TORUL BIOGRAPHY Although we caught sight of the debut album 'Dark Matters' in 2010, the name Torul wasn't unknown before. Moving more or less in the club techno and electro waters, Torul worked as a solo artist and DJ (releasing vinyl singles at big labels such as Low Spirit, Force Inc, Thule Musik, UCMG etc. and DJ-ed in famous clubs such as Tresor Berlin, Golden Puddel, Ambasada Gavioli and many others) and only invited guest musicians and vocalists for the studio sessions, which changed right about the time the debut album was released, thus becoming a band of the three - at first mainly for live performances. The Dark Matters album had zero promotion – it was even released by Torul himself. In spite of this, it drew a lot of attention by several labels in Europe, of which Torul chose Infacted Recordings. But this unique and diverse mixture of dark electro and alternative pop with some guitar elements is obviously also well accepted by people. The first international hits followed – the Try video, the very original music video received rave reviews and Torul drew more and more attention - started to regularly appear on the regional MTV, reached quite high on German alternative charts with both of last year's singles and by doing live shows. After Try and Partially Untamed maxi singles, the new album 'In Whole' was finally released in December 2011. It's got quite a lot of attention, and among other great reviews it was also nominated as album of the year and Torul as a band 'the newcomer of the year' at http://www.depechemode.de/dm-de-awards-2011-redaktion-13053/ Torul were recently invited to play at Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig on May 27th, 2012, one of the few most important festivals in Europe of this kind. On Slovenian Music Week (STG) they were also selected by international festival jury as one of the 15 bands out of more than 170 applicants to perform live.
- 2003-2009 various solo releases as Torul, Torul W/ at various european labels As band: - Torul - Dark Matters LP (2010) @ Torul Recordings (SLO) - Torul - Try - Maxi Single (2011) @ Infacted Recordings (GER) - Torul - Partially Untamed - Maxi Single (2011) @ Infacted Recordings (GER) - Torul - In Whole - LP (2011) @ Infacted Recordings (GER) - Torul - Glow - Single (2012) @ Infacted Recordings (GER)
Borut Bernik - Torul Borut Dolenec Jan Jenko