Morning makes...Dream metal... Imagine a mix from atmospheric pop, progressive rock and heavy fantasy metal. That's a short description of the music
Morning was founded in the summer of 2000 by Saskia van Heugten (vocals) and Mauro Pi (drums). In autumn 2000 the brothers Pol Bannier (bassguitar) and Stijn Bannier (synths) joined the band. After working for two years with just one guitarist and releasing two demos in 2001 and 2002, the Dutch band decided in summer 2002 to continue with two guitarists. The remaining members found Martijn Brauwers and Bas Rensen. The young band (ages between 16 and 27) calls its style dreammetal, with influences from bands like The Gathering, Ayreon, Rhapsody and Lacuna Coil. With Bas and Martijn the band is more powerful and intense like never before. In August 2003 the band released new demo-EP called Inside'. This cd is again recorded by Hans Reinders in the Pitstudio. Also the choir Vocaal Ensemble Canticorum, which sings in two intro's, assisted with this cd. Inside' got raving reviews from the (inter)national press!
In the current line-up Morning gets a decent name in live performing. This results in countless performances in and outside of The Netherlands, which is remarkable for an unsigned band. Thus the band stood no less than 40 times on stage in 2003 and did the same for 2004. Morning played at festivals such as Summer Darkness, Novemberrain, Bevrijdingsfestival and Jamrock. The band could not only reach the metalheads when playing with among others After Forever, Epica, Orphanage, Lana Lane, Autumn, Erik Norlander, God Dethroned, Callenish Circle, Paradise Lost and Trail or Tears, but also the pop/rock public was reached when performing with among others Blof, BrainPower and Di-Rect.
Finally Morning found a home at BLACK LOTUS RECORDS! Their debut album Hour of joy will come out in autumn 2005 and be prepared for a journey into dreams!
Source: Label Officiel: http://www.black-lotus-recs.com