Victor Vicart: Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Daniel Barter: Guitar, Vocals
Dudley Tait: Drums
Allan Paterson: Bass, Guitar
Maxime Keller: Keys/Synth
DVNE is a 5 piece progressive metal band from Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded in 2013, the band was then called dune in reference to Frank Herbert's masterpiece of the same name; a statement of the band's mutual obsession for Sci-fi and fantasy of all forms, the inspiration of which has continued to influence their music to this day.
Breaking in the scene with their first album Asheran in 2017, Dvne secured tours in the UK, Europe and US with Eyehategod, Elder, Inter Arma and performed at prestigious festivals such as Psycho Las Vegas 2018, Desertfest London 2019 and Inferno Festival 2019.
In March 2021 Dvne released their seminal second album Etemen Ænka which was hailed by fans and press alike around the globe and hence ended up on many album of the year list which led Dvne to be awarded 'Best Metal Act' at the 2021 Scottish Alternative Music Awards. Following the release, Dvne has extensively toured the UK and Europe with the likes of High On Fire, Villagers Of Ioannina City and Bossk and appeared at both London & Berlin's Desertfest editions, Arctangent Festival and Freak Valley Festival.
While the world was still in turmoil, the band decided to set up a digital live stream of 4 songs to finally bring the new songs to life to fans around the globe in a safe way. The outstanding live performance was recorded in their hometown Edinburgh together with the help of producer Graeme Young, who already produced Etemen Ænka. For the first time ever, the band performed the new songs live with special guest Lissa Robertson on violin and vocals.
Dvne are a band of great contrasts, weaving titanic heaviness and intricate gentleness together, complex lyrical ideas with engaging storylines, and this has only been expanded upon and concentrated on second album Etemen Ænka. "It is a very dense and layered album which will reward multiple listens, and while this is becoming a recurring aspect of our music, we feel that we went further with it this time. It's also a very polarising album, emotionally speaking. The heavy sections are, well, very heavy, while the clean sections are much more intricate and delicate and in a way wouldn't be out of place in a Studio Ghibli anime soundtrack." , explains the band. Their name is a reference to the timeless sci-fi epic Dune by Frank Herbert, this is very much a genre that they happily inhabit, and is once again reflected in the lyrical content of the record. While wanting to create a universe of their own, they also cover more serious topics related to the society we live in, and while Asheran was very much focused on their relation to their surroundings and the environment, Etemen Ænka focuses much more on social issues and more specifically on inequalities and the human relationship with power.