In what promises to be a huge night, THE ETERNAL (VIC) / VOROS and OATH OF DAMNATION are gonna rip up Enigma Bar this Saturday night, 6/04/19 in the last gig of their Australian tour. I spoke with Mark Kelson from THE ETERNAL, and we discussed the band, the latest album, and this upcoming gig. The interview, some links to videos and the press release follow on below.
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The Eternal are excited to announce the Adelaide launch of their 6th full length studio album ‘Waiting For The Endless Dawn’. This will be the bands first Adelaide headlining show in several years. This an event not to be missed for lovers of the dark, melancholic, progressive and doom metal. The band will be joined by special guests Voros & Oath Of Damnation.
The Eternal formed in Melbourne, Australia in late 2002. In the bands 15 year history they have released 6 internationally acclaimed studio albums, 2 Live albums & a concert DVD. The band has toured extensively nationally & internationally with the likes of Amorphis, Anathema, Him, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun & Opeth just to name a few. The Eternal’s sound can be best described as dark, melancholic, emotive metal with Doom & Progressive influences. The bands 6th studio album ‘Waiting for The Endless Dawn’ has been released thru Finland's Inverse Records.
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Formed in 2002, the band have released five full length and two live albums plus a full concert DVD over their long career. The Eternal have toured Australia and globally with Amorphis, Anathema, Opeth, Tarja, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun, Him, Paradise Lost and more.
Best described as dark melancholic emotive metal with Doom & Progressive influences, The Eternal have put the best of those elements together on their 6th studio album, ‘Waiting for The Endless Dawn’ has been just released thru Finland's Inverse Records.
The Eternal’s early albums were released via Finland’s Firebox Records. The Sombre light of Isolation (2004), Sleep of Reason (2005) and Kartika (2009) were all met with incredible praise from heavy music media and fans alike and the band promoted these released with tours throughout Australia, Europe, Asia, America, Canada & South America.
In 2010 the band released Under A New Sun which was produced by the iconic Jeff Martin of The Tea Party and the album saw the band experiment with the progressive rock elements of their sound.
After a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand, the band returned to their roots with the dark, melancholic and emotive, When The Circle Light Begins to Fade. The album was engineered and produced by frontman Mark Kelson, and 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. The album was once again supported by extensive touring and culminated in 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 Eternal 2019 line up is it’s strongest ever and features Mark Kelson (Alternative 4, Insomnius Dei, Cryptal Darkness), Martin Powell (My Dying Bride, Cradle of Filth, Anathema), Ando McDougall (Dreadnaught) and Dave Langlands alongside renowned Australian guitarist Richie Poate (Dreadnaught).
With Kelson & Poate handling all 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 and is easily their darkest & heaviest album to date.
The 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 and does not let you go till its bitter end.
A film for The Wound was produced in Portugal by renowned film maker Guilherme Henriques and released in August 2018.
Waiting For The Endless Dawn also see’s the band experimenting with their more extreme side on tracks such as In The Lilac Dusk which features the enigmatic voice of Finnish doom legends Swallow The Sun's Mikko Kotamäki.
Waiting For The Endless Dawn is a heavy hearted, dark statement in the bands diverse and long career, which will see them tour extensively throughout 2019 and
perform the album in its entirety.
The Eternal are
Mark Kelson : Vocals / Guitar
Richie Poate : Guitar
David Langlands : Bass Guitar
Ando McDougall : Drums
Martin Powell : Keyboards (Studio)
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