Uneven Structure + Voyager
Uneven Structure & Voyager will come to Voodoo Lounge Dublin on 11th October 2017. Entry €15 on the door (no advance tickets).
UNEVEN STRUCTURE Hailing from France, one of the biggest markets and breeding stock for bands within the Tech Metal and Progressive Rock scene, Uneven Structure was formed in may 2008 from the willing of Benoit Friedrich (bass) and Igor Omodei (guitar) to finally bring the technically enhanced and progressive music they had been working on for themselves alive. The sound they were aiming to create was a one of a kind merger of groovy polyrythmic guitar riffs with huge slick of ambient guitar leads, which with no doubt they accomplished.
In December 2009 they released their first EP “8” with the help from singer Daniel Ädel (Vildhjarta). The EP has obtained great feedback already allowing the band’s name to spread on the internet in January 2010. Later that year, vocalist Matthieu Romarin joined the band, enriching their sound with his unique, both clean and heavy singing.
The band made their first live experiences in Europe in 2010 and released the first album “Februus“ teaser in October 2011 via Basick Records, the British label leading the avant-garde and experimental metal market, next to bands like The Algorithm, Skyharbor, and Chimp Spanner. After releasing “Februus”, acclaimed by press and audience unanimously, saluting the creativity and technicality serving a fine songwriting, the band made multiple tours through Europe and Russia with Tech Metal and Prog Rock prominences such as Protest The Hero, Textures and Tesseract.
In 2013 the French metallers released a re-recorded version of their debut EP “8”, as a gift to their early fans for being supportive and believing in the project. From then the band continues to tour in multiple countries all across Europe from Portugal to Russia. Accounting more than 100 shows since the release of their first album and some highlight gigs performing at Brutal Assault, Euroblast Festival and a full European tour with Protest The Hero.
Since 2013, Uneven Structure has been working on the follower of “Februus”. This next step, a full concept album called “La Partition” is to be released in early 2017. Within “La Partition” you can hear and feel the progress and growing the band made since “Februus”, due to the fact that their sound is now even more complex and perfectly arranged, catchy, experimental and technically enhanced, but also groovy. A perfect combination of the hardness of Metal with the elaborate techniques of Prog and the atmospheric sounds of Ambient.
Not only has the sound of Uneven Structure been growing and changing with this new album, but also the band internally. With Arnaud Verrier on drums (ex Zuul FX and Kadinja) and Steeves Hostin (Beyond The Dust) as guitarist the band is more than perfectly prepared to continue their legacy, but also to open a new chapter in their musical career by performing
VOYAGER Australian pop sensibility with modern progressive heaviness – the cult force that is VOYAGER.
With 5 full-length albums under their belt and shows throughout North America, Europe and Asia with the likes of Opeth, Devin Townsend, Children Of Bodom, Soilwork, Nightwish, Epica and Orphaned Land, the five-piece from Perth is now firmly entrenched in its international repute as “the band who doesn’t sound like anyone else”.
With a fiery red keytar, a feisty female guitarist and concerts described as “amazing chemistry blending pop with heavy, technical and progressive riffs”, Voyager are consistently a live force to be reckoned with. Deftones’ Chino Moreno recently likened singer Danny Estrin’s vocals to Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon.
In June 2014, Voyager released their fifth opus; the internationally critically acclaimed ‘V’. Their new album received incredible reviews from media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine and Revolver Magazine. In addition, ‘V’ entered the top 20 on the CMJ US Loud Rock Charts and led Voyager to receiving a nomination for the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award at the 2014 Prog Magazine Music Awards and an invitation to appear at Bigsound 2014.
Voyager has performed at major festivals such as ProgPower USA and Hammersonic Festival (Indonesia) and completed a headling tour of the in October 2014, including an appearance at Euroblast Festival in Germany and the prestigious ProgPower Europe Festival in The Netherlands. 2015 sees Voyager driving home the success of ‘V’ with a headlining tour around Australia promoting their new video clip for the anthemic “Seasons of age”, releasing limited edition vinyl pressing of ‘V’, supporting Swedish heroes OPETH in hometown Perth, North American Tour supporting EVERGREY and accepting their second invitation to Prog Power USA festival.