SoundDiary was formed in Vienna/Austria back in 2007, at first under the name ‘Momentarium’.
In the beginning the band concentrated on playing cover songs from their favourite bands like Radiohead,
Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse. After performing live a few times the band decided to adopt the name ‘SoundDiary’.
At this point the two guitarists and vocalists, Lukas Staudinger (2007-2015) and Hannes Pichlmann were already part of the band, with the other current members only joining later. Keyboardist Stefan Pichlmann and Drummer Clemens Langbauer are also long-term members of the band.
In 2010 their debut album 'in_verse' was released and while it became an insiders' tip among musicians it could not find widespread recognition in the Austrian music scene. A gig at the Viennese "Donauinselfest" 2011 (largest open air festival in Europe) and a concert in complete darkness ("Dialogue in the Dark") were two of the highlights in the bands' history. After having won the Vienna Band Contest 2011 the band produced a single ("Right To Stay") under the label digibrane. This was followed by a music video in 2012.
'A Book In My Hand' was recorded from November 2013 until January 2014. The band took plenty of time in mixing, mastering and especially booklet artwork until the new album was finally released in November 2014.
Over the course of time the songs of SoundDiary turned out to have more and more progressive elements, strongly influenced by bands like Dream Theater or Porcupine Tree. The main musical elements are now progressive songwriting, complex compositions, varied song structures and a unique sound atmosphere. Besides consolidating their song repertoire and arranging new songs, the band’s musicians are fond of performing extensive jam-sessions where often ideas for new song elements are developed.
For the last three years the band has been working painstakingly on what could be considered as their magnum opus so far: A concept-album containing 5 Acts called 'Anamnesis' which is going to be released in spring 2019.
Hannes Pichlmann....................Vox, Guitars
Stefan Pichlmann......................Keys, Programming
Clemens Langbauer..................Drums, Drumpad
Lukas Staudinger (Vocals, Guitars) 2007-2015
Raffael Schimpf (Bass) 2007-2012
David Six (Keyboard) 2007-2008
Michael Prehofer (Drums) 2007-2008
Werner Thenmayer (Drums) 2008-2009
Martin Ratzka (Bass) 2013-2015
DP (Bass) 2015-2018
Roman Bischof (Vocals) 2016-2017