Edinburgh, Scotland quintet DVNE have signed to L.A. purveyors of heavy, RidingEasy Records for worldwide release of future recordings.
The band also returns to the US this summer to perform at the hugely popular Psycho Las Vegas festival on August 17th.
DVNE (pronounced dune) is a 5 piece progressive rock/metal band from Edinburgh Scotland. Founded in 2013, the band was then called Dune in reference to Frank Herbert sci-fi masterpiece of the same name.
The band consists of Victor Vicart (guitar, vocals, keys), Dudley Tait (drums), Daniel Barter (guitar, vocals), Jack Kavanagh (bass) and Richard Matheson (keys).
To date, the band has released one studio album and two EPs. They emerged within the UK scene with their first EP Progenitor (2013), shortly followed by a second EP, Aurora Majesty (2014). At their releases, both EPs received very favourable receptions, with reviewers calling their releases “Progressive metal at its best” says This Is Not A Scene from the US, “Stunning and majestic” says Nine Hertz from the UK, and “breathtaking debut release” says The Sludgelord from the UK.
Dvne quickly began to make a name for themselves in the UK and around Europe, with various tours over these territories and support shows of households names such as Eyehategod, Crowbar, Dragged Into Sunlight to name a few. The band’s sound at the time was already crossing over various music style including post-metal, progressive rock and sludge metal, but it is with their first full-length album Asheran that the band established further their unique blend of heavy music.
Released in August 2017, on double-disc vinyl, CD and digital, Asheran was overwhelmingly praised by the press; “their best album to date […] sublime Dvne past releases” says La Planete Du Stoner Rock from France, and “boundary-pushing songs” says Metal Hammer. The album was listed on many best albums of the year lists such as Echoes and Dust naming Asheran best release of that year.
Since Asheran‘s release, Dvne has toured all over the UK, Europe and North America and appeared at prestigious festivals such as Psycho Las Vegas, Desertfest London and Inferno Festival Norway to name a few.
Not content to repeat their previous releases and always looking to push their sound forward DVNE are about to enter Chamber Studio in Edinburgh this summer to record their 2nd full-length concept album, planned for release on RidingEasy in late 2019.