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Pro Patria

"Back to Basics"


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Release: June 2018
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Pro Patria - Back to Basics CD

Flemish-based Pro Patria was founded in 1988 by keyboard virtuoso Peter Vercauteren (aka PVC) with the aim to create a middle road between commercial mainstream and alternative, electronic music. After becoming a duo, the band released 3 tapes in the early 90's and then signed to Celtic Circle. A full cd "Quod Erat Demonstrandum" was planned for release in 1997, but then CC went for bankruptcy. 2002 saw the demise of Pro Patria, only to flikker to life again for a second in 2007 to produce a track for the Old School Electrology 4CD box for Electro Agressive Records. Ten years later, whilst assuming that Pro Patria had long been dead and buried, Peter was surprised to receive an invitation to play at the Familientreffen EBM festival near Leipzig, Germany, sharing the stage with top acts such as Leaether Strip. The concert was a success and being again surrounded by people who believed in Pro Patria, Peter dived back into the studio to produce a new album "Back to Basics", exactly 20 years after "Quod Erat Demonstrandum". The challenge was none of the least after such a long inactivity. For this reason Peter went back to his roots (“Back to Basics”), to the era in which he had developed the real Pro Patria sound and he wondered how Pro Patria would have evolved if the band had continued to exist over the last 20 years. Building on the same, somewhat bombastic concept, the sound became harsher, more direct. Even though the old themes are still present, concern about the environment, overpopulation and a world dominated by social media also set the tone. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, “Back to Basics” has turned out to be a much more personal album, largely inspired by the extremely dark period Peter had to go through.
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1.1 H - Stronger Than You
2.Li - Into The Fire
3.B - It's So Divine
4.O - Never Back Down
5.Cl - This Life Is Not Enough
6.As - There's No Light
7.Kr - The End Of The World
8.Ag - The Vampire Girl
9.Hno3 - Living In A Cage
10.H2So4 - Pray For Salvation