Ever since rising from the ashes of THE DEVIL’S BLOOD and ELLE BANDITA in the old Dutch harbor city of Rotterdam in the year 2015, DOOL have left their gloomy mark on the European dark rock scene.
This pack of wildlings has gathered and set its collective goal to achieve creative evolution and spiritual ascension under the name of DOOL, which is derived from the Dutch word for ‘wandering’. After some soul-searching through melodies and rhythms, their debut album “Here Now, There Then” was released in 2017 and immediately struck gold receiving “album of the month titles” in the renowned German magazines Metal Hammer and Rock Hard as well as the “Best Debut Album 2017” award from the former – among other high praise from around the globe including from Vice (US), Aardschok (NL), and De Volkskrant (NL).
This instant success was followed by DOOL embarking on extensive touring and accepting invitations to prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE), Graspop (BE), Hellfest (FR), Metal Days (SL), Lowlands (NL), Fortarock (NL), Wave Gotik Treffen (DE), Rock Hard Fest (DE), Stoned from the Underground( DE), Metalitalia Festival (IT), and North of the Wall (UK) among many others.
In 2019, DOOL released the “Love Like Blood” EP, which featured the Dutch’s take on the eponymous KILLING JOKE classic that had already become a crowd favourite in their live shows.
With their sophomore full-length “Summerland” released in April 2020, the shooting stars around charismatic guitarist and singer Raven van Dorst confirmed their head start and garnered even more accolades in the media. “Summerland” scored more “Album of the Month” awards in German Rock Hard (10/10) and Sonic Seducer magazines as well as a #2 soundcheck positions in Metal.de, Metal Hammer (DE) and another #1 in the Polish edition – with glowing reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
Before DOOL will unleash their third full-length in spring 2024, the Dutch dark rockers decided to offer their dedicated following this amazing live document as a gift. “Visions of Summerland (Live at Arminius Church Rotterdam)” brings musical light into a world of darkness. Release date for the live album will be November 24th, 2023.