Irina decided to step back and is now looking forward for a new opportunity in a metal band. Thank you very much for the last three years, you will be missed!
We continue as a quartet and try to sharpen our music with our existing instruments. There will still be a violin around, but things will be a little bit different...stay tuned!
Rehearsal Room N° 3
We were looking for a rehearsal room that is a little bit more reachable for all of us. After almost a year of searching, we found a great room in Russikon, Zurich, that was already very well and carefully prepared for bands, and it sounds awesome!
Adliswil on fire!
What a gig (click for pictures)! So many people found their way to Adliswil, the Cave was completely full - thank you so much for all your support, such great fans, so great feedback! We are really happy and had another good show. Special thanks to the very kind Germinal crew!
El Rey showed the world that they really, REALLY ROCK the sh#t out of Cave Germinal! :-)
Thank you for being able to support you, you're great guys, you play phenomenal - See ya soon!
Great Fans, new Video, new Songs
2017 started amazing, thank you all for an awesome gig in Ebrietas Zurich! (click for pictures)
But that is not everything, in the winter holidays, we made a video for our new Song This Is Not Me. The video was recorded Live in our band bunker. The vocals and the guitars have been re-recorded to make it sound fatter. Watch it here:
Last but not least, we also recorded a new Song called In Your Face - a kinda celtic-sounding, violin-lasting song that hopfeully gets in your face, especially in your ears and from there directly in your heart! Check it out:
Live @ Ebrietas Zürich 09. Feb. 2017
We will be performing live in Ebrietas Zurich!
Stef - Welcome to the family!
After several jam sessions with many drummers in our new band bunker, we finally found the perfect match - Stefan. His dynamic and powerful style fits perfectly to our sound and we immediately felt familiar, like if it has always been like that.
Stef has already plenty of live experience with his Ska band "Les bon Vivants". And while he is living his bright side with them, his dark side is rumbling Aby...
We are overwhelmed by the many drummers out there around Zurich! We're inviting them to play with us, and we do this in our new band bunker.
Thanks to Sanna, we could move into a great room in Embrach, Zurich.
Our drummer has decided to step back and to make place for a new drummer. We wish him all the best for his future plans.
Two new Songs
We used christmas time to record two more songs:
They were both recorded in our band room and edited by ourselves. There are more and more ideas coming, and while new songs are growing we try to record more of them. Stay tuned!
Maternity Leave - reloaded
Just after Irina went back from her maternity leave, Sannas took her place.
She is now enjoying her well deserved maternity leave while the rest of us keep the heat in the band room. There is a lot going on and many new ideas stay in the pipeline ready to get polished when she is back.
Intro - the video
Its all about the music. This video captures just that. We love what we do, and we do it with greatest passion. This video shows nothing else than that, snippets from several jam sessions and moments from our first concert.
Intro - our second song
One of the most important parts of a concert is its beginning. It paves the way, frees the minds and ears of all the listeners.
This intro resembles our emotions, recorded right trough our instruments. This is, how a concert should start. With pure emotions.
Our first Concert!
Faster than expected, we will have our first concert this summer. It is a small 30min gig at a fun soccer tournament in Hittnau, Grümpi Hittnau. Irina is joining too, even tough she is still enjoying her maternity leave.
Save the date: Saturday, 04.07.2015 - 20:00 - Hittnau
Our first video!
After consequent jamming, we composed about 10 songs in just 5 months. And the first one is now available! We recorded the audio and video of Wake Up live during a jam session, except the part of Irina.
She is enjoing her deserved maternity leave and we recorded the violin some weeks before. You can watch the video on YouTube, listen to the Song on SoundCloud, and find out more about the song here!
Sorry we are full now
No we don't do covers. Blues? Erm.... Nope? Why do all those bass players out there want to play Blues? Finding a bass player was the hardest part 'till now. It seems like rock is not only dead in people's heads, but also in musician's bass fingers. That said, we are even more proud to announce the perfect complement: Mark.
Even though he's playing the bass now, Mark played the guitar for decades. His incredible knowledge and his passion for the same kind of music paves our way to the future. Full throttle!
A band needs a name. We are Aby's Dice.
2kg of it. Wasabi Ice Cream, to be precise.
Ask Oli S. (and thank you by the way!).
It is the most important part in a band. And yet just after two singers found the way to our bunker, it was absolutely clear that we found the perfect voice: Sanna.
What a Lucky shot!
And it does not stop here: What is better than a violin in a band? Two violins! With her celtic influence, she is shaping our music in it's core.
Violins and distortion pedals
Playing with only one guitar and a drum leaves room for more (even tough it is super easy to mix and very cool playing in pairs). Why using a second guitar when we can use a violin?
Irina was the first girl we invited and it was immediately clear that this is the way to go.
Irina also made it clear that having a violin in a band does not automatically mean "opera rock"ish music. Bringing not only her violin and a real bastard of distortion pedal, she also gives us a great portion of multi culture and widens our horizons with her pure sibirian roots.
OK so you have four guitars, three amps, several pedals and many other things that look like band stuff at home. What now? You either give it another try or you just leave it and get rid of everything. Hmm yeah what the heck, let's do it.
It was the first jam session that definitively led the way to this project. So let's prepare the next step.