The Trek is a prog metal experience, written around the Nicolaï Church in Utrecht. The idea for this experience all started with the natural reverb the church has: 7 seconds long. The challenge: write and perform metal music around this insane reverb. The result? Droning, deep guitar sounds, melancholic vocal leads and pumping drums, all accompanied by the gigantic organ inside of the church and an intense light show, giving the listener a unique experience they won't soon forget. The Trek features live recorded audio and images from the experience.
Hailing from Utrecht, experimental metal band IDEK. has only one goal: to create absurd mayhem and have as much fun as possible along the way.
The band started out with Mary Fields bassist Yaresh Soekhlal and guitarist Matthew Op’t Eijnde combining their writing efforts to make the music they want: anything within the spectrum of metal and beyond. Since then, the band has released their self-titled EP, multiple singles, played on the illustrious Complexity Fest and signed to Layered Reality Productions.
There were also various member changes, including the departure of founding member Yaresh. Now, the band is a three-piece, featuring Matthew Op’t Eijnde on guitars & synthesizers, Harprit Bola on drums and Müşfik Müftüoğlu on bass & vocals. The decision of becoming a three-piece was a conscious one. This made it easier than ever to have a dynamic creative writing process. The band spends most of its holed up in a studio, creating sounds, playing on many instruments and feeding off the different influences each band member has.
Thriving on this creative explosion, IDEK. is back with a new sound, heavier riffs and crazier outbursts than ever before. Be on the lookout for more new music and shows coming soon.