ECHOTERRA Parts Ways With Singer MELISSA FERLAAK

Vocalist Melissa Ferlaak (VISIONS OF ATLANTIS) has confirmed her departure from ECHOTERRA, the band featuring keyboardist Jonah Weingarten (PYRAMAZE), guitarist Yan Leviathan (AVIAN), bassist Sam Van Moer (GRACEPOINT) and drummer Adam Sagan (INTO ETERNITY). She says, "[There is] no real drama, it just didn't work out. Not sure what I'll do next."

Fan-filmed video footage of ECHOTERRA's October 22, 2011 performance in St. Paul, Minnesota can be viewed below.

ECHOTERRA's latest album, "Land Of The Midnight Sun", was released on October 17, 2011 via Blinding Force Recordings. The effort was made available for sale in digital and physical formats. The physical copies have a 16-page booklet filled with spectacular artwork, band pictures and lyrics.

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

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01. After The Rain
02. The Best Is Yet To Come
03. All The Lies
04. Midnight Sun
05. The Ghost Within My Heart
06. Welcome My Friend Of Misery
07. Memories Of Another Time
08. A Different Story
09. From The Gutter To The Throne
10. Unleash The Flood
11. Genes Of Isis

According to a press release, "Land Of The Midnight Sun" is "full of energy and excitement. Every one of the 11 brand new songs draws on a different facet of the symphonic metal genre; including influences from rock, power metal, opera, and progressive rock / metal, while offering a raw / live production instead of a polished, over-produced style."

ECHOTERRA's "In Your Eyes" EP featured Ferlaak on the three re-recorded songs from the band's debut CD — "In Your Eyes", "A Tear of Her Heart" and "Say, Try, Lie, Die".

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