In all the years of seeking out the finest emerging talent to sign to DWA, seldom have any act’s tracks stayed playing on repeat all day at the office like the first songs we discovered online from RAVE THE REQVIEM in 2013. This handful of tracks, self-released digitally as demos by Swedish songwriter Filip Lönnqvist ultimately formed the core of the full-length self-titled album eventually released in April 2014.
“Rave The Reqviem” is a devastating debut of incredibly assured and polished songwriting and production skill – a heady and complex cocktail which the band’s own description “industrial metal with modern electronic styles” hardly does justice to.
Ethereal female soprano vocals courtesy of none other than Filip’s mother Carola sail sweetly over the epic choruses of her son’s electro-metal onslaught – providing the perfect musical counterpoint to the carnage of heavy riffs and hard electronics seething beneath the surface.
DWA doesn’t often do what could reasonably be classified as “industrial metal” – so when we do, you can be sure it must be something pretty special. Basically, we haven’t heard music this good in this style since the days of WHITE ZOMBIE or (for those who remember them) fellow Swedes MISERY LOVES CO. – so for those of you with a hankering for those kinds of grooves and super-heavy riffs, imagine a totally contemporary take on that kind of thing and you will be thinking along the right lines.
Already boasting a huge underground following in Russia on the back of the self-released demos, RTR’s full debut album quickly met with a far wider reaching appreciation from fans across the globe – rapidly becoming one of DWA’s fastest-selling acts.
Digital singles of fan favorites “Ikaros” and “Aeon”, plus RTR’s first promo video (for “Aeon”) followed, along with a well-received appearance at Resistanz Festival earlier this year. Meanwhile as might be expected RTR mastermind Filip has been hard at work in the studio working on a follow up album worthy of the name.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you RAVE THE REQVIEM – another incredible emerging talent identified and added to the embarrassment of musical riches that is DWA’s artist roster, “a polarized and bittersweet sound where mechanical darkness meets beauty and sentiment.“
|Rave The Reqviem – Ikaros – DWD355 – BUY DIGITAL
01. Ikaros 02. Ikaros (AAIMON Remix) 03.Ikaros (Fly Motherfvcker Fly Remix by COMBICHRIST) 04.RAVE THE REQVIEM vs SERAPHIM SYSTEM – Crvnk For Ikaros
|Rave The Reqviem – Aeon(s) – DWD350 – BUY DIGITAL
01. Aeon 02. Aeon (TIM ISMAG Remix) 03. Aeon (Tranced by ALIEN VAMPIRES) 04. Aeon (ANIMAL TAG Remix)
|Rave The Reqviem – Rave The Reqviem – DWA316/DWD317 – BUY CD – BUY DIGITAL
01. The Ascension 02. System vs. Solitaire 03. Ikaros 04. Is Apollo Still Alive? 05. Aeon 06. The Svlphvry Void 07. Exhale 08. Fvck The Vniverse 09. Thistleblower 10. Schizophrenia In Reverse
11. Sloth Whore 12. Heroin(e) 13. God Came Throvgh A Serpent’s Movth 14. Ikaros (Fly Motherf**ker Fly Remix By Combichrist)* 15. Exhale (Noisuf-X Remix)* 16. Aeon (Tranced By Alien Vampires)* 17. Fvck The Vniverse (Seraphim System Remix)* *CD only