NEW ALBUM: HOLISTIC DREAMS

This new album continues to dig the unique and tortuous groove which has made the band’s reputation. If post-metal accents continue to protrude in the music, it is rather this hardcore metal with noise and progressive influences that continues to develop itself through these 7 surprising & fascinating compositions.

The band oscillates between reinstated violence, pure explosion of rage and complex passages where the underneath melodies intermingle to give birth to real sonic cathedrals. This album, which is both intrinsically coherent and utterly varied, proves that the band has lost none of its verve and powerful personality. We feel here a strong & asserted evolution which displays a beautiful maturity.

24.09.21
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The Impossibility of Progress

2021, video by Charles Cavalier

The band

Formed back in early 1999 in La Chaux-de- Fonds, Switzerland, KEHLVIN delivers a personal blend of progressive and metallic noise-hardcore. After the release of their first acclaimed album, THE MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT TIME the members of khlvn have collaborated with their friends from Rorcal in order to record a split album called ASCENSION. After this monolithic masterpiece, the band has recorded an ep called HOLY CANCER. In order to promote this piece of pure aggression, KEHLVIN has toured across Europe with the bands Celeste and Junius. In 2012 the band has released their second full length entitled THE ORCHARD OF FORKING PATHS, a new celebration of tortured sludgin’prog metal. In 2013 the band has toured again across Europe and during this tour, they met the polish band Fleshworld and decide to collaborate with them. The result was TO DENY EVERYTHING THAT’S MUNDANE a split vinyl released in 2015. After another European tour in order to promote this last release, the band entered a non-programmed hiatus, spending a lot of time building its own studio. The band’s members then slowly and meticulously began to write new songs. The resulting new album is called HOLISTIC DREAMS and shows a band at the very top of its possibilities.

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Tour dates

UPCOMING

13.11.2021 – Switzerland @ Bikini Test – Holistic Dream release party w/ Alta Rossa

PAST

09.04.15 – Germany, Freiburg @ White Rabbit Club w/Impure Wilhelmina
10.04.15 – Austria, Vienna @ DasBach w/Impure Wilhelmina
11.04.15 – Poland, Katowice @ Korba Pub w/Fleshworld
12.04.15 – Poland, Krakow @ Kawiarnia Naukowa w/Fleshworld
13.04.15 – Germany, TBA
14.04.15 – Switzerland, Zürich @ Ebrietas
15.04.15 – France, Clermont-Ferrand @Raymond Bar w/Pyrrhon
16.04.15 – France, Montpellier @ Black Sheep w/David Vincent
17.04.15 – France, Lyon @Trokson w/Cendres
18.04.15 – Switzerland, La Chaux-de-Fonds @ Bikini Test w/Fleshworld
27.06.14 – Inferno Festival, Lausanne (cancelled)

Orchard Tour 2013

09.10.13 – SWITZERLAND @ L’écurie, Geneva
10.10.13 – ITALY @ El Barrio’s, Milan
11.10.13 – ITALY @ Liviera Live Club, Schio (VI)
12.10.13 – HUNGARY @ r33 Budapest
13.10.13 – CZECH REPUBLIC @ Chapeau Rouge, Prague
14.10.13 – POLAND @ Kawiarnia Naukowa, Cracow
15.10.13 – GERMANY LEIPZIG @ manfred
16.10.13 – GERMANY @ Orwohaus, Berlin
17.10.13 – GERMANY @ Keller Klub, Stuttgart
18.10.13 – FRANCE @ Emporium Galorium, Rouen
19.10.13 – SWITZERLAND @ Hauptquartier Irrsinn Fest, Basel

15 mar 2013 – Quenn Kong Club, Neuchâtel w/Three Second Kiss
09 mar 2013 – Sunset Bar, Martigny w/ When Icarus Falls
14 feb 2013 – Plaza, Zürich w/Dinosaur Jr.
17 aug 2012– Rock Altitude Festival, Le Locle w/Napalm Death, The Secret, Agnostic Front
15 jun 2012 – Ebullition, Bulle w/ Abraham
11 may 2012 – Cornrock Festival, Cornaux
04 may 2012 – Release Party, Bikini Test, LA Chaux-de-Fonds w/ Rorcal and When Icarus Fall
27 avr 2012 – Impetus festival les Doks, Lausanne w/ Napalm Death
21 avr 2012 – Impetus festival Besançon [FR] w/ Napalm Death

