Diary of Dreams, a life of music.
Diary of Dreams started in 1989 as the project of Adrian Hates, who took the name from a little composition for classic guitar called “Tagebuch der Träume”. In 1994, after a number of demo recordings that all failed to satisfy Adrian’s high musical standards, Diary of Dreams released their debut album Cholymelan. It received enthusiastic press reviews and conquered the hearts of many music lovers with a penchant for darker sounds. By now, Diary of Dreams look back on 26 different releases, among them a DVD, a few singles, two EPs, a critically acclaimed acoustic album and 12 regular studio albums such as the seminal Nigredo with the legendary photo shooting on Iceland, or the enormously successful latest release, hell in Eden. Held in high regard by his fans also for his lyrics, Hates is well-known for his metaphorical language and the expressive and ambiguous descriptions of the matters on his mind. He writes mostly in English, but sometimes also in German – the language of choice, he says, tends to be determined by the song itself. While Diary of Dreams’ line-up has undergone a number of changes, mastermind and singer Adrian Hates has come ever closer and closer to his vision for the project, and thus, to his dreams. Since the ﬁrst note rang out of the Diary, the band has been playing about 500 concerts in almost 40 countries, with no end in sight. According to Adrian, it will be the last thing he ever does in his life.
A life with and for music.
Almost ﬁve years have passed since the last Diary of Dreams album was released in October 2017. Never before in the band’s history was there such a long break between two albums. The reason for this is complex; the world seems to go crazy and turn everything upside down – too many global, but also private setbacks kept shifting the focus and made it impossible for the band around mastermind Adrian Hates to ﬁnish the album with the usual loving dedication and attention to detail. Until now: In spring 2023, the loyal fan base can ﬁnally look forward to a new album and a corresponding tour as well as well selected festival and open air performances in summer! Of course, new songs will be presented, but also a new and varied overview of the previous musical history … The long concert hiatus has literally starved the band, the anticipation is huge and will be discharged in 2023 with concentrated live energy. You can expect the band playing at their frenetic best – and ﬁnally, a new chapter in the Diary of Dreams!