Press release and bio 7-26-2017
San Francisco’s multi genre 01EXPERIENCE has self released their debut EP “The Code”. The 01EXPERIENCE features former members of metal bands Vile (Colin Davis), Death Under Fire (Melissa Mari) and Orchid (Carter Kennedy), as well as electronic music producer EO.
The band’s shadow tinted sound is diverse, incorporating different forms of rock, metal and classical influences. Song structures are catchy but unconventional and highly dynamic. Fans of Opeth and The Gathering may find resonance with their sound.
The Code is a concept album based on the inner science of alchemy and is linked to a larger platform that includes multimedia theatre, art and live transformational ritual. Hear the album for free and find out more at http://01experience.com
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"Oh my f**king goodness this is great. I recommend you listen to "Not An Ordinary Life", then just listen to the whole thing afterwards. Brilliant, and thank you for letting Anarchy-1 play your stuff." - Bo Krogsgaard, A-1 Anarchy Radio, Copenhagen Denmark
THE CODE track listing
Running time: 22:48
1. Lazar (Intro)
2. Father Thing
3. Heart Will Open
4. The Code
5(Not an) Ordinary Life
6. The Journey
The 01EXPERIENCE is a rock band, but it’s also a multi-media performance, an art show, mythic story and transformative ritual. The band’s founders call it “live alchemy”. This project is the artistic side of a greater body of work that focuses on transforming human consciousness through the ancient artistic science of alchemy. The band’s first EP “The Code” focuses on the dark side of consciousness, the so-called shadow, in mind and culture.
The band’s darkly tinted sound is diverse, incorporating different forms of rock, metal and classical influences. Song structures are catchy but unconventional and highly dynamic. Fans of Opeth and The Gathering may find resonance with their sound.
The band’s founders Melissa Mari (vocals) and Colin E. Davis (guitars) have diverse backgrounds. In addition to their work as spiritual alchemists and authors, they are lifelong musicians. Mari studied vocals with vocal coach Judy Davis and performed jazz, folk and rock over the years until she eventually found a natural home in the world of metal music. She founded the Bay Area thrash band Death Under Fire. Davis has a long history in metal and was the founding member of the extreme metal band Vile, which recorded and toured extensively between 1996 and 2013. He is also a producer and audio engineer, operating the Imperial Mastering studio.
The idea for The 01EXPERIENCE came to Mari and Davis nearly a decade ago, but in 2012 they began work on the story of Will and Faith and started to envision a musical project to encapsulate the principles of their alchemical work. In early 2015, the songwriting process began. Through Bay Area music scene connections, they located and recruited former Orchid drummer Carter Kennedy and electronic music producer EO. Drums were recorded in spring 2016 and the next 14 months were spent recording and organically discovering what the proper orchestration and sound should be.
Mari and Davis plan to unfold 01EXPERIENCE in stages. The release of the first EP is Stage 1. Stage 2 is the designing of the multi-platform event to bring the music and transformational concepts to a live audience. Check in with the band’s progress at 01experience.com Artists, investors, industry are encouraged to contact the band for more information.