My Eternel is the new band featuring Voa Voxyd from French metallers Ad Inferna and Melissa Ferlaak (Plague Of Stars, ex-Aesma Daeva, ex-Visions Of Atlantis), which will release their debut album Pursuit Of A Higher Throne, on December 16th. The band has also released a teaser for the album and you can hear it below.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mercyful Fate's Melissa album which happens to be today, Mercyful Fate guitarist Michael Denner and Hank Shermann played riffs from all songs on the album, originally released on October 30th, 1983. You can watch the 11-minute full version video below right now and just enjoy the memories.
Rejoice Ævangelist devotees because there is new music to be devoured. Yes, and it is another song from the new album Omen Ex Simulacra. This new opus, announced as the ultimate incarnation of sinister death metal, will be released on November 29th by French label Debemur Morti Productions. Until then, you can get a taste of this sonic creation by listening to "Relinquished Destiny" at this location.
US extreme metallers Ævangelist have finally unveiled the cover art that will grace Omen Ex Simulacra, their brand new second album that will be available on October 11th via Debemur Morti Productions. Take a look at the cover below which was rendered by Polish artist Andrzej Masianis.
Ævangelist have been sharing quite a bit of new music recently. After a song from the split with Esoterica, it is now time to hear "Abysscape" from their new album Omen Ex Simulacra. The 13-minute beast is streaming over here for your listening pleasure.
Blackened death metallers Ævangelist will release in the coming months their new split with Esoterica called To The Dream Plateau Of Hideous Revelation via Aurora Australis Records. Below you can check out the tracklist and cover art made by Prof. Ralph Stewart. You can also immerse yourself in the song "Omniquity".
About a month ago, Liechtenstein-based gothic metal band Elis parted ways with vocalist Sandra Schleret. A few days ago, the band announced her replacement will be singer Simone Christinat from Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Simone herself had the following to share: "I am really happy to be announced as the new Singer of Elis within these days. I feel honored to be a part of this great band and I'm looking forward to a lot of good moments with Elis.
It feels like the beginning of a new chapter in my life and I am excited to get many new experiences as the new Elis singer. The first show will be in July. Until then there have a couple of rehearsals to be done. Of course it would be great to meet you Elis fans soon at one of our upcoming shows."
"More than 4 years ago I joined Elis as their new singer. Our journey was very special to me, and I think that we found one another at a time when we really needed it the most. I gave my best to honor Sabine's legacy and nevertheless stay true to myself and open a new chapter together with the band. I am sorry to say that we have reached a point where this chapter now comes to an end. We had an amazing and exciting time and the guys really touched my heart. We made a great album in which I've put all of my heart and which means a lot to me. We sat together and talked long about everything, and we concluded that it is better to go separate ways from now on. I simply feel the need to devote myself to my own music, my aims and tasks, and the guys can not accompany me on that way because they have their own aims, ideas and expectations. I am sure that it's the right decision, because it is very important to me to dedicate myself to everything I do with full heart and soul. Now that I can not ensure this anymore I think it's only fair to say it freely. Elis will always have my full support and my friendship will guide them on their way. The guys have found a great new singer and so I am leaving with a good feeling, though I am very sad about the end of our time together.
Gothic metal band Elis have revealed some new details about their new upcoming release "Catharsis". The album artwork is available here. As the band also mentioned on their official site, the album will also be released as a Digipack (cover artwork). The artwork of the covers were done by Stefan 'Heile' Heilemann. Album tracklist is available to see below.
The tracklist looks as follows:
01. Core Of Live
02. Twinkling Shadow
03. Warrior's Tale
04. Des Lebens Traum, des Traumes Leben
05. I Come Undone
07. Morning Star
08. Das kleine Ungeheuer
09. Mother's Fire
11. The Dark Bridge
12. Ghost Of The Past (Bonus on Digipack)
13. No Hero (Bonus on Digipack)
Liechtenstein-based metallers Elis have issued the following update through their website:
"Hello folks, here is something special for you!
To shorten the time a little bit until the release of "Catharsis", we made a video clip to the song "Show Me The way". In this clip, you got behind the scenes footage of our touring live. You can follow us on our journey to gigs, we're taking you backstage and you can see us get in touch with the most important people, YOU, the fans!
You will find the clip at this location, click it and enjoy the video!"
Elis have posted the following statement about the new upcoming album:
"We decided that the new Elis record will be named "Catharsis". We were discussing a lot about what fits best to the stories the songs on our new album tell, and we hat a lot of different options, some of them really quite funny, but when we finally came to the name "Catharsis" it was clear that this says it with one word.
Vocalist Sandra Schleret comments: "Some time ago, shortly before I joined Elis, I had to go through a very hard time, physical wise the hardest experience in my life. I was fighting against a severe disease, and while my body was struggling I felt my soul started to go it's own way. I came to new insights, and started to develop a very intense strength, like I never would have imagined I would be able to, but which was really essential for me at that time. I was taken out of the "real life" for about half a year, and felt like an onlooker, not participating in the real world. With the stories I tell on "Catharsis" I am kind of digesting this period in my life, sharing my feelings, fears and also the things I saw as an "outcast" watching the world. The word. "Catharsis" has some different meanings, but for me it represents "the healing of the soul by going through tragedy". As I see it now, to see how magic life can be I also had to experience it's dark side..."