There are multiple artists named Autumn:
1) A gothic metal / atmospheric rock band from the Netherlands.
2) A minimal wave band from Belgium active in the 1980s.
3) A progressive rock / jazz group active in the early 1990s, formed by members of Toxik.
4) A neoclassical darkwave project from Germany.
5) A gothic rock band from Minneapolis, MN, United States.
6) A now defunct early to mid 90s hardcore band from Philadelphia, PA, United States.
7) A disbanded doom metal band from Russia.
8) A doom metal band from Hungary.
9) A soulful drum and bass project from Houston, TX, United States.
10) A progressive rock band from United Kingdom.
11) An indie rock band from Southern England, United Kingdom.
12) The singer-songwriter Autumn Boukadakis.
13) A religious vocal ensemble sponsored by Rochester College in Rochester Hills, MI, United States.
1) Autumn is a rock band from Groningen, Netherlands. The band was formed in 1995 and quickly became an important component of the blossoming Dutch gothic metal scene. Their debut album “When Lust Evokes the Curse” (2002) put Autumn on the map besides genre mates Within Temptation and After Forever. The band performed at festivals like Dynamo, Lowlands, Waldrock, Fields Of Rock, Metal Female Voices Fest, Summerbreeze, M’Era Luna and Wacken. In addition, Autumn supported bands like Cradle Of Filth and Within Temptation on national and international tours, and did numerous headline tours in The Netherlands. Their second album “Summer’s End” (2004), demonstrated a more mature Autumn that - slowly but surely - managed to escape the confines of gothic rock.
With “My New Time” (2007) Autumn doesn’t renounce its past, but does travel a new course with a strong mentality and ditto sound. With a huge dose of confidence, high quality songs and a superior line-up, a bright future lies ahead of them.
Winter 2009 heralds the return of Dutch heavy rock collective with a new intense and diverse album: Altitude. In many ways, this album is a logical progression from 2007’s highly acclaimed album, My New Time. It does present one surprising change: one of voice. Rising star, Marjan Welman, has taken over vocal duties from Nienke de Jong.
Dutch heavy rock collective Autumn make a return to the front line November 2011 with their new album, Cold Comfort. This is the band's fifth full-length effort, their third for Metal Blade Records. It offers a collection of striking songs blended into a diverse and yet surprisingly compact album, one that Autumn considers to be their most personal and meaningful to date. With a strong and solid lineup, the band thrives on the wealth of experiences drawn from recording and touring during the campaign for the previous album, Altitude. It inspired the six musicians to focus on further enriching and expanding both their songwriting and sound for Cold Comfort.
While Autumn's roots remain firmly planted in heavy rock/guitar-oriented soil, their branches are stretching out to more progressive musical genres and alternative approaches to the sound of individual songs. Guitarist Jens van der Valk elaborates: "In terms of sound we realized there were still leaps to be taken out of our comfort zone and into unthought-of possibilities. As a first step in the right direction, our main focus was on a more open, transparent sound, one through which the often multi-layered nature of our songs would be optimally channeled."
Autumn needed not look far for a man to put at the helm with the right pioneering philosophy for the band to begin taking leaps: Erik-Jan Dodd, Autumn's live sound engineer since the My New Time era, envisioned a more vintage approach for Cold Comfort. An experiment the band was all too eager to embrace, explains guitarist Mats van der Valk. "If there's anyone who knows what we're all about and more importantly: what we could potentially be all about, it's E-J."
D&T Audioproductions (run by Dodd and Cees Thomassen in the bowels of Tilburg's renowned 013 club) was temporarily turned into a home for a large collection of vintage amps and equipment, as well as the band's tried and tested gear. The producer duo set about doing things in a genre-a-typical fashion, lifting particular highlights out of the mix that would conventionally remain more embedded in a wall of sound, and opting for very dry or harsh sounds to paradoxically create more warmth and openness in the sound palette of some songs. Jens adds: "On occasion it felt like tearing things out of balance in order to create balance. I must admit we were a bit apprehensive at times, but persistently maintaining course resulted in songs with a stronger and more exciting character than we'd envisioned."
Working in an environment promoting creativity and thinking outside the box also paved the way for a bolder approach to recording the music itself: one where striving for perfection took a step back in favor of pure, raw emotion and impact. Mats adds on the process this time around, "In past recordings, we'd often run through a song until every note was as well-executed as possible, often discarding takes with a lot more emotion or groove than the ones that made the albums, but with little glitches in playing or singing we couldn't live with at the time. Recording Cold Comfort, we finally felt so, well, comfortable that if a take had the right power and feel, it would be a keeper, regardless of the way it was played." Some final takes on the album are, in fact, the initial rough sketches, played on rusty old strings and the drums were recorded with one of the cymbals cracked but sounding just 'right' in the mix.
Singer Marjan Welman was given an even more pivotal role for Cold Comfort than for its predecessor. Shewas at the heart of the creation of many of the songs. Mats recalls: "Marjan's phenomenal hearing, commitment and ability to practically copy great take after great take was amazing to witness and very inspiring. We always knew she would make a huge step forward compared to "Altitude", since she had only been in the band for a short time before that album was recorded. But we never expected her to thrive quite like she did!" It's Welman's vocal finesses that emphasize the unique character of each individual song, while at the same time the warmth and ease of her voice act to blend all these different characters into one powerful album.
