Started in 1990, Dive is the solo project of Belgian EBM pioneer and former Klinik and Absolute Body Control frontman Dirk Ivens. Continuing the minimal, menacing electronics of early Klinik releases, but with a heavier, more saturated edge, Dive’s distinct sound has been a highly influential presence in the EBM and electro-industrial scene. Sister project Sonar is an equally respected rhythmic noise project in the vein of Esplendor Geométrico, while the pre-Klinik electropunk project Absolute Body Control was recently reformed with long-time friend and brother-in-law Eric Van Wonterghem of Insekt and Monolith.
DIVE is an ongoing project composed of Beach Fossils guitarist Cole Smith, Devin Ruben Perez, Andrew Bailey, and ex-Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt. DIVE released the Sometime 7 inch on Captured Tracks on Oct. 11th, 2011 with another planned for November 29th and an EP coming in December. As of May 1st, 2012, this band is now known as DIIV.
DIVE are no strangers to the music scene of South New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA (USA). They are a straightforward band of aggressive and melodic rock that compares to the sounds of Three Days Grace, Hoobastank and Fuel. Dive formed back in 2004, taking time to create and focus their sound while playing local club and bar gigs around their hometowns. In 2007, “The Truth About Us” was self-released and eventually gained widespread attention for this dynamic band.
Dive’s most recent success occurred in late 2009. This included signing with Phase One Communications/Mad Rock Music and recording their latest album, “Picture Perfect”, with famed producer, Jim Wirt (Incubus, No Doubt, Live, JACK’S MANNEQUIN). The band spent the holidays at the legendary 4th Street Recording Studios in Santa Monica, CA, where the hum of the Beach Boys’ melodies still linger in the place that gave birth to their sound decades earlier. The album is being released through Sony RED on 5/11/2010.
A band driven by purpose and filled with passion, “Picture Perfect,” hits you fast and hard with a fury of tight rhythms and distorted guitars from beginning to end. Having a great record filled with addicting hooks and head banging beats is just not enough for these young rockers. “It’s all about having the live show to back it up” Jonny Sitar (lead vocals) says.
Dive consistently delivers a tight and energetic live show, going all out and leaving the audience screaming for more. Sitar, commands the stage as well as the crowd with his uncanny vocal performance while connecting with the audience through stories of love and loss. Evan Canova and Jeff Moczydlowski dual between rhythm and lead while delivering both color and drive simultaneously backed by a rhythm section with more than enough backbone between bass player, Teddy Agelis, and drummer Zhach Kelsch.
Dive has already built a devoted fan base thanks to the support of 93.3 WMMR (Philadelphia), the first radio station to feature Dive in full-rotation, and will be soon be launching their new single, “Last Call Romance” in the Tri-state area with the help of Land Shark Promotion Studio. 2010 presents a promising outlook of success and longevity for Dive as they continue their pursuits of notoriety and merit.
Jonny Dive - Lead Vocals
Jeff Moczydlowski - Guitar
Evan Canova - Guitar
Teddy Agelis - Bass
Zhach Kelsch - Drums
Past members included:
Mike Morgan Bass (The Drama Club, Panacea)
Brian Weaver Bass (Silvertide, Automatic Fire, Terrible Things)
VISIT Dive @
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Dive (2) was a swedish soft electronic group, active during the late 80s and early 90s. The members Chris Lancelot (alias Krister Linder) and Erik Holmberg produced three albums, Where The River Turns To Sea (1990), Stills (1992) and Dive (1994)
Dive (4) - Bulgarian garage/rock/grunge band from Sofia that formed about 2-3 years ago. You can check out some of their songs on their myspace page: http://myspace.com/divebandbg
Dive (5) Dive (jpn) are a modern Japanese shoegaze band that was a part of the big resurgence of nippon bliss scene back in the late 90’s early millennia. They toured respectively in 2003-5. Dive recorded and released a trilogy of CD/EP’s; “tones of sun ep”, “reverberation”, “freeze frame ep”. In october 15th 2005, Dive (jpn) released their latest album. It was a remastered version of their Freeze Frame ep, called Freeze Frame ep ++. It added to the original ep a total of 4 new songs, their song Reverberation (from the single), yet discluded the final song from the original ep (track 06: purin). In 2006, Dive had posted news that they were in the process of recording new material. And recently at the end of 2008, they posted their page on myspace.com. Guitarist/Vocalist Sasoka, moved from Tokyo Japan to New York City, leaving the original Dive (jpn)’s Future up in the air and abroad.
[*note- to help differenciate the multiple bands named Dive, please retag this band as Dive (jpn)
Dive members are:
- Sasaoka: guitars, vocal
- miyou: guitars, vocal
- KOKAI: drums
Website: Official Dive website
Sasaoka on Myspace
Dive (6) from Finland is nowadays known as The Orders, as they say “Music you can dance to and cry”.
Official The Orders website
DIVe (7) is a Czech emo/metalcore band formed about year 2000, when „adidasmetal” band Straighthate became DIVE. About two years later DIVE found their own style of music, entitled that as tripcore and got a present-day line-up:
Dá2 - vocal
Nosál - guitar
Doc - bass
Štěpi - drums
2004 Dive released promo EP. You can listen or download it on their pages - http://www.diveband.net
2006 was full of work on their long play album “Songs to be afraid of” at their own expense.
One of their greatest success are festivals TRUTNOV 03, FIMU 05 (Fr.), support of Waltari, Artery, Jolly Joker & P.B.U. and 3rd place on RockFest Dobris.
2012 the last recording PREAPO. You can download it for free here.
DIVe @ FB
DIVe @ BZ
Dive (8) was an early 90’s hardcore band out of Boston. They released two 7 inch records, a split with Opposition, a demo, a couple of songs for compilations, plus a discography cd. Members went on to Bound, Hatchet Face, Get High and Dropkick Murphys.
Edited by imaginarystory on 1 May 2012, 21:02
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