Dreams of Sanity
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Dreams of Sanity was founded in April 1991 by Christian Marx (guitar and music) and Michael Knoflach (bass, lyrics) together with Hannes Richter (drums, ex-Blitzgemetzel, ex-Hypen) as a trio.Read More...
In the Summer of 1992, the first vocalist - Gudrun Gfrerer - and Florian Razesberger (keys) joined the band and Dreams of Sanity debuted live in the cellar of Michael's parents. Backing-vocals were sung by Christian.
In the Winter of 1993, Hannes Richter left the band and was replaced by Romed Astner, Florian Razesberger switched to second guitar and Sefan Manges took place behind the keyboard. Instead of Gudrun Gfrerer, Birgit Moser and her friend Robert were featured on vocals.
Luckily, Sandra Schleret and Martina Hornbacher replaced the former vocalists and finally Dreams of Sanity released their first Demo Tape in May 1994. In December of 1994, Florian Ratzesberger was replaced by Andreas Wilauer on guitar.
With this line-up, Dreams of Sanity recorded "Komödia I" and "Komödia II" in the Z-Sound-Studios in Innsbruck and released the two songs on the self-financed "A God Damned City" sampler together with four other Innsbruck underground-bands. In 1996, "Ein Liebeslied" was recorded in the same studio and released on the Hardboiled-Sampler together with a lot of other bands from the Tyrol. The song Komödia I got the attention of Hall of Sermon in 1996, after the "DARK WINTER NIGHTS" tour together with Lacrimosa, The Gathering, Sentenced and D-Age, a contract was signed on the April 6th, 1997. In January of 1997, the Komödia album was recorded in Zero-Point Studios, mixed in the Impuls Studios Hamburg and released on November 11th, 1997.
In the Summer of 1997, Dreams of Sanity split from Martina Hornbacher and Romed Astner for musical and personal differences and after a lot of vocal-auditions decided not to fill Martina's place anymore. Harald Obexer replaced Romed and later, as Stefan Manges left the band, Frédéric Heil joined the little "Sanity Family".
With this line-up Dreams of Sanity recorded "Masquerade" in August 1998, and "The Game" in August 1999. After the recordings of "The Game",Harald Obexer left the band and was replaced by Patrick Schritwieser (drums). Soon also Frédéric Heil had to be replaced by Florian Steiner due to severe musical differences.
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he sang to me,
he came . . .
- LyricsIn which not only the mask dies.
So as the year has spent the meaning
Of all the hopes - the bitter days.
To learn the good within the griefing
To hope the best as I start to sink.
- LyricsMine is the power to end what has started
Mine are the words to end this game
Mine is the hope to stop the lying
To lead my steps to where I came (from)
A window opened to the sky
- LyricsSo enter this life and choose the squares
Choose wisely where you really want to stand.
So start ticking time and mark the end.
So I know when it dies, so I know the aim.
I love the feverish tickle that gets me
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