Frontiers Records is pleased to launch the release of ECLIPTICA debut album “Impetus” on December 5th 2008.
ECLIPTICA is a Heavy Metal band from Austria founded by guitarist Markus Winkler in 2005. He put together a line-up with six members in total, together with the other guitar player Bernie Scholz, Thomas Tieber and Elisabeth Fangmeyer on vocals, plus Florian Thür and Roman Klomfar on bass and drums respectively. ECLIPTICA soon started to write songs and in April 2007 released their critically acclaimed first Ep “The Awakening” in front of 500 people at Planet Music Vienna. During the promotion for the Ep, ECLIPTICA won the “Metal Battle Austria 2007” contest and played a live set at the world famous “WACKEN OPEN AIR” in Germany, not forgetting that they have also landed a support slot for the major US-Prog Metal gods SYMPHONY X.
In January 2008 the band entered the Hinterhof Studios in Vienna to record their first full length album “Impetus”, which is now being released on the international markets by Frontiers Records. The word “Impetus” stands for Power, Speed and Energy just like the sound of these 10 songs delivered on the album. Straight through without orchestral arrangements ECLIPTICA reduced their songs to a rough and powerful but still melodic feel.
The music of ECLIPTICA is defined in their musical roots: blending the traditional Heavy Metal of the 80’s together with intricate rhythms and Progressive elements from all decades. The songwriting however is very personal and original, thus making them instantly recognizable thanks to the use of two vocalists and to the classical music elements that are incorporated in their songs. Theatrical elements and an eclectic songwriting complete the picture of a very gifted band that is now ready to be unleashed.
The first time I heard Wednesday 13 was a song called “Your Mother Sucks C**k in Hell” from Metal Sludge’s compilation “Now That’s What I Call Sludge”. I listened to the song and pretty much forgot about Wednesday 13, until a couple of weeks ago. A co-worker was playing “Fang Bang” at work at first I thought it was Stevie Rachelle. Boy was I wrong!
Although he does sound a lot like Stevie Rachelle his songs are closer to mid 80’s Alice Cooper than Tuff and like Cooper back then it sounds like Wednesday is having fun singing about American Werewolves, Haddonfield (Home of Halloween’s Michael Myers), and partying at Crystal Lake waiting for Jason Voorhees to pay a visit on “Till Death Do Us Party”.
If Wednesday is having fun singing you can’t help but have fun listening. Honestly how many times can you say you had a smile on your face singing along to a song called “Happily Ever Cadaver”? I’m guessing not to many.
But that is exactly what you will end up doing listening to “Fang Bang” and there are plenty more songs to go along with the ones already mentioned like ” My Home Sweet Homicide”, “Too Much Blood”, and “Curse of Me”. In today’s day and age it is nice to hear an artist having fun and not taking themselves too seriously and that is what you get with Wednesday 13 a guy singing fun Horror Punk wrapped in 80’s hard rock. “Fang Bang” is not going change the world or pave the way for a new rock-n-roll revolution. But for what it is “Fang Bang” is a pretty good album and most of all fun record, the perfect soundtrack for Halloween.
You can buy a copy of Fang Bang, at this link.
1. Morgue Than Words
2. American Werewolves In London
3. My Home Sweet Homicide
4. Faith In The Devil
5. Happily Ever Cadaver
6. Curse Of Me
8. Too Much Blood
9. Till Death Do Us Party
10. Buried With Children
11. Kill You Before You Kill Me
12. Die Sci-Fi
13. Burn The Flames (Bonus Track)
Wednesday 13 is:
Wednesday 13 – lead vocals and guitars
Jamie Hoover – bass, background vocals, guitar, organ
Ghastly – drums, percussion
Kid Kid – background vocals
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