Genre: Death metal
Origin: Geneva, Switzerland
Active since: 2017
Connections: Tzitzimime, Nansis, Agonir, Sedative, Gronde, Incrüst, Darkrise, Mathilde, Norvhar
Alessia – vocals
Nico – guitar
Chamo – guitar
Yannick – bass
Axel – drums
Bio: I am truly happy to present you a new find that has very recently emerged from the dust and the shadow of Geneva city. This is a very fresh project that has dragged my attention just by an accident when I stumbled across one of their YT video, and let me tell you, this piece completely blown me away! But let’s start from the beginning…
Don’t get the wrong impression, even though this band is relatively new, it consists from the very experienced musicians who used to play in many different bands before. In fact, some of them are still keeping their other projects active and you can check them out by looking at the “Connections” list that you can find above. They started composing and playing together in 2016 and all they missed back then, was a vocalist for which they were intensively looking. In 2017 they found a true gem! It was when Alessia Mercado came to the audition and unleashed her vocal skills on the rest of the band. It was a moment when Murge gained and an excellent vocalist that perfectly meets the band’s profile. Jackpot!
That was a kick off moment for the group, they finally started to perform live and record some of their compositions. It went really fast! These guys are super focused and they know what they want and how to get it. They already shared the stage with Exodus and Cryptopsy – such an impressive progress for a band that’s around for less than two years! Here you can see the music video recorded on one of their gigs, this is also the one that I mentioned at the beginning:
The lyrics are written by Alessia. She doesn’t have any general concept before. What she does, is listening to the ready instrumental parts and then writing the lyrics, which were inspired by it. Music of Murge is strongly influenced by the bands like Deeds of Flesh, Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation and Suffocation. No surprise, that Alessia is often composing her songs about the killers, decay and gloomy places, that you don’t wish to visit.
I find quite important to mention the origin of the name. If you don’t know french very well, like me, you may not know what murge means. This word is used to describe a process of getting drunk in an extreme way until the black out. Murge makes your whole body ache on the next day. Since all of the band members love beer, vine and other alcoholic beverages as well as partying hard and enjoying the life in “there is no tomorrow” way, they found this name to be perfect. Hangover after murge feels like a slap in the face or a tank driving up and down your body. This is the feeling they want to transmit to their audience.
If you like Murge stay tuned because they are going to register their EP at the end of the year. Right now, they are focused on the live shows so you can catch them performing here and there. Feel the urge to follow murge!