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Newsletter December 2011 – Season’s Greetings

[Deutsche Version siehe unten]

Hello and Season’s Greetings!

2011 has been a very exciting year for us: We’ve recorded and released our third album Dystopia, for which we received great feedback both from you and from the press. We produced our first ever music video for Save Me – www.youtube.com/lahannya – filmed partly at Sky TV Studios and partly in an old East London warehouse during the London riots. We played a great headline tour in the UK, which took us to all our favourite venues, and had the amazing opportunity to accompany one of the most successful German alternative bands on their tour.

If you haven’t had the chance to come and see us live we have now made the new merchandise articles available in our online shop. You can order Dystopia t-shirts and hoodies as well as the silver-coated Lahannya Logo pendants and, of course, all of our CDs from www.lahannya.com/shop.

With the end of the year rapidly approaching you may wonder what we have in store for next year… Even though 2012 hasn’t even started yet, it already promises a few highlights: We have finished shooting the video to our next single, which we will release in the first half of next year, and we are confirmed to play some major music festivals in Germany and Belgium. Here are the dates for your calendars:

Aug 11/12: DE – M’Era Luna, Hildesheim
Aug 25/26: DE – Feuertal Festival, Wuppertal
Oct 19-21: BE – Metal Female Voices Fest X, Wieze

Thank you for your support during the last year and inspiring us to carry on. Without you there would be little point going on tour or releasing new CDs. If you want to support us in 2012 then please continue to introduce your friends to our music and our videos, ask festival promoters to book us, your local radio stations to play our music and your favourite magazines to write about us.

Much love and best wishes for the new year!
Lahannya
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Hallo meine Lieben,

2011 war ein sehr aufregendes Jahr fuer uns: Wir haben unser drittes Album Dystopia veroeffentlicht und viel positives Feedback sowohl von euch als auch von der Presse erhalten. Beides freut uns natuerlich sehr. Wir haben unser erstes Musik Video fuer Save Me herausgebracht – dieses wurde uebrigens teils in den Sky TV Studios gefilmt und teils in einem alten Ost Londoner Warehouse waehrend der Unruhen im August, was eine sehr unheimliche Atmosphaere verbreitete. Ansehen koennt ihr es auf YouTube – www.youtube.com/lahannya. Wir spielten eine tolle UK Tour in allen unseren Lieblingsstaedten und hatten die fantastische Moeglichkeit mit einer der erfolgreichsten alternativen Bands Deutschlands in ihrer Heimat auf Tour zu gehen.

Falls ihr uns nicht auf Tour sehen konntet, dann koennt ihr jetzt die neuen Merch Artikel auch bei uns im Internetshop bestellen. Dort findet ihr Dystopia T-Shirts und Hoodies, sowie versilberte Anhaenger mit dem Lahannya Logo samt Lederkette und Organza Pouch und natuerlich auch alle unsere CDs. Ab sofort ist all das erhaeltlich bei www.lahannya.com/shop.

Jetzt wo das Jahr zur Neige geht seid ihr vielleicht neugierig was wir naechstes Jahr vorhaben… 2012 hat zwar noch nicht begonnen, aber wir koennen uns jetzt schon auf ein paar Highlights freuen. Wir haben schon das Video zur naechsten Single gedreht, welches in der ersten Haelfte naechsten Jahres veroeffentlicht wird. Ausserdem sind wir fuer mehrere tolle Festivals bestaetigt. Hier sind also schon mal ein paar Termine fuer euren Kalender:

Aug 11/12: DE – M’Era Luna, Hildesheim
Aug 25/26: DE – Feuertal Festival, Wuppertal
Okt 19-21: BE – Metal Female Voices Fest X, Wieze

Vielen Dank fuer eure Unterstuetzung im vergangenen Jahr. Es ist euer Support, der uns immer wieder motiviert weiter zu machen, denn letztendlich machen wir Musik und touren fuer euch. Wenn ihr uns 2012 weiterhin unterstuetzen moechtet, dann helft uns weiterhin unsere Musik und unsere Videos mehr Leuten vorzustellen, sagt euren Lieblingsradiosendern, dass ihr unsere Songs hoeren wollt und euren Lieblingszeitschriften, dass ihr mehr ueber uns lesen moechtet. Jedes bisschen hilft!

