The beginnings of ICE AGES date back to the year 1994, which marked the release of the debut album “Strike the Ground.” ICE AGES is the sole creation of mastermind Richard Lederer, well-known for his bands DIE VERBANNTEN KINDER EVAS and Austrian cult band SUMMONING. Whereas DVKE promote a more melancholic and orchestral sound than SUMMONING, whose epic soundscapes are fantastically apparent in every album, ICE AGES present the listener with a darker and more aggressive, at times even hostile, atmosphere.
It took six years for the second album to see the light of day. “This Killing Emptiness” was released by Napalm Records in 2000 and continued in the footsteps of its predecessor, paying closer attention to the production and more importantly embellishing it with more sophisticated songwriting that blends ominously with the ever-present deep and distorted voice of Richard Lederer.
In contrast to other releases available in the electronic scene, the rhythmic structure of ICE AGES is more complex and the tracks more polyphonic, making the band frontrunners and innovators within this genre. As always, Richard ignores the trends of the moment, preferring to create his one-of-a-kind blend of dark and sombre melodies.
Due to problems with his other musical projects, Richard was forced to take a rather long and undesired hiatus from his work with ICE AGES. Nonetheless, the time-off was not wasted idly and Richard threw himself into the creative process by exploring new software synthesizers (mainly "Reaktor 5") in order to achieve a greater sound spectrum and thus become more flexible with his compositions. Enriched with this experience and new knowledge, Richard began writing new songs, which quickly and almost effortlessly came together.
As in the past, Gregorii Petrenko once again delivered the exclusive lyrics for “Buried Silence“
The diehard fans of mastermind Richard Lederer have endured eight long years of suffering in anticipation of "Buried Silence," his ripest and darkest work thus far. But the wait has finally paid off...
Threatening mechanical and electronic sounds form the foundation of the disparate tracks in which Richard performs his distorted and otherworldly vocals. The end result of this obscure mix is unique melodic industrial darkwave that, with its clean production, allows each detail to ring out and invite the listener to follow ICE AGES into a dark and ominous sonic universe.
Official Site: www.iceages.info