Pyrolysis

A Different Dream

In 2024 we’ve released our new album, titled “A Different Dream”. The cover art is yet again designed by our very own Rikke Linssen, and with this album we return to our electric roots for a more fierce and diverse sound than ever before.

The album contains a wild variety of styles. From the punky grime of “About Time” and “Fight or Survive” to soothing ballads like “Blood on my Hands” and “To Find Home”. And from the folky vibes of “Don’t Do Me Wrong” and “Triplet Bay” to the straight up insanity of “The Wandering Joker”; this album is guaranteed to move you in some way. Amplified with electric bouzouki, an expanded set of percussion, and powerful energy, “A Different Dream” is Pyrolysis’ most ambitious album yet!

Track list:
1. Don’t Do Me Wrong
2. Harlequin
3. Triplet Bay
4. To Find Home
5. Let Me Finish
6. Fight or Survive
7. Harbour for the Lost
8. The Dead Will Never Die
9. I Count My Steps
10. Calloused Hands
11. Wandering Joker
12. About Time
13. Blood on my Hands


Adventure Folk

Pyrolysis is a young, energetic acoustic folk band. While their self-written songs are often a nudge to Celtic folk music, the influences of punk, gypsy and pirate music are also evident. Five young musicians full of enthusiasm, armed with bouzouki, accordeon, bodhrán, violin and bass, play a rock-solid, energetic, yet intimate and cozy performance that takes their audience to a place where they can forget their sorrows. Cheers!

Pyrolysis was founded in 2012 as a metal band, and has walked past folk punk to eventually settle down at acoustic folk. With this, the band shows that energy is not just in volume; while the electric guitar has been traded for bouzouki and the drum kit for bodhrán, their songs are as energetic as ever before, and at least as danceable.

Since being founded, Pyrolysis has released six records: Remedy for the Night (2013), On Mountains High I Stand (2015), Edges of the Day (2017), Daylight is Fading (2019), Alotsle (2020), and The Whaler’s Lantern (2022) . The transition between different musical styles and the growth of the individual musicians is evident between records. By arranging and performing for Echoes (2018) for the artist Elvya and the EP Islands (2016) for singer-song writer Lisette Lowe, they show that adjusting to the musical style of other musicians is well within their capabilities.

Pyrolysis has been known in the Dutch fantasy folk scene for several years, and has played at several large festivals, such as Castlefest, Elfia, Medieval Winschoten, and has been nominated for multiple coveted awards within the scene (Best Live Act NL/BE – 2016, Best Album – 2017 with Edges of the Day, Best Music Video – 2019 with ‘Never Fade’). They are now slowly but steadily spreading out to other parts of Europe, appearing ever more on festivals in Germany and the United Kingdom. Digitally, they’ve set foot on the shores of the United States of Amerika, across the ocean.