Parzival is one of the oldest Danish underground bands still existing. Original started as an industrial outfit under the name Stiff Miners, and have throughout their career released seven albums (nine if you include the Stiff Miners albums) – and is now settling for their eight album “Urheimat Neugeburt” – consisting of brand new arrangements of songs from their “Urheimat” (2010) album in a new, remarkable style – as well as a couple of new songs.
The bombastic, wagnerish sound of Parzival have changed a lot through the years due to the groups constant hunger for new ways of defining their cinematic and atmospheric style that have taken them through martial industrial, symphonic EBM, atmospheric metal, darkwave, electro as well as strong influences from Russian, European and Asian folk music.
On their upcoming new album “Urheimat Neugeburt” Parzival have reintroduced electric guitars and acoustic drums, turning their sound into a more traditional rock sound, but still with majestic layers of their wellknown bombastic and dramatic soundscapes. The album is a reinterpretation of their 2010 album “Urheimat”. The original album is based on electronic and classic EBM style, whereas the new version of the album have introduced a new style for Parzival, which they label as “gnostic rock”. The album also includes a brand new song, their very first
Since their formation in 1996 on the ashes of the group Stiff Miners, Parzival have played numerous gigs and festivals, including performances with acts as Death In June, Derniere Volonte, Of The Wand & The Moon, Soror Dolorosa, Ostara, Saturnus, and festivals such as Wave Gotik Treffen and Entremuralhas.
Dimitrij Bablevskij (vocals, programming, keyboards)
Oleg Naumov (drums, percussion)
Jens Hansen (keyboards)
Michael Hedelain (drums, percussion)
Tim Ellegaard (bass).
CD – 2014
Worldwide release: 30.06.2014