Subsignal have between 2009 and 2018 released six studio album. This year finally a live album will be released. A Song For The Homeless – Live in Rüsselsheim 2019 will be released next month through Gentle Art Of Music. The track The Bells Of Lyonesse,
The band states, «Sometimes as a band you may feel as soon as you enter the stage that it could be a special evening. And sometimes there are those magical evenings when everything simply fits: the technology works, the audience goes along and the musicians are bubbling over with joy of playing. That’s how it must have been on 28 March 2019 in the live club Das Rind at Subsignal’s live concert. And fortunately someone pressed record in time magical evenings when everything simply fits».
«Most current live albums, with their polished chrome high gloss sound, perfect performance and artificially mixed in stadium cheers, deny the actual idea of the live album: to capture the atmosphere of the concert on this one evening, with everything that goes with it».
With their live album A Song For The Homeless – Live in Rüsselsheim 2019 Subsignal prove impressively that after six studio albums they have matured enough musically (and conceptually) to make an authentic and impressive live album. They did not succumb to the temptation to play the musically complex material live on stage as perfectly as possible and as close to the studio sound as possible.
A Song For The Homeless – Live in Rüsselsheim 2019 contains some songs from La Muerta, but also songs from older albums, such as the opener Touchstones from the 2011 album of the same name or The Sea. Even a complex piece like The Passage with its many different parts, acoustic guitars and Dirk Brand’s drum solo is performed with ease by the band and is one of the absolute highlights of the album.
German outfit Subsignal was at first a side project for Sieges Even members Arno Menses (vocals) and Markus Steffen (guitars).In the summer of 2008 they left Sieges Even, and decided to turn this side project into a band, and with the addition of Ralf Schwager (bass), Roel Van Helden (drums) and David Bertok (keyboards) a full line-up was in place.
The aim of the band is to more or less continue where Sieges Even left off, but with a greater variety in terms of musical expressions. Subsignal define their style as progressive, with an openness to different genres such as AOR, Metal, Pop etc. Menses and Steffen describe the music with words like melancholic, emotional, innovative and melodic. They are aiming to catch up were Sieges Even stopped, but with a stronger focus on the live performances and a greater openness to other musical directions.