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Eldritch playing at Gods of Metal 2007
|Origin||Livorno, Tuscany, Italy|
|Genres||Power metal, progressive metal, thrash metal|
|Labels||Inside Out Music
Eldritch is a progressive/power metal band formed in 1991 in Italy. Their history began when Eugene Simone, Adriano Dal Canto, and Terence Holler formed a band with the intent of putting out some demos. Right after the lineup was complete and the demos started to spread over the scene, the interest towards the band began to grow until Limp Schoor, in 1993 accepted to be their manager.
In 1995 the band put out the debut album Seeds of Rage for Inside Out Music label. The album had good success, winning an award as Album of the Month on the German magazine Heavy, oder was!?. Two years later, in 1997, the band proceeded to follow the same flow in terms of musical ideals, to the point where they published Headquake, having success again, and at the time the Organization of the Gods of Metal Festival was convinced to include them in the bill. By the end of the same year another important step took place, and it was a promotional tour in support of Angra, by which Eldritch achieved European consense.[clarification needed]
1998 was the year of a change in style. With the publishing of El Nino the band followed influences such as Metallica, Coroner, and Annihilator. The crowd and the media appreciated very much their change as their albums selling grew and a successful tour with Threshold and Pain Of Salvation came. 1998 is even the year of a lineup change.
With the new lineup the band had to face many difficulties, and within 3 years, in 2001 they published Reverse, an album which marked a new turn to the band's style and composition ideas. they approached more complex riffs, with the influence of bands such as Machine Head and Pantera. That year they participated again to the Gods Of Metal Festival.
The following album was published 3 years after. After changing lineup again, they changed label too this time, signing with Limb Music Products, and Portrait of the Abyss Within was put out in 2004.
In 2006 Eldritch had a new turn. With the publishing of Neighbourhell the band defined their own distinctive style which was very much appreciated by the specialized media. During that year the band participated to different festivals all over the world like Chicago Powerfest as headliners, to the Evolution festival and many other Italian festivals as headliners.
After putting out the album Blackenday, the Leghorn band intent was to work on another album, which, as they declare, it will be even more complex and technically challenging than their previous albums.
- Terence Holler- Vocals
- Eugene Simone - Guitar
- Rudj Ginanneschi - Guitar
- John Crystal - Bass
- Gabriele Caselli - Keyboards
- Raffahell Dridge - Drums
- 1991 - Reflection of Sadness Demo
- 1993 - Promo Tracks 1993 Demo
- 1995 - Seeds of Rage
- 1997 - Headquake
- 1998 - El Niño
- 2001 - Reverse
- 2003 - Portrait of the Abyss Within
- 2005 - Neighbourhell
- 2007 - Blackenday
- 2011 - Gaia's Legacy
- 2008 - Livequake
- "Reverse" - 2001
- "My Sharona" (cover) -2001
- "Lonesome Existence" -2005
- "Save Me" - 2006
- "The Blackened Day" -2007
- "Everything's Burning" -2011
- "Deviation" -2012
- "Eldritch", Encyclopedia Metallum. Web, Sep. 12, 2010.
- Encyclopaedia Metallum - Eldritch (Ita)
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