***March UK Dates Confirmed To Follow February 25th Release Of Multi-Platinum Selling Polish Hard Rock Band’s New ‘Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me’ Studio Album On February 25th Via earMUSIC***

Coma, the biggest rock band in Poland, whose irresistible sixth studio album, ‘Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me’, is set for release on earMUSIC on February 25th, have confirmed 2 UK headline concerts in March. Dates are:-

23rd March – MANCHESTER 02 Academy
24th March – LONDON 02 Academy Islington

Coma who have notched up several number one hits in both the single and album charts, let alone multiple gold and platinum awards for all of their previous 5 studio albums in their native Poland, have won a massive, hugely loyal live following. Every year they play over 100 sold out arena shows, and have also been special guests for the likes of Pearl Jam, Linkin Park and Tool.

2013 is the time for this hugely accomplished five piece from Lodz to prove to the rest of the world that success in their own country is based on their indubitable talent for writing memorable, mesmerizing music.

‘Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me’, a collection of 13 powerful, hard to pigeonhole, catchy, often heart-wrenching, beautifully melodic compositions with a hard, straight forward rock sound, will undoubtedly do way more than that.

The video for (radio emphasis track) ‘With You’ can be viewed at:-

Don’t miss the chance to catch Coma’s elaborate, electric, stage shows when they fly in to the UK to play ‘Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me’, a major milestone on the band’s road to international acclaim, live.

Coma Toes – Roland Hyams on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466

21st January 2013.

© Work Hard PR 2013

***Announce The Release Of “Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me”
On February 25th, 2013, via earMUSIC
– One Of The Biggest Rock Bands From Poland!***

earMUSIC is proud to welcome the biggest rock band from Poland, COMA, to announce the release of their new album “Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me”.

In their home country, COMA has achieved everything there is to achieve for any artist, let alone a heavy rock band. Several number one hits in the single and album charts, Gold and Platinum awards are a constant every time the rock band releases a new work.

The band has won several “Fryderk Awards” (the Polish equivalent of The Brit Awards) in the categories “Best Album” and “Best Band” and their live reputation is one of a kind: every year they play over 100 sold out shows. They have also been special guests for artists like Pearl Jam, Linkin Park and Tool.

2013 is the time for the five men from Lodz, to begin a new chapter in their exciting career, to start it all over again, to prove to the rest of the world that success in their own country is based on strong music and great song-writing, to show their undoubted talents to new audiences, time to begin what will be a new exciting adventure.

“Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me” features 13 new songs covering struggle with personal demons, obsessions and twisted feelings. It’s a collection of powerful energetic songs that in true Coma style cannot be pigeonholed. From the catchy “With You” to the heavy rock “Rainy Song” and the heart-wrenching “Better Man”, the band manages to bring together beautiful melodies with a hard, straight forward rock sound.

2011 and 2012 were two great years for Coma. There is no doubt that 2013 will be the best year in the band’s history.

Piotr Rogucki: vocals
Marcin Kobza: guitar
Dominik Witczak: guitar
Rafa? Matuszak: bass
Adam Marsza?kowski: drums

Barking – Roland Hyams on 07768 156392 / 020 8677 8466


© Work Hard PR 2013


Coma is, without a doubt, one of the most renowned bands in contemporary Poland. Distinguished by their platinum selling records, elaborate stage shows, and a following whose loyalty brings them near cult status, the group’s ascent from a post industrial city to stardom is astonishing.

Let’s back track to 1998, nine years after the fall of communism, in the city of LODZ. Opportunity was sparse and most young people found little alternative to just getting wasted, smoking dope, and engaging in full-on hooliganism. Decaying abandoned factories and rundown Soviet-style apartment blocks virtually made LODZ one of the most unattractive cities in Poland. The bleak landscape disenfranchised many people. Despite such conditions, the town had gradually developed into an epicenter for artists and musicians, a kind of Eastern European version of Manchester, England. Perhaps to escape a future drowned in alcoholism, some took to music, particularly young dreamers who devoted their time to punk, metal, and hard rock. In the decade that followed 1998, vocalist Piotr Rogucki, guitarist Dominik Witczak, guitarist Marcin Kobza, bassist RafaL Matuszak and drummer Tomasz Stasiak chose the dream, ditching their education as electricians to create something far more ambitious – animalistic rock personas with painted faces who are known today as Coma.

The first five years involved a bittersweet struggle. The band created an impressive workflow and its members instinctively knew that what they were creating was good. Year after year, Coma performed across the country, gradually building up an army of fans and supporters. Towards the end of this initial period, most of their events were sold out, in excess of a thousand tickets! Paradoxically, not a single label in Poland was interested in Coma and the guys decided to call it quits, booking one final concert to bid their fans a fond farewell. Incredibly, two weeks after their grand goodbye, BMG gave them a phone call offering them a major label contract. Hence, Coma was reborn.

The following five years might as well have been taken from a Hollywood film script. The group’s first major label album, “First Emerge from Darkness”, debuted in 2004, reaching #7 in the Polish charts, achieving gold record status. Furthermore, Coma’s debut record won a Fryderyk Award (the Polish equivalent of the Brits or the Grammys), in the category of “Best rock album”. The second LP, “The Wasted Forces of The Great Army of Holy Signs”, was released in 2006, debuting at #1 with platinum sales. This wave of success continued when Coma received two more Fryderyk Awards in the categories of “Best rock album” and “Best Band”.  In 2007, Coma performed over 100 sold out events and opened for such bands as Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, and Tool.

Somehow, in the middle of this madness, the band managed to write and produce their most potent material of all – their third album, “Hypertrophy”, debuting at #1 in 2008 and going double platinum, this unprecedented record received three prestigious Fryderyk Awards (“Best Band”, “Best Album”, and “Vocalist of the year”)! However, the intensity of fame took its toll and the band underwent a personnel change when drummer Adam MarszaLkowski replaced Tomasz Stasiak in 2008. By 2010, the group was solid, successful, and ready to move forward. They summed things up by being the first in Poland to release a live Blu-ray (platinum sales). The release featured a symphonic performance with the Gdansk Philharmonic Orchestra, attended by six thousand people in Warsaw. The CD version of the performance also went platinum. In addition, Coma signed a new record contract with a highly respected label, Mystic Production.

Having achieved everything a band can in a single country, Coma went after something new – an international audience. Rogucki had been composing lyrics in English for some time, and on October 11, 2010, to the surprise of Polish fans, the band’s new LP, “Excess”, was released internationally. This idea was daring for a band that was so well established in its native country, as singing in another language might have offended older fans. Fortunately, not only did the Polish fans embrace “Excess”, but Coma received exceptional reviews abroad, particularly in Germany and France. In 2011, Coma put out its fifth domestic LP, “Untitled”, and, once again, the band came to hold the #1 chart spot, achieving platinum sales and a sold-out tour.  Many people dubbed Coma as "recession proof" as the band managed to hold a strong position even through difficult economic times.

Reflecting on their humble start in 1998, Coma has managed to consistently reinvent their sound, provoking reactions from everyone, sometimes resulting in a love and hate relationship. With the release of Coma’s latest studio record, “Don’t Set Your Dogs On Me” (Edel/earMUSIC), which is slated for release in 2013, fans in Poland and abroad should expect that this album will be no exception to the band’s enduring success. The sixth album will redefine the band, lending insight into an experience sorting through the personal demons, obsessions, and twisted feelings encountered in a man’s life.

December 2012.