Formed: Bamberg, Germany (2020)
Genres: Post-Hardcore (elements: metalcore, melodic hardcore, punk, pop-punk)
Members: Aaron (vocals), Freddy (guitar), Kai (guitar), Vitali (bass), Domi (drums)
Truth & Tragedy are a 5-piece post-hardcore band from Bamberg, Germany, formed in September 2020. Truth & Tragedy take inspiration in their music from many alternative genres, and use lived-experiences and current cultural issues to charge their lyrics. Their debut EP ‘Thanks for Nothing’ (2020) and full-length album ‘Innocence Abandoned’ (2021) deal heavily with themes of trauma, substance abuse, and alienation, stemming from T&T’s singer’s experiences serving with the US Army in Afghanistan. In 2022, T&T released their single and music video ‘Kelvin’s Not A Rockstar Yet’, their tongue-in-cheek tribute to Weezer’s ‘Beverley Hills’ and Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’. Their latest 3-track EP ‘Blood on Blood’ is a return to their heavier roots, through which Truth & Tragedy explore the duality of their music; the darkness of their track ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ in dealing with the suicide of a brother, and the light of ‘Neo’, T&T guitarist’s sweet tribute to the birth of his son.
Truth & Tragedy are liked by fans of To Kill Achilles, Being As An Ocean, and Casey.
Initially formed as a duo (Aaron and Freddy) in September 2020, Truth & Tragedy independently released their debut EP ‘Thanks For Nothing’ (2020), before releasing their first full-length album ‘Innocence Abandoned’ (2021) through Artillery Music Group of Kingside Records. In 2021, Truth & Tragedy were joined by Kai, Vitali and Domi for their first live shows, where T&T shared a stage with bands including Oceans, Our Mirage, Watch Out Stampede, Marathonmann and Sperling.
In February 2022, T&T independently released their single, ‘Kelvin’s Not A Rockstar Yet’, with accompanying music video. Their latest EP ‘Blood on Blood’, released May 2022, also features their latest music video for track ‘My Brother’s Keeper’.
Truth & Tragedy have live events scheduled throughout 2022, including Wacken Foundation’s ‘Rock Das Ding’, Stattbahnhof Schweinfurt’s ‘First Act Night’, and a full EU-Tour with shows across Germany, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania , Italy and Croatia.
The band’s musical style can be described mainly as a mix of post-hardcore and metalcore, while bringing in stylistic aspects of other alternative genres such as melodic hardcore, punk, pop-punk, and slamcore. Truth & Tragedy named bands like To Kill Achilles, Being As An Ocean and Casey as their musical influences.
Truth & Tragedy use a combination of heavy breakdowns and guitar solos with clean vocals and screams, and their lyrics often deal with issues such as trauma, substance abuse, alienation and suicide, stemming from T&T’s singer’s experiences serving in Afghanistan in the US Army. These themes are prevalent in tracks such as ‘Helmand’, ‘Cope’ and ‘My Brother’s Keeper’. More light-hearted tracks include their pop-punk breakup song ‘Burn the Witch’; their 2022 single ‘Kelvin’s Not A Rockstar Yet’ (T&T’s answer to Weezer’s ‘Beverley Hills’ and Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’); and ‘Neo’, a tribute to T&T guitarist’s newborn son.
"Kelvin's Not A Rockstar Yet"
(Single + Music Video)
1. “Hear Me Out”
2. “Self Inflicted”
3. “The Depths”
4. “Dear Irony”
6. “Trial By Society” (feat. Kapca93)
7. “Burn The Witch”
Thanks For Nothing (EP)
1. “The Depths”
2. “Dear Irony”
First Act Night Newcomerfestival
Rock Das Ding Open Air Festival
T&T EU Tour (TBA)
Dislike Magazine Birthday Bash
Bamberg im Netz
Truth & Tragedy