PRYAPISME – Un druide est giboyeux lorsqu’il se prend pour un neutrino

The band started in Clermont-Ferrand, France, with Ban Bardiaux and Aymeric Thomas in 2000 during high school. Aymeric played drums on Ban’s classical piano songs then they were joined by two musicians : Simon Gastaud on bass (who would later play in the band Format) and Jack Bardiaux, Ban’s brother, on guitars. To rehearse, the band found a good place in Aymeric’s mum cattery, among around 30 cats who often pissed on their amplifiers and bassdrums. In their hometown, they had a solid reputation for being a band that smelt like cat piss and ammonia. Which was true. For many years, the band played a bunch of gigs in France until the release of their very first listenable demo “Pump up the pectine” in 2005. 

Then, Nicolas Sénac on guitars and Alex Peronny on bass/cello joined the band. The band was featured on the Ulver Tribute “My own wolf” (on Aspherical Asphyxia/Cold Dimensions Records) in 2007. They worked for 4 years to produce the first full-lenght album “Rococo Holocaust” in 2010, mostly composed by the pianist Ban. The album was mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll from Strype Audio in Oslo, Norway. Alex left Pryapisme soon after, and the band continued for 3 years as a trio. They also recorded a music soundtrack ordered for the videogame documentary “Tournament of Legends”. 

The years 2012/2013 were a turning point : they moved from their rehearsal room to another place, still in the cattery but in a safe zone (i.e. without cats). Since then, Aymeric has been handling most of the composing and arrangements with computer softwares.  They turned their place into a bigger home-studio to record the instrument tracks and to rehearse. The “Plimptphlymst Studio” is now cat-proof and better equipped ! In 2012, they also met Simon Capony, the sound-engineer from Basalte-Studio who has mastered most of their releases since then. Thanks to “Rococo Holocaust”, the band was contacted by Apathia Records and signed their first record deal.

In 2013, they released their second album “Hyperblast Supercollider” and a tape of chiptune music from their two first albums “Blastbit Rococollider” in 2014. A first musicvideo came out : “Un druide est giboyeux lorsqu’il se prend pour un neutrino”. It made over a million views on YouTube before being removed due to less than a second of nudity content.

Soon after, Nils Cheville on guitars and Antony Miranda on bass/guitars/moog joined forces for live gigs. Pryapisme played for the first time outside of France. Since then, the band has been a five-headed monster. 2 EPs later, “Futurologie” (one long 23min track – Apathia Records in 2015) and “Repump the pectine” (re-arrangements of their first demo EP – self-released in 2016), they produced their third album : “Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium” (still on Apathia in 2017) after 17 years of existence. 

In 2017, the band was commissioned by the French video-game studio “Macrales” to create the original soundtrack for the game “Epic Loon”. With the support of Shibuya, Pictanovo and the CNC, the game was published by Ukuza on July 2018 on PC, Switch and Xbox One (later on PS4). Apathia records also released the OST (2Cds digipack) the same year. –

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