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.