► THURSDAY 19 JUNE 2014
@ DNA, BRUSSELS
MAD ABOUT MUSIC PRESENTS DORDEDUH & MARCHE FUNEBRE...
◢◤ DORDEDUH (ro | atmospheric black metal) - Exclusive gig in Belgium!
To start understanding the essence of the band is to first delineate the two Romanian words that its name is composed of: “dor” and “duh”. Having a deep, unique meaning in Romanian, “dor” is thought to be untranslatable in any other language, its sense being of “longing/yearning for something”, “missing something”. It can be something palpable, well-known and familiar (a place, a person, a taste) but it can also be a nostalgic feeling brought up by something vaguely known, dwelling in an old chamber of one’s soul. It is this vague and everlasting longing of the human being that this word is most associated with. It can be a personal life experience or a vague remembrance of the primordial and archetypal state of the human psyche, the origin of the human soul, as “dor” reminds of the human ability to sense the ethereal sphere.
The word “duh” could be translated as “spirit” and it defines the immaterial part or state of every living being. It also represents an attribute for all types of supernatural beings, forces, events and often can describe a ghost’s or a phantom’s immaterial form. The word’s etymological roots are related with the air as an element and it suggests an aerie vibration; it characterizes lightness and insubstantiality, an impalpable or intangible state. It also suggests the subtle and spiritual part of every living consciousness and it can be taken as a synonym of the esoteric word of “consciousness”. It is the living glint of the universe, dwelling deep inside of every being.
Being comprised of these two words, DorDeDuh means “yearning for the spirit”; it is the humanity endless search for the spirit, for the sacred, for the values of the soul. We aim to link these two words to the significant values that make us humans, melting together the soul and the spirit. The way one aligns one’s experiences with one’s own soul, the way one relates with the Universe, the way one perceives and integrates, through Intention, the perpetually flowing Transcendence, that is what defines different levels of humanity in a person, that is what makes one Human.
Musically, Dordeduh will follow the path opened by Negura Bunget, but the musical act will be accorded to a new perspective as we will experiment a new way of approaching black metal as well as using traditional instruments. It is normal for musicians to evolve and develop with every album released, but our goal is to push forward this natural development and to make Dordeduh distinguishable from our musical past.
◢◤ Marche Funèbre (be | doom death metal)
Marche Funèbre was formed in the last days of 2007 with an urge to write and play doom death metal inspired by the early 90s sound. The chemistry worked and showed ‘Norizon’, the Belgian quintet's much acclaimed debut EP, in spring 2009. As the inspiration kept flowing -from 19th century romantic literature to personal grief and philosophical contemplations- the band entered Rotterdam based Excess Studios one year later to record the full length album 'To Drown', released in 2011 by Shiver Records, the Belgian metal label par excellence.
On Friday 13th of September '13 the new album ‘Roots of Grief’ was released by Shiver Records once again, and supported by a triple country tour with Ahab & Mourning Beloveth, some of the scene's finest bands. The album, recorded at Motormusic Studios in homebase Mechelen, is often described as being a step forward, combining the best elements of the debut with stronger songwriting, a heavier, more organic sound, and thoughtful lyrics. With its versatile vocals, powerful leads and a creative rhythm section, Roots of Grief is a rich and sophisticated piece of music, with a strong identity and a sound of its own.
In the last 5 years, Marche Funèbre has proven to be one of the scene's most hardworking bands, having released 3 quality albums so far and performed over 50 gigs in 5 countries, with renowned acts such as Novembers Doom, Forgotten Tomb, Saturnus, Evoken, Isole, Pagan Altar, Pantheist, The Eternal, Officium Triste, Ataraxie, Jack Frost, … consolidating the band’s strong live reputation.
The March is coming ... with the sound of DOOM.
18-20 Plattesteen, 1000 Brussels
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