ALDA (US) // Manic Adrift
As part of their first European tour ever, with concluding performances at Doom over Leipzig and the renowned Roadburn Festival, Alda will bring their intense and atmospheric blend of Black Metal and traditional Folk to the halls of Café Trauma. They will be supported by local black/death-brigade Manic Adrift.
We are sicked!
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Alda was formed in the Fall of 2007 in city of Tacoma, Washington USA, by founding members Jace Bruton, Tim Brown, Stephanie Knittel and Michael Korchonnoff. For over ten years Alda has been composed of this lineup, all of whom originally met and began collaborating during their youth when they were living in the rural mountain town of Eatonville, Washington. Alda’s sound may be described as a synthesis of atmospheric Black Metal and acoustic folk music, and were originally inspired by the music of Agalloch, Ulver, Windir and many others. Through their lyrics and visual art, Alda communicates a message of reverance for the natural world, as well as rage and despair at the destruction brought to the wildernesses of the world by industrialized civilization. Alda’s discography is comprised of a 2009 demo and three full-length albums, Alda (2009), Tahoma (2011), and Passage (2015).
Manic Adrift was founded in 2012 by Nils Stückradt (vocals), David Engel (guitar), Peter Kowitz (bass) and Manuel Engel (drums). The initial intention was to worship old-school 90s death metal. That turned out to be the main feature of the first demo, which was self-released in early 2014. The band played a slew of shows, including as a supporting act for bands like Sonne Adam and Devil. They had also been invited to make several festival appearances. In light of these accomplishments, Manic Adrift established themselves in the metal underground. Since then, the band’s sound has steadily developed, revealing many different influences, but never losing track of their roots. Lukas Gräfen (The Great Cold) took over on bass in late 2015. In September 2016, Manic Adrift released their debut TOWERS, a mixture between death and black metal with additional influences from crust and doom.