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The Undercurrent


Listenable Records / Soulfood
27.04.2007 (Germany)


Upon forming in October 1993, French deathsters SCARVE birthed an intricate, dark and brutal brand of extremity. After releasing a demo, an MCD and debut album “Translucence”, the six-piece signed a worldwide deal with Listenable Records in 2001. Resulting sophomore effort “Luminiferous” took SCARVE’s very own futuristic sound to new heights, allowing the band to embark on a series of festivals and shows throughout Europe, including a tour with Nile. But it was the critically acclaimed 2004 audio missile “Irradiant” that really stuck SCARVE’s flag in the metal map, earning them a spot on world famous festivals such as Graspop, Tuska Open Air and Wâldrock.

Swedish masterminds Meshuggah even handpicked the band as the only support act on their European trek. Now these purveyors of modern brutality are back with “The Undercurrent”! Erupting track after unique track of ferocious, weaving, blastbeat-fueled madness, this mind-blowing slab of modern death metal sees SCARVE explore their art to the max. Armed with an explosive sound courtesy of longtime producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, Soilwork) and stunning vocals by Lawrence Mackrory (remember Darkane’s “Rusted Angel”), there is simply no way of avoiding the technical whirlwind that is “The Undercurrent”.

So get blown away and experience SCARVE at their best!


Pierrick Valence : screams
Patrick Martin : rhythm guitars
Sylvain Coudret : rhythm & lead guitars
Loïc Colin : bass
Dirk Verbeuren : drums


1994 : ‘Scarve’ – demo tape
1996 : ‘Six Tears of Sorrow’ – EP
1998 : ‘Opacity’ – promo tape & EP
2000 : ‘Translucence’ (Furtive/War)
2002 : ‘Luminiferous’ (Listenable Records)
2004 : ‘Irradiant’ (Listenable Records)

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