Dismal – The Waltz Of Mind is an Italian gothic/alternative band.
The first official band’s release has been issued in November 1998 on Pagan Records&Audioglobe dist., it has been called “Fiaba Lacrimevole – like a red bleeding rose in a glacial desert”. The debut album gets an immediate success and soon it became a top-selling album. In September 2002 Dismal found a musical agreement with Aural Music Group, another record deal has been signed and together they established Dreamcell11, a division of Aural Music in order to follow and to promote the band artistically and commercially. >Within the end of 2002 the band entered the Gulp! Studios by Marco Calliari, sound engineer of the Italian pop band Subsonica in order to record their second cd called “Rubino Liquido – Three Scarlet Drops…” using a 12-elements orchestra.
Claustrophobic and essential drum parts, waltz and tango bit mixed with baroque and orchestral sound while the electric guitar parts are always more and more left on the background. After a few months artists like Yendri (D), Ab Ovo (F) and Stark (AUS) started to remix three songs of this album, “Tre Stille Scarlatte”, “Niveare” and “Esse”, songs available on the deluxe version of the follower cd called “Miele Dal Salice” also on the digital version. “Miele Dal Salice” is the third record issued in 2006, the band dedicated a lot of time to this record which is the most intense and bizarre cd they have released to date. On this new effort, Rossana Landi (degreed in music) is the new lead singer, playing the contrabass too.
After a short but intense touring around Germany and Italy as well as on very important festivals like the Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig and Berlin with solar fake (D), Dismal took a break and (Afelio co-founder, male voice and guitar) left the band due to personal reasons. After this very long break the band decided to enter the studio again and this year 2013 it will see the light of the brand new album called “Giostra di Vapore”. Now the band goes forward to create a new sound dimension fusing electronic sound with classical music, simply modern and antique meets together for a sound similar to steampunk. Lyrics&inspiration are always focused on topics like social psychology, philosophy, poetry, art, alchemy and more spiritual themes.