French symphonic gothic ensemble WHYZDOM has set "From The Brink Of Infinity" as the title of its debut album, due later in the year via Ascendance Records, the new label funded by Lee Barrett (founder of Candlelight Records; former member of EXTREME NOISE TERROR, currently in TO-MERA) and A&R'd by Sam Grant (writer, promoter, broadcaster, interviewer for Sonic Cathedral online).
Commented the band: "Most of the album songs deal with life, death and the fear of crossing the line between the finite lapse of our life and the infinity of death. The characters who express themselves through Telya's [Melane] voice are often very near that line, on the brink of despair. That's what finally led us to entitle our first album."
"From The Brink Of Infinity" track listing (not in order):
01. Daughter Of The Night Prelude - A Glimpse Of Eternity
02. Daughter Of The Night
03. The Witness
04. The Train
05. On The Wings Of Time
06. The Power And The Glory
07. Everlasting Child
08. Escaping the Ghosts of Reality
10. The Seeds of Chaos
11. The Old Man In The Park
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.
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.
Video footage of WHYZDOM performing on October 4, 2008 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium can be viewed below.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whyzdomproject.