davaNtage is an Electro band from Germany. In the middle of the 90's Kay Härtel starts to do some experimental industrial music for his projekt Supreme Court. In october 1996 Mario Fritzsche joined the band, to give the sounds some words. The first songs with vocals were created from that point. Early in 1997 Björn Neumann completed the band and davaNtage was born.
Then the band became main focus of interest. First live gigs and with them the tape "T01/08/97" gave the band a good start. The selfproduced debut-cd "Mental Destruction" followed after the second tape "Further Progress" and more or less successful gigs. In october 2000 the first professional studio album "Broken Influences" was released in cooperation with Black Rain. Many positive feedbacks made it possible that davaNtage had their first professional live shows for example at the "Wave Gothic Festival" in Leipzig and davaNtage presented the new "Virus:Hate:EP" in 2001. On that release Gunnar Bock and Melanie Güntzschel joined the dNt Team the first time. Gunnar wrote lyrics together with Mario and Melanie gave vocals to a The Cure's coverversion of "Cold". In the years of 01/02 davaNtage worked on their next album "Global Badlands", that was released in summer 2002. At that time Björn quits the band to do his own music realized in his project "Monte Christo". Later that time René Müller came in addition with Kay and Mario and the band were threesome again. In the meantime Kay and René were busy by doing different remixes for other bands. Gunner and Mario worked on by writing new lyrics for the following releases of davaNtage and Future Trail since 2002. Furthermore René and Mario focussed at their projekt "Future Trail" with the singer Melanie (debut cd "Big Sky Horizon" rel.date 06/2004).
In May 2004 the next davaNtage E.P. "Unholy" and the last one with singer Kay came on. Kay left the band in 2004. davaNtage could win the ex- Feindflug member Beam as the new singer/guestsinger. In the next year in april 2005 the "Split and Shatter" album was ready for release but because of "tribal factionalism" and external interferences the release date decelerated for nearly one year. From now on the music is in focus again and we are curious about the future. Our latest release "Split and Shatter/Conference E.P."(05/2006) is available all over the world and the feedbacks are just positive.
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