Norwegian goth-inspired symphonic metal band WHERE ANGELS FALL has issued the following update:
"This year has been exciting, but also frustrating for us in the band. The first half of the year was a blast with a lot of gigs here in Norway, but also a period where we learned a lot about the music business.
"We want to thank all of you who have supported us at concerts, and all of you that has sent us nice comments! You know, we make music to soothe our own hearts, but playing it, recording it and releasing it is for you. Your support makes that work worth it! :)
"So… yes, the first half of the year was very active, with a lot of gigs. We were fortunate enough to play support for THEATRE OF TRAGEDY and MORTIIS, among others. It has also been the year of parting ways...
"At the start of the year we fired our manager. I guess we are better off handling the business for ourselves!
"We used the summer to make some new songs, and we discovered that we all have developed as songwriters and musicians. During that period, Eirin, André and Kristian became very close as a band, doing a lot of creative work together.
"At the end of the summer we parted with our drummer, Ole Kristian. He is now the drummer of the power metal band THUNDERBOLT, who have got excellent reviews for their latest album. We wish him the best! :) For the nearest future we will use a session drummer for our gigs and recordings. We also parted ways with our label. The main reason for that is because we want to reach a larger audience and be able to do tours. That means… we are searching for a new label! ;-)
"We have used the last part of this year to make songs and for practicing a lot individually. Now we have more than enough new songs for an album. I guess it will be hard to choose. ;-)
"So for the New Year we have a few wishes: We want to tour and we want to record a new album!"
WHERE ANGELS FALL' full-length debut, "Illuminate", was released in February 2006 via Edgerunner Music. The CD was recorded at Toproom Studio and is the follow-up to the band's "Dies Irae" EP, which was issued in 2004.
According to the group's official bio, "WHERE ANGELS FALL can be described as groovy metal with elements of gothic, classical orchestrations and electronica. Melodic female vocals stands out as an opposite to the hard riffing. They have a reputation as an energic and good liveband with choirs and orchestrations on tape to give the audience the full spectrum of symphonic metal live!"
For more information, visit www.whereangelsfall.com.