MORTIIS - Dark dungeon music, "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" live
You may have noticed already, THE originator of the dungeon synth genre, Mortiis, has recently made a "return" to his Era 1 style of music. Started in November 2017 with the sold out 30 years Cold Meat Industry festival in Sweden and Messe des Morts festival in Canada, we are now overwhelmed with pride to announce Mortiis with an exclusive Dutch performance with a solo 2017 reinterpretation of the 1994 album "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør".
What to expect? Mortiis: “I don’t just want to do the record as it was back in 1994, but rather excavate it from 1994 and drag it into the new light of the current world, while retaining the atmosphere of the original sound.”.
Mortiis was the original bass player for Emperor; he recorded the demo and self titled EP with the band but left shortly thereafter. He started his solo project on that same day, to create a unique type of music that described journeys and wanderings in parallel worlds, inspired by Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Kraftwerk. Now, almost 25 years later, this subgenre has grown out to a cult mythos with a huge following. The reinterpretation of this milestone of an album will be performed live for the first time ever in The Netherlands in what already shapes up to be a legendary evening.
OLD TOWER - Medieval dark ambient
Since 2015, Old Tower has been steadily conjuring majestic yet dark sorcery from The Shadow Kingdom, a place of total solitude and dark introspection. The Specter, Old Tower’s lone curator, is finally bringing this bold offering of timeless dungeon synth to the realm of live performance and have been invited by us personally to open this special gathering of dungeon synth darkness.
While many artists have recently clamored to share their attempts at channeling the spirits of old, few have mastered the art of dark dungeon music with the skill of Old Tower. For those yet to be initiated, this is not the frolicking playful dungeon synth of the forest in bloom. Inspired by acts like Wongraven, Vond and of course Mortiis, Old Tower is eerie and otherwordly in its approach. The end result is something that captures a nostalgic feeling and the weight of countless years gone by.