Atmospheric & melodic dark rock
Since their hatching from underneath the industrial fumes of Dutch harbour city Rotterdam back in 2015, DOOL has undeniably left their gloomy mark on the European dark rock scene. After having risen from the ashes of both ‘The Devil’s Blood’ and ‘Elle Bandita’, this pack of wildlings has gathered and set their collective goal to achieve creative evolution and spiritual ascension through the unity that was since then called ‘DOOL’.
‘DOOL’ being derived from the Dutch word for ‘wandering’, the ﬁve-piece started soul-searching their way through rhythms and melodies that would soon evolve into their debut album ‘Here Now, There Then’. A ﬁrst glimpse of what DOOL was becoming was unveiled by the single ‘Oweynagat’ and its eerie and mysterious accompanying video. The full album was released in 2017 on German Prophecy Productions, who were one of many record labels oﬀering the band a record deal immediately after their infamous Roadburn Festival (NL) 2016 showcase.
International press picked up on ‘Here Now, There Then’ massively, and it soon got praise and love all over.
2019 saw the release of the ‘Love Like Blood’ EP, including the band’s take on the classic ‘Killing Joke’ song – a crowd favourite during DOOL live shows, which again received many amazing reviews.
Now, DOOL is ready to enter a new era in their still relatively short musical crusade. Preparations for their sophomore album are in full gear, as the band will be entering the studio in November 2019, and planning the release in April 2020 – playing Roadburn Festival’s main stage as a premiere show, followed by a European headline tour late April/May.
Singer/guitarist Ryanne van Dorst comments: “We can’t wait to enter this next cycle of DOOL with everyone. We’ll bring new songs as well as fresh Blood. The new album will pick up where we left oﬀ, yet changing the route towards diﬀerent dimensions. We invite everyone to be there with us.”