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Drastique (formerly known as Drastic) is an avant-garde gothic metal band from Italy with progressive metal and symphonic black metal influences.

Drastique was originally founded as a one-man band in 1995 by Chris Buchman with the name Drastic. The only demo of the band, Creator of Feelings, was released in September 1995 in 200 copies with a black and white cover and then reissued in 1996 by Beyond Productions with a color cover.

The demo featured Chiara Donaggio on female vocals and was produced by Marco Biolcati, vocalist and guitar player of the bands Wrest and Blackburn. Creator of Feelings was selected as “best demo” by Metal Hammer magazine, Metal Shock magazine and Flash magazine. In 1998 Drastic released on Beyond Productions its debut album titled Thieves of Kisses, featuring Alessia De Boni and Chiara Donaggio on female vocals. The album was recorded at Nadir Studios in Genoa, Italy and was produced by Tommy Talamanca, guitar and keyboard player of the band Sadist.

Thieves of Kisses was selected by a journalist of the popular music magazine Metal Hammer as “Best Italian Album of the Year” and can be considered one of the first Italian avant-garde metal releases. In 2000 Drastic rearranged and performed the song “Black Mass” by Death SS: the song was featured on the tribute album Beyond the realms of Death SS, published by Black Widow Records.


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  • playaa

    Chris Buchman is back as Drastisch. But there are no any vocals on his new album, it's fully instrumental :(( I loved vocals on Pleasureligion...

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MaDCooL4ever

    This is music of gods.

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • astarothakr

    This shit is awesome

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • blood_addiction

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Dustspell

    @Mathijsweb , I must try the car accident thing , must be very cool

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Mathijsweb

    This music is almost nicer than dying by a car accident. Seriously I don't know how I ended up in having this music :S.

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • CSxParasite

    Very good music, especially love the Magdalena song.

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • wuldaan

    Great band. Hope they will make new album.

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Darktitus

    Esperando que saquen algun album nuevo...

    17 Oct 2009 Reply
  • TheCryOfSilence

    Great band :)

    24 May 2009 Reply
  • crashhher

    dark reality!!!!

    21 May 2009 Reply
  • marieta84

    Good sound:) It's interesting... they come form Italy and sing in English and sometimes Italian, but in one song they used polish text. It seems it's fragment of poem or prayer, but with lyric of song it has another meaning.

    20 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Murderous_Fay

    обожаю нахрен!

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • SenteMetaLy

    So dark and sweet..This is love of two souls. And their lyrics are beatiful and tragic..

    1 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Northerrr

    Nice group. Male & female vocal-game is realy cool!) But are they alive?

    8 Nov 2007 Reply
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