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Dröne
Background information
Also known as Mammoth (2005)
Origin Montrose, Scotland, United Kingdom
Genres Drone metal, doom metal
Years active 2005–present
Labels Black Winter Recordings, Eris
Associated acts Godzilla on Demand
Current members Markus Byth
Scott MacDonald
Dröne are a Scottish drone doom duo from Montrose, Scotland that relocated to Aberdeen. Formed in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist Markus Byth, it started as a solo project and released one demo under the name Mammoth before changing its name to Dröne and releasing a collaborative album with Glasgow-based drone band The Salamander Institute entitled Life & Death

The band's discography spans eight studio albums, one live album, two splits, five EPs and one collaboration. This collection has seen its sound change with each release. As of November 2013 Scott MacDonald has joined as a bassist and drummer.

History Edit

Dröne started as a solo project by Markus Byth of Godzilla on Demand in 2005 to focus on more experimental, drone and ambient sounds under the guise of Mammoth. The name was quickly changed after releasing the initial To the Shrines demo.

The first full length album release was Colours: Pentapus which was released in 2007 through Polish-based Eris Records.

After a few years and numerous releases through various labels. Markus recruited Scott MacDonald of Deimos on mainly bass duties in 2013 and quickly hit the studio.

The band's first release as a two-piece The Ruin of Morning was released in the same year. It is a single-track EP constsing of a 16-minute track released through Black Winter Recordings.

Members Edit

  • Markus Byth – guitar (2005–present), bass (2005–2013)
  • Scott MacDonald – drums, bass (2013–present)

Discography Edit

Studio albums Edit

2007

  • Colours: Pentapus (10 September)
  • Colours: Traumascope (20 September)

2008

  • Bleak (1 January)

2009

  • Godvoice (10 May)
  • Ashwood (10 July)

2010

  • Bleak II (1 January)

2011

  • Obelisk (3 January)

2013

  • White (1 July)

EPs Edit

2009

  • Albatross (6 June)
  • Purity

2013

  • L'inconnue de la Seine (18 July)
  • The Ruin of Morning (2 November)

2014

  • Ruins (15 July)

Splits Edit

Live albums Edit

  • Live Movements (2008)

External Links Edit

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