Ascendance Records has announced the signing of another new up-and-coming band to its catalogue, continuing to promote the finest talent in the female-fronted metal scene.The next new band on the label is the symphonic gothic ensemble WHYZDOM from France. WHYZDOM proudly carries the standard for the true essence of the genre, utilising choirs, lush orchestrations, ambitious arrangements and epic bombast, all carried effortlessly by the vocal talent of Telya Melane. Work is already underway for their debut album and is tentatively set for a late 2008 release. WHYZDOM are sure to light the way for symphonic metal in the future. The WHYZDOM project started in early 2007. Vynce Leff, who is best known in the progressive area for producing several albums signed on the British label Cyclops Records (bands: SAENS, SENSITIVE TO LIGHT), decided to start a new metal band with symphonic elements. After auditioning many singers to fit the particular sound of the first compositions, he met Telya, a young singer/actress fond of metal and symphonic music as well as theater. Finding the rest of the band happened very quickly as Vynce has many contacts in the music industry: Regis Morin and Tristan Demurger joined WHYZDOM in February, followed by Nico Chaumeaux (a talented drumming teacher) and Marc Ruhlmann. WHYZDOM's debut album will be the first of seven planned titles and recording will be completed by the summer, including real choir parts. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whyzdomproject.