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EVESTUS, started solo electronic work in 2004, while performing as vocalist since 2001 in Estonian metal project SOLWAIG, not to mention percussionist duties for industrial death-beat group FORGOTTEN SUNRISE. The end of 2004 saw the release of Evestus’s first solo album “Destiny in Life” that got him a deal with Canadas DTrash records who re-released the debut album to a wider audience. Being a fairly colorful and erratic mixture of samples and synths, Evestus quickly received more serious looks after releasing “Wastelands”, his 2nd full-length album under DTrash records, that was more in-depth and thorough expression, a hazy and multi-layered work of contemplative avant-garde industrial-electronica which ran deeper and more intensely emotional than any previous EVESTUS material. After the huge success of "Wastelands", (7/10 Virus Magazine, 7.5/10 Terrorizer, 9/10 Connexion Bizarre, 4/5 ReGenMag.com) Evestus was determined to make the third album take an even bigger step forward than "Wastelands" did of its predecessor. That in mind, he picked up the pen and pencil and blew the dust off his microphone. 2006 and 2007 were spent researching music and lifestyles, upgrading the studio, auditioning and experimenting with live instrumentalists. Experimental gigs were given in Estonia, Lithuania and Finland to see how everything works out on stage and how to get the most out of any venue. And besides a few remixes done for Dtrash records and producing an Estonian hip-hop artist "Sol1st", Evestus was writing down blueprints of what is to become "This is Dramacore"

And then there were 4.. or 9?

In 2008 Evestus gathered a team of trustworthy and able musicians to support him on stage and the Dramacore stage concept was finished. Noone knows exactly who the musicians are, how MANY there are or how they became part of Evestus live team. Some say they are "hired guns", more ridiculous theories suggest some kind of cult movement behind Evestus that goes by the name "The New Scum". All that is known for sure is that the 4 cellists on stage are C-Jam Cello quartet. They also play in Estonia's National Symphonic Orchestra. Behind the drums and percussions is a Latvian girl who lives in Riga and rumor has it plays in several death metal and jazz bands. Guitarist Jan used to play in a metal band Solwaig with Evestus about 10 years ago. Keyboard player DzDz is an opera singer who's also known by his work in a death metal band Horricane. There is also a video team, a sound engineer and a whole lot of people who make stage appearances with Evestus but only evidence of them is on random live videoclips and fan-talk.

the Dramatic Era (2008-...)

"Sacrifice" single

Spring 2008 marked the beginning of the Dramatic Era for an Estonian based industrial composer/songwriter EVESTUS as "Sacrifice", his first single from a genre defining third album "This Is Dramacore" makes its way to Baltic MTV. The single was released on june 4th with a video that made its way to Baltic MTV (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) as an exclusive and landed on #15 on it's first week on MTV Baltic TOP 20 where the video stayed for 6 weeks.

Regenmag.com also gave this single a great review! In November 2008, MTV and NOKIA asked Evestus to represent them in the “NOKIA music lessons” campaign as a well-known Baltic industrial act. Evestus presented a lecture concerning the history and concept of Industrial music at Baltic Film and Media College in Tallinn, Estonia.

"You're not good enough to be my enemy" single

The "Enemy" single was released as a promo single only, with 2 b-side tracks, "Disko" and "Perfect" that will not be released on the "Dramacore" album. Regen mag review said "the only problem with this EP is that it's too short". On December 8 2008 the video for “You’re Not Good Enough To Be My Enemy” entered Baltic MTV playlist as an “Exclusive” and reached #4 on the MTV Baltic top 20.

"Conveniently Confused"

This track was released on October 2009 on the Terrorizer Magazine cover CD.

The album "This is Dramacore" is currently being mixed and the release is planned in autumn 2010.
  • Members:
    Evestus, DzDz, Jan, Tanya, Romet, HK
  • Sounds Like:
    rock music coming from broken speakers
  • Influences:
    Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, The The, Copshootcop, Marilyn Manson
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/09/18 09:34:05
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