Latest news: Wed, Apr 13 2016, DISPERSE
Rising progressive stars DISPERSE have announced a string of UK dates in advance and ending at the prestigious United Kingdom Tech-Fest this summer. The young Polish band will be joined by DESTINY POTATO. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.
DISPERSE comment regarding the tour: "We cannot wait to share the shows with our lovely friends in DESTINY POTATO. We are very excited to play some new songs from our upcoming 3rd album for you, too!"
29 Jun 16 London (UK) Black Heart
30 Jun 16 Plymouth (UK) Underground
01 Jul 16 Basingstoke (UK) The Sanctuary
02 Jul 16 Milton Keynes (UK) Craufard Arms
03 Jul 16 Manchester (UK) Aatma
04 Jul 16 Glasgow (UK) Audio
05 Jul 16 Newcastle (UK) Thinktank
06 Jul 16 Birmingham (UK) Courtyard
09 Jul 16 Newark (UK) UK Tech-Fest
DISPERSE are preparing to enter studio for their next album this spring, but in the meantime continue to support their critically acclaimed previous full-length 'Living Mirrors', which is still available at the Season of Mist shop.
The album, which has been called "mesmerizing" (Prog Archives), "one of the top albums of the year" (Got-Djent.com), and "an album that puts them above and beyond many other bands" (It Djents) is streaming in full at the DISPERSE Bandcamp, where the group is also offering a free download of the track "Profane the Ground".
Artwork and tracklisting of 'Living Mirrors' can be viewed below.
Jakub Żytecki: guitars
Rafał Biernacki: vocals, keyboards
Mike Malyan: drums
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DISPERSE inject fresh momentum into the progressive genre. On their second full-length "Living Mirrors" this young Polish band demonstrates that they have learned the essential grammar of their musical language by heart. There are moments of hovering fluidity taken from the void left by PINK FLOYD. You will find the complexities of cascading syncopated breaks, odd-time signatures and all these tools of trade that DREAM THEATER brought close to perfection. And most of all, there is a strong undercurrent of CYNIC’s playful approach in elegantly fusing hard Metal sounds with just any style they deem appropriate ranging from Jazz to electronic elements.
DISPERSE were founded in the Polish city of Przeworsk in December 2007 by guitarist Jakub Żytecki, vocalist / keyboarder Rafał Biernacki and Marcin Kicyk on bass. During the next six month the group composed four songs, which formed the basis of their first demo release "Promo 2008". For their first shows including the prestigious GO-Rock Festival DISPERSE worked with session drummer Konrad Biczak, who was permanently replaced by Przemek Nycz in summer 2008.
As early influences, the Poles name CYNIC, TOTO, PORTAL, AEON SPOKE, PLANET X, DEVIN TOWNSEND and ALLAN HOLDSWORTH. Their wide range of musical interests is also reflected by stylistic elements ranging from Progressive Rock via Fusion, Jazz, Metal, Experimental up to Djent.
In 2009 DISPERSE received an offer from compatriots RIVERSIDE to take part in their domestic "Anno Domini High Definition" tour. Afterwards the band went on to record their debut album "Journey Through The Hidden Gardens" (2010) under the auspices of Paweł "Janos" Grabowski. The material was mixed by Szymon Czech (Studio X) while Grzegorz Piwowski was in charge of mastering. Although DISPERSE openly revealed their roots, they already managed to shape a sound of their own on "Journey Through The Hidden Gardens" (2010).
Their critically acclaimed first full-length opened new doors for DISPERSE, who performed at venues and festivals throughout Poland, where they supported such renowned acts as MARILLION. Their reputation as excellent live performers spread and as a result international shows including the Euroblast Festival in Germany and UK Tech-Metal Fest in Alton followed, where the band also presented Daniel Kesler as second guitarist, drummer Maciej Dzik and Wojciech Famielec on bass as their new members.
In the meantime DISPERSE worked hard on their second album. Returning to Studio X, guitarist Jakub Żytecki now also assumed the role of producer, which enabled him to record some parts in his home studio. The final mastering was done by Grzegorz Mukanowski. With their sophomore full-length DISPERSE are ready to take on the world. "Living Mirrors" is witness to the Poles' amazingly fast growing skills as creative songwriters. There is a maturity and confidence in their arrangements that emphasise the melodic flow instead of utilising their considerable technical skills for self-service and showing off. DISPERSE make progressive Rock and Metal seem easy. Yet listen closely and you find an ocean full of amazing details!
|Rafał Biernacki||Vocals & keys|
Releases Season of Mist
|Wed, Jun 29 2016||UK||London||Black Heart||+Destiny Potato|
|Thu, Jun 30 2016||UK||Plymouth||Underground||+Destiny Potato|
|Fri, Jul 01 2016||UK||Basingstoke||The Sanctuary||+Destiny Potato|
|Sat, Jul 02 2016||UK||Milton Keynes||Craufard Arms||+Destiny Potato|
|Sun, Jul 03 2016||UK||Manchester||Aatma||+Destiny Potato|
|Mon, Jul 04 2016||UK||Glasgow||Audio||+Destiny Potato|
|Tue, Jul 05 2016||UK||Newcastle||Thinktank||+Destiny Potato|
|Wed, Jul 06 2016||UK||Birmingham||Courtyard||+Destiny Potato|
|Sat, Jul 09 2016||UK||Newark||UK Tech-Fest|