Mermaid

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Mermaid, Renyu, 人鱼, Beijing-based Nu-Metal, Industrial band (originally from Shenzhen)


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Lineup

Yan - Lead Vocals

Mini - Guitar

Jiu Wan - Bass

Qian Bi - Drums


History

The idea of the Metal / Deathcore / Alternative band Renyu was born in 2000.

Actually from Shen Zhen the band Mermaid was created by its leader and vocal Yan -aka Hidow-and had Gerry as bassist, Metal on drums and Denis on the guitar.

Together they held their first live concert at the university.

Motivated by a few inaccuracies on their live performance they began to play with the individual kind of music.

Influenced by many different styles they formed their own kind of music.

Between 2000 and 2002 they won several music contests and held performances in Shenzhen, since 2002 also Beijing and Shanghai have been an important fanbase.

Through some accidents the Line Up changed and after Mermaid used to be three-men-group new members were added to the band: Ultra sexy MiNi on guitar and Richard on bass. The part on drums was replaced by its old drummer Metal again.

One year later they joined the "Hundred Thing Cenozoic" Contest and made it to the final.

2003 is the birth year of Renyu [Chinese = Mermaid]. Almost all member left their hometown to study in the capital Beijing Mermaid became also caught in the current of changes.

Again changes on the Line Up were held. Denis changed his position from guitarist to bassist and Neco became the new guitarist besides MiNi and Ricky joined them as new drummer.

In 2004 they released their first demo which was sold out quickly; since 2005 they have also been noticed in Germany and the USA, a great success for the young band.

The music style changed from industrial to Nu Metal. The lyrics have been a mixture between Chinese and English and besides heavy guitars and shout vocals they've experimented with violins, the piano and ethereal "chorals" like in "Chi You".

Yans voice is a passionated metal voice and a mixture between classical singing and shout vocals.

Although Renyu haven't released their albums officially yet they have definitely no reason to hide from other genre bands.

Classifying RENYU is hard because they live their own kind of style with an honest passion which can hardly be found.

Since their vocals return from the UK in 2006, Mermaid have renamed themselves into The Falling.


History (Chinese)

人鱼乐队成立于1999年的深圳,风格以工业新金属为主.同时夹杂工业,METAL,硬核,PUNK,等风格

2000年获得百事新生代华南塞区原创组冠军.

2000年深圳学园乐队巡回演出

2000年成为深圳根据地酒吧驻场乐队.

2001年深圳摇滚节

2001年深圳学圆乐队巡回演出

2002年深圳摇滚节

2002年第三现场巡回演出

2002年进军北京,在京参加过数场演出.

2003年全国校园乐队华东地区总决赛

2003年北京<摇滚的重生>系列演出

2004年<摇滚你的生活>系列演出

2004年上海挂二音乐联盟"人鱼专场"表演

2004年中发行首张地下专辑,限定销量1000张.

2004年<通俗音乐>系列演出

2004年百世新生代决赛嘉宾乐队

目前正录制第二张专辑和准备展开第二次全国巡回LIVE(包括香港一站).

同时与各大公司的签约计划在继续商谈中.


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