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Press Gang Metropol (F)


(myspace) Created in 2006 by Christophe Baudrion (bass player) and Franck Amendola (guitarist) then followed in 2010 by Sébastien Pietrapiana (singer) and Eric Chabaud (drummer), Press Gang Metropol finds its inspiration in 80's new wave (Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, The Sound, Depeche Mode…), and more recent rock/cold wave bands (Interpol, Editors, Nine Inch Nails…). In the 90's, Sébastien, Christophe and Franck were part of Corpus Delicti, gothic band with an international fame, played all over the world, from Europe to America, sold thousands of records, and established a huge reputation with an echo even stronger today. In fact, the band became cult after its break up in 1996, thousands of fans following audio and video documents on the web, sharing their passion of these four french musicians. This interest led to the reissue of the 3 Corpus Delicti albums on the label M Tronic, and the release in October of a french official biography by the famous editor Camion Blanc. Before playing together again, all band members have tested different music landscapes: Sébastien revealed himself in his solo project Kuta (3 albums), playing with Mike Garson, David Bowie's pianist: Franck created Curl (3 albums), John Callender, Cranes drummer taking part in the band: Christophe created Kom-Intern (5 albums), signed on the famous german label Hands. Today, Press Gang Metropol is finishing his first album, that should be released beginning of 2012. This LP, mixing energy and melody, is deliberately turned on a rock new wave, modern and original. The band, preparing also his first tour, will have the pleasure to play live some highlights of Corpus Delicti.