top of page

Future Palace release video for brand new single 'The Echoes of Disparity'

Updated: May 22

Photo Credit: HelloBipo

German trio Future Palace have released a video for their brand new single 'The Echoes of Disparity', out now via Arising Empire. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album Distortion which will be released on 6th September.

'The Echoes of Disparity', featuring a standout collaboration with Charlie Rolfe from As Everything Unfolds, makes a strong statement regarding societal pressure and control over women's bodies. Maria showcases an impressive vocal range, transitioning between powerful shouts and crystal-clear vocals, adding depth and emotion to the song's important message.

The world is a firework of overstimulation, and Future Palace have dedicated their upcoming album Distortion, to this feeling of overwhelm. On the new record, the band delves into the nearly oppressive mass of mental illnesses and societal problems, creating music that, fittingly, delivers more hooks than ever before, shifting seamlessly from the quietest depths to the loftiest heights. While their previous album, Run, leaned toward musical extremes, Distortion is the ultimate culmination of all the tones Future Palace have absorbed on their Europe-wide journey as one of the most exciting acts in alternative guitar music.

Stream 'The Echoes of Disparity' here:

Future Palace's music has always explored internal struggles, and Distortion is the brutal climax of this approach. The album title, derived from the psychological term cognitive distortion, reflects a world where changing perceptions trap individuals in recurring pitfalls. Distortion addresses various mental illnesses and personal struggles, from ADHD to depression to narcissism. The band's third album is a powerful force of emotions, cycles, and cries of desperation, overwhelming listeners with its intensity.

The band's creativity shines as they tackle demanding topics with fresh perspectives. On Distortion, they build on their previous work by incorporating new elements, like orchestral interjections in 'The Echoes of Disparity', which combines brutal screams and chant-like passages to convey psychological struggle. 'Panic Paralysis' features a massive vocal motif with an arabesque touch, while 'They Take What They Want' dives into emotional depths, blending raw metalcore with gentle vocal passages and massive choirs.

Despite the album's emotional intensity, Distortion was created amid excessive demands. Produced by Julian Breucker and Christoph Wieczorek, known for their work with Annisokay, Beyond the Black, and Smash Into Pieces, the recording process was grueling. Singer Maria Lessing recorded the album with a root infection and after wisdom tooth surgery, adding stress but enhancing the songs' authenticity. Guitarist Manuel Kohlert notes that the album reflects the band's experience as a heavy touring band, capturing the feelings of being on the road and contemplating their existence.

Despite its challenges, Distortion carries a piece of hope. 'Decarabia' tells a bittersweet story about a depressed couple, while 'The Echoes of Disparity', featuring Charlie Rolfe of As Everything Unfolds, is militantly rebellious, addressing abuse of power and the oppression of women. Lessing emphasizes the importance of female support to convey the song's message loudly.

The album features the most powerful metalcore breakdowns meeting trembling darkwave beats, anthemic emocore refrains à la Bad Omens contrasted with sacred choirs, and the coldness of industrial clashing with the powerful emotionality of Sleep Token, making Distortion an album like a manifesto.

Tour dates:

17.10. DE Nuremberg, Hirsch

19.10. HU Budapest, Analog Music Hall

22.10. CZ Rague, Rock Cafe

23.10. PL Warsaw, Hydrozagadka

24.10. PL Gdansk, Drizzly Grizzly

26.10. FI Helsinki, On the Rocks

28.10. SE Stockholm, Kollektivet Livet

29.10. DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset

30.10. NO Oslo, John Dee

31.10. SE Gothenburg, Musikens Hus

01.11. DE Hamburg, Gruenspan

02.11. DE Bremen, Schlachthof

28.11. DE Hanover, Musikzentrum

29.11. DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp

30.11. DE Cologne, Kantine

02.12. FR Paris, Supersonic Records

04.12. UK London, The Garage

05.12. UK Manchester, Rebellion

06.12. BE Antwerp, Trix

07.12. NL Amsterdam, Melkweg

09.12. DE Stuttgart, club Cann

10.12. CH Bern, Stellwerk

12.12. CH Zurich, dynamo

13.12. DE Munich, Backstage Werk

15.12. DEBerlin, Huxleys

Festivals 2024

13.06 - 15.06. CH, Greenfield Festival

15.06. AT, Nova Rock Festival

21.06 - 23.06. DE, Full Force Festival

23.06. BE, Graspop Metal Meeting

26.06 - 29.06. ES, Resurrection Fest

31.07. - 03.08. DE, Wacken Open Air

14.08 - 17-08. DE, Summer Breeze Open Air

15.08 - 17.08. DE, Reload Festival

15.08 - 18.08. FR, Motocultor Festival


2. Malphas

3. Panic Paralysis

5. Dreamstate

6. Decarabia

7. in Too Deep

8. Rays of Light

9. A Fool on a Devil's Reins

10. They Take What They Want

11. Amethyst


bottom of page