Scarve - Biography


SCARVE was born in 1994 in Nancy, France when Patrick Martin (rhythm guitar) and Dirk Verbeuren (drums) joined forces to create their own personal kind of extreme metal, influenced by late legends such as Death, Coroner, Cynic and Atheist.

One well-received demo tape later, Sylvain Coudret (rhythm & lead guitar) joined SCARVE and took part in the recording of the self-financed Six Tears Of Sorrow MCD in 1996, a professionally sounding piece of progressive melodic thrash.

But it was only in 1998, with the addition of two new vocalists including Guillaume Bideau (raw & polished vocals), that SCARVE felt they could fully express their musical ambitions.

Released throughout Europe in early 2000 by Furtive Records and War Music, SCARVE's first album Translucence saw the six-piece become a much more brutal and crushing unit, without losing their sense for intricate melodies and tormented futuristic lyrical concepts. A huge production provided by mastermind Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, Darkane, In Flames) turned the band's first album into an unstoppable sonic missile.

Listenable Records then entered the fold, offering SCARVE a worldwide deal and releasing the outfit's second bomb, the highly acclaimed and ferociously blasting Luminiferous, again produced by Daniel Bergstrand. After adding Pierrick Valence (raw vocals) and Loïc Colin (bass) to their line-up, SCARVE embarked on a long promotional trip, playing over 40 shows throughout Europe in 2002 alone, with bands such as Behemoth, Dew-Scented, Tiamat, Pungent Stench, Aborted, No Return, Sinister, Myrkskog, Reclusion, Akercocke, Gojira, and Nile for whom the band opened on their 3-week European trek. Luminiferous also saw a US release through WWIII Music.

In July 2003, SCARVE entered the renowned Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden to record their third long-range missile with the help of Daniel Bergstrand and Örjan Örnkloo (ex-Misery Loves Co). Not only does Irradiant display an undeniable growth in the band's songwriting capabilities, but it also builds a crystal-clear wall of sound that reaches lightyears beyond their past efforts. With guest appearances by Fredrik Thordendal from Meshuggah and Gustaf Jorde from Defleshed, as well as stunning artwork by Dennis Sibeijn (Aborted), Irradiant has already received an overwhelming response worldwide, ranking high in reviews and various soundchecks (Rock Hard, Aardschok, etc). The band has even been featured on the cover of Rock Hard France's April issue. SCARVE is without a doubt one of the leading extreme metal acts of tomorrow.

To be continued...

Source: Scarve website []