Ashley Ellyllon

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Ashley Ellyllon
Ashley Ellyllon of Cradle of Filth Hellfest 2009 04.jpg
Background information
Birth name Ashley Jurgemeyer
Born (1984-07-30) July 30, 1984 (age 33)
Origin Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Genres Piano rock, experimental rock, symphonic black metal, extreme metal
Occupation(s) Pianist, keyboardist, songwriter
Instruments Keyboards, piano
Years active 2005-present
Labels Candlelight
Associated acts Abigail Williams, Orbs, Cradle of Filth

Ashley "Ellyllon" Jurgemeyer[1] (born July 30, 1984) is an American pianist, keyboardist and songwriter for the band Orbs and was the former pianist of the symphonic black metal band Abigail Williams and of Cradle of Filth.


Ashley Jurgemeyer was classically trained on piano since age six. She got her bachelor's degree in Music Composition and Theory from Arizona State University and then started her career as a founding member of the band Abigail Williams in 2005. Jurgemeyer left the band in 2009 after becoming the new keyboardist for Cradle of Filth, replacing Rosie Smith. She recorded two releases with Abigail Williams, which are In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns and Legend. Ellyllon is also a part of the supergroup Orbs along with Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me and Adam Fisher of Fear Before (Fear Before the March of Flames). She is also working on a solo classical piano album.[2]

Abigail Williams[edit]

Jurgemeyer was the keyboardist for the Abigail Williams from 2005 to 2008. During that time, she recorded two albums with the band.[3] In early 2007, the band split. They later decided to resume Abigail Williams that same year, with Plaguehammer returning to bass guitar, Zach Gibson and Bjorn Dannov rejoining, and also Kristen Randall (Winds of Plague) joining the band.[4] After a tour in late 2007, Kristen Randall left the band and joined Winds of Plague, to which Jurgemeyer rejoined them. She toured with the band in Europe and the United Kingdom in summer 2008.[5]


Jurgemeyer along with Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me) and Adam Fisher (Fear Before the March of Flames) formed Orbs. The band released their debut album, Asleep Next to Science, on August 17, 2010.[6]

Cradle of Filth[edit]

Jurgemeyer joined Cradle of Filth in 2009 after Rosie Smith's departure from the band,[7] Jurgemeyer then joined to play keyboards and do backing vocals for the group.[8]


Abigail Williams
Cradle of Filth


  1. ^ "Ashley Jurgemeyer - Metal Storm". Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cradle of Filth Official Website - New Album: Hammer of The Witches". Cradle of Filth Official Website - New Album: Hammer of The Witches. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Chad Bowar. "Abigail Williams Interview". Entertainment. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ Abigail Williams - Crusher
  5. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ Sciarretto, Amy. "Orbs, 'Asleep Next to Science' -- New Album". Noisecreep. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ WENN. "Filth Plan A Future With Replacement Rockers". Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Cradle of Filth Official Website - New Album: Hammer of The Witches". Cradle of Filth Official Website - New Album: Hammer of The Witches. Retrieved April 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 

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