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There are six bands called Dirge :

1. Dirge is a French band formed in 1994 in Paris, France. From the genre that exploded in the first part of the 90s, the band slowly evolved toward a more atmospheric and progressive form of metal, related to bands such as Neurosis, Isis, and Cult of Luna.

The original band members were Marc T. (guitars, programming) and Laurent P. (vocals, programming). In the genre of bands like Godflesh and Pitchshifter, the duo’s music was a hybrid of corrosive guitars, robotic hammerings, and scratching samples. Three demo tapes were recorded during this first period.

After the departure of Laurent, bass player David K. and guitarist Franck T. join the band. This first change in the lineup coincides with a noisier and less electronic curve : dark, tortured, and dissonant, the first album Down, Last Level is released in 1998.

In 1999, Alain B. (drums) and Christophe D. (programming) join the band. Re-humanized with the use of a real drum, the music of Dirge becomes much more massive and stifling, as the guitars became the center of gravity with the release of the second album Blight and Vision Below a Faded Sun, released in 2000 on the own band’s label, Blight Records.

Replacing Franck and David, Christian M. (bass guitar) and Stéphane L. (guitars) join Dirge in 2001. Three years later, the third record, And Shall the Sky Descend, sees the light and presents a more hypnotic and aspect of the band’s music.


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