SOL is a Danish doom metal band started by Emil Brahe in the early 00′s. He debuted in 2007 on Ván Records with the crushing funeral doom album Let There Be A Massacre and has since released numerous albums in a variety of styles on different labels. Often with a varying cast of collaborators.
While most SOL works have a common denominator in themes of fear, esotericism and destruction, they differ in the form they are presented in: From acoustic drones over dark reed organ atmospherics and occult folk music to the heavy crushing doom metal sound he somehow always returns to and invigorates with his open approach to dark musical expression.
DIE WEISSE ROSE
Formed in 2001, DIE WEISSE ROSE, was formed as a creative output for documenting various historical events, through what Wagner called "Gesamtkunstwerke" - a total work of art. Combining electronical elements, field recordings and real instruments through an optic that resembles a kaleidoscopical view of history.
May 2009 marked the formation of the long awaited and much anticipated debut album "A Martyrium of White Roses" which was finally released to highly critical international acclaim.
More than concerts, DIE WEISSE ROSE's performances should been seen as elaborate rituals, where element such as uniforms, burning torches, snippets of old schlagers, segments from documentary films and philosophical proclamations are carefully wowen together by orgies of electronic sounds, violins and accordion and drums like a military parade gone terribly astray.
A new album is in the works. For this night, band leader Thomas Bøjden will be joined by various guests.
Presale price: 75 DKK
Tickets at the door: 100 DKK
The influental British post-punk/synth pop/experimental project 6comm will be playing in Denmark for the first time.
6comm was formed in 1986. Before that, 6comm’s only permanent member, Patrick Leagas, had been the drummer and partial songwriter and singer in the legendary neo-folk/post-punk band Death in June.
On this tour 6comm will focus on their early material, where they mixed melancholic synth pop and experimenting post-punk, as well as the songs Leagas wrote for Death in June.
The songs cover subjects such as the horrors of war, human barbarity and self-knowledge, working with an expressive electronic pop sensibility and an image taking inspiration from Norse mythology.
6comm has always been uncompromising in their expression and driven by an inner necessity, whether they have been working with cold and melancholic synth pop swapped in Leagas' unique baritone voice, anxious industrial or the more experimental songs. This has given 6comm status as a cult band, and granted Leagas an impact on the underground music scene and especially the neo-folk and industrial scenes.
Leagas has collaborated with groups such as Kirlian Camera, the pagan author Freya Aswynn, and performed under the name Mother Destruction, an electronic/tribal project, when he hasn't been busy traveling countries such as Western Sahara, the Horn of Africa, the northern areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan, either as an aid worker, soldier, film technician or as a photographer depicting war scenes.
We can promise that this will be an unique experience, when Patrick Leagas project visits Beta this spring.http://www.hagshadow.net/6comm
HAND OF DUST
Hand of Dust is one of the best bands to emerge from the Copenhagen scene. Bleak, intense and poetic post-punk with dramtic and gothic elements.
Hand of Dust has released on Sean Ragon’s (Cult of Youth) label Blind Prophet Records, and Cult of Youth might be an apt comparison, though Hand of Dust are less folky.
Don’t miss this event!http://handofdust.bandcamp.com
Slagskygge, who has an album out on Bragagild Records (an album that is, by the way, still available for both single and wholesale orders), will play at the birthday party. Mainman Hansen (known for his work with Unveiled and Of the Wand and the Moon) will be aided by vocalist Tonja Therese at this show.
Danish goth/synth/post punk-act Moth will also be playing.