Pin-Up Went Down
|Pin-Up Went Down|
|Also known as||Esthete Piggie (2006)|
|Genres||Avant-garde metal, death metal, progressive metal, extreme metal|
|Associated acts||Carnival in Coal, Wormfood, öOoOoOoOoOo|
Pin-Up Went Down was formed in 2006, initially as a one-man project fronted by former Carnival in Coal and Wormfood member Alexis Damien and bearing the name Esthete Piggie. Damien was later joined by singer and photographer Aurélie "Asphodel" Raidron, who had also sung for other projects such as gothic metal band Penumbra, Howdy Effect and Nowonmai, and the band changed its name to the current one later on.
On 28 March 2008 the duo released their first studio album, 2 Unlimited, through Ascendance Records. The album's fusion of different musical genres such as power pop, progressive metal, death metal, funk, symphonic metal and gospel music was well received by the critics, and two years later, on 28 June 2010, their second album, 342, came out also through Ascendance, further developing their unusual musical style and also being well received. In the same year, Pin-Up Went Down was joined by Alexis' brother Nicolas Damien, becoming a trio.
As early as 2013 the band began to work on what would be their third album, Perfreaktion; however, Asphodel announced that she would be leaving the band in January 2014 to pursue other projects, and since then the album remains unreleased. Shortly after she formed the duo öOoOoOoOoOo (pronounced "chenille"; French for "caterpillar"), alongside Baptiste Bertrand. They released their first studio album, Samen, on 21 October 2016 through Apathia Records. Pin-Up Went Down, however, announced that they wouldn't be splitting up despite Asphodel's departure, but as of 2014 it is undergoing an undeterminate hiatus period, with no plans of further performances or albums.
- Alexis Damien – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, piano, drums (2006–)
- Nicolas Damien – guitars, keyboards (2010–)
- Aurélie Raidron (Asphodel) – vocals (2006–2014)