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From Darkness Into the Light
One Cold Day - Single - Airplay: KDHX, St. Louis, MO
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Formed in the fall of 2002 by Mark Bathory and Johnny Toughlove, DMDT fuses a unique blend of techno-industrial grooves and heavy metal riffing with a dark melodic undercurrent and an eastern etherealness that embodies the basis of the band's bombastic soundscape. Transcending art, DMDT draws on philosophic, political and social issues, and uses music as a means of its expression. The aggregate, thus becomes Die Musik Der Toten ... --- The Music of the Dead.

Mark Bathory: Influenced by a variety of musicians from Mozart, Bach and Paganini to Django Reinhardt, Robert Fripp and Led Zeppelin. Bathory's "east-meets-west" style can be heard throughout DMDT music. His insatiable preoccupation with Indian and Middle-Eastern music creates a fitting marriage with heavy-hitting techno/metal groove of his western roots.

Johnny Toughlove: While Johnny's fiery brand of guitar playing and aggressive stage presence are his most notable attributes, his most valuable quality to DMDT is his ability to use his guitar as a spatial tool, creating a wash of sound and surreal soundscapes, reminiscent of Pink Floyd or early King Crimson. Johhny's influences and favorites are Billy Howerdel, Alice In Chains, Ministry (the older stuff) and The Cure.

Vincent Marshall: Having played with a host of St. Louis-based bands since his early teensd, Vincent has been the backbone of the hard-edged industrial band, Den of Thieves and he drove the heart of the glam-pop styling of Ghoul 5. But Vincent's musical brilliance extends far beyond the stage and beyond the bass guitar. He has been the mind behind the might of Faculty X and of his own project, Tell-Tale-Trace. Using his proficiency with sampling and programming to push the envelope of industrial/electronica, he brings to DMDT the mastery of sound manipulation along with an ominous and commanding stage presence.

Kati Brekel: Kati started singing semi-professionally when she was 6 years old. She continually honed and developed her skills and her range to apoint that allowed her to be the sole female vocalist for DMDT. Kati became a full-time part of DMDT in February of 2002, just 3 months after the release of her self-titled CD, "Kati Brekel". Kati's favorites and influences are Alanis Morisette, Oasis and Evanescence.

Tim Church: Tim started playing drums at the age of 12. At 16, he joined the rock-punk-abilly band, Valley Forge, with Mark Bathory. That band lasted less than a year, but the banging, indelible impression he left on Mark Bathory was permanent! When Bathory and Toughlove made the move from "writing and studio" to "live", Tim was the first choice. His ability to play a variety of styles AND maintain a VERY hard-hitting approach has made the chemistry perfect for DMDT. Tim's influences and favorites are Sim Cain, Stuart Copeland, The Skulls, The Grinning Plowmen and Tool.