Paving The Labyrinth are a 4 piece Progressive Rock/Metal band from Johannesburg South Africa.
Formed in 2012, Paving The Labyrinth started when Levi Thöle (Ex Savage Lucy Drummer) decided to start a band which would allow him to explore the guitar and voice.
Enter Max Liebenberg: Levi soon started jamming with Max Liebenberg, virtuosic classical Violinist/Drummer. After a few jam sessions, they decided they were in need of additional members.
Levi asked long time friend Angelo Dias to fill in on bass guitar but found after a few jam sessions that Angelo was far better suited to the 6 string electric than the 4 string bass.
Two guitarists? Richer harmony? Increased creative diversity? Yes Please!
The band began to compose their first album despite their inability to find a bassist. Paving The Labyrinth even made several live appearances with no bass player whatsoever.
Enter Shakeel Sohail Gibran: Enough was enough. The luscious warmth of a sultry bass-line was sorely needed. Finally, Shakeel joined the group on bass and at last the transformation or whatever was complete.
Paving The Labyrinth proceeded to play many live shows with top quality acts such as Poverty Of Ideals, Hokum, Savage Lucy, Eyes Like Mirrors, Wrust, 11th Hour, Raptorbaby, Red Helen, Tyre Fire and others.
They recently recorded their debut full length album at the SABC which is due for release in April 2014.
A split EP with Her Stems Spiral is also in the works, watch this space!