Mark Kelson : Vocals / Guitar Richie Poate : Guitar David Langlands : Bass Guitar Marty O’Shea : Drums Martin Powell : Keyboards (Studio)
The Eternal – Waiting for the Endless Dawn
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Genre: Gothic Metal
The Eternal’s upcoming 6th Full Length album Waiting For The Endless Dawn features 75minutes of dark melancholic progressive influenced Doom Metal. All keyboards by Martin Powell (My Dying Bride / Cradles of Filth), also featuring Mark Kelson (Cryptal Darkness / Alternative 4). Guest vocals by Mikko Kotamäki of Swallow The Sun Fame on In The Lilac Dusk.
The Eternal have been a long stay in the international metal scene, releasing five full length albums and 2 live album in their 15 year career. The band have toured nationally and abroad with such acts as Amorphis, Anathema, Opeth, Tarja, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, HIM, Paradise Lost & many more.
The Eternal started their career on Finnish label Firebox Records born out of the ashes of cult doom band Cryptal Darkness. The Eternal released 3 critically acclaimed albums on Firebox Records; The Sombre light of Isolation (2004), Sleep of Reason (2005) & Kartika (2009), which were quickly followed by tours throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, America, Canada & South America.
The bands forth album Under A New Sun (2010) was produced by legendary musician Jeff Martin of The Tea Party (Canada) and saw the band experiment with the progressive rock elements of their sound. The release of Under A New Sun was also followed by extensive touring throughout Australian & New Zealand.
Looking to return to their roots the band followed up this album with the dark, melancholic & emotive When The Circle Light Begins to Fade, which was the first album to be fully engineered and produced by frontman Mark Kelson. This was also the first album to feature Martin Powell (My Dying Bride / Cradle of Filth / Anathema), whom Mark had previously worked with in Cryptal Darkness. When The Circle Light Begins to Fade was followed up by extensive national touring and the release of the career spanning live album / DVD Circle of Live which was recorded in the bands home town of Melbourne, Australia to an enthusiastic home crowd.
The current incarnation of the band featuring Mark Kelson (Alternative 4, Insomnius Dei, Cryptal Darkness), Martin Powell (My Dying Bride, Cradle of Filth, Anathema), Marty O’Shea (Dreadnaught) & Dave Langlands alongside the addition of renowned Australian guitarist Richie Poate (Dreadnaught) have spent over 3 years writing and recording what can be best described as the bands darkest & heaviest album to date.
With Kelson & Poate taking care of production duties, the 7 track, 75 minute opus Waiting For The Endless Dawn see’s the band treading in more melancholic waters than ever before. The bands 6th full length album opens with The Wound, a 20 minute cinematic statement that takes the listener from moments of progressive, emotive rock, all the way to slow drudging doom metal. A film for The Wound has been produced in Portugal by renowned film maker Guilherme Henriques.
WaitingForTheEndlessDawnalsosee’sthebandexperimentingwiththeirmoreextremesideontracks such as In The Lilac Dusk which features the enigmatic voice of Finnish doom legends Swallow The Sun Mikko Kotamäki.
Waiting For The Endless Dawn proves to be a heavy hearted, dark statement in the bands diverse and long career, which will see the band endeavouring to tour extensively and performing the album in it’s entirety in 2018.
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All Lyrics: M. Kelson,
All Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell, R.Poate
Except ‘The Wound’, Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell, R.Poate, D.Langlands, M.O’Shea ‘Waiting For The Endless Dawn’, Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell & ‘Don’t Believe Anymore’, Music & Lyrics: Iva Davis.