Viele liebe Gruesse und alles Gute fuers neue Jahr.
Lahannya
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Newsletter December 2010

Hello and Season’s Greetings!

First of all, a massive THANK YOU to all of you who came to one of the concerts on our November tour!

After playing some rather disappointing venues on the last tour we had decided that this time we would make sure that you had good sound and good light at every show and we were really happy that we managed to make good on that promise. Thanks for spreading the word about us in your local area: Because of you we had more than twice as many people as last time at several concerts and most people were able to sing along! This is really inspiring and we’re already starting to book next year’s dates and preparing for Mathilda’s MOT next year! (N.B. if you’re a new fan, you should know that Mathilda is our trusty 38 year old tour bus and part of the crew)

SCAVENGER FAN EDITION DOUBLE PACK CD/DVD

For those of you unable to see us on tour, we released a Fan Edition Double Pack CD/DVD called Scavenger in November. It’s again packaged in a beautiful digipack with stunning artwork by French designer and metalhead Stan W Decker, who I found on the Deviant Art Portal. It contains an audio CD with two brand new taster tracks from next year’s album “Disorder” – “Scavenger” and “Beautiful Wasteland” – and four live tracks recorded at the Essen Original Festival: “No Tomorrow“, “Charades“, “Kill Me if You Care” and “Silent Victim“. On top of that it also includes a DVD with our full performance at Metal Female Voices Fest 2009. The Scavenger Fan Edition is now available on our Webshop at www.lahannya.com/shop and, of course, at the merch stall on tour.

CHANGE OF LINE-UP: A FAREWELL TO BELLE

I also have a piece of sad news for you, I’m afraid. Unfortunately Belle, who has been drumming with us for the last three years, had to leave the band. As you know, we’re continuously working on new music or playing live and this requires a great commitment in terms of time. As his personal circumstances changed this year, Belle was no longer able to go on tour for several weeks at the time or to spend extended periods of time in the studio. As you all know, Belle is a pretty unique character and finding someone else to take his place in the line-up was going to be pretty difficult we thought. Luckily we were wrong and things worked out perfectly….

We played a couple of festival shows and recorded four tracks for the new album with Lars Nippa, an acquaintance of Lutz. Lars is a shithot (pardon my language!) drummer and was great fun, but due to his commitments with regards to family and other projects was not going to be the permanent solution. Chris then introduced us to Luca Mazzucconi – a crazy but lovable Italian who can’t handle spicy food or complete a sentence without including at least one swear word! Luca again is an amazing drummer who played the November tour with us. It worked out really well and I think you guys liked him, too. He’s therefore now going to be a permanent fixture in the band and will be recording the remaining songs for the new album with us this December.

A FEW MORE (BRIEF) NEWS HEADLINES

  • New Lahannya live videos (from the Scavenger DVD) are now uploaded onto YouTube: www.youtube.com/lahannya
  • Prices for T-Shirts / textiles have been considerably lowered in the Webshop in the run up to Christmas
  • The new album “Disorder” is planed to be released in June 2011
  • The next Lahannya UK tour is being booked now for September 2011
  • The next Lahannya Germany tour is likely to take place in October 2011

VOTE FOR US (IF YOU SPEAK GERMAN…)

Also, if you speak German we’d be grateful if you could vote for us in the annual polls of the following magazines:

Sonic Seducer: www.sonic-seducer.de/index.php/component/option,com_botb/

Metal Hammer: www.metal-hammer.de/jahrespoll_2010

Orkus: www.orkus.de/index_d.php?siteId=voting&id=28

If you can get your friends and family to vote, too, that would be fantastic, but please only vote once per person and per computer, so we don’t get disqualified!

FINAL CHANCE TO SEE US THIS YEAR

17 December: DE – Essen, Zeche Carl

18 December: DE – Muehlhausen, Kulturfabrik

We are hoping to play a number of summer festivals across Europe in 2011 and would very much appreciate your support in suggesting us for the line-up of your favourite festival either in the festival forum or directly via email to the promoter. If enough of you request us to play, then we are likely to get invited!

If I don’t see you at the two upcoming shows before Christmas then I would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas break and great start into the new year!

Lots of love,

Lahannya