Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Exivious (Progressive Rock / Metal)

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Biography

A bright new star is rising fast in the celestial spheres of progressive music: EXIVIOUS. Featuring current and former members of CYNIC, DODECAHEDRON, PESTILENCE and others, EXIVIOUS' music is as avant-garde and nuanced as its members' backgrounds suggest. ‘Liminal’ excels in delivering lush and beautiful songs, flowing gracefully from complex arrangements to poignant moments of restraint. Yet how does an instrumental band speak to their listeners? “Through melancholic melodies and energetic rhythms, dense harmonies, starbursts of noise and breathless interludes”, the band tell in their own words. “Organic music that speaks of duality and plurality, of fleeting ideas and ephemeral moments, unexpected climaxes and explosive epiphanies – emotions from life captured in sound. That, in a nutshell, is EXIVIOUS”. The quartet was founded by Tymon Kruidenier with a clear vision to amalgamate jazz fusion and metal in previously unexplored ways. In a first phase, a number of demos experimented with different approaches: ‘Demo 1999’, ‘Demo 2001’ and ‘Exivious’ (2002). The next phase witnessed the band gaining a stable line-up, which came to fruition in 2005 and still included Stef Broks on drums. EXIVIOUS' self-titled and critically acclaimed debut was released in 2009. Yet instead of following up on their success, Tymon and Robin joined CYNIC in 2010, putting their own band onto a hiatus. After leaving the US Prog legends, EXIVIOUS was born again with a renewed sense of purpose and vigor. As Stef had meanwhile fully committed to TEXTURES, he was replaced by Yuma van Eekelen. In 2011 the Dutch started to perform live, playing festivals and joined OBSCURA and others on tour. At the end of 2012, EXIVIOUS kicked off a crowd-funding campaign for their upcoming album ‘Liminal’ and reached their goal within a week. ‘Liminal’ captures emotions, while conveying feelings and experiences in a way that instrumental music rarely explores. It's experimental, original and most importantly, immersive, drawing the listener into a world of sound that is at once challenging and intriguing. Dive in deep and chill out!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Tymon Kruidenier Guitars
Michel Nienhuis Guitars
Robin Zielhorst Bass
Yuma van Eekelen Drums

Releases Season of Mist

Som318

Liminal

General information
: Fri, Nov 08 2013
: Tue, Nov 12 2013
: Progressive Rock / Metal
: SOM318
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Mon, Sep 15 2014 NL Tilburg Incubate Festival
Fri, Oct 03 2014 DE Köln Euroblast Festival X
Fri, Oct 24 2014 CH Bulle Ebullition +Textures
Sat, Oct 25 2014 FR Lyon CCO +Textures
Wed, Oct 29 2014 UK London The Garage +Textures
Thu, Oct 30 2014 NL Eindhoven Effenaar +Textures
Fri, Oct 31 2014 NL Amstelveen P60 +Textures
Sat, Nov 15 2014 DE Nürnberg Generation Prog Festival
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