Drawing from a plethora of musical vocabularies to deliver an eerie and disturbing climate, Escarre could be considered as an avant-garde metal band. Very personal themes adresse the concepts of disease, drugs and spiritual visions. Ranging from calm moments to harsh ambiances, the intention is to initiate a mystical musical pilgrimage, through a misty and convoluted landscape. Experimentation and the refusal of dogmas are the cornerstones of our approach. Drawing influences from artists such as Ved Buens Ende, 8 bit music and Radiohead, Escarre displays a destabilizing and cathartic portrait.
Formed in 1998, Escarre - then known as Esker - was at first a raw black metal band with french lyrics. Based in Québec City, Canada, the band produced demos and numerous shows in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s. After having reached a notable underground status, the band took a long hiatus before renewing it’s self with bold new ideas.