Tu vinhairon, siás fier de ta vendémia, mas io te planhi, paure costovin
Tu coltivas ta vinha, n’autres bevem lo vin
Vintner, you’re proud of your harvest but I pity you, poor coast dweller
you farm your vineyard, we drink the wine
LOU QUINSE are
IX.L’ERMITE – voice and growls
I.LO BAGAT – diatonic accordeon
VII.LO CARRETON – flutes and pipes
XIX.LO SOLELH – guitars and Irish bouzouki
XVIII.LA LUNA – bass guitar
.LO MAT – drums and percussions
LOU QUINSE have been: VIII.LA FORÇA (drums), XII.LO PENJAT (guitar, hurdy-gurdy, clarì), XIII.LA MORT (hurdy-gurdy), IV.L’EMPERAIRE (flutes, guitar), II.LA PAPESSA (pipe), VI.LO CALINHAIRE (guitar), XX.LO JUDICI (flutes, pipe)
“The fifteen” in langue d’Oc, “The Devil”, fifteenth major arcana of Tarot.
Conceived in 2006 in the mountains of Balme (Barmés), in val d’Ala, and become reality thanks to the matching of underground musicians of Torino, Lou Quinse wants to celebrate an heretical marriage between diabolic heavy metal and the cultural heritage of the western Alps.
Traditional instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, flutes, accordeon percussions and bagpipes find new life and energy crashing on a wall of waves and distorted vibrations generated by huge guitars, a deep bass and fast drums, while a pure metal voice screams and growls the words that have been sung in taverns, forests and cobblestoned streets for centuries.
From the beginning Lou Quinse has been “a really hot tempered and motivated band, combative promoters of Occitane and Alpine culture” (Metallus blog), performing intense shows, searching high grade atmospheres on the worst stages in Italy and Europe.
“The metal with which they contaminate the Occitan music is decisively extreme, but not for this less convincing. Lou Quinse’s show was a genuine explosion of energy and enthusiasm, in both extreme metal and Occitan style. Horns Up! Metallus blog-2010