO- ljubljana | tba w/ astpai, one win choice(us)

21.06.2012 -AT- graz | music house w/ heroes'n'ghosts

22.06.2012 -AT- rotenturm | gh farkas w/ astpai, one win choice(us), remedy

we've got some more news coming up in the next couple of days.

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