barren music for the old and jaded Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:53:13 +0000 en No more Ronny – Goodbye Timmi Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:53:13 +0000 Administrator news With heavy hearts we have to say goodbye to our vocalist Timmi who passed away recently due to a fatal bike accident on vacation in Sweden. Timmi was an inspiration for many and a shining example of positive mental attitude like no one else. Thank you for being a part of barren and thank you for some great times. You are sorely missed. We‘ll see you on the other side, smiling, with only one piece of the cake left :) Goodbye Timmi!



It’s time… Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:42:20 +0000 Administrator news …to say goodbye, Günther. Is it that time again? Yep. So catch us one more time:

17.07.2015 – Erfurt / Wagenplatz (with Kackschlacht, Beatpoeten, Columbo)
31.07.2015 – Glauchau / Café Taktlos (with loads of bands)

Thank you to those who cared.

P.S. Almost forgot, XCLUSIV Zine #4 is out now and features an interview with barren. See here: XCLUSIV Zine #4

This weekend! Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:58:33 +0000 Administrator news You wanna spend the weekend with music and some good vegan food? Then come out to one of these shows and say hello.

Straight Edge Meeting Karlsruhe/Rastatt mit Iron, AbstinenzX, Gab de la Vega, Krawall X Reaktion

Straight Edge Meeting Karlsruhe/Rastatt

Kassel mit Swain, Iron, Direct effect

Show Kassel

See you there

Happy New Year… Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:06:24 +0000 Administrator news …to everyone! The year doesn‘t really begin before spring comes, right?. And it’s really fucking time for the sun to show up again! We‘ve got some shows coming up:

06.03.2015 – Chemnitz / Skatehalle Druckkammer (with XmomoX, Arno Dübel)
14.03.2015 – Raststatt / Art Canrobert (with Iron, Statement X, AbstinenzX, Gab de la Vega, Krawall X Reaktion)
15.03.2015 – Kassel / tba (with Swain, Iron, Direct effect)
29.05.2015 – Duisburg / Private (with Anchor, Crooked letter, My defense, Never grown up)
30.05.2015 – Wolfsburg / Jugenshaus Ost (with Anchor, Timeshares, Astpai, Crooked letter, Resolutions)

More is in the making for March, but we‘ll let you know.

We‘re looking for a new shirt design by the way. If you have ideas that you think might fit us and our music, let us know. You will for sure get a shirt when it’s done, a LP, goodies and whatnot.


Shows ahead Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:46:18 +0000 Administrator news Just to let you know, we have some shows til the end of the year.

05.12.2014 – Schwarzenberg / Unanbeatbar (with Failed suicide plan, Ekranoplan)
06.12.2014 – Regensburg / Lederer (with Mnmnts, Failed suicide plan)
13.12.2014 – Jena / Haus (with Haddocks)
27.12.2014 – Forst / tba (with Bitter verses, Reflections, Soulbreaker, Deathride, Once we killed, Science of sleep, Greaf)
28.12.2014 – Neubrandenburg / AJZ (with Relined, Easy lover, Lashdown)

See you there.

Rrrrrrecorrrrrrrds! Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:34:24 +0000 Administrator news Back from Fluff Fest with a bucket full of records! Thank you all for coming out to see us. We had an amazing time, being part of the fest, playing for you, meeting new and old friends, talking to you, eating ice cream. I hope you catched some of the incredible bands that made not just my day: Gulfer, Minority of one, Test of time and – above all – Mean Season. See you next year!

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Photo by Michelle Olaya. Thank you.

As you might have noticed at the merch table, the ‚Anachronism‘ record is finally out. Thanks to Daniel from Cobra Records and Anton from Hidden Rainbow Records, who made it possible. You can get the record from Dan’s webshop, from Anton’s webshop, probably your local record store or at our next show. We also have a new song entitled ‚Black tar‘ which is featured on the just released European straight edge compilation named ‚SXE sells‘, also on Cobra Records. Get it, because you sure want to know who these incredibly long sexy legs belong to, right?

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Ein Strauss voller Melodien!

We also added the whole record over in the music section. You can listen to the songs, but also download it, if you haven‘t already, including artwork, lyrics etc.

See you!

Still waiting… Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:00:01 +0000 Administrator news Yep, we‘re still waiting for the record to come out. The pressing is probably done by now. Test pressing sounds great according to Ronny. You can hear two songs in the music section. Artwork is still in the making, but should be done soon. We hope to have the record out for Fluff fest… That’s right, Fluff fest! We‘re happy to play there, because bands have free access on all days and get food stamps :D Can I trade them for ice cream? No really, it feels good to contribute something to this festival. Our friends in Static Void will play too, which is great. We‘re both scheduled sometime around noon on Sunday. So if you‘re near the ice cream machine come to the small tent, enjoy your ice cream and mosh along.

There are some more shows in July besides Fluff: Jena, Mühlhausen, Dresden. Jena’s gonna be a benefit show to raise money for imprisoned Antifa activist Josef, so be there and show your solidarity. More infos here: Solikollektiv für die Repressionsbetroffenen vom 24. Jänner (Sorry, German only site).

Waiting for the record. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:15:58 +0000 Administrator news Hey there, long time no see :) Yes, yes, we should have called you after we left for the studio in a hurry. But life gets in the way of living.

Anyway, the songs for the record are now mixed and mastered. This was done by Jack at Atomic Garden Studios. Thank you for that, Jack! So now we‘re waiting for the artwork to come together. I know, I know waiting sucks. And while you‘re at it, head over to the music section and listen to a song from the upcoming record, entitled ‚Stashed in steel‘. We hope for the record to come out sometime soon, hopefully in late April. Oh yeah, the record is published by Daniel of Cobra Records and Anton of Hidden Rainbows Records over in St. Petersburg. Great to have friends of different origins come together for this release.

There are some shows ahead in March and April. We‘re really looking forward to the ‚Angeschimmelt Youth Crew‘ Fest in Darmstadt at the end of the month. It’s already sold out, which is a bummer because there‘ll be lots of great bands. We probably will see alot of you this summer somewhere ;) There also might me a tour in the east in autumn, but we still have to figure things out.

Hope you‘re enjoying spring…

It’s in the Kasten! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:00:28 +0000 Administrator news Recording is done. Eight songs in 23 minutes. We call it a full length :D It still needs mixing and mastering though, but we‘re working on that. Exciting times.

Tomorrow we‘re playing Gera @ Shalom with Rebarker, XmomoX and Sodbrenn. And Ilmenau on 7th of December with XmomoX again and Reckless fight. And then we‘re off to the Cayman Islands for four weeks of relaxed holidays. Living la dolce vita. See you…

Press ‚Record‘ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:28:54 +0000 Administrator news We had a great time last weekend in Leipzig and Rastatt. Thank you to the people who came out. Fucking great food at the Conne Island by the way. Almost as good as at the Zoro ;) While we had a burst tyre on the highway to Rastatt it was still worth the trip. Met and played with our friends in Static Void again. Good times!

In other news: We will be heading to the studio in early November and record eight songs for an upcoming full-length. Can‘t wait for that to come out… And there will be a show in Gera on November, 22nd at the Shalom with Rebarker, who I like a lot. So come out and say hi.


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Photo by Kay Circlepit.