Founded back in 1988 The Cascades now celebrates their 30th anniversary, which could not be more exciting for fans of the band and the genre. 12 years since their last album Dead Of Dawn the Germans release their new record Phoenix. The Daughters Diary is the official video from the album.
Phoenixi is an album title which could not better describe the rebirth of the band and the genre itself. Driven by Markus Wild’s charismatic voice, powerful guitar riffs, melodic keyboards and an up-to-date production the songs immediately catches the listener’s ears and dark soul. The band represents a classic type of song-writing, focusing on the essence and core of each track without the need to overload the arrangements and sound.
So it’s no surprise that the cover version of Diane, which was originally released by cult band Hüsker Dü. In addition the band Therapy have a cover version of Diana. The song fits perfectly into the album and also features the Canadian singer Esther K. Widmann which contributes to the album version as well as the special single edits to be released individually.
Phoenix is a statement for modern, but classically influenced gothic rock, which sounds familiar but still fresh and detached from any obligations to match a certain commercial style or expectations. The Cascades are back with a bang!