Ecliptica - Biography




Ecliptica was founded originally as a solo project by Markus Winkler, since mid 2005 with constant line up. In December 2006 Ecliptica had their debut in front of 400 maniacs supporting Dead Soul Tribe. In April 2007 Ecliptica successfully released their debut EP The Awakening and presented it in front of 500 people at Planet Music Vienna.

In Spring/Summer 2007 Ecliptica won the "Metal Battle Austria 2007" Contest and therefore played a set at the world famous Wacken Open Air in Germany. They also got their chance to play at the biggest festival in Europe Donauinselfest 2007 and did their first show band acting at the Austrian Big Brother Awards. Not to forget the support slot for the major US-Prog Metal gods Symphony X.

In January 2008 the band entered "Hinterhof Studios Vienna" to record their first full length album Impetus, which was released in Austria and Germany on 17th May 2008. The release party for Impetus happened again at Planet Music Vienna in front of 500 people. After that Ecliptica opened the Vienna Show of In Extremo, in front of 2000 people, very successfully.

October 2008 Ecliptica were signed by the Italian label Frontiers Records to release their debut album Impetus worldwide. In December 2008 Impetus was released in Europe and Australia and in February 2009 Impetus was released in Japan.

After a lot of Shows with bands like Tim "Ripper" Owens, Axxis, etc Ecliptica played at the German Borsencrash Festival, as the first foreign band. In 2011 the new album Journey Saturnine was recorded at the WIldone Music Studios and mastered at the Finnvox Studios. On December 5th Ecliptica released the first single to the upcoming album and reached #3 in the Austrian Rock iTunes Charts and #58 in the Austrian general iTunes charts. On January 20th 2012 the album Journey Saturnine was released.