Traditionally, most rock bands are dominated by guitars. Not so the case with In Legend, where the mother of all instruments is the ?key? component. The piano. With an uncompromising feeling for hard and flowing melodies the ivories are hammered, by Bastian Emig, to an extreme as yet unexplored. In the process, he has come to understand the unique, symbiotic union of the percussive and melodic instrument in order to create rousing and sweeping songs.
In Legend is the essence of an artistic process that has been pulsating in the heart and maturing in the soul of Bastian during the last 10 years. And piece for piece has been forged and hammered into the evoking sound which characterises it.
The perfect blend of hard, soft and uncompromising passion.
Bastian describes In Legend as being?
??Tori Amos on cocaine?
In Legend does, in no way, try to exclusively create a brand new type of sound. It is the songs which take the listener on a new aural experience.
Influenced by the rhythmical feeling and atmosphere of Burkina Faso, on the African continent, where he spent his early childhood, Bastian has developed into one of Germany's finest drummers in the rock scene. He has toured with metal and rock ?n roll bands all through Europe and was able to win the hearts of the Chinese fans as the drummer for the thrash metal band Narakam when he spent 2006 and 2007 there. He is, currently, also the drummer for the world's only metal a-cappella band Van Canto.
It seemed, on coming back to Germany from Africa, that the drums weren't the only instrument to shape his musical career. Bastian, upon his return, started to teach himself, by ear, how to play the piano and at a very early age composed many songs without being able to read a single note of sheet music.
In his own words?
...?I hear music but I've never seen it?
Whilst trying to clarify his own compositions to guitarists from his early bands, Bastian has been able to develop his own style. This comprises of smooth riffs that carry with the left hand and flowing melodies with the right and is also apparent in the songs. Bastian has discovered unchartered territory of harder music for the piano and describes his findings thusly?
...?Beaten paths are for beaten men?
Together with this extraordinary talent, Bastian's unmistakable voice ubiquitously brings together all aspects which would be found in his drumming. Intensity, energy and passion.
With their EP Pandemonium, which is to be released early 2010, they will burst onto the open rock scene for the first time and in Spring they will present themselves to their audience on tour. What they offer the listener is an unexpected but welcome and fresh approach to energetic music. Their 1st studio album will be released in Summer 2010, and then the main mission can begin?
??To kick ASS!!!?