NONEUCLID strive to open doors to unknown psychic spaces. While being firmly rooted in extreme metal at all times, they freely blend style elements of death, thrash, black and progressive metal into a unique and gripping concoction. Virtuosity and complexity are not treated as absolute values, but as mere means to achieve a deep and advanced musical vibration. They use unusual instruments such as custom-made sculpture instruments (by German artist Ralf Fischer) and arabic instruments, as well as subtle electronic and classical influences to explore the rich sound kingdom of extreme metal to the fullest.
NONEUCLID, formed in Bavaria / Germany in 2004 by Netherlands-based composer Morean, consists of members of a.o. DARK FORTRESS, TRIPTYKON, REVAMP, OBSCURA and THE HUNGRY GODS. After only three weeks, they produced their first album, „The Crawling Chaos“ (Merciless Records) – a concept album about the violent and inevitable death of the universe. The acclaimed American poet Andrew Hughes provided the lyrics for the album.
In recent years the band is incorporating live orchestra into their music when the occasion presents itself.
2007 NONEUCLID recorded their second studio album „Metatheosis“ and appeared on renowned contemporary music festival Dag in de Branding in Paard van Troje, Den Haag.
In 2008 NONEUCLID collaborated with the world famous Metropole Orkest in Morean’s death metal symphony „Black Vortex Cathedral“, which was premiered with great success in the Dutch Music Days in Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ, Amsterdam, in front of a stunned audience unaccostumed to blast beats coming from an orchestral stage.
In 2010 NONEUCLID received an invite from Tom G. Warrior to play on Tilburg’s Roadburn festival. In november of the same year, a second symphonic project „Transition Metal“ was premiered in collaboration with newly founded Orchester des 13. Tons, conducted by Ulf Klausenitzer. Next to a brand new work for orchestra and metal band, music of Richard Wagner and NONEUCLID were interpreted in different versions by both band and orchestra.
2014 the label Blood Music released NONEUCLID’s album Metatheosis.
A studio CD with Transition Metal and Black Vortex Cathedral is planned to be the next release. Further orchestral and other unusual collaborations are in the works.