Edinburgh-based progressive metal/doom collective DVNE are pleased to unveil the third vinyl pressing of the critically-lauded Asheran full-length debut.
Released last year via Wasted State Records, Asheran is a sixty-minute tapestry of sound; an epic narrative following the tale of the rise and fall of civilizations, the return of an empire thought millennia lost, and the world-spanning events that consequently unfold. Steeped in themes of science fiction, environmental issues, and both dystopic and utopic visions for the future of mankind, Asheran was captured at Chambers Studio in Edinburgh, and mixed and mastered by Tom Dring of Vagrant Studios (Dragged Into Sunlight, Venom Prison).
The orange clear 2xLP edition of Asheran will be released on June 4th via Wasted State Records and is currently available for preorder at THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its stunning entirety.
If you missed it, sample the band’s previously released live video for “The Crimson Path” and “Scion,” initially premieres at Revolver, as well as a clip for “Thirst” below.
Since Asheran‘s release, DVNE took on a month-long European headlining tour and recently partnered with Psycho Entertainment, curators of the esteemed Psycho Las Vegas festivals, for management. The union marks Psycho Entertainment’s first ever management venture.
DVNE will bring their psalms to UK stages this July supporting Eyehategod. From there, the band will make their way stateside for their first ever US performance at Psycho Las Vegas followed by a special show at San Diego’s Brick By Brick with Elder and Red Fang with additional live dates to be announced soon.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Victor Vicart of the Psycho appearance, “We’re so stoked to play Psycho this year. It’s the kind of festival we’ve always wanted to be part of because it pushes bands to do something special and different from their regular live performance. We’ve played a lot of small venues and squats in Europe and love the DIY part of the scene, but with Psycho, we have the opportunity to do something with our show we’ve had in mind for a long time. We can’t wait for people to see what we’re working on for the occasion.”
DVNE w/ Eyehategod:
7/01/2018 The Exchange – Bristol, UK
7/02/2018 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
7/03/2018 Audio – Glasgow, UK
7/04/2018 Rebellion Rock Club – Manchester, UK
7/05/2018 The Underworld – London, UK
8/17/2018 Psycho Las Vegas @ The Hard Rock Hotel And Casino – Las Vegas, NV [info]
8/20/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Elder, Red Fang
DVNE (pronounced dune) consists of Victor Vicart (guitar, vocals, keys), Daniel Barter (guitar, vocals), Dudley Tait (drums), and Allan Paterson (bass). Formed in 2013, DVNE‘s Scottish roots lie with Tait and Paterson, with Vicart hailing from France and Barter from England. DVNE‘s debut EP Progenitor was released in December 2013 and was followed the next year by a second EP entitled Aurora Majesty. Both offerings were released via Wasted State Records. Thanks to the excellent critical reception, DVNE quickly began to tour the UK and around Europe sharing stages with the likes of such scene household names as Crowbar, Eyehategod, Inter Arma, Dragged Into Sunlight, and Black Tusk. DVNE unleashed their most ambitious album to date in August 2017. Titled Asheran, the offering was released on 2xLP vinyl, CD, and digitally again via Wasted State Records.
“…Asheran is exactly what you’d hope for from a group of high-fantasy fanatics. All but one of its tracks… clock in at six minutes or longer; all of them are powered by sprawling, expertly paced arrangements that reveal more wonders – alternately clean and shouted vocals, serpentine riffs, crushing crescendos – as the listener moves from one suite to the next, retaining their catchiness all the while.” — Revolver
“Taking influences from post-metal, death, prog, stoner rock and more, as well as the back catalog of Tool, the genre-straddling Asheran is rich with ideas and ginormous riffs… every bit as epic as anyone could have hoped for…” — Louder Sound
“DVNE‘s formula works because their songwriting is excellent. Jumping between musical styles is always in service of the songs and never sounds like an exercise in self-aggrandizement. The songs swirl through acoustic passages, lyrical guitar work and sung vocals, and some of the heaviest fuzz I’ve heard outside a straight up sludge metal band. They’ve managed to craft one of those rare albums where its accessibility belies its complexity.” — Metal Bandcamp
“…a fantastic addition to the growing progressive death/stoner sub-genre and to the annals of metal in general.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“…although every track clearly has its own identity, its own unique twists and turns and evocative, enigmatic touches, each one also contributes equally to the greater whole, allowing the band to craft one hell of an epic musical narrative along the way. This truly is a phenomenal release…” — No Clean Singing
“DVNE have created a true journey with Asheran… an album that rewards multiple listens… The scope and the scale of the songs are consistently great and occasionally breath-taking and the execution is uniformly excellent.” — Echoes And Dust
“…as fantastical as its album cover suggests.” — Sputnik Music
“Asheran is just fucking magnificent.” — Itdjents