Music of MARKIZE, a personality with french-russian roots, is mostly rock with pop, electro and metal guitar riff touches, mixing classical violons, groovy rythms, and ethereal atmospheres – all transported by aerial vocals combining power and lyrism.
The project was originally founded by Alina Dunaevskaya (Vocals) and David Verbecq(drums) in 2003, they were later joined by Franck Chentrier (Guitar) and Julien De Feyssal(bass quitar). A demo disc « Poussières de vie » (2004), warmly welcomed by critics and public, marks a hopeful appearance of the band on the independant rock/metal scene.
After an invitation to appear on the compilation « Contre vents et marées » of French Metal in 2006, the first album « Transparence » was born in Mars 2007. Critics (France, Russia, USA,UK) are very encouraging « A real personnality and a class worth of the greatest« METALLIAN), and public is present.
Markize then accumulate concerts in France, Belgium and Holland together with such bands as The Old Dead Tree, Cult of Luna, Eths or Watcha and are invited to appear on the american compilation « A World of Sirens » with their track « Another Breath« .
In 2008 an independant production « Eye shot » flashed on the band and decided to invite Markize to a TV program. Result: three acoustic videos « In My Dream« , « Transparence » and « Poussières de Vie » and « Mon Ange » music video are regularly broadcasted till now on the main musical channels (NoLife, MTV, MCM, D17).
After a new participation on the French Metal compilation « A Tombeau Ouvert« ), a stock shortage of the first edition of their album and further to increasing requests, « Transparence » was republished in April 2009 with acoustic bonus tracks and videos inFrance but also was out officialy in a special edition in Russia.
The band started then a new tour for over than 50 dates in France and Belgium as a « headliner » that propeled them in the row of « leading » and « best selling » bands of the french independant rock-metal scene. In 2010 french artist RoBERT fell in love with Markize and invited Alina Dunaevskaya to sing a duet in the famous Parisian theatre hall : the Olympia , on the 27th of March 2010. This performance was immortalized by a DVD issued in October 2010, where Alina appears as a Guest of Honour.
In September 2010 TARJA TURUNEN chose Markize to play with her on the most beautiful scenes of Europe. The band followed Tarja as her « Main support » in Poland, Ukrain, Czech Republic, Holland, United Kingdom, Finland and Switzerland, and will be continuing with her in May 2011 in Germany, Russia and Belgium.
After having strengthened their experience of the first release and after their tours (over than 150 dates through Europe), Markize is ready to release their new album recorded in studio with professionals like Laurent d’Alessio (Aston Villa, Dun Leîa) and Guillaume Mauduit from Studio Sainte Marthe (AqME, Zuul FX, The Arrs).
The first single « Mechanical Hearts » is now available on all legal download platforms, and the music video, directed by Any May (TF1), mixing music and choregraphy, already revealsMarkize’s new Era.
The new album has been released during a special show at Le zèbre de Belleville (Paris – France ) November, 16th, 2012.
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