Metal/Punk, Metal, Luzern
– Insanity are a Hardcore / Metal band from central Switzerland. Their energetic music is built around moving New York Hardcore-style beats,...Read Biography
Insanity are a Hardcore / Metal band from central Switzerland. Their energetic music is built around moving New York Hardcore-style beats, aggressive guitars and a lot of old school gang-shouts and sing-alongs.
With the experience of more than 100 concerts they have acquired massive qualities for powerful and intense live shows. They proudly shared stages with some legendary bands like Hatebreed, Madball, Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Born From Pain and many more.
Insanity released their first full-length studio album in September 2013 as a label-independent band, the second record “Ready to Row” followed in November 2014.
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Within almost ten years of existence, Insanity have come a long way from a garage band to the serious Hardcore act that they are today. Two studio albums, several music videos aired on free TV, concerts in Switzerland as well as abroad with great acts such as Hatebreed, Madball, Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Born From Pain, and even a two-week tour in Cuba are some of their late successes.
Hailing from Lucerne, Switzerland, Insanity spent their first five years exploring all aspects of having a band: Their own songs, several semi-professional studio recordings and acquiring skills on stage on as many concerts as possible in order to become a really good live band.
Things became more professional in 2010, after a change on the bass guitar in 2009. Insanity’s style subtly changed from juvenile Metal to a mature and independent kind of Hardcore. Often compared to New York Hardcore, their songs are clearly influenced by bands like Madball, Agnostic Front, etc. Insanity started getting respect and making itself a name in the scene, so that they were able to play gigs at an ever increasing circle of areas.
The success of the band grew almost exponentially. It wasn’t until 2012 that Insanity played their first concerts abroad and that same year, they had a first dream come true when playing with NYHC legends Sick Of It All. 2013 saw the release of their first professional album “No Limit”, as well as a music video with the same title and Insanity had the honor to support bands such as Agnostic Front and Born From Pain. In 2014, Insanity already played their first longer abroad-tour (two weeks in Cuba), produced more music videos, and played their thitherto biggest indoor show together with Hatebreed at sold-out Backstage Werk in Munich. Furthermore, the band also released their second record “Ready to Row”. The mini-album contains six songs, one of which is a special collaboration with five rappers, whereas the other songs are typically groovy, energetic Insanity songs.
The two albums can be downloaded for free on Insanity’s website. This shows that Insanity primarily want to get their music heard by as many people as possible, so that the word about the band is spread and that more concerts can be played at different and distant places, which really constitutes success for the five friends. On the website alone, the records were already downloaded about 2’000 times from more than 40 countries all over the world!
Aside from studio recording, Insanity is a do-it-yourself band. Merchandise and cover designs, videos, booking, management, promotion, selling CDs, shirts, hats, jackets, shorts, and so on, it’s all completely handled by the band members themselves. The guys put a great commitment and almost all their time into the band, which is why Insanity won’t overhasty sign just any record deal. However, they would certainly consider an offer, if it was able to help the band move on and provide a larger base of influence and contacts.
Besides intensively working for promotion and booking after the release of “Ready to Row”, Insanity won’t just go on playing regular live shows, but they will also start writing new songs right away, so that a third album may follow as soon as possible.