Spheric Universe Experience

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Nazione:Francia
Attività:dal 1999

Line up

  • Fred Colombo: keyboards
  • John Drai: bass
  • Franck Garcia: vocals
  • Vince Benaim: guitar
  • Christophe Briand: drums
The early beginning of Spheric Universe Experience dates back to 1999, when guitarist Vince Benaim decided to create a progressive metal band together with his friends Sam (on drums) and John Drai (on bass). The band did some local gigs in and around the southern parts of France, going by the name of Gates of Delirium.
They knew that they limited their own repertoire by not incorportating vocals and keyboards, so by 2001 keyboardist Fred Colombo entered the band together with vocalist Alex. Now going by the band name of Amnesya, the guys did lots of liveshows and one demo CD.
In August 2002, the band split because of musical disagreements leaving Vince, John and Fred to continue under the name of Spheric Universe Experience.

During the next 8 months their passion for composing led them to write a complete album, which they recorded at home as a demo in April 2003 with session vocalist Franck Garcia, who came in just a few days before the recordings began. The vocals were recorded in a professional studio, and although Franck didn't have much time with the band prior to recording it, the result is very convincing, which is why he now have joined the band fulltime.
The 2003 demo, "The Burning Box", was sent to Intromental Management in Denmark, who immediately fell in love with the bands sound, and decided to offer them a management-deal.

With drummer Volodia Brice (Kitto, Frédéric Lépée, Stéphan Forte...), the band began recording the final album, "Mental Torments", in August 2003.

The cover artwork has already been done by famous Swedish artist Mattias Norén (www.progart.com). Early 2004, Volodia Brice decided to give up with SUE for personal reasons. The band immediately started to search for a drummer. During spring 2004, Guillaume Morero became the new drummer of SUE.
The band has been playing for 8 months with this line up. However, at the end of year 2004, there is a new change on drums: Guillaume Morero is substituted by Nicolas "Ranko" Muller, who is already recognized as an excellent drummer with his band Artefact. His huge technical skills have actually caught the attention of the band.
Now, the band has finalized their 2nd effort, "Anima", which is a strong follow up to the debut, showcasing S.U.E. from their finest side. The album was recorded by Charles Massabo during the summer of 2006 in Coxinhell Studio and Kallaghan Studio in France and was mastered at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark by Tommy Hansen, giving the music of S.U.E. the extra powerful touch that is needed in today's music market. Artwork was this time around handled by Björn at Killustrations Media in Germany (www.killustrations.com). The album is released worldwide by Sensory Records (part of the Laser's Edge Group) since April 2007, and exclusively in France by Replica Records.

The band recently welcomed a new drummer -- Christophe Briand, drum teacher at the National Music Academy of Cannes, France -- due to Ranko Muller leaving the band after 4 amazing years of drumming.

In September 2008, S.U.E. performed at ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, GA, USA. Right afterwards, the band entered the studio to record their thrid album, "Unreal", which was released in spring 2009. To promote this album, S.U.E. will open on Threshold's European tour in autumn 2009.

With fourth album "The New Eve" the band takes yet another step forward creating one of the most compelling melodic prog metal releases of 2012.

Discografia

Copertina 7,5
The New Eve (Nightmare Records / 2012) 

1. SHUT UP / 2. THE NEW EVE / 3. ESCAPE / 4. NEVER HEAL / 5. ANGEL / 6. THE DAY I DIED / 7. IN THIS PLACE / 8. SELF ABUSE / 9. MY HEART ON THE CROSS

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Unreal (Sensory Records / 2009) 

1. WHITE WILLOW / 2. DOWN MEMORY LANE / 3. LAKESIDE PARK / 4. 3RD TYPE / 5. NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE / 6. LOST GHOST / 7. DRAGGED / 8. O. B. E. / 9. TOMORROW

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Anima (Sensory Records / 2007) 

1. SCEPTIC / 2. BEING / 3. THE INNER QUEST / 4. NEPTUNE'S REVENGE / 5. STORMY DOME / 6. WORLD OF MADNESS / 7. END OF TRAUMA / 8. HEAL MY PAIN / 9. QUESTIONS / 10. THE KEY / 11. BLACK MATERIA

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Mental Torments (Replica Records / 2005) 

1. SO COLD / 2. NOW OR NEVER / 3. BURNING BOX GAIA / 4. SATURATED BRAIN / 5. MOONLIGHT / 6. HALLEYGRETTO / 7. MENTAL TORMENTS / 8. ECHOES OF THE STARS ...

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