Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Flavor of The Week-D-FE


Thanks to one of the followers of this blog, (Thanks Luke!) I discovered this awesome band called D-FE. Get this-It's a tribal metal band. It's super interesting and dare I say-refreshing? I like the idea of mixing traditional African tribal music (mostly heavy percussion) and even some Afro-Caribbean instruments with heavy metal. It's so metal because it goes against everything metal is supposed to be. The unfortunate thing is that I can barely find any info on them yet apparently they've been on the scene since 1997! I'm not too sure but on their myspace it say they disbanded with their last LP that was out in 2008-which saddens me. Check em' out though. It's a shame that they are unsigned...




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8agfU7pcSog <-The single 'Kermite'. http://www.myspace.com/dfeband <-D-FE myspace
Yay or Nay? I want your opinion.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

luke sez:

oooh, now I'm faymous!!

did you actually procure a copy of that album, I should have a look for it...

I found a copy of an album they did in 2005 on soulseek, it has Muziki on it, so it must be their last, if you want it get the soulseek program http://www.slsknet.org (not soulseek.org, that's a phishing site)
if you search d-fe while I'm online you'll be able to get it, or else from the guy I'm getting it from.

MilesPerHour said...

I say nay but music is all about personal tastes and not a reflection on the music or the musicianship.

helluvadrug said...

im pretty excited to hear this. ive had my own concepts regarding fusing various types of tribal/folk music and metal, inspired by the style of Nordic folk bands.

by the way, i find this blog particularly parallel to my own opinions, although there is much ill soon have to say...

Nuclear Mamba said...

Wow, nice! It's not really my thing, but I like how they combined the elements of metal and tribal sounds. They remind me of Sepultura in a way. Anyway, could you please do part 2 on the "dating in the metal scene" thing soon? I'm anxious, and I hate cliff hangers. =(

The Black Girl into Heavy Metal said...

@Luke-Lol, no I haven't dug around for a copy yet. I plan on doing so as soon as I find it but I'll probably try what you suggested, thanks for the link!
@Miles-Great answer, I agree. I think if tribal metal becomes a widespread genre, it'll be to an aquired taste. Thanks for the comment.
@Helluvadrug-I always thought it would be interesting too! But the few all black metal bands from Africa I've heard usually stick to strictly European styles so I was excited about this.
@Nuclear Mamba-Lol, I'll get on it! And welcome to the blog!

Nonworshipper (TZ Zine) said...

If you want awesome metal with black people playing it, check out Blasphemy. Classic! There's a black guy in the band and they play black metal the way it should be played; rumbling with that old school spirit! No frills, no symphonies and no females singing opera! They're a respected, integral part of black metal, a serious band that continues to make its fiery mark on the "scene." Raising the horns since 1984!
They're ultra popular with Satanic skinheads (they're ultimately non-racist, I've spoken with a few of them before in Charlotte, NC, interesting sub-culture.)

www.myspace.com/officialblasphemy

Kelly said...

Awesome. I'm always looking for weird metal. Thanks!

Lunaria said...

I'm from Italy. I am searching their contacts for an interview. Should be amazing. I have discovered them and they are [or were? ;-( ] amazing. original. I really love original bands. If someone have still their contacts... I am studying Afro pantheon (Gods and Goddesses) I am interested talking about with a metal/rock band from Africa.

Lunaria said...

p.s by the way, I really love Vodun, a new band (I have interviewed :D ).
Really love the voice of the singer and their concept about ancient Afro Gods.