ELIS Drummer Forced To Sit Out European Tour

Drummer Max Naescher of Liechtenstein-based gothic metallers ELIS will sit out the band's upcoming "Beauty & The Beast" European tour with LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY, SIRENIA and STREAM OF PASSION due to "job-related reasons." An "amazing" replacement drummer by the name of Trevor has been enlisted for the upcoming trek, which kicks off on November 13 in Lichtenfels, Germany.

ELIS have posted audio samples of two new songs — "Firefly" and "I Come Undone" (JENNIFER RUSH cover) — on their MySpace page. Both tracks will appear on the band's new album, "Catharsis", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:

Nov. 25 - Finland & Spain
Nov. 27 - Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux & Italy
Nov. 30 - Rest of Europe
Dec. 15 - USA
Jan. 12 - Canada

The follow-up to 2006's "Griefshire", "Catharsis" was recorded at Mastersound Studio in Germany with producer Alex Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES' EYES) and marks the band's first full-length recording with Sandra Schleret, who joined ELIS in December 2006.

"Catharsis" will be released with two different designs — jewel case and the digipack — both of which were created by Stefan "Heile" Heilemann.

"Catharsis" track listing:

01. Core Of Live
02. Twinkling Shadow
03. Warrior's Tale
04. Des Lebens Traum, des Traumes Leben
05. I Come Undone (JENNIFER RUSH cover)
06. Firefly
07. Morning Star
08. Das Kleine Ungeheuer
09. Mother's Fire
10. Rainbow
11. The Dark Bridge
12. Ghost Of The Past (bonus on digipack)
13. No Hero (bonus on digipack)

The digipack version of "Catharsis" will include a bonus DVD featuring a recording of the band's performance at the Metal Female Voices Fest in 2007 in Wieze, Belgium.

Bonus DVD track listing:

01. Intro
02. Tales From Heaven Or Hell
03. Die Zeit
04. Show Me The Way
05. Phoenix From The Ashes
06. Der Letzte Tag
07. Lost Soul
08. A New Decade
09. Heaven And Hell

ELIS' previous vocalist, Sabine Dünser, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on July 7, 2006 during rehearsal and passed away the following day in hospital.


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