11 jun 2011 – La nuit des pieds plats, Cossonay
16 jun 2011– Toxoplasmose st-Imier w/ Zatokrev
08 avr 2011 – Bad Bonn
05 mar 2011 – Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds
10 oct 2009 –Kehlvin 10 years anniversary, Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Tour 2008 
22 nov 2008 – Cave de la notte, Toulouse [FR] w/ Celeste
21 nov 2008 – Le Korigan, Marseille [FR] w/ Celeste
20 nov 2008 – Secret Place, Montpellier [FR] w/ Lightning Bolt
19 nov 2008 – Atoutazard. Clermond Ferrand [FR]
18 nov 2008 – Le Pep’s. Lyon [FR]
16 nov 2008 – Skatepark, La Chaux-de-Fonds w/ Celeste and Rorcal
13 nov 2008 – L’Entract, Tournai [BE]
12 nov 2008 – Le Belvedere, Namur [BE] w/Junius
10 nov 2008 – La Rumeur, Lille [FR] w/ Celeste
09 nov 2008 – L’Alhambra, Nancy [FR] w/ Celeste
08 nov 2008 – Les passagers du zinc, Besançon [FR] w/ Celeste
07 nov 2008 – Le Klub, Paris [FR] w/ Celeste

18 sep 2008 – Bikini Test w/ Will Haven
22 aug 2008 – VnV Rock Altitude Festival w/ Neurosis, Entombed, The Ocean,…
13 jun 2008 – Toxoplasmose II, Sonvilier w/ Rorcal, Aside From A Day
22 may 2008 – Le Klub, Paris [FR] w/ My Own Private Alaska, L’Homme Puma, HKY
29 mar 2008 – XX ème, Fribourg w/ Rorcal and Remote Lane
15 feb 2008 – Bikini Test / La Chaux-de-Fonds W/ Rorcal, Vernissage Ascension (Split CD)

30 nov 2007 – Silver Club Mysticold Fest w/ Rorcal and Putsch
16 nov 2007 – AN Club / Athens – Greece W/ Sun Of Nothing & Brotherhood Of Sleep
19 oct 2007 – Ebullition W/ SONOGRAPH
12 oct 2000- FOR ALL THE COWS FESTIVAL Lustenau, Austria
02 oct 2007 – Werk 21 Zürich Soundcircle night
10 sep 2007 – Le Romandie w/ Unsane
16 jun 2007 – FRI-SON W/ Sonograph and Ramblin’Bomber
31 may 2007 – Zélig w/ Sonograph
16 may 2007 – Lyon’s Hall – Lyon (FR) w/ Rorcal
04 may 2007 – Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds, w/ Red Sparowes
23 mar 2007 – Caves de bon Séjour, Versoix, w/ Rorcal
10 mar 2007 – Espace Noir, St-Imier, w/ Berzek for Tea Time and Underschool Element
04 feb 2007 – Bar King, Neuchâtel
27 jan 2007 – Silver Club, Payerne, w/ Forceed
25 jan 2007 – L’Usine, Genève, w/ Rorcal and Art Of Falling
19 jan 2007 – SAS, Delémont w/ Rorcal

02 nov 2006 – Sunset bar, Martigny, w/ Forceed
18 aug 2006 – VnV Rock Altitude Festival, Le Locle
07 jul 2006 – Knockout Festival, Moutier, w/ Mono and Honey for Petzi
12 may 2006 – Snake Peak Festival
03 mar 2006 – Bikini Test, La Chaux-de-Fonds, w/ Burst

Contact us

Mail : yonni@divisionrecords.com
Phone : +41 77 402 29 83

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