Asrai’s roots lay in the 1980’s. Several of its members played in various punk and new-wave bands. At that time their music already had a melancholic dark side. Asrai was formed in 1988 and very quickly obtained an excellent reputation thanks to radio sessions and countless gigs.
Asrai released several demo-tapes from 1989 to 1994 (“The Blue Tape”, “So Clear That You Couldn’t Tell Where The Water Ended And The Air Began”, “Love Is A Lie”, “Live In A Package”). Finally in 1997 their debut CD, “As Voices Speak”, was released by the German label Poison Ivy.
From 1997 Asrai took time to perfect their sound and to find the right line-up. The band stood tall through this difficult period. Their perseverance was rooted in a sincere love for music.
In the meantime, contracted by Transmission Records, Asrai recorded their second CD “Touch In The Dark”. Roman Schönsee produced this CD while Sacha Peath, the best guy for mixing Metal and Rock, made the finishing touch.
The CD was recorded in both Holland (Excess Studio) and Germany (Beautiful Lake Studio).
The result is an album full of hot-blooded rock wandering through the twilight zone between Gothic Rock and Metal. Let yourself get carried away by their music and the exceptional and intense singing of Margriet. Fall into the depth of your darkest and intense emotions.
The release date for the album “Touch In The Dark” is may 26th 2004. It will come out in most European countries as well as in Asia and America.
The video-clip made for their single “Pale Light” was made by the versatile and talented duo Marcel de Jong and Jelle Swetter.
Margriet Mol - Vocals
Rik Janssen - Guitar
Manon van der Hidde - Synth
Martin Kooy - Bassguitar
Karin Mol - Drums
1. In Front Of Me 4:53
2. Pale Light 4:36
3. Whisper 5:44
4. Restless 4:23
5. Touch In The Dark 5:02
6. Tower 6:19
7. Dream 4:16
8. Child 4:59
9. Garden 4:06
10. Shadows 3:22