Sanity

Sanity

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Sanity plays straightforward symphonic, melodic rock with a touch of metal. Emotion is an important part of the songs, characterised by fierce up-tempo pieces, gentle parts and atmospheric, sensitive excesses which seamlessly follow up each other.

Biography

Sanity plays straightforward symphonic, melodic rock with a touch of metal. Emotion is an important part of the songs, characterised by fierce up-tempo pieces, gentle parts and atmospheric, sensitive excesses which seamlessly follow up each other. The attentive listener will definitely recognise influences from bands such as Queensrÿche, Dream Theater and Savatage in Sanity's music. The lyrics of the, mostly original, songs contain subjects such as grief and happiness, and other aspects of human (emotional) life. Autobiographic elements are also included. Sanity's performances are intense and powerful, as well as visually attractive.

Sanity first presented to the public in January 2000. The fundaments of the band’s formation were laid when the members met at a festival. The musicians soon discovered that their ideas levelled and thereafter gathered forces under the name Sanity. From that moment on the band has been working hard on original material. One of the band's achievements was the finals of the 2003 'Parel van de Betuwe' band contest. On very frequent occasions the feedback from the press and crowd has been very positive.

In 2000 Sanity presented its first CD release 'Beyond Believe'. This debut disc contains four songs: ‘My little angel’, ‘Man along the line’, ‘Together as one’ en ‘Victims’,
The CD was recorded at producer Gerdo Nieuwenhuizen's studio in Andel, the Netherlands. The CD was well-received and is being sold at performances and such.

Halfway through 2003, the time was right to draw full attention to Sanity. A double CD-R, titled ‘The Demo’, was created. It not only contained two songs from the CD ‘Beyond Believe and three live tracks recorded during the finals of ‘De Parel van de Betuwe’ contest, but also a video CD. The demo gained a huge popularity, soon resulting in international attention. From all over the globe promo copies were requested and praising reviews emerged in several magazines and e-zines.

Also, other international media seem to have picked up Sanity, having received national airplay in Greece, France, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

By the end of August 2003, Sanity recorded a new CD at MBR productions. Besides ‘A Gathering of Souls’, ‘Together as One’, and ‘Stolen from Idols’, this CD contains the song ‘Tribute to Shaffy’, a tribute to Ramses Shaffy – according to the band one of the Netherlands greatest and most beloved chansonniers. The CD was released unsigned and is being distributed in the Netherlands by Coast to Coast. More than 25 regional radio stations have already paid attention and given airplay to this new CD.

In December 2003, Sanity closed a distribution deal with Musea Records in France for the distribution of their latest CD through 200 distributors in more than 50 countries.

During the 2003-2004 season Sanity performed 3-4 times a month on stages in The Netherlands and Belgium.

The ‘kick-of’ of the season 2004-2005 began amongst others with a series of double concerts in Holland with the American band All Too Human, the first booking for a gig in Germany and an invitation to take part in a Metal Festival in the USA.

In January of 2005 the DVD+CD ‘Live At 22’ was released, an integrated registration of the concert that Sanity gave on November 22nd at Twentietoe in Tiel. This release was as well praised a lot by the Dutch and international press.
For distribution again a deal was made with Coast to Coast for the Dutch market and with Musea Records for worldwide distribution.

In April Sanity won the Batlle of Total Music.

Discography

2000 - Beyond Believe (EP)
2003 - The Demo (Demo-CD + Video-CD)
2003 - Sanity (EP)
2004 - Live A Live Radio Show (Live Demo-EP)
2005 - Live At 22 (Live DVD + CD)

Set List

Sanity plays sets upto 90 minutes