A4O4A – United We Are Strong

A4O4A
United We Are Strong
Massacre Records
Out: December 15th, 2022
Playing time: 11:24

A4O4A, which stands for ‘All For * One * For All’, is a music project consisting of Caleb Bingham (ex-Five Finger Death Punch) as well as musicians from the band ELA and various guests. Inspired by the devastating consequences of the floods in the Ahr valley, guitarist and guitar maker Uwe Ulm decided to write a song commemorating the catastrophe. This song is dedicated to all those people who are constantly affected by climate change. And he succeeded in inspiring a large number of other well-known musicians for this project.

The result is a single that contains two versions of the song. A great Metal banger with headbang alarm, which is also and especially characterised by the high-calibre vocal performance. But there is also enough room for filigree guitar solos. The radio edition is only half as long. Apart from fewer solos, the sound is otherwise the same. With less than four minutes it should not be missing on any playlist of Rock radio stations. It’s not explicitly stated in the press release, but I assume, that a part of the earnings will be donated. And even if not, I can only warmly recommend the purchase of the single to every metal fan.

A4O4A – United We Are Strong (Lyric Video): https://youtu.be/nZmZp4Smssk

Lineup:

Caleb Bingham (Athanasia) – Vocals, Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Ela Eichhorn (ELA) – Vocals
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) – Guest Vocals
Chris Bay (Freedom Call) – Guest Vocals
Steven Mageney (Crystal Ball) – Guest Vocals
Nick Hellfort (Domain) – Guest Vocals
Oimel Larcher (Nitrogods) – Guest Vocals
Oliver Hartmann (ex-At Vance) – Guest Vocals
Henny Wolter (Nitrogods) – Guest Lead Guitars (except on “United We Are Strong (Radio Edit)”)
Roland Grapow (Masterplan) – Guest Lead Guitars (except on “United We Are Strong (Radio Edit)”)
Uwe Ulm – Guest Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Martin Albrecht (ELA) – Bass
Martin Hämmerle (ELA) – Drums

Label: Massacre Records

Out: December 15th, 2022

Playing time: 11:24

Track list:

  • United We Are Strong
  • United We Are Strong (Radio Edit)
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