6th Album from the Italian Dark Gothic Masters DISMAL, celebrating 25th years of
Activity. “Quinta Essentia” is another Masterpiece of Classical symphonic music mixed with doom metal, darkwave, neofolk, waltz and… tango!
„Quinta Essentia“ is a the new gothic musical fairy tale of DISMAL – The Waltz Of Mind artistic project.
1 Gold Leviathan Part I, II
2 Turin Black Light Act I, II, III
3 Alma Mater (Alchimia Della
4 Mind & Randomness
5 Hermes The Thrice-Greatest
6 Beyond The Matter
7 The Big Bang Is My Light
8 Pale Blue Dot
9 Leviathan of Gold Part III
Rossana Landi – vocals & double-bass
Bradac – piano, synths, orchestrations &
Daniel Porfido – 8 strings electric guitar,
Lautaro Acosta – violin
Dismal is an italian gothic band formed in 1995. The first album was released in November 1998 for Pagan Moon Records, titled “Fiaba Lacrimevole – like a red bleeding rose in a glacial desert”. This debut album was an immediate success and soon it became a top selling album for the Label. In September 2002 Dismal signed a long term deal with Aural Music Group, co-founding Dreamcell11, a division of Aural Music in order to follow and to promote the band artistically and commercially.
Within the end of 2002 the band entered the Gulp Studio by Marco Calliari to record their second Album titled “Rubino Liquido – Three Scarlet Drops…” using a 12-elements orchestra. Described as a mix of claustrophobic and essential drum parts, waltz and tango mixed with
baroque and orchestral sound.
“Miele Dal Salice” is the third album released in 2006, the band dedicated a lot of time to this record, full of bizarre and intense tones. On this new effort, Rossana Landi is the new lead singer, playing contrabass too. After a short but intense touring around Germany and Italy,
protagonists of very important festivals like the Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig and Berlin, Dismal took a break and Afelio (guitarist and male vocal) left the band due to personal reasons. After this very long break the band decided to enter the studio again at the Punto Rec Studios by Fabrizio Argiolas in 2013 to record the new album titled “Giostra di Vapore”. In this work the band has created a new sound dimension fusing electronic sound with the classical music, modern and antique meets together for a sound inspired by steampunk and industrial revolution.
Dismal in the 2019 begins the composition of their fifth new concept-album “Quinta Essentia”, concluding the recording in July 2020 in the Gulp Studio by Marco Calliari. The band claims to have combined all their previously works, keeping their signature Gothic and theatrical sound constant. The lyrics are developed on cultural, philosophical and alchemical themes.
Quinta Essentia is a sonorous mesmerism take the listener into a bizarre epic limbo, in a “carnival of the mind” where rationality and madness are constantly touched. Mix of magical atmospheres characterize the new gothic musical fairy tale by DISMAL – The Waltz Of Mind .
“Our Sad Saga“ – (Demo– CD 1996)
“Fiaba Lacrimevole” – (Pagan Moon LP – 1998)
“Dionisiaca” – (Beyond…prod – MCD – 2001)
“Rubino Liquido – Three Scarlet Drops” – (DreamCell11/Aural Music – CD – 2004)
“Miele Dal Salice” – (DreamCell11/Aural Music – CD – 2007)
„Giostra di Vapore“ – (DreamCell11/Aural Music – CD – 2013)
“Quinta Essentia“ – (DreamCell11/Aural Music – CD/LP/box – 2020)