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UK progressive sludge/post-metal band Dvne release a live performance video of »Cycles Of Asphodel« session

UK progressive sludge/post-metal band Dvne release a live performance video of »Cycles Of Asphodel« session, recorded March 2022 in their hometown Edinburgh.

01. Weighing Of The Heart (Live)
02. Omega Severer (Live)
03. Asphodel (Live)
04. Satuya (Live)

From Metal Blade Records:

UK’s progressive post-metal outfit Dvne released their seminal second album, »Etemen Ænka«, which was hailed by fans and press alike around the globe, including “contender for the best metal release of 2021” by Germany’s Fuze Magazine. Despite the global pandemic, Dvne managed to play two successful European tours and for the first anniversary of »Etemen Ænka«, Dvne are delivering a special four-song live performance. The band gave the tracks a new twist with the inclusion of violin and vocals by award-winning musician Lissa Robertson, and additional keyboards from Evelyn May Hedges. Last March, fans watched this performance live on Bandcamp filmed in their hometown Edinburgh, with the help of producer and longtime collaborator Graeme Young, who produced »Etemen Ænka« and »Asheran«.

Listen to »Cycles Of Asphodel« now on all digital platforms via:

Dvne are a band of great contrasts, weaving titanic heaviness and intricate gentleness together, complex lyrical ideas with engaging storylines, and this has only been expanded upon and concentrated on second album »Etemen Ænka«. “It is a very dense and layered album which will reward multiple listens, and while this is becoming a recurring aspect of our music, we feel that we went further with it this time. It’s also a very polarising album, emotionally speaking. The heavy sections are, well, very heavy, while the clean sections are much more intricate and delicate,” explains the band. Their name is a reference to the timeless sci-fi epic Dune by Frank Herbert, this is very much a genre that they happily inhabit, and is once again reflected in the lyrical content of the record. While wanting to create a universe of their own, they also cover more serious topics related to the society we live in, and while Asheran was very much focused on their relation to their surroundings and the environment, »Etemen Ænka« focuses much more on social issues and more specifically on inequalities and the human relationship with power.

»Cycles Of Asphodel« session credits:
Recorded by Garry Boyle & Graeme young. Assisted by Michael street & Hugh Garden.
Produced & Mixed by Graeme Young at Chamber Studio.
Mastered by Reuben Taylor.
Filmed by Alan Swan, Rebecca Macphail & Omar Al-Zidjali.
Lighting by Tom Sulat.
Video edits & animation by Daniel Barter.

Violin/Vocals: Lissa Robertson
Bass: Allan Paterson
Guitar/vocals: Daniel Barter
Drums: Dudley Tait
Keys: Evelyn May
Guitar/vocals: Victor Vicart

Dvne On Tour 2022:
25.05. Karlsruhe, Dudefest
27.05. Berlin, Desertfest
28.05. Jena, Kuba Open Air
29.05. Krakow, Zascianek*
30.05. Vienna, Arena*
01.06. Dusseldorf, Pitcher
02.06. Bielefeld, Forum*
03.06. Rotterdam, Grounds*
06.06. Amsterdam, Melkweg*
07.06. Dortmund, Junkyard
08.06. Hamburg, Knust*
09.06. Dresden, Beatpol*
10.06. Munich, Sounds of Liberation Fest
11.06. Kassel, Goldgrube*
(*w/ Villagers of Ioannia City)

w/ High on Fire
22.06. Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
23.06. Leeds, Brudenell
24.06. London, The Garage
25.06. Brighton, Chalk
26.06. Bristol, The Fleece


Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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