In Legend - Biography

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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, as of right now, unexplored extreme. 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. Piece by piece it has been forged and hammered into the evoking sound which now characterizes it - the perfect blend of hard, soft, and uncompromising passion!

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 rhythmic feeling and atmosphere of Burkina Faso on the African continent where he spent his early childhood, Bastian has developed into one of the finest drummers in the German rock scene. He has toured with metal and rock 'n' roll bands all across Europe and was also able to win the hearts of the Chinese fans as the drummer for the thrash metal band Narakam when he spent most of his time from 2006 and 2007 in China. He is currently also the drummer for the world's only metal a-cappella band Van Canto.

After returning to Germany from Africa it seemed that the drums weren't the only instrument to shape his musical career. Bastian then started to teach himself by ear how to play the piano, and he already composed many songs at a very early age without being able to read a single note of sheet music.

Whilst trying to explain his own compositions to guitarists from his early bands, Bastian had been able to develop his own style, which is comprised of smooth, carrying riffs in the left hand and flowing melodies in the right, which is also apparent in the songs. Bastian has in fact discovered the previously unchartered territory of heavy music for the piano and describes his findings befittingly: "Beaten paths are for beaten men."

Together with this extraordinary talent, Bastian's unmistakable voice ubiquitously brings together all aspects which can also be found in his drumming: intensity, energy, and passion.

With their EP Pandemonium, released in January 2010, In Legend emerged into the open rock and metal scene, and in spring they are going to tour and present themselves to an audience for the first time. What they offer to the listener is an unexpected approach to energetic music. Their first studio album is set to be released in summer 2011.

(Source: official website)