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Friday 20 October 2023
Gazpacho concert, Poppodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer
Door de Brexit komen titels die uit de UK afkomstig zijn nog altijd
met vertraging binnen. Soms valt het mee en duurt het slechts 2-3
weken, maar het komt helaas ook voor dat we 4 weken of meer moeten
wachten. We doen ons best om alles zo goed en snel mogelijk te
regelen, maar het blijft lastig...
|Genre||Progmetal/Gothic & Related|
|Omschrijving||Ardarith is a progressive metal project founded by
Max Pfaffinger in 2016. After being the songwriter
and guitarist of the hardcore band Q.E.D. he took
a long break from writing music. In 2015 the war
in Syria changed the world. A lot of people lost
their homes and some of them left everything
behind to start a new life somewhere else. This
and even more the reactions of many people in his
country led to one recurring question: what does
it mean to make this decision?
This question was the starting point to the
writing and production of the first Ardarith Album
It all started with the approach to look inside
someone who actually made this journey. A lot of
interviews and talks showed that it is impossible
to do justice to the complexity of this matter.
Yet there were emotions everyone had in common,
meaning every human being has in common.
So even if the story is about one individuum, the
idea behind it is eligible for everyone.
The main musical influences of Max are bands like
Amorphis, Opeth, Ayreon but also Queensryche,
Queen or The Doors. But it is not only about the
music. It is about transporting an idea, a vision
or a philosophy by combining music and lyrics to
one big whole.
After writing the first riffs and lyrics, the
whole idea about Ardarith came to life: different
singers, an ongoing story, no classical song
structures. The first album takes the listener on
a journey, together with the main character, and
gives him something to think about.
This is what art is all about. Finding new
answers, dealing with something important and
giving the listeners some food for thoughts. And
that is Ardarith.|