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Just as the third edition of the now annual Acherontic Arts Festival closes its doors, yet another live announcement comes from Germany’s very own (oc)cult label Ván Records. In October and November two of the rosters most relentlessly touring artists – King Dude and The Ruins Of Beverast – will be en route through central Europe. Joining in on the stage shenanigans will be one of the most mysterious acts, the label has to offer: (D O L C H).

As reverent as it is prophetic and stark, Burning Daylight pulls together the biblical sound and isolation of the northwest. King Dude draws from artists akin to Death in June & Leonard Cohen but sews together a hybrid of true folk tradition alongside the likes of Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash. Last year’s release of King Dude’s debut full-length masterpiece, Love, saw a beautiful vision of what was in store for the future…and what future is now. Burning Daylight is the newest edition to the King Dude canon. Coal dust spirituals mined from the haunting backwoods landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Stories of the constant struggle of man’s turbulent affair with his Lord and the Devil. Burning Daylight produces a maturity and direction that is unparalleled…showing us the word, and way and the light.

Atmospheric and sustained music for the heart, soul and brain. (D O L C H)´s first two demos (Demo I + “Licht. Maschine. Herz.” ) showed a very melancholic soundscape, accompanied by sad voices and lyrics. Their live performances are as intense and honest as their songs, to say the very least.

“Beverast” is Meilenwald’s own derivation of the word “Bifröst” influenced by the old Norse term for the bridge between Midgard and Asgard. Thou art now profane in death.

Check out the flyer below for all confirmed dates of this prestigious package!


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(D O L C H) on Bandcamp