Abney Park (band)


Abney Park (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Abney Park



Img_capt = Abney Park. From left: Robert Brown, Finn Von Claret.
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Seattle, USA
Genre = Steampunk
Darkwave
Industrial
Folk

Years_active = 1997–present
Label =
URL = [http://www.abneypark.com/ www.abneypark.com]
Current_members = Robert Brown
Finn Von Claret
Kristina Erickson
Nathaniel Johnstone
Daniel C

Abney Park is a Steampunk band based in Seattle. The band mixes elements of industrial dance, and world music influences in their work. They have recently taken on Steampunk personas, claiming to be a band of sky pirates aboard the airship, Ophelia. Their name comes from Abney Park Cemetery in London (UK).

Band members

* Robert Brown - Vocals, Songs, Darbuka, Diatonic button accordion
* Finn Von Claret - vocals
* Kristina Erickson - keyboards, vocals
* Nathaniel Johnstone - Guitar, violin
* Daniel C. - Bass

History

Abney Park was formed by Robert Brown in 1997. In 1998 they released their first full-length album "Abney Park", and in 1999 they released "Return to the Fire". Tracks from these two albums as well as a couple of new ones formed their third release, titled "Cemetery Number 1". In the early years of Abney Park, the band featured a gothic musical and visual style.

In 2005, the band released "Taxidermy", which is a collection of new versions of songs from past albums, three live tracks and two covers. In 2006 they released the album "The Death of Tragedy". After this release, their line-up changed as well, with the departure of Traci Nemeth, Krysztof Nemeth and Robert Hazelton, replaced by Magdalene Veen, Jean-Paul Mayden and Nathaniel Johnstone. In the spring of 2008, Magdalene Veen left the band and has been replaced by Finn Von Claret.

Abney Park has performed at festivals like Dragon*Con, Saturnalia, Utah Dark Arts, Bats Day, Convergence, Masque and Veil, and the Bay Area Maker Faire.

Discography

Albums

* "Abney Park" (1998)
* "Return to the Fire" (1999)
* "Cemetery Number 1" (2000)
* "From Dreams Or Angels" (2001)
* "Twisted & Broken"
* "Taxidermy" (2005)
* "The Death of Tragedy" (2005)
* "Lost Horizons" (2008)

The band's music has also been featured in many compilation CDs, including Cleopatra Records' "The Unquiet Grave" vol. III, "Annihilation and Seduction" , "Eighteen", and in several movie soundtracks, including "Insomnis Amour", "Goth", and "Lord of the Vampires".

External links

*Allmusicguide|id=11:difwxq80ldke|label=Abney Park
* [http://www.abneypark.com Abney Park Official Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/abneypark Abney Park on www.Myspace.com]

References


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