The band was formed in summer 2010.
After extensive writing sessions, Elysian Gates finally recorded their first studio album “Destination Unknown“ in 2013.
In 2014, the band considered to start a new chapter as a female fronted band.
The extended, almost 14 min. long single 'Seven Angels', got re-recorded. It got released, both as the extended and in a shorter radio-edit version which reached within few hours the pool position in the local iTunes rock charts.
End of November 2014 the band released their project "Northern Winds" in collaboration with Sea Shepherd. The single instantly hit number one in the top 20 iTunes charts all genres.
The video released with the single had been viewed over 12 000 times after only three months.
At the very beginning of 2015, Noémie Leer, former ‘Rude Revelation’ vocalist, took over the singers’ duties.
The second album “Crossroads” came out in Luxembourg in May 2016. The band hit the road to promote it in France, Germany, The Netherlands and then came back to Luxembourg to present it to the local public. It is again a fully independently produced work containing choirs, cello and violin parts by the talented singer Noémie. The band released this album in Germany on August 5th 2016 and in the Netherlands + Belgium on September 5th 2016.
The first eponymous single got released on March 21, 2016 and instantly went to the local itunes Rockcharts’ pool position!
In November Elysian Gates supported the wellknown Austrian band Serenity on their Club tour and other nice surprises are planned for 2017.
ELYSIAN GATES ARE:
Noémie LEER - Vocals / Thierry SADLER – Keyboards / Sue SCARANO – Guitars / Guy CHRISTEN – Guitars / Kim SOSSON – Bass / Christian PRAUS – Drums.
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Comments about Elysian Gates by Gilson Arruda, Imperative Music USA/Brazil:
From Luxembourg, the new European Sensation of the Symphonic Metal with Female vocals [both clear and guttural, absolutely fantastic, really!] !!!!!
We're in luck! We will be introducing Elysian Gates, take note of this band name, because surely the band will be signed by a major Record-Label soon.
"Fans of Melodic Metal more demanding in terms of technique, creativity, harmony, professionalism, attractive melodies will truly appreciate Elysian Gates." Approved by Gilson Arruda of Imperative Music Brazil/USA.
They are on the right track as the old bands like Nightwish, Epica, Dream Theater have been.
Elysian Gates foi apresentados na Coletânea Imperative Music vol. XIII dvd.
Their Second studio album Crossroads is out now!
CREDITS TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(c) SANDRO ORTOLANI.
Crossroads Live @ POPEI - Eindhoven:
Human Infection lyric video: