Friday, May 18, 2012

SYMPHONY X Bassist To Appear On ASHENVEIL Debut

ASHENVEIL, the new "ambitious" female-fronted metal band out of New Jersey featuring OPERATIKA drummer Yuri Liakhovitch, has tapped Mike LePond of SYMPHONY X to lay down the bass tracks on ASHENVEIL's upcoming debut album, "Black Of Light", to be released this summer.

Described by LePond as "heavy metal-sounding BLACKMORE'S NIGHT," ASHENVEIL was formed in the summer of 2009 when a group of friends met up for a
jamming session. They clicked and the chemistry between the players was
obvious to all. At that point, the songwriting process began and the
direction of the band was musically defined and established. Eager for
great things to happen, after a series of extensive rehearsals, the band — under its former name, TRACE OF EMPTINESS — performed several
shows locally to get their foot in the door, gain exposure and start
building the fan base. However, it wasn’t until singer and songwriter Christine Greenwood joined in March 2010 to take over the vocal duties that the band was
able to maximize its potential and reach the point where "only sky was
the limit." With Christine's unique voice handling operatic
soprano or alto singing styles, modified and tailored for each
individual song, the band went on to record its first demo that was
completed by the end of April 2010. After a series of lineup changes, Rich Fischer on the guitar joined the band in 2011 and brought much-needed
technicality and versatility to complete the band’s unique and
multidimensional sound.

ASHENVEIL is preparing to film a promotional video for one of the songs on the forthcoming CD.

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