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Psychonaut is a three-piece post-metal/sludge band from Mechelen, Belgium. Together, they create a whole of atmospheric riffs and rhytms where feeling the music with all senses instead of only the ears is a guiding light.
As for a description of their music, one could say that they create a mix of trippy, psychedelic influences along the lines of Pink Floyd combined with the heavier influences of bands like Tool, Amenra and Sleep. The power of their songs lies in the variation between these two main anchor points and by toying with these sometimes paradoxal energies, they generate the PSYCHONAUT experience.
TAKH was formed by Pieter Uyttenhove, Emeriek Verhoye, Alexander Maekelberg (ex-The Black Heart Rebellion) and Annelies Van Dinter (Echo Beatty, Naga Ghost, ...). The band's origins go back to 2015, when The Black Heart Rebellion invited Annelies Van Dinter as a guest musician on the record 'People when you see the smoke '. A shared love of doom and gloom, along with a raw approach to music that tears apart the soul, makes them write new music together.
The band released their very first single "Hair Of A Horsetail" last year. It is a mix of dark melancholy coupled with seductive drone. The song has subtle hints of folk, black metal and post-metal.