A curious contrast emerges when the lyrics for Cold Comfortcome into play: whereas the music for the album was created from such positive and progressive forces, the lyrics seem to reflect a more negative, contemplative nature of the band, choosing a distinctly murkier path than the preceding albums. There are fewer positive twists to the stories and the unanswered questions and open endings so prevalent in Autumn's lyrics this time don't bode as well for things to come. A theme most lyrics on Cold Comfort seem to have in common: living through difficult times and thereafter reluctantly having to find a way forward into an uncertain and sometimes unwelcome future. Not so for Autumn's latest effort. An album all about rising up to challenges set and standing out from the crowd, Cold Comfort embraces the future andis poised to take on anything any adjacent genre can throw at it. Official website: http://www.autumn-band.com
2) Autumn is primarily a two-piece outfit released countless underground cassette tapes documenting their pioneering and experimental synth work for five years throughout the early 1980s, many of which have only seen the light of day due to recent CD-r releases via collective label Micrart. Just before retiring the name to persue other projects, Autumn would record their own soundtrack to Fritz Lang's silent classic Metropolis, which was occasionally performed alongside screening's of the film before an 'official' score was made available.
As Autumn changed directions and laid their moniker to rest, members Geert Coppens and Peter Bonne would find some more success as members of Twilight Ritual, while Peter would also work as Linear Movement a short period of time.
3) Autumn was an instrumental progressive rock / jazz band formed during and continued after the initial disintegration of Toxik. The band recorded several demos, and some rehearsals. Members included Josh Christian (guitars), Brian Bonini (bass) and Lou Caldarola (drums).
4) Autumn is an artist collective from Germany, founded in 1984. Its aim is synthesis of the arts by combining music, fine arts and literature using avant-garde, traditional and classical elements of various cultural complexes. The group is formed by very different individuals whose individuality is flowing into the entirety of Autumn. A paradoxical polarity is the guideline of the conception, filled with subliminal inconsistencies reflection is always omnipresent as a central motive. The results are soundscapes completed with lyrical vocals, spoken words and visualizations – music and art performances, exhibitions as well as audio/visual concept releases under the motto "music for inner films". Official website: http://www.autumn-eu.de
5) Autumn is a gothic rock band from Minneapolis, MN, United States. Heavily influenced by deathrock bands such as Christian Death with the soaring and dramatic yet often sinister vocals of Julie Plante and driving guitar and drum beats typical of this style of music, although they also have some slower, more ethereal songs. They are quite similar to This Ascension, although Autumn have a slightly heavier style.
They released "The Hating Tree" in 1996 and "Return to the Breath in 2000.
Members included Julie Plante (vocals, piano), Neil McKay (guitar, programming), Jeff Leyda (bass, cello). Official website: http://www.autumn-us.com
6) Autumn was a hardcore band from Philadelphia, PA, United States, active in the early / mid 1990s. They released two 7" EPs, a CDEP released off by a subsidiary division of Revelation Records and were on a few compilation albums. Prior to becoming Autumn, they were named Forethought who also released a 7". Without question they were early pioneers of what's known today as screamo due to the vocals style. Musically, the style wasn't as emo as it was more melodic hardcore.
7) Autumn was a Russian doom metal band founded in 1993 in Ekaterinburg, Russian. First demo "The Druid Autumn" was released in 1995., which was followed by the first full-length album "And We Are the Fallen Leaves" in 1997, at this time all lyrics was on English. In 2000 the band self-released "Chernye Krylia" ("Black Wings"), all the lyrics except one song on this album were in their native language. Last album "Osen Vechna" ("Autumn Is Eternal") was released in 2003 by Stygian Crypt Productions, with all the lyrics in Russian. The band disbanded shortly after. The band played atmospheric death doom metal in the vein of early Anathema. The vocals sound somewhat like those of Moonspell and the band also uses a viola (not to be mistaken with a violin). The band's music shifts between more mid-tempo and slower songs. Overall the music breathes a very warm and sad romantic atmosphere.
8) Autumn is a Hungarian doom metal band formed in 2000. They have released one full-lenght album so far (On The Verge Of Existence), and the next one will be released soon.
9) Autumn are drum and bass DJs, Lost Prophet & Sol.ID from Houston, TX; United States. Their brand of soulful, intelligent drum and bass has been very well received by the British underground, now on Fokuz And Celsius.
10) Autumn was a progressive rock band from the United Kingdom. They recorded progressive rock songs in the 1970s for the album "Oceanworld" which was released only in 1999. Members included Nick Magnus (keyboards), Robbie Dobson (percussion), Steve Hoff (bass) and Mark Easton (guitars).
11) Autumn was a indie rock band from Southern England, UK. They released an EP titled "Bearskins" in 1999. Featuring Mathew Snelling on vocals and guitar. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.