TEMNEIN is a French progressive extreme metal band with death/thrash influences that draws musical inspirations from artists like Between the Buried and Me, Death and At the Gates.
TEMNEIN, which was formed in 2009, is based in Nancy, France, and the members come from several towns around north-east of France.
The band’s first recording was produced by Flavien MOREL, keyboardist of Benighted Soul in December 2010, resulting in a demo of 2 tracks named “Time To Avenge”.
Thanks to this demo recording, the band received positive response in the chronicles of several French webzines, and made it possible for the band to perform around twenty gigs in north-east of France and in places such as Paris, Reims and Belgium, featuring bands like Hacride, Hypno5e, and Valborg.
After a few lineup changes, the band was ready to record their first album in February 2013. It was made at Mon Studio in Nancy in collaboration with Yann KLIMEZYK who has worked with notable French artists such as Kells, My Pollux and Pobox.
The result is entitled “404 B.C.” and contains 9 tracks with a total running time of 53 minutes.
Vocalist Yoann “Sub” SACHOT explains about the album:
“404 B.C.” deals with duality that stays in various fields: love, pacifism, work, psychology, our self-perception. It’s the story of a character that develops himself in these diverse points. He has no name but could be called by any of them. He is like any of us, confronted with his moral choices, his principles and his instinct. He has to define his own notion of good and evil.
Each song is a snapshot of his life, various reborn and evolutions of his personality and his state of mind.”
The musical influences on the album is many, ranging from groovy and catchy melo-death, to old-school heavy metal with harmonized guitars, power metal- oriented choruses, but also hardcore technical and progressive parts and blast- beats – even a black metal part is present on the album. All of this tied up in a common thread that is the essence of TEMNEIN.
Surely this is an album for the metal listener that wants to be challenged, but at the same time the listener will nod recognizable and groove to the world of TEMNEIN.
“404 B.C.”. will be released worldwide January 27th 2014 by Mighty Music.
Florian FRANDIDIER: Guitars and backing vocals
Julien DE GIORGIO: Bass
Yoann “Sub” SACHOT: Vocals
James CAMOZZI: Guitars
Valentin TREUILLIER: Drums
CD – 2013
Danish release: 27.01.2014