Experimental Sludge outfit ERDVE is now streaming the virtual live performance that was recorded in at the Lukiškės prison in Lithuania in September 2020. The unique experience was captured in full by No Brake productions and can be viewed at THIS LOCATION.
About the location:
The stage at the Lukiškės Prison was set up in a round 4-level hall, which is a main part of the 1st prison block that used to serve as a death row for prisoners a while ago. After the death penalty became prohibited in 1998, the 1st prison block was only used for prisoners serving a life-sentence right until 2019 relocation of inmates to another prison.
ERDVE comment on the show: “Our goal was to enhance the eerie atmosphere of the prison architecture with our musical performance, yet you could still feel the smell and the surrounding energy from the recent prison life. We are happy to be able to share this documented footage shot by NO BRAKE productions, providing a closer look from multiple points of view.“
ERDVE is supporting their brand new album, ‘Savigaila,’ which was released on July! Stream, download, and order HERE.
The artwork and album details for ‘Savigaila’ can be viewed below.
Style: Experimental Hardcore Sludge
Crushing insanity drips atmospherically out of every crack on ‘Savigaila’, experimenting with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal.
When ERDVE formed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2016, the band had a clear aesthetic vision of creating a unique heavy sound that experimented with elements from hardcore, sludge, and black metal – yet was not bound by any unwritten “rules” surrounding those genres. ERDVE’s members had already been active in their local scene and performed in various acts such as NYKSTA, SRAIGĖS EFEKTAS, and SPIRALE. A self-made tape version of their debut made its rounds in underground circles and the Lithuanians received the rare honour of being picked straight out of the dreaded demo pile by virtue of their musical strength and compelling quality.
The core ideas behind ERDVE are translated into lyrics, visuals, and sound by in-depth reflection on concepts such as domestic violence, utmost disgusting behaviour, crimes against humanity, and extremism. Their debut album ‘Vaitojimas’, released in 2018 by Season of Mist, delivered exactely that!
The new offering ‘Savigaila’, which translates as “self-pity”, revolves around overcoming the numbness within the great challenges of unsettling reality, and accepting them as they are. Regret, envy, self-regard, love, care and togetherness. From completely understandable to the most unreasonable sense. This idea is turned into melodies, rhythm, and sound by ERDVE on the bands upcoming sophomore album.
But make no mistake, ERDVE successfully transformed these melodies into a new unnerving experience on how THEY perceive life and with ‘Savigaila’, you may find that enjoying life, can be entirely implausible…
Join ERDVE on their next journey into the Baltic darkness!
Vaidotas Darulis – guitar, vox, recording, visuals
Valdas Voveraitis – drums, visuals
Karolis Urbanavičius – bass, piano
Producer / sound engineer: Vaidotas Darulis, self-produced
Mixing studio and engineer: Vaidotas Darulis, self-produced
Mastering studio and engineer: Vaidotas Darulis, self-produced
Cover artwork artist: Vaidotas Darulis
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