WINO & CONNY OCHS Collaborative Album Due In Early 2012

The folks at Germany’s avant-rock source Exile On Mainstream Records are thrilled to report that the final master for “Heavy Kingdom”, the anticipated collaborative album by Wino and Conny Ochs has arrived at label headquarters.

The legacy of Scott “Wino” Weinrich in the world of heavy music is indisputable and ever evolving, and here he teams up with Conny Ochs, a songwriter so pure and honest in his output that he seems to be the perfect partner for the straightforward Weinrich. The two met for the first time in 2010 when Conny was supporting Wino on his acoustic solo tour promoting his acclaimed solo album, “Adrift”. Through music they discovered a very similar approach to life and art, and a shared wisdom in creating music. It really seemed like two souls becoming one after they got to know each other. Together the two wrote, performed and recorded an incredible set of soulful tunes that speak for themselves, as well as a Townes Van Zandt cover. The artwork contains drawings by both Weinrich and Ochs, and follows the dedicated and deeply personal approach of the whole album.

“Heavy Kingdom” track listing:

01. Somewhere Nowhere
02. Heavy Kingdom
03. Dust
04. Vultures By The Vines
05. Dark Ravine
06. Traces Of Blood
07. Heavy Kingdom Jam
08. Highway Kind
09. Dead Yesterday
10. Here Comes The Siren
11. Labour Of Love

“Heavy Kingdom” will be released throughout Europe on January 27, 2012 and in North America sometime in March (final release date to be confirmed in the weeks ahead). A month-long European tour will take place in March and April.