Eryn Non Dae is one of our favorite French metal bands. Hell, they’re one of our favorite metal bands, period. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve put up no fewer than three posts about them and their awesome 2009 album Hydra Lernaïa. You can check out our review of that album here and our interview of END here. In our review, we wrote:
“Alternating between brutal headbanging heaviness and shrieking turbulent intricacy, the music has a very experimental, discordant, anarchic vibe. It’s dense, intense, grim, sharply angled, and often surreal. . . . Hydra Lernaïa is an adventure in the unexpected. It’s obviously the product of considerable thought, extensive work, and a high level of technical proficiency in the playing — nothing less could have succeeded in realizing on such an ambitious game-plan. This is dark math metal with brains as well as brawn, and emotional power as well as rigorous complexity.”
When we were conducting our interview of END back in January, the band was getting ready for a big live show in Toulouse at a venue called The Bikini. We couldn’t go (our teleporter was on the fritz) but over time, videos of the performance have dribbled out. We featured a video of the song “Blistering Hate” in the third of our previous posts. And yesterday we discovered that END has just released a pro-shot video of “Existence Asleep” performed live at the same show.
The song is a killer, and so is the video — excellent picture quality and a really cool light show. END has also recently set up a ReverbNation page, which allowed us to create a widget with tracks for you to stream from Hydra Lernaïa. So, after the jump, we’ve got the video, the streaming music — and some welcome news we got from END’s guitarist and backing vocalist Franck Quintin.
Here’s that pro-shot video of END performing “Existence Asleep” at The Bikini club in Toulouse, France back in February:
And, as we said, now that END is on ReverbNation, we can create and place a widget for the songs they’ve uploaded there.
Just like this:
And finally, that little bit of welcome news: We swapped e-mails with END’s Franck Quintin, and he told us that the band is working on a second album and hopes to enter the studio by year-end to start tracking. This is one band whose future direction will be very interesting to discover. They don’t strike us as the kind of dudes who are likely to stay in the same place musically for very long.
Franck also said the band is looking for gigs everywhere — so if you happen to be a booking agency in Europe, the U.S., or on the moon, hit ’em up. We especially hope the day will come when a promoter has the good sense to add END to a U.S. tour. With this kind of inventive music, and the kind of live shows these guys put on, we think a trip through the U.S. would leave a shitload of new fans in their wake.