Label: Dark Wings
Distribution: Rough Trade / Ingroove
Releases: Single „Danse Noire“ / 2021, EP “Dark Rock Show” / 2019, Album “Gothic Tales Remastered” / 2019, Album “Deal with the Devil” / 2018, Album “Gothic Tales”.
In the spring of 1997 the actual foundation of the band “Dryland” took place. At that time they met in a garage from time to time out of pure boredom to emulate the great idols of gothic rock….
But after a short time the five highly motivated musicians discovered their enormous potential of own ideas and creativity and they developed their own style.
Shortly after the first demo recordings, the previous bassist & singer left the band for personal reasons. His place was taken by Marco Loos from “Shocked Culture”. The vocals were now taken over by guitarist Alex. With Alex’s “new voice”, the character of the music also changed: playful, softer, but also rocking melodies took the place of the often hard and driving, metal-heavy guitars. Not only musically, but also in the lyrics the Dryländer now became even more personal and expressive. With a lot of joy in live concerts, the guys from “Dryland” now also entered bigger stages.
With their debut “Gothic Tales” Dryland took the listeners into the fairytale world of music – full of variety and creativity. The breathtaking voice of the singer, Alex Binder, gives the songs a goosebump factor that melts not only girls’ hearts.
The time after Gothic Tales….
Shortly after the release, the band played again at the WGT. This was followed by the split of guitarist Daniel Richter. Daniel Müller came in his place. In this line-up some more concerts were played, after that the band took a long break to find themselves again.
In 2016 they came together again to talk about new projects, the desire to make music was back. Drummer Andreas could no longer identify with the new “Dryland” project and left the band.
The remaining 4 members decided to produce a new CD on their own and “Deal with the Devil” was born.