Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Dyscordia was formed at the end of 2009 when the main driving forces of some other Belgian bands decided to leave the frustrations of their previous bands behind them and start something new together. This could have been quite a risk as this means all members have a dominant and perfectionist personality, but for some reason it has really worked out and the vibe in the band has been great since the beginning.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We’d go no further than to describe our music as ‘Melodic Metal’. We try to keep our minds open and let our style wander wherever it wants to go without limiting ourselves to one specific genre of music. The influences differ greatly between the band members – which is one of the reasons we like to keep a broad horizon in our musical style – but for me personally, I’m a big fan of a lot of contemporary Scandinavian metal bands, more progressive music like Pain of Salvation and Devin Townsend, and 80’s era stuff like Metallica and Megadeth.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
They should only buy them if they like them! They can check out some of our videoclips on YouTube and if they like what they hear, we can promise them there’s a lot more where that came from, and all of the albums are produced by the dream team of Jens Bogren and Tony Lindgren at the Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. They were also responsible for releases by Sepultura, Paradise Lost, Opeth and Amon Amarth just to name a few so at least the sound quality of the albums is top notch!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We’ve released three full albums until now, ‘Delete / Rewrite’ being the most recent one that has been released in January of this year. Reception has been really positive for all of them, we’ve gotten some great reviews for all three albums and our fan base has been growing with each one!
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Of course we do, playing live is what we love to do most! We’ve been really lucky to be able to play at some major festivals (Graspop, Alcatraz, Summer Breeze, Dokk’em Open Air,…) but we’ve been doing a lot of club shows as well and we’re not planning to change anything about that. We’re also planning to do a tour later this year, so hopefully we’ll be playing somewhere close soon!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We’re both passionate and perfectionist about what we do, and we play the music we like to hear ourselves. We’re also planning to be around for a long time and to play live as much as we can and at as many places as we can – so keep an eye on us and come say hi if we’re playing somewhere near you!
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We’re fresh out of the studio with our new album so we’d like to play live as much as possible now, hopefully even do that tour I was talking about, and after that we’ll be back to writing some new stuff so we can do it all over again!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find some videoclips on our YouTube channel and on our website (www.dyscordia.com). All our releases are also on Spotify and they are released through Dutch Music Works, so they should be available in stores as well. You can also order the albums and a whole bunch of merch on our website. Thanks for checking us out!