Extreme Metal Music – Germany’s One Man Symphonic Dark Metal DAIDALOS Releases Debut Single “Icewind” Off Album “The Expedition” Out July 2022
German one-man symphonic dark metal band Daidalos founded in 2020 by drummer/pianist Tobias Püschner (former drummer of the technical thrash band Revolt) will be releasing the debut album “The Expedition” this coming July 2022 via Extreme Metal Music.
The album was inspired after reading a book on Captain Sir John Franklin’s Lost Expedition, a British voyage of Arctic exploration that departed with 129 men from England in 1845. Both ships, called Erebus & Terror, became icebound and after being trapped and suffering in eternal coldness for over a year, the remaining sailors decided to abandon their ships. Trying to survive, they set out for the Canadian mainland, but disappeared.
“The Expedition” is a musical journey through the Arctic Ice, on board with Sir John Franklin’s crew. The different moods the sailors had to experience at that time probably went from heroic and enthusiastic to absolute hopelessness and daily mortal fear. I composed these atmospheres musically and told them as a concept album / musical story.” says Püschner
“The Expedition” contains nine songs and has a total playtime of 47 minutes plus a bonus track.
In preview to the record’s release, Daidalos is sharing its visualizer for the opening track and first single “Icewind”. It was the first song Püschner wrote for the album. It is powerful and energetic, but also represents the album’s concept story and the crew’s first contact with the adverse conditions of the journey.
“In the past, it was said as a nautical superstition that a woman on board brings bad luck. The grand finale of the song is therefore sung by a woman. I asked Noga Rotem to do this because she also conducts and composes orchestras and has a wonderful, powerful but also vulnerable voice. She has realized the theme and her text perfectly.”adds Püschner.
Listen to “Icewind” https://youtu.be/9GuwOLLAIys
Digital single – https://bfan.link/icewind
Daidalos’ concept can be described as a full orchestral and dark emotional cinematic journey combined with aggressive vocals and harsh guitars. Most of the songs recorded on the upcoming full-length contain clean choir vocals and fast-paced drumming along with each song being written exclusively on the piano first. The idea behind this way of songwriting is to first finish each track’s own atmosphere with orchestral music and then use those emotions to create the harder parts.
For the recording of “The Expedition”, Püschner recruited guest musicians and friends Martin Simon (Kambrium) (bass/backing vocals), Fabio Rossi (Tryglav) (lead guitar), Francesco Petrelli (guitar), Noga Rotem (choir vocals) who will also support Daidalos on live shows.
“The Expedition” is due out on July 29th, 2022, and is recommended for fans of Dimmu Borgir, Wintersun, and Fleshgod Apocalypse.
Album pre-order – https://bit.ly/Daidalos_CD
1. The Expedition – 7:09
2. Icewind – 5:09
3. Sail Into The Stars – 5:57
4. Stormwind – 5:32
5. Married to The Sea – 5:21
6. The Empress – 5:00
7. Poem in the Snow – 8:05
8. Northlight – 5:32
9. Bonus Track – My Melancholy – 5:34
– All Songs & Orchestrations written & produced by Tobias Püschner
– Vocals, Piano & Drums recorded by Tobias Püschner @ Crooked Mountain Studio
– Lyrics written by Marie Erikson
– Song 7 lyrics based on the poem “Once by the Pacific” by Robert Frost
For more info:
DAIDALOS was founded in 2020 as a one-man band by Tobias Püschner.
The band´s idea is to combine a classical orchestra with fast and aggressive elements, to create atmospheric breakdowns of different mental states.
This happens along epic historic events and stories, to develop a heroic and often hopeless sad feeling.
After sending some demos of the debut album “The Expedition”, Daidalos got directly signed by the label Rockshots / Extreme Metal Music in 2022.