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DEAD CAN DANCE Unveils “The Invocation” Video

Taken from the critically-hailed album DIONYSUS, the video for “The Invocation” by DEAD CAN DANCE was directed by the Bulgarian company Wonderswamp, who state:

“When we were contacted by Dead Can Dance we were very excited, as we had been fans of the
band for many years and this was a great opportunity to create something for an act we admire. When we heard ‘The Invocation’ the excitement grew as the song features motifs inspired by Bulgarian folklore music, and to see that our music and traditions can inspire them motivated us further. It was also an opportunity to create a narrative for a video based on ancient traditions that used to be practiced in our country and are still somehow preserved to the present day. The match between these peculiar rituals and the band’s music could not be better.”

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Released in November 2018, Dionysus is the duo’s first album in six years and consists of two acts across seven movements that represent the different facets of the Dionysus myth. Recorded with an array of folk instrumentation and field recordings, the recording takes the form of an oratorio with the voices used imagined as communities celebrating – in communion with each other at times via call and response, chanting, and often conveying emotion beyond the boundaries of language itself. With its musical inspiration still drawn from across the world, this new album shows that Dead Can  Dance continue to mine a rich creative and spiritual seam.

Dead Can Dance will embark on an extensive European tour throughout May and June 2019, celebrating their life and works from 1980 to the present day.

Confirmed dates are:

May 02: Le Liberte, Rennes, France

May 04 / 05: Eventim Apollo, London, UK

May 07 / 08: Cirque Royale, Brussels, Belgium

May 10 / 11: Grand Rex, Paris, France

May 13 / 14: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

May 16 / 17: Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany

May 20 / 21: Barts, Barcelona, Spain

May 23 / 24: Aula Magna, Lisbon, Portugal

May 26 / 27: Teatro Degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy

June 16: Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany

June 18 / 19: Ruhrcongress, Bochum, Germany

June 21 / 22: Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland

June 24: Kongresove Centrum Praha, Prague, Czech Republic

June 26: Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary

June 28: Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia

June 30: Roman Theatre Of Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

July 01: Dassous Theatre, Thessaloniki, Greece

July 03: Herodion Theatre, Athens, Greece

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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