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, symphonic black metal
Years active 1998 (1998)-2015 (2015)
Labels Last Episode, Silverdust Metal Blade, Nilaihah USA, Aural Music, DSM Music
Associated acts Sollertia
Website www.adinferna.com
Members

Ad Inferna is a French gothic metal band consisting of members VoA VoXyD and Vicomte Vampyr Arkames(ex Seth), formed in 1998. († 2015)

History[edit]

Their debut album L'Empire des Sens was released in 2001 (recorded at Excess Studio in 1999, the Netherlands, mastered at Kohlekeller Studio, Germany) under the German label Last Episode first, then under Silverdust GmbH, 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)

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.

In 2012, the band decides to create their own label DSM Music,[2] in association with Audioglobe[3] managing the distribution. "Ultimum Omnium" is released.

In 2013, the band releases their new album "Im Mortelle" featuring female vocals from Melissa Ferlaak (ex Visions of Atlantis, ex Aesma Daeva), Alina Dunaevskaya (Markize), Annie Bertram and MyLucina. The album has been claimed "Album of the week" by Orkus magazine in March 2013.[4][5]

The band signed a deal with the growing label Advoxya Records in Hungary and release Opus 7: Elevation.

Ad Inferna disbanded in April 2015. VVA decided to stop his musical career while VoA VoXyD decided to create the band Sollertia (Apathia Records) together with James Fogarty (In the Woods...).

Discography[edit]

  • 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 / Irond, M10 - 2001

Members[edit]

1998 - 2002[edit]

  • V. Orias A. (VoA VoXyD): guitars, bass
  • Vicomte Vampyr Arkames: vocals
  • Asmody: keyboards
  • N. Aboriim: drums

2007 - 2009[edit]

  • VoA VoXyD: guitars, keyboards
  • Vicomte Vampyr Arkames: vocals
  • M. Hide: bass
  • Asphodel: vocals
  • VNA: drums

2010 - 2015[edit]

  • VoA VoXyD: guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Vicomte Vampyr Arkames: vocals
  • Asphodel: vocals on DSM

Collaborations[edit]

  • Morfeus (Limbonic Art, Mayhem, Viper Solfa): on "L'Empire des Sens" and "Opus 7 Elevation"
  • Aldrahn ( Dodheimsgard, Zyklon-B, Thorns): on "Ultimum Omnium"
  • Marco B. (Obsidian Gate): on "L'Empire des Sens"
  • Robynne Leah: on "L'Empire des Sens"
  • Vratyas Vakyas (Falkenbach): on "L'Empire des Sens"
  • Lindsay Schoolcraft (Cradle of Filth): on "Opus 7 Elevation"
  • Melissa Ferlaak (Aesma Daeva, Visions of Atlantis): on "Opus 7 Elevation"
  • Sanna Salou (Orakle): on "Opus 7 Elevation"
  • Grace Meridian: on "Opus 7 Elevation"
  • Kassy (Mercy Isle): on "Opus 7 Elevation"
  • Kari Berg (Ashbury Heights): on "There is no Cure"
  • Zombie Girl: on "There is no Cure"
  • Alina Dunaevskaya (Markize): on "Im'Mortelle"
  • Annie Bertram: on "Im'Mortelle"
  • MyLucina: on "Im'Mortelle"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paradise Lost Confirmed For Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival". Blabbermouth.net. 2002-06-25. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Ad Inferna's Im Mortelle reviews". DSM Music. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Ad Inferna". Audioglobe.it. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Das Magazin für Dark Rock - Electro - Gothic - Dark Metal & more". Orkus.de. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Album of the week in Orkus Magazine !". DSM Music. 2013-02-03. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 

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