Ad Inferna

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Ad Inferna
Ad Inferna, 2010, photo by David Enam.jpg
Background information
Origin France, USA
Genres Industrial metal, gothic metal, dark ambient
Years active 1998 (1998)-present
Labels Advoxya Records, Last Episode, Silverdust, Nilaihah USA, Aural Music, DSM Music
Associated acts Limbonic Art, Samaël, Combichrist, Das Ich

Ad Inferna is a French American gothic metal band consisting of members VoA VoXyD and Vicomte Vampyr Arkames, formed in 1998.


Their debut album L'Empire des Sens was released in 2001 under the German label Last Episode first, then under Silverdust, a division of the German label Metal Blade. The band appeared at the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany in 2002, sharing stage with Dimmu Borgir, Nightwish, Tiamat and The Gathering.[1] The band split up in 2003 after several financial problems with their first label Last Episode.

In 2009, after 7 years without performing, the band re-formed leaving aside the symphonic black-metal style for a new industrial metal genre. Then born "Trance n'Dance", recorded, mixed and mastered by Neb Xort (Anorexia Nervosa) at the Drudhenhaus Studio in France. The band signed with Aural Music / Dreamcell11 and got distributed by Soolfood. The album features 12 tracks including collaborations with bands such as Reaper, Soman, Combichrist and Beborn Beton.

In 2010, Ad Inferna signed a three-album contract with the American label Nilaihah Records. The album "DSM" is released, co-produced & mastered by Vasi Vallis (Frozen Plasma, Reaper, NamNamBulu)

  • "No doubt about it, Ad Inferna is moving on the right path, working with the right people (like Vasi Vallis who did the mixing and mastering) and "DSM" will for sure bring this band a bit more into the spotlight." (Side-Line Magazine)[2]
  • With this album, Ad Inferna takes the next step within the electronic music scene… Pushing electronic beats with dark and romantic soundscapes makes it very enjoyable. (Black Vector Magazine)[3]

In 2011, Ad Inferna releases the opus “There Is No Cure”, an album with a very much darker dimension, getting back here and there their black metal roots. The album features Kari Berg (formerly of Ashbury Heights) and Zombie Girl.

  • The artists managed to create a gloomy decadence, in a yet perversely appealing climate, which affects all the senses of the listener. The disc introduces into the world of contradictory meanings, radically different from generally accepted norms and religious rules.[4]
  • Their best work to date? Yes, without a doubt! (BlackVector)[5]
  • “There Is No Cure” is fully enjoyable and for sure the best production to date from Ad Inferna (Side-Line Magazine)[6]

In 2012, the band decides to create their own label DSM Music,[7] in association with Audioglobe[8] managing the distribution. "Ultimum Omnium" is released.

  • A majestic “Ad Inferna” and a breathtaking “Infinite Si Mal”, with an awe-inspiring Hebrew scriptural reading conclude the new album from Ad Inferna consuming and at the same time renewing the superb overall emotional makeup of the album. (Darkwave / Viva Music)[9]

In 2013, the band releases their new album "Im Mortelle" featuring female vocals from Melissa Ferlaak (ex Visions of Atlantis, ex Aesma Daeva, Plague of Stars, MY Eternel), Alina Dunaevskaya (Markize), Annie Bertram and MyLucina. The album has been claimed "Album of the week" by Orkus Magazine in March 2013.[10][11]

  • “Im Mortelle” has the potential to become a kind of referential composition for Ad Inferna on which they once more avoid to be catalogued as one specific music style. (Side-Line Magazine)[12]


  • Opus 7: Elevation [CD] [AD-HUN-87-CD] - Advoxya Records - May 2014
  • Im Mortelle [CD] [dsm1301] - DSM Music, Audioglobe - January 2013
  • Ultimum Omnium - The Black Edition [CD] [dsm1202] - DSM Music, Audioglobe - May 2012
  • Ultimum Omnium [CD] [dsm1201] - DSM Music, Audioglobe - April 2012
  • eXsangue [Digital single] [nr051] - Nilaihah Records - September 2011
  • There is No Cure [CD] [nr049] - Nilaihah Records - April 2011
  • DSM [CD] [nr046] - Nilaihah Records - August 2010
  • Heroine [Digital] - Ionium Records - May 3, 2010
  • Trance :N: Dance [CD] - Aural Music / DreamCell11, Soolfood - September 2009
  • Sexual Music for Sexual Mass [Digital] - Aural Music / DreamCell11 - 2009
  • L'Empire des Sens [CD] - Last Episode / Silverdust / Metal Blade, M10 - 2001


