Thursday, September 27, 2007

Album: Dirge - Wings Of Lead Over Dormant Seas

Artist: Dirge
Album: Wings Of Lead Over Dormant Seas
Label: Production Blight Records / Equilibre Music
Year: 2007


01. Meridians
02. End, Infinite
03. Epicentre
04. Lotus Continent
05. Nulle Part
Disc 2
01. Wings of Lead Over Dormant Seas
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Dirge was born in Paris in 1994. The original core was formed by Marc T. (guitar, programming) and by Laurent P. (voice, programming). In the industrial-metal genre of bands like Godflesh or Pitschifter, the music generated by the duet presents harsh guitar riffs, robotic rhythmes, aggressive frequenced samples and pitched voices. Three demo-tapes will be released during this first era : “Infected Brain Machine” (1994), “Mind Time Control” (1995) and “Dead Network Access” (1996).

After the leaving of Laurent P., bass player David K. and guitarist Franck T. join the band. This first change in the line-up coincides with a noisier and less electronic curve ; around the torn-downed voice of Marc T., the music goes darker, tortured, dissonant. The first album “Down, Last Level” is released in 1998.

1999, Alain B. (drums) and Christophe [Zomb] D. (machines, percussions and voice) strengthen the band. Re-humanized with the renunciation of the drum machine, the music becomes much more heavy and stifling, guitars becoming the center of gravity of the second album “Blight and Vision Below a Faded Sun” (released in 2000 on the own band's label, Blight Records).

Replacing Franck T. and David K., Christian M. (bass) then Stephane L. (guitar) join Dirge in 2001. Three years later, the third record “And Shall the Sky Descend” is released and introduces a more hypnotic aspect of the band's music. If heavy guitars stay in the center of the four long pieces that build “ASTSD”, the extremely slow-downed tempos, creeping samples, minimal parts, violin, didjeridoo and female vocals present the result of four years of musical evolution.

From 2004 to 2006, the band gives several concerts (with Unsane, Nasum, Cult Of Luna or Kill The Thrill) then goes back to studio in Switzerland in november 2006 to record its fourth album “Wings Of Lead Over Dormant Seas” for its new label, Equilibre Music.

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Anonymous said...

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