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Dvne: Scottish Progressive Post-Metal Alchemists Unveil “Abode of the Perfect Soul” Single.

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Scottish progressive post-metal alchemists DVNE today unveil their monolithic new single, “Abode Of The Perfect Soul.” The track comes off of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Voidkind, set for release on April 19th via Metal Blade Records.

Voidkind succeeds in finding new modes of expression for DVNE. The songs are more pointed, direct, and memorable, but the soundscape still has a radiant, evolving, hypnotic flow, the effect achieved with fewer layers of sonic ornamentation, consciously urging closer to DVNE‘s incendiary live sound. And despite the addition of a full-time keyboardist, Vicart has no doubt about the album’s defining feature, “We wanted very distinct left and right guitars, and punchier drums and bass, which would transcribe better live. And the synths needed to be clearer; it’s very easy to put five guitars on each side, loads of different vocals and keys, but then you end up watching a band with an album you really like, and the songs sound nothing like the record. That’s what we wanted to avoid. As soon as the song starts, we want people to immediately recognise the riff.

Thematically, Voidkind carries on with the band’s overarching narrative which traces a religious group through the generation line from the beginning to its end while the record’s stunning artwork depicts the main motif of this chapter, namely, “a godlike entity seducing and luring followers through their dreams and these followers’ multigenerational journey to reach their god dimension. We wanted to have these kinds of visuals and aesthetics on this album. Even without the vocals we wanted to evoke something, different places and spaces, and take the listener on a journey.

While first single, “Plerõma,” serves as a key moment of the album narrative where religious followers are consuming the essence of their deity and reach a new sense of awakened existence – the essential first step in their transformation – latest single, “Abode Of The Perfect Soul,” furthers the conversion.

Comments Vicart, “‘Abode Of The Perfect Soul’ touches on another step in the transformation of the disciples and their crossing to their deities’ realm, which leads them to both their death and their rebirth. It is probably one of the heavier tracks on the album, yet it is one of the most multifaceted songs we have ever written with many changes of scenes and vibes. We feel it crystallizes where DVNE is musically right now.

DVNE blasts away the portal with “Abode Of The Perfect Soul,” pushing you into emerald spirals of dread, awe, and wonder. Heaviness and captivating riffs entwined with layers upon layers of luscious melodic lines, this is DVNE now.

Formed in Edinburgh in 2013 by Frenchman Victor Vicart and native Scot Dudley Tait, progressive post-metal/sludge artisans DVNE have been building a powerful head of steam since their second album, 2021’s kaleidoscopically mesmerizing Etemen Ænka. Their first release for the legendary Metal Blade Records label, the LP was a concerted hike up the greasy pole for this enigmatic outfit. Lauded Metal Injection, “This outfit is all about slower heaviness akin to The Ocean or Isis Like both of those bands there is also loads of atmosphere to get lost in. This is a stellar post-metal album, but labeling it as such doesn’t begin to describe it.” No Clean Singing concurred noting, “Imagine, if you will, a fusion of Crack The Skye-era Mastodon and Dwellings-period Cormorant, with perhaps a dash of Isis/Neurosis thrown in for good measure.” Added MetalSucks, “(David) Lynch’s ornate vision of the world matches the clockwork precision of DVNE’s technical post/prog metal mastery. He who controls the spice controls the universe, and right now these Scots have it firmly in their grasp.” The record ultimately enabled DVNE to embark on UK and European headlining tours and win spots at such discerning festivals as HellfestArcTanGentDesertfestDamnation, and Resurrection. A live EP of reimagined album tunes, 2022’s Cycles Of Asphodel, kept up their profile while satiating demand from a rapidly mushrooming fanbase, and now in 2024, stunning third album Voidkind looks set to propel this expanded five-piece line-up (welcoming Maxime Keller on keyboards) to the top of their game.

DVNE Album Lineup:
Allan Paterson – guitars, bass
Daniel Barter – vocals
Dudley Tait – drums
Maxime Keller – keys, vocals
Victor Vicart – guitars, keys, vocals

DVNE Live Lineup:
Allan Paterson – bass
Daniel Barter – guitar, vocals
Dudley Tait – drums
Maxime Keller – keys, vocals
Victor Vicart – guitar, vocals
Occasional Live Member:
Alexandros Keros – bass

Following the release of VoidkindDVNE will embark on a European Spring tour which includes shows with SleemoConjurer, and My Diligence on select dates.

DVNE Live:
4/23/2024 The Cluny – Newcastle, UK w/ Sleemo
4/24/2024 Brudenell — Leeds, UK w/ Sleemo
4/25/2024 Voodoo Daddies – Norwich, UK w/ Sleemo
4/26/2024 Green Door Store – Brighton, UK w/ Sleemo
4/27/2024 The Exchange – Bristol, UK w/ Sleemo
4/28/2024 Devils Dog – Birmingham, UK w/ Sleemo
5/04/2024 Headbangers – Ball Izegem, BE w/ Conjurer
5/05/2024 P8 – Karlsruhe, DE w/ Conjurer
5/07/2024 Casseopia – Berlin, DE w/ Conjurer
5/08/2024 Rosenkeller – Jena, DE w/ Conjurer
5/09/2024 Schon Schön – Mainz, DE w/ Conjurer
5/10/2024 Dunk Festival – Ghent, BE
5/11/2024 Hall Of Fame – Tilburg, NL w/ Conjurer
5/16/2024 La Belle Angele – Edinburgh, UK
5/19/2024 Desertfest, – London, UK
5/22/2024 Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, FR w/ My Diligence
5/23/2024 Le Confort Moderne – Poitiers, FR w/ My Diligence
5/24/2024 Le Rex – Toulouse, FR w/ My Diligence
5/26/2024 L’Antirouille – Montpellier, FR w/ My Diligence
5/28/2024 Les Caves du Manoir – Martigny, CH w/ My Diligence
5/29/2024 Amperage – Grenoble, FR w/ My Diligence
5/30/2024 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, FR w/ My Diligence
5/31/2024 Black Lab – Lille, FR w/ My Diligence
6/01/2024 Le Petit Bain – Paris, FR w/ My Diligence
6/02/2024 Club Zentral – Stuttgart, DE
6/03/2024 Feierwerk – Munich, DE
6/04/2024 Rockhouse – Salzburg, AT
6/05/2024 Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU
6/06/2024 Escape – Vienna, AT
6/08/2024 Mystic Festival – Gdansk, PL
6/09/2024 Into The Grave Festival – Leeuwarden, NL
6/11/2024 Le Botanique – Brussels, BE w/ My Diligence
6/19/2024 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK

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