A Spectre is Haunting Europe
post-punk, deathrock from Vancouver BC
Intentionally ambiguous in both meaning and style, theirs is a music hewn in dirty ice, eroded by bloody history, and shrouded in the bleary, blustery mystery of the present. Guitars alternately grate, gibble, and blanket. Rhythms undulate, echo, march on. Stories about the dead and the barely living. Shadowplay (RU) calls them "nervous, hysterical, explosive". Punk Planet praises the band as "intelligible and beautiful ... easily holds a place amongst the past greats". Indygoth exclaims, "Oh Canada....thank you for making such dark fine music!" Rock critic Mick Mercer, who ranks Astonishing Tales in his Top Ten list for 2004, proclaims them as "standing indie expectations on their heads...thrashing out a brand new sound which is head and shoulders above typical indie".
|Marina Stamboulieh||bass / drums||2002-2005|
|Damon Stamoulieh||drums / bass||2004-2005|