“Nature’s creative power is far beyond man’s instinct of destruction”
(Jules Verne, 1869)
Bloodred stories painted by dark progressive rock/metal.
This is Scarlet Stories, a Dutch band from Tilburg, who released two EP’s since 2012 and became known for their unique dark progressive music with an eclectic range of musical infuences, such as heavy metal, ambient and doom. In September 2019 they released their debut-album ‘Necrologies’ (Necrologies – obituary/list of deaths).
Scarlet Stories originally consists of Bram te Kamp and Lisette van den Berg, who started out creating melancholic acoustic songs heavily infuenced by progressive metal. After fall 2012 they decided to sculpt their music in both an acoustic and expanded form and joined forces with Tim Kuper (Kudra Mata), Maarten Grimm (Triangulum), Carmen Raats (Witte Wieven) and Sophie Ansems (Sophie Marlon, UniversalSoundShifts).
Scarlet Stories was support act for Antimatter, Danny Cavanagh (Anathema), Gus G & Marty Friedman, Stream of Passion, KLONE and more. In 2013 they released their acoustic EP ‘Scarlet Stories’, which received great reviews from the public and press. Also, with their band EP ‘Resurrection’ Scarlet Stories showed they were ready to conquer bigger stages.
Scarlet Stories’ first full-length was made possible by all crowdfunding supporters via the platform Voordekunst. The band was supported by KunstLoc Brabant and received funding from Provincie Noord- Brabant and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds during their crowdfunding campaign.
‘"Necrologies” is a tribute to all animals and humans who suffered or died by the greed of others. It acknowledges their battle, struggle or innocence. The songs tell stories about their suffering or how they died. Our stories show the dark side of humanity and are soundtracks to emotions, injustice, murder, but also beauty and innocence. These tales are brought with a dramatic live performance and dynamics. One moment fragile and quiet, and the other moment intense and raw.