Adrian Daleore – Lead Vocals
Moritz Kunkel – Lead Guitar //Backing Vocals
Thomas Moser – Rhythm Guitar //Spoken Words
Christian Eckstein – Bass //Backing Vocals
Gérald Marie – Keyboards //Backing Vocals
Konrad Gonschorek – Drums
The German rock band, Deafening Opera, was formed in Munich in 2005 by lead singer Adrian Daleore, guitarists Moritz Kunkel and Thomas Moser, and bassist Christian Eckstein, and joined by Konrad Gonschorek on drums and Tilman Espert on the keyboards, who was replaced by Gérald Marie in 2009.
Their first album, Synesteria, released in 2009, falls under the genre of progressive metal. The precise guitar riffs and powerful rhythms are delicately balanced by melodious, sometimes melancholic, vocals. This intriguing combination invites the listener to explore the inner self.
The style of this Munich group passed from metal to progressive rock with the release of the EP 25.000 Miles (2011). This EP serves as the basis for the new album Blueprint, which has been released in July 2013. The lyrics, in English and French, tell the story of a life and the construction of a man; the vocals are born on an ambience that is sometimes retro and powerful, sometimes atmospheric, punctuated with arpeggiators.
With widely diverse experimental styles that are technically rigorous, this multicultural ensemble seems to have found the right balance to satisfy a wider audience, appealing to those new to the genre as well as to the musically sophisticated, while conveying a range of emotions and sensations.