A week before finding out the first legend of the seven proposed to be disclosed by the friends from RYMA, DonisArt is pleased to announce the first two bands participating in the Dark Bombastic Evening 3, event hosted by the Citadel of Alba Iulia!
On the evening of August 19th, dedicated to Avantgardist Metal sounds, the French band ALCEST will return to Romania after a dreamy concert held last year in March, within the Elite Dark Metal Evening II. It was a Special Evening rich in emotions for band leader Neige, but for the rest of the members as well, since ALCEST stepped on the Bucharest stage officially for the first ever live performance ever. Hundreds of fans from everywhere wanted to cheer the four French in The Silver Church Club, the concert being watched online worldwide! The band felt fantastic, their representation surprised everyone and their music opened that evening ways of access and compelling communications to Shoegaze Black Metal! ALCEST is now a highly claimed name in live performances, the French supporting in 2010 a great European tour and another North American one, in addition to being invited to the most important festivals everywhere! With a new bassist, ALCEST band members are coming to Alba Iulia to enchant us with their mixture of melancholic songs, full of sophistication and excitement, but also explosive, dosed with a calculated aggression.
There will be scenes enshrined in the Underground but also new chords, to be included on the new album, which will appear at the end of this year! The musicians are coming exclusively for DBE 3 and will stay with friends / fans throughout the event!
On the evening of August 20th, intended for Experimental phases, the participants will have the opportunity to see on stage the revelation of the first DBE edition, the superb musical concept created by Jerome Reuter, a talented musician from Luxembourg with a fabulous voice! Melodramatic, Experimental, Industrial, NeoFolk, Ambient, Martial, Chansoin Noir could be a few music cues which would fit ROME music! The performance in December 2009 in Bucharest was Jerome’s last one, in early 2010 announcing to take a break for an unlimited period of time! But he confirmed he would arise, however, in the spring of 5th album, “Nos Chants Perdus”, a material that has confused some but that has fascinated others, followers of other musical styles.
ROME didn’t really communicate with the media or the fans last year… he preferred to take a step back from the spotlight, canceling the announced second U.S. tour and many other concerts throughout Europe.
After a yearlong break, Jerome said he would return and in Alba Iulia he will delight us with a show changed completely, changed that are concerning the structure, approach and expression: organic sound with live instruments, experimental, with four talented musicians, and not in the least, with the declared desire to reunite and chat with the fans of ROME.
DonisArt reveilles 2 more bands that will be attending Dark Bombastic Evening 3 held at Alba Iulia.
Fursy Teyssier is a talented and well known French graphic designer who worked with various bands from the Metal scene and beyond: AGALLOCH, THE OATH, ALCEST, DRUDKH, AMESOEURS, WOODS OF YPRES, LANTLOS, NEUN WELTEN, ARCTIC PLATEAU… His artistic dimension expended his interests into other domains as well, mentioning here the animated film entitled “Tir Nan Og” or music, starting with 2003 and the group called PHEST. Together with Winterhalter and later on A. Hadorn he starts off a new band, LES DISCRETS. In 2009 he signed with Prophecy Productions and only a few months later, a split is released together with ALCEST. Not much longer passes and he comes out with his debut album, “Septembre et ses dernieres pensees”, a beautiful melancholic Metal jewel, filled with atmosphere, romanticism and poetic aura. The album caught everyone by surprise, Fursy refusing however any idea of performing live with LES DISCRETS… the fans however knowing that, last year in March, in Bucharest, Fursy was the bass player of ALCEST. It seems that the artists inspiration is enjoying a remarkable ascending path, as he is now in the recording studio, finishing his second album. The first ever life performance of LES DISCRETS will take place in June at WGT and not long after, on the 19th of August, we can meet them in Alba Iulia, where they are coming with a beautiful musical story that intelligently intertwines bits of Acoustic, Shoegaze, Post-Rock and Metal, in a true live formula.
HEXVESSEL is the work of Mathew “Kvohst” McNerney, the famous voice of the cult Black Metal band DODHEIMSGARD but also of the avant-garde band CODE. After years of introspection and endless search, Mat makes his debut in February 2011 with ‘’Dawnbearer’’, a spiritual rite of passage, an attempt to re-awaken the inner self and reach enlightenment through the powers of Psychedelic Folk music.
Otherworldly folk, with an uncanny, haunting resonance, recommended to admirers of Changes, WOVENHAND, Espers, Midlake & Comus.
“Kvohst” will show to both the fans of Metal but also to those interested in Experimental stuff, a different way of expressing music, one that he believes in and one that he is going to present to us on the 20th of August, alongside an extended online formula.
Update #3 : Final Line-up for Dark Bombasti Evening 3
Dordeduh ( http://www.myspace.com/officialdordeduh )
Rome ( http://www.myspace.com/romecmi )
Draconian ( http://www.myspace.com/draconianmusic )
Vulture Industries ( http://www.myspace.com/vultureindustries )
Hexvessel ( http://www.myspace.com/hexvessel )
Alcest ( http://www.myspace.com/alcestmusic )
Dirty Granny Tales ( http://www.myspace.com/dirtygrannytales )
Les Discrets ( http://www.myspace.com/lesdiscrets )
Loell Duinn ( http://www.myspace.com/loellduinn )
Roma Amor ( http://www.myspace.com/romamorensemble )
Year of No Light ( http://www.myspace.com/yearofnolight )
Sunset in the 12th House
Don’t forget: Dark Bombastig Evening 3, hosted by the Citadel of Alba Iulia (Romania) on the 19th – 20th of August !