Holland's most notorious rock musicians have gathered to form DOOL, a dark rock band featuring bassist Job van de Zande and drummer Micha Haring from celebrated cult rockers The Devil's Blood and the country's most infamous rock singer, the striking Ryanne van Dorst. Rounded out by guitarists Nick Polak (Gold) and Reinier Vermeulen (The New Media), DOOL radiates an undeniable raw energy and has created a distinct and dynamic sound right from the start. On the strength of its captivating debut single, "Oweynagat", and a red hot live performance at Roadburn 2016, DOOL has quickly become a hotly-tipped buzz band in underground circles.
DOOL's much anticipated debut album, "Here Now, There Then", is set for release on February 17, 2017, and proves all advance praise to be more than justified. Recorded by producer Pieter Kloos (The Devil's Blood, Motorpsycho), "Here Now, There Then" is an album of supreme songwriting and remarkable musical diversity, blending classic hard rock, gothic pop and psychedelic metal in an ever-surprising manner. Carried by infinite, hypnotic guitar lines, DOOL takes the listener from dark caves, inhabited by ancient ghosts on its debut single "Oweynagat", to the deep abysses of a broken heart on cuts like "Death of Love". From the sensual and teasing ("Words on Paper"), to the imposing and ominous (the 10 minute epic "Vantablack"), DOOL hits every pressure point, striking with the deadly precision of a venomous asp.
""Here Now, There Then" is about dreaming, ambition and will," says Ryanne van Dorst. "The album is about breaking boundaries and behavioral patterns while destroying stigmas. It is a mantra for whoever needs it and in any way one chooses to use it. It is the shadow lands between fantasy and reality. A fairy tale in a concrete background."
Dutch for "wandering", the sound of DOOL is a call to let oneself float freely and weather the storms of everyday life, taking flight into the wild unknown…all those who wander are DOOL.
- Audio cassette in black cardboard with silver hotfoil embossing and coloured inner sleeve (100 copies available)
2. Golden Serpents
3. Words On Paper
4. In Her Darkest Hour
6. The Alpha
7. The Death Of Love
8. She Goat