Diary of Dreams's History (Biography)

Diary of Dreams is a German Darkwave band. The lead singer and founding member Adrian Hates has produced most of the albums by himself or with minimal help from others. He rarely uses a full band, except when he is on tour.

Official site: http://www.diaryofdreams.de/

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/diaryofdreams

Genre(s): Darkwave

Country: Germany

Show Date: August 1, 2009

Festivals: Global East Rock Festival 2009

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Adrian Hates was originally a classically trained guitarist and pianist, and subsequently bassist of Garden of Delight. He initiated the Diary of Dreams project in the late 1980s, taking the name from one of his early classical guitar compositions, 'Tagebuch der Träume'. The first album, 'Cholymelan', appeared in 1994 on the Dion Fortune label.

Encouraged by this success, Adrian formed his own label Accession and released a string of albums over the following years, building a loyal fanbase each step of the way. The second album 'End of Flowers' was released in 1996, expanding on the darkwave sound of the debut. 'Bird Without Wings' followed a year later, whilst the more experimental work 'Psychoma?' arrived in 1998.

Diary of Dreams's Current Members

  • Adrian Hates
  • Gaun:A
  • D.N.S.
  • Torben Wendt
  • Flex

The first sign of consolidation came in 1999, when a compilation album 'Moments of Bloom' appeared, containing two reworked tracks from each album. The next two albums 'One of 18 Angels' and 'Freak Perfume' (plus its companion EP 'PaniK Manifesto') made greater use of electronic rhythms, resulting in greater club play and wider recognition for the band.

Diary of Dreams's Discography

  • 1994 - Cholymelan – re-released in 1999 with four bonus tracks
  • 1996 - End of Flowers
  • 1997 - Bird Without Wings
  • 1998 - Psychoma
  • 1999 - Moments of Bloom
  • 2000 - One of 18 Angels
  • 2002 - Freak perfume
  • 2003 - Dream Collector (originally a limited South African compilation - later given wider release)
  • 2004 - Nigredo
  • 2005 - Alive – live album
  • 2007 - Nekrolog 43
  • 2009 - (if)
  • 2010 - A Collection Of...
  • 2011 - (Ego:X"...))

Their 2004 'Nigredo' (a concept album inspired by a mythology the band designed themselves) saw a move back towards the more subtle, sparse concepts of old, but still featuring bursts of their more recent, dance-oriented sound. Songs from the Nigredo tour were later released on the live CD 'aLive' and the companion DVD 'Nine In Numbers'. The next Diary of Dreams album 'Nekrolog 43' was released in 2007, offering a greater variety of moods and concepts than previous works. Adrian Hates claims to be influenced, both lyric wise and artwork wise, by the German 1909-1935 expressionism and the "beauty of ugliness" in the course of his work.

The ninth album entitled "(if)" was released on 13 March 2009. On February 17, 2010 Adrian announced he is back in the studio recording a new album, and on March 26, 2010 he released "A Collection Of..." which is a best-of compilation album.

On November 12th, 'Echo in Me' a single from the upcoming album Ego:X was released and the band is going to be playing songs from the album on the upcoming German tour.

Source: © http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diary_of_dreams

Official Diary of Dreams's Video

Diary Of Dreams - Iceland (photoshow)
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Diary Of Dreams - The Wedding
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Diary of Dreams - The Valley
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Diary of Dreams - King Of Nowhere
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Other bands that participated at the Global East Rock Festival 2009: Arcana Imperia, Crematory, D.V.S., Ensiferum, Epica, Graveworm, Kingdom Come, Kreator, Maknamara, Motorhead, My Dying Bride, My Favorite Scar, Sonic Syndicate, Tarja Turunen, W.H.I.T.E.

Created At: September 22, 2010 12:28 PM Updated At: May 9, 2011 4:51 PM
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