Wino & Conny Ochs have released, “Shards”, a new song from their yet-to-be released album, “Freedom Conspiracy”.
This second collaborative album from Wino (Scott Weinrich) and Ochs can be described as an album that has both vibrant, organic beauty and distressed melancholy coursing through the collaborative thirteen tracks.
While the themes on “Freedom Conspiracy” range tales of regret, love, loss and redemption, the fifth track on the album, “Shards”, is described in a press release as being one of the most heart-wrenching tracks on the entire record. The lyrics of “Shards” paint the picture of a man whose heart and soul are shattered into a million little pieces. And, the lyrics go on to address the man’s attempts to piece himself and his life back together, amid the chaos. The track features an exquisite blend of acoustic and electric guitars, along with the clear and tight harmonies between Ochs and Wino.
Check it out:
“Freedom Conspiracy” will be released in North America on March 31st, via Germany’s Exile On Mainstream Records. And, Earsplit Distro will be exclusively handling the American distribution of the LP, according to a press release. The LP, which is imported from Germany, is pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. It is packaged in a reverse board sleeve with thermographic print and an extensive booklet. And, the first fifteen preorders of the LP will also receive a complimentary copy of Ochs’s “Suiciety” 7-inch vinyl, which includes two new songs and an outtake from the “Raw Love Songs” sessions.
If you’re reading this from the US and like what you’ve heard, click here to pre-order the album. And, if you’re reading from outside of the US, international pre-orders for “Freedom Conspiracy” can be placed here.
Lastly, you can catch Wino on tour this April in the States where he will be providing solo support for Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society. And, Ochs has planned several dates, himself, in Europe – including a mini-tour in Italy – this spring. But, according to a press release, the two are working to put together a tour to support their new music on “Freedom Conspiracy” as well; however, no dates have been announced, yet.
Wino – Spring 2015 Tour Dates
(Unblackened Tour with Black Label Society)
April 03: Huntington, NY – The Paramout
April 04: Hampton Beach, NJ – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
April 06: Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
April 08: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
April 10: Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
April 11: Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
April 12: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
April 14: Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
April 16: Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater & Club
April 17: Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
April 18: Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
April 19: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove Of Anaheim
Conny Ochs – 2015 European Tour Dates:
Mar. 27: La Spezia, IT – Distrò
Mar. 28: Massa Carrara, IT – Socio
April 03: Bologna, IT – Bardamu / Calderara di Reno
April 04: Udine, IT – La Girada
April 06: Zerobranco, IT – Maximum Festival
May 16: Berlin, DE – Maximum Circus Festival
May 29: Rostock, DE- Eulenbruch Festival