Fabulae Dramatis was formed in 2011 in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2012 they released their debut album Om. Followed in 2017 by their eclectic second album, Solar Time’s Fables. The band was formed by Isabel Restrepo; vocals, sitar, harmonium; Hamlet Tinae, bass and vocals and Daniel Díaz, guitar and bass. Their Solar Time’s Fables studio line-up also included Isadora Cortina, vocals; Maxime Moreira, drums; Wesley Beernaert, vocals. As well as collaborations with some brilliant international guest musicians playing violin, cello, accordion and djembe to name a few.
Together they combine the intensity and volume of progressive metal with more soft, lyrical, classical themes. The sound is influenced by a range of world music and instruments such as the sitar, harmonium and tambura. Lyrics in the music often focus on short stories or fables. Fabulae Dramatis prides its style on a “union of ideas, experimenting with diverse cultural and musical influences combined into one project”.
Band portraits by Liliane Eliearts 2021
Fabulae Dramatis’s emblem by Wappenschmied concept by Fabulae Dramatis.