Identifile: This Vale of Tears

profile

author
Tom Simons
date
08.2001
style
"G.E.M." Gothic with Electronic & Melodic influences, or something like that ;-)
founded
1993
members
Erik Duffeleer (Lead vocals)
Johan Peeters (Guitar & vocals)
Tom Simons (Synths, programming & vocals)
short bio
1993-1996
After a couple of cassette releases, the last of which was produced by Guy Van Mieghem (Vomito Negro), TVOT decided to approach things in a more professional way. While gigging across Belgium, the demand for a CD release grew.
1997
It quickly became apparent they would do it on their own like they used to. This resulted in the founding of the FZ-records home label. Although 'Precession by sunset' was a low budget production, they felt it embodied what they were all about. This CD also generated Nightbreed's first signs of interest, one of which being incorporated in their catalogue.
1998
A remarkable twist of fate made TVOT kick off the Batcave Festival (replacing Tors of Dartmoor) where Suspiria played their very last gig. Meanwhile Nightbreed put their version of 'Maniac' - a club hit by now - on one of their 'New Alternatives' series. At this point, the first plans where made for the new album. The rough drafts of their new material were written in between gigs.
1999
The songs were finished in studio by the end of 1998 - early 1999. The harvest of these studio sessions would eventually be released (in collaboration with Nightbreed) as 'Adam nude' (May 1999). The band promoted the release the best way they could: gigging!
2000
By the end of 1999, the first contacts were made to play Eurorock 2000. Their appearance on this major annual festival boosted sales. The last 3 years seemed to be a continuous loop of events: gigning, writing, gigging, writing, recording,...
2001
January - June 2001
Objective: incorporating undeniable new influences without losing the TVOT essence.
Mission status: 4 songs recorded may 2001 > promo out now
message
Getting more people to love or hate us isn't always easy, but we think we're getting there...
other projects
Quean - experimental alter-ego project, same members
website
http://www.tvot.be
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This Vale of Tears


discography

This Vale of Tears
MC
1994
 
1 Social Cindy
2 Humanity
3 The liar
4 Ophelia
5 Frozen zone
6 Down & under

From where the sun now stands
MC
1995
 
1 Periphelion stage, higher spirits
2 End of reason
3 Eyes like guns
4 Aphelion stage, the liar
5 Devils night
6 Happy birthday

Precession by sunset
CD
1997
FZ-Records
Precession by sunset
1 In China
2 Vamp's bite
3 If i die
4 Innocent child
5 The dying breed
6 Coming home
7 Cubic rotation
8 Lap of luxury
9 Maniac
10 Rocky roads
+ demo 'From where the sun now stands'

Adam nude
CD
1999
Nightbreed
Adam nude
1 Angel station
2 7-17
3 Kiss miss paranoia
4 (where are you?)
5 Slipping away
6 La veuve blanche
7 Alone in sadness
8 Humanity
9 Killing an Arab
10 Maniac 99
11 Did I miss something?

4 track promo 2001
CD
2001
Promo
1 No more
2 Flame
3 Take me by the hand
4 My distance

Exceed
CD
2001
Black Rain
Exceed
1 Exceed
2 The wind
3 No more
4 Flame
5 Alone in the shower
6 Silence
7 If I die (resurrection mix)
8 My distance
9 Higher spirits (flat liner mix)
10 Inside out
11 Exceed (tva vs. ganesh mix)



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