VoA VoXyD[edit]

VoA VoXyD (born September 12, 1978) is a guitarist and keyboard player from France, Toulon, best known as former composer for Ad Inferna[13] (also known under the V. Orias A.[14] nickname) with Vicomte Vampyr Arkames, and composer / keyboard player for MY Eternel, an ambient ethereal band. He is also a remixer and a sound engineer.

In March 2013, Melissa Ferlaak (ex Visions of Atlantis, ex Aesma Daeva) and Voa Voxyd started making music. The two have since started their new project MY Eternel.

Music composer[edit]

  • 2013 : MY Eternel - Pursuit of a Higher Throne
  • 2013 : Ad Inferna - Im Mortelle[15] (DSM Music France, Audioglobe)
  • 2012 : Ad Inferna - Ultimum Omnium[16] (DSM Music France, Audioglobe)
  • 2011 : Ad Inferna - There is no Cure[17] (Nilaihah Records, USA)
  • 2011 : Electronic Saviors Volume 2: Recurrence - A. I. Dominion - Metropolis Records
  • 2011 : Venus in Black - From Stars to Dust (not released yet)
  • 2010 : Ad Inferna - DSM[18] (Nilaihah Records, USA)
  • 2009 : Ad Inferna - Trance'n'Dance[19] (Aural Music Italy, Soulfood)
  • 2009 : Ad Inferna - SM for SM (Aural Music Italy, Soulfood)
  • 2000 : Ad Inferna - L'Empire des Sens (Silverdust, Metal Blade Germany, M10)
  • 1998 : Vindiris Chimeras - Vindiris Chimeras (Abist Prod France)
  • 1996 : De Profundis - Siècle de Cendres (Nocturnal Music Italy, Season of Mist)


Sound engineer[edit]

  • 2013 : Ad Inferna - Im Mortelle - DSM Music (recording, mix, mastering)
  • 2013 : Lied - Live at Marseille (mastering)
  • 2012 : Ad Inferna - Ultimum Omnium - DSM Music (recording, mix, mastering)
  • 2012 : Erotic Elk - Solitary - Major Records (mix, mastering)
  • 2012 : Lied - Praha (mix, mastering)
  • 2011 : Ad Inferna - There is no Cure - Nilaihah Records (recording, mix, mastering)
  • 2011 : Venus in Black - From Stars to Dust (recording, mix, mastering)
  • 2010 : Ad Inferna - DSM - Nilaihah Records (recording, mix)
  • 1998 : Vindiris Chimeras - Vindiris Chimeras (recording, mix, mastering)


  1. ^ "Paradise Lost Confirmed For Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival". 2002-06-25. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Ad Inferna - DSM (CD - Nilaihah Records) - review, free links at SIDE-LINE". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Ad Inferna "DSM" (CD/Nilaihah Records) | Blackvector Magazine". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Ad Inferna - There Is No Cure - AlterNation". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Ad Inferna "There Is No Cure" (Album/Nilaihah Records) | Blackvector Magazine". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Ad Inferna – There Is No Cure (DCD – Nilaihah Records) - review, free links at SIDE-LINE". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  7. ^ "Ad Inferna's Im Mortelle reviews". DSM Music. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  8. ^ "Ad Inferna". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  9. ^ "Ad Inferna "Ultimum Ominum" – New Album to Be Released in March 2012 – Viva Music Album Review « Album Reviews « Reviews & Interviews «". 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  10. ^ "Das Magazin für Dark Rock - Electro - Gothic - Dark Metal & more". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  11. ^ "Album of the week in Orkus Magazine !". DSM Music. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  12. ^ "Ad Inferna – Im Mortelle (CD Album – DSM Music) - review, free links at SIDE-LINE". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  13. ^ "Ad Inferna – Écoute gratuite, concerts, stats, & photos sur". Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
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