The Barque of Dante
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The melodic power metal band The Barque of Dante from Mianyang, Sichuan was founded in 2004. In the same year they began to record their demo Paean for Hero, which includes six tracks. Part of the line-up at this time was Yuan Liu, who has later left the band. The demo was independendly distributed over the net and the 200 copies were quickly sold out.
Xie Heng as the core member had to find new musicians.
In 2005 The Barque of Dante had the most complete line-up. The members at this time were: vocalist / rhythm guitar: Xie Zhiheng, vocalist / guitar: Wang Hongyu, bass: Hui Deng; drums: Wang Lei. In the same year in December, The Barque of Dante performed live in Mianyang in the LOW bar. After the guitarist Wang Hongyu left the band, they once again became a studio band.
In 2006, The Barque of Dante recorded a new single, "Sing for You"
In 2007, The Barque of Dante began to record a new album.
In 2008, The Barque of Dante came in contact with the underground label Hell Summons Productions and re-released their demo Paean for Hero with two bonus tracks consisting of the single "Sing for You" and song "Farewell" from 2008.
At the time the recording of the new album was nearly finished the big earthquake in Sichuan occurred in 512. The Barque of Dante was located in Mianyang, where the damage was very high. Studio computers and recording equipment was damaged and informations of the unfinished recording was also missing. Even the record studio suffered from danger of collapse. The whole work was all for nothing, but the band had an iron will and started from scratch.
In August 2008 in Mianyang, The Barque of Dante started their recordings again. Although the recording was often followed by aftershocks which destroyed the end result, the band finally completed the recording of the album. The album was named Final Victory.
In November 2008 in Beijing, The Barque of Dante signed a contract with Mort Productions, which have released the album in May 2009.
In June their songs Final Victory and Warrior's Song are included in the So Rock! Magazine (no. 87).
In the February 2010 issue of TimeOut Beijing, Zhang Fan named them as one of the top acts in 2010.
Way of Your Life - 2011
Resurrection of the Gods 6 - 2009, May
- ↑ TimeOut Beijing, Music - Eye of the tiger, Page 61, February 2010, issue no. 64