Au Revoir are a heavy expansive instrumental doom rock five piece spread out around the Eastern Coast of the US. The band now consisting of Eric Annicchiarico, Gregg Peterson and Tyler Mandich on guitar, Carl Kranz on bass and Tyler Gilbert on drums have an exceptional ability to create sublime, expansive soundscapes and hypnotic crushing doom.
The inception of Au Revoir began in 2010 with just a few demoed tracks that came to fruition with 2012’s 9 song – 59 minute conceptual debut “In The Key Of Night.” Supporting “In The Key Of Night,” Au Revoir toured the States relentlessly, while still searching for a consistent line-up. 2013 then saw the release of “Black Hills,” an EP which shows the progress of the band taking steps towards finding and crafting it’s sound. Before their next full length, Au Revoir solidified their line-up, which in turn solidified the music they create, seeking to etch out a sub-genre of Instrumental music original to themselves.
On March 3, 2016 Au Revoir released their tour de force, the breathtaking concept album “Veles“. The band hit the road for a Spring 2016 US Tour, followed by US summer shows in late July and a US October Tour. “Veles” was included in Post-Rock Listeners’ Choice 50 Best Releases of 2016 and featured at number 7 in Post-Rock Essentials Top 30 Releases Of 2016.
Au Revoir have reformed themselves as a huge serpent, coiling tightly around the roots that lead us into the wet underworld of Veles. It is not only a world of wet grassy plains and eternal spring but one where we find ourselves in the deepest of caverns, watched over by the ghosts of the dead, awaiting impending doom. Veles is richly bleak with decadence but the listener never succumbs or falls prey. He watches the ground ripple like water and feels an irresistible urge to be lost in Veles’ violent sway.
Au Revoir’s pressbook is still in the works. You can download the cover of “Veles” for the time being.
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