Timeless Miracle

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Timeless Miracle
Origin Malmö, Sweden
Genres Power metal
Years active 1995, 2001–2008,
2014–present
Labels Massacre Records
Marquee/Avalon
Website timelessmiracle.com
Members Mikael Holst
Fredrik Nilsson
Kim Widfors
Past members Jaime Salazar
Sten Möller

Timeless Miracle is a power metal band from Malmö, Sweden, formed in late 1995.[1] Originally named Trapped, the band soon broke up without releasing any materials. The collective re-formed in 2001 and recorded three demos. Having changed their name to Timeless Miracle, the band released their début album Into the Enchanted Chamber through Massacre Records in 2005.[2] The band began recording their second album, Under the Moonlight in May 2007, but hasn't released any updates since September 2008.

Biography[edit]

Trapped was formed in late 1995 by Mikael Holst, Fredrik Nilsson and Kim Widfors; the name was inspired by the eponymous album by the German heavy metal band Rage. Having played a few gigs in their hometown, the band broke up after Widfors decided to study bartending in England.[2] Holst and Nilsson decided to resume the band's activity in 2001 and recorded three demos in 2002–2004, using a drum machine.[3] In 2004, RoastingHouse Studios in Malmö agreed to manage the band and to finance recording of their début album. The line-up was completed by the guitarist Sten Möller and the drummer Jaime Salazar. The band's name was changed to Timeless Miracle, after one of their unrecorded songs. In May–June 2005, their first album, Into the Enchanted Chamber was released by Massacre Records in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and by Marquee/Avalon in Japan and Southeast Asia.[1]

Timeless Miracle started recording their second album, tentatively titled Under the Moonlight, in May 2007 at their own studio with the initial goal to release it later that year.[4] However, technical difficulties during the recording process pushed the planned release date to early 2008. In January 2008, the band announced the departure of Salazar due to his work with other bands and return of Widfors, the original drummer. Timeless Miracle revealed a partial track list and released a sample from the song "Queen of Egypt" before the last update on their official web-site appeared in September 2008. As of 2014, the band was announced to be contributing a cover to a Sonata Arctica tribute album. [5] The band noted that if it goes over well, they may feel more motivated to start new work. Their official website was relaunched on the 21 November, 2014.

Musical style[edit]

Trapped was originally a traditional heavy metal band, whose sound evolved to become the melodies-driven power metal with influences of the classical and folk music; the lyrics are inspired by the horror movies and the Nordic tales.[2][6][7] Under the Moonlight has been stated to be stylistically very similar to the début, while adding elements of the electronic and the Eastern European folk music.[8]

Members[edit]

Current
  • Mikael Holst – vocals, bass
  • Fredrik Nilsson – keyboards, guitars
  • Kim Widfors – drums
Former
  • Jaime Salazar – drums
  • Sten Möller – guitars

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • In the Year of Our Lord (2002)
  • The Enchanted Chamber (2003)
  • The Voyage (2004)

Albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vorontsov, Grigory (October 18, 2005). "Voyage Of The Damned". Darkside.ru. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Koncsok, Zoltan (July 19, 2005). "Timeless Miracle (Mikael Holst)". Metal Express Radio. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Loffredo, Gaetano (June 30, 2005). "Timeless Miracle (Mikael Holst)" (in Italian). Truemetal.it. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Mayer, Antoine (January 11, 2008). "Interview Timeless Miracle" (in French). Heavylaw. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "A Tribute To Sonata Arctica - Album Release". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Mayer, Antoine (November 4, 2006). "Timeless Miracle" (in French). Heavylaw. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kunstner: Timeless Miracle - Interview med: Mikael Holst". Revolution-music.dk. July 14, 2005. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mikael Holst (Timeless Miracle): Názor fanoušků je nejdůležitější!" (in Czech). Volumax. October 3, 2006. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 

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