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Cadra Ash is a gothic rock band from Gelsenkirchen, Germany founded in 1994 Cadra Ash, "the moth that has turned to ashes" represents in an ambiguous sense the suction to act against reason, driven by a magical appeal, to follow the desire for eternal lust, to give in to temptation- this is what paraphrases the name of this unique band from the German "Ruhrgebiet" most strikingly. It was only 8 months after their formation, that the three "night owls" Tom D. (bass/programming), Tatjana E. Fernandez (vocals) and the guitar player Thomas W. introduced their first four-track-demo to an enthusiastic audience in the spring of 1995. The band´s rising tendency had become unstoppable: A second position in an important newcomer-competition and a strong live performance lead to Cadra Ash´s reputation as a band of high potentials. Several interviews and a contribution to the "Gothic Grimoire"-compilation helped them to become recognized throughout Europe. Tatjana left the band in 1996 and Tom played as a guest-musician with "The House Of Usher", before Rabea Lange completes the line-up again. It was the chance-meeting of most different musical roots that lead to the trio´s large variety of musical influences. The dense atmosphere of harmonically and driving bass´- and drum parts, imbued by neurotically, queer guitars and hypnotically synth-sounds carries Rabea´s unconventional vocals into consciousness and undoubtingly makes clear that notions such as "Dark Wave" and "Gothic" do not simply imply the "darkness" in everything, but that various coloured nuances are the essence of the pleasure of being. These are the bricks on which this unique universe of sound, by which the three musicians know to attract their audience, has been built... (from the band website) Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.