Formed in Barcelonaat the end of 1994 by Raúl López (ex-Messiah Of Pain) programs & keyboards and Frank M. Angel voices & guitars. In 1995 they recorded a demo in a homemade studio of eight tracks. At the end of 1995 they signed a contract with German label Sounds Of Delight and released an album in 1996.
Gothic/Death Rock band from Miami Florida. Elegy of Madeline was formed out of the desire to express through morbid
poetry and dark basslines the moody atmosphere necessary for the
concepts that founder Marquis extols, i.e. that of chaos magick, ritual
atmospheres, victorian era romanticism, decay, decline, all that is with
and without a means for expression by any other outlet other than
1.The Bridge Of Sighs (Lord Byron)
2.Our Naked Masque (Hymn Τo Dust)
4.Lazarus Descending Into Hell (Canto I)
6.Weeping Entities Οf Death (Embrace)
Tracklist: 1.The Bridge Of Sighs (Lord Byron) 2.Madeline 3.Our Naked Masque (Hymn to Dust) 4.Louchald 5.Weeping Entities Of Death (Embrace) 6.Our Naked Masque (feat- Michael W. Ford) 7.Darkened Mirror Of The Sorrowful "Madeline (Demo I)" CDR
1.The Bridge Of Sorrows (Lord Byron)
3.(Canto I) Lazarus Descending Into Hell
5.Our Naked Masque (Hymn To Dust) 6.Weeping Entities Of Death (Embrace)
Begins in the summer 1993, from the union of different bands from Parma, Italy. In spring 1994 they recorded their first demotape "Strani Insetti", which sold out of 600 copies and recieved several good reviews from Italian magazines.
Sounds and atmosphere were then inspired by the 80's new wave and dark, with Cure and Bauhaus connections, combined together with other different influences from 5 band's elements (from punk to dark, to wave and psycheledia).
In 1995 the first line-up changes both the two original guitar players left the band and Riccardo Mattioli came in.
At the end of the summer singer Alessandro Tellini travelled to England and stayed there for over a year. During his absence, the other members of the band started recording the second demo, "In Fiamme".
The 1997 pause convinced the band to choose one more precise direction Gothic Rock, with, as most noticeable models, bands like Rosetta Stone, The Sisters of Mercy and a bit of Cranes. Due to this decision, the bass player Simone Toscani left the band and Davide Mazza (who originally played the drums) switches the bass forming actual line-up with three elements and a digital sequencer
Restoration II were formed in late of 1992 by vocalist Steve Weeks
following the disintegration of the original Restoration. With an
entirely new line-up, consisting of Steve, bassist Bryon and guitarists
Nick and Richard. The band started writing new material.In April 1993 the band went into the studio, "Come Close My Eyes"contained four tracks released on cassette only. Excellent reviews and comments on the new material poured in on the cassette's release in May 1993. With the replacement of Nick by French guitarist Eric Gandoin, the band played their first live dates. They entering the studio in late September 1993 and the five tracks 12" Revolution By Night" was released in November 1993
Empyrean was formed in late 1990 by Neil and Shaun. The concept behind EMPYREAN was to be more than just 'a band', in the normal sense, as in four or five competing individuals up on stage and, more or less accidentally, playing together. Instead EMPYREAN was to be what can only be described as a 'story', which wouldn surround both the members of the band and the music they created, forming a complete entity in its own right.
Originally, Neil and Shaun had intended EMPYREAN to be a five-piece project but, as can happen only too often in creative situations. In 1994 Neil left the band before they released the album. This was due to differences in musical opinion regarding the general direction of the band's future and he was replaced by Dave Raddon (ex-His Last Parade)
"Into the Heaven of Heavens I have presumed
an Earthly guest, and drawn Empyreal air...
Divine interpreter! by favour sent
Down from the Empyrean, to forewarn
Us tiniely of what might else have been our loss..."
Holylore was born in the early summer of 1993. At first the band was formed by 4 members: H. Graal - Vocals, H. Noxious - Guitar, H. Cold - Guitar and H. Etienne - Drums. The line up completed the September of 1993 when the H. Lirikk added to Bass.
After 4 months the January of 1994 they released the demotape "Stoned To Death" and started having concerts in Rome. In March of 1994 H. Noxious & H. Etienne started writing new songs
The H. Lirikk went out from the band because of his different ways to concept the music