The band's name, Marcanus, was inspired not only by the Roman god of war Mars (Marcus), but also by mysteriousness itself (arcanus). The name reflects the programme. Marcanus unites Tribal and Gothic Rock, Middle Ages and Metal to create an extraordinary music and dance project.
Hard guitar riffs meet earthy Didgeridoo sounds, Indian drums (tablas) harmonize with the Turkish saz.
Together with ethereal melodies and electronic music they build up a powerful wall of sound.
In his debut album "silva", the multi-instrumentalist Markus Reiser fulfils his dream and follows his visions and inspirations without restrictions.
He brings the musical diversity of different worlds and cultures into harmony, interweaves them with Gothic and Ambient and leads them into the future.
Marcanus is supported live by the tribal fusion and gothic bellydance artist Sharadez, who transforms Marcanus' music into mystical choreographies.
Creator of Marcanus is Markus Reiser (composer, engineer, producer and musician).
Markus got his talent for playing the piano from his father. As a teenager he extended his enthusiasm to synthesizers and guitar.
Through numerous trips and contacts all over the world, didgeridoo, tabla and saz were added.
Right from the start, his passion was rewarded with radio appearances and some local awards. The greatest success of these early years was the Bavarian Rock Price, which he won in 1994 with his band "Beyond Pleasure".
In 2001 he toured as a live keyboard player with the band "Heinrich Beats the Drum" and then founded the rock band "IFF" with their front man. A short time later the album "Insane" was released, on which he worked as a co-producer. "IFF" played as the opening act for "Eisbrecher" and recorded the song "Königin der Nacht" with Alexander Wesselsky. At other appearances, “IFF” was on stage with “Unheilig”, “Letzte Instanz” and “Knorkator”.
Markus is a founding member of the didgeridoo and percussion band "D-JAM-BE", whose album "Energetic Tribal Music" was recorded and produced by him. Together with Ganga Giri, Alan Dargin and Stephen Kent, "D-JAM-BE" made it onto the set list of internationally renowned festivals. With the solo project "Marcanus", the Munich musician is breaking new ground.
Marcanus is supported by the Tribal Fusion and Gothic Bellydance dancer Sharadez. She uses the music of Marcanus into mystical choreographies.
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