German one-man symphonic dark metal band Daidalos founded in 2020 by drummer/pianist Tobias Püschner (former drummer of the technical thrash band Revolt) released the debut album The Expedition July 2022 via Extreme Metal Music. Daidalos with second single Northlight,
The above mentioned album was inspired after reading a book on Captain Sir John Franklin’s Lost Expedition, a British voyage of Arctic exploration that departed with 129 men from England in 1845. Both ships, called Erebus & Terror, became icebound and after being trapped and suffering in eternal coldness for over a year, the remaining sailors decided to abandon their ships. Trying to survive, they set out for the Canadian mainland, but disappeared.
German one-man symphonic dark metal band Daidalos (founded in 2020 by drummer/pianist Tobias Püschner former drummer of the technical thrash band Revolt. The original idea was to write blackmetal songs just by piano & drums. But after an experiment of creating atmospheric breakdowns between the heroic but hopeless mental state of Sir John Franklin´s Arctic Expedition, a concept for The Expedition was born. Still in the lead of the piano, eight symphonic dark metal songs arised. The track Icewind,
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«The Expedition is a musical journey through the Arctic Ice, on board with Sir John Franklin’s crew. The different moods the sailors had to experience at that time probably went from heroic and enthusiastic to absolute hopelessness and daily mortal fear. I composed these atmospheres musically and told them as a concept album / musical story», says Püschner.