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The Eternal

Formed: 2003
From: Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest The Eternal News

Below is our complete The Eternal news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Eternal Posts New Album Sampler

The Eternal has posted a 10 minute sampler online for the band's upcoming album "When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade." Check it out below.

The album was engineered and produced by vocalist/guitarist Mark Kelson and is the first album to feature second guitarist Brad Cook. According to a press release, the new album sees The Eternal "return to a darker sound with the band releasing some of its most emotive and personal material to date."

"When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade" will be released in Australia through Rocket Distribution on August 30th and in Japan through StayMetal Records on September 25th. The track listing is as follows:

01. When The Circle Of Light Begins To Fade
02. Beneath These Waves
03. Motionless
04. Drifting
05. In Severance
06. Divided We Fall
07. Yesterday’s Fire
08. Carry Us Away
09. A Quiet Death Of The Sun
10. The End Of Everything
11. Without A Trace
12. Dark Day Coming
13. The Burning Truth More...

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The Eternal Streaming New Single

The Eternal has posted the new track "Beneath These Waves" online, which can be heard below or over at Bandcamp, and the band also comments:

"This is the first single off our 2013 album 'When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade' - It is available on a donation basis which means you pay what you think its worth! if you enjoy it and want to support us getting our album out to you as soon as possible make a donation and support The Eternal in making the music YOU enjoy!!

"The album 'When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade' is currently slated for an August release in Australia & Japan and will be followed by the 'Circle of Light / 10th Anniversary' Australian & Japanese Tour. We hope to have more details for release dates for the rest of the work soon." More...

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The Eternal Reveals New Single Artwork

The Eternal has revealed the artwork for impending single "Beneath These Waves," which can be found below. The band also comments:

"We are happy to share with you the cover for our upcoming single 'Beneath These Waves' taken from our upcoming album 'When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade.'

"The cover is by talented Romanian photographer Felicia Simion who we also worked with on the 'Under A New Sun' album. Expect a sample of the single in the coming weeks and we will announce the release date of the single for digital download shortly. 'When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade' is currently slated for an August release in Australia & Japan and will be followed by the 'Circle of Light / 10th Anniversary' Australian & Japanese Tour.

"We hope to have more details for release dates for the rest of the work soon. But for now get ready for the digital release of 'Beneath These Waves' shortly." More...

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The Eternal Releases More Studio Footage

Australia's The Eternal has posted a second video in a series covering the band's time in the studio working on new album "When The Circle of Light Begins to Fade." This new episode, available below, focuses on Dave Langland and the tracking of the bass guitar. Check out this video in the player below, or find the previously posted in-studio footage at this location.

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The Eternal Studio Footage Avaialble

A studio video clip has been posted online of Melbourne dark rockers The Eternal recording their fifth full-length album "When the circle of light begins to fade" at ColourSound Studios in Australia. Check out the footage below. The Eternal is:

Mark Kelson - Guitar / Vocals
Brad Cook - Guitar
Dave Langlands - Bass
Marty O'Shea - Drums

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The Eternal To Record New Album

The Eternal will enter Colour Sound Studios in Melbourne, Australia to commence work on the band's 5th studio album tentatively titled "When The Circle of Light Begins To Fade." The band will track 13 songs and will be working on the recording process for the next 6 months. Singer/Guitarist Mark Kelson has this to say about the project:

'We are approaching this recording quite differently than our previous albums, usually we have very comprehensive and complete demos, but we have decided to start tracking at the basic idea stage and see where it takes us. As for the material, I have spent a lot of time reflecting over our back catalogue and everything we have achieved since we formed at the start of 2003 and I really wanted to write an album that reflects all the elements of our sound. I feel the new material takes elements of 'Sleep Of Reason', 'Kartika', 'Under A New Sun' & even 'The Sombre Light of Isolation' and blends them all together. We will still approach the new material very melodically as we always have done, but I have a feeling this will be a little heavier and darker than 'Under A New Sun' as the last year has been hard for me on a personal level and I feel that comes across in many of the songs composed thus far. More...

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The Eternal Posts New Album Sample Video Online

Australian dark rock act The Eternal has posted a 10 minute video teaser online for its forthcoming release, "Under A New Sun." The album is set for release in January of 2011. The Eternal have also revealed plans to release a digital single for "Under A New Sun" to be released on November 1st, 2010. You can view the video teaser and the single tracklisting below:

"Under A New Sun" single tracklisting:
1. Under A New Sun
2. Cast In Stone (Summoning Remix)
3. Blood (Live)

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The Eternal Issues Studio Update

Austalian gothic metal band THE ETERNAL has issued the following update:

"This week Mark will head up to Sydney and do some vocal pre-production with Jeff Martin, then they will both head back to 301 in Byron Bay on the 1st of February to begin tracking Mark's vocals, so the studio blog starts again now! Follow all at the studio blog."

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The Eternal Posts DVD Teaser Online

Melbourne dark metallers The Eternal have uploaded a teaser for the bands upcoming DVD release, sed to become available in February 2010. With only a limited number of copies to be available, the DVD contains a feature length tour documentary, a "Making of Kartika" studio documentary, promo video clips and more, and will be available from the band's webstore. Check out the teaser below.

The band is currently recording their latest album, "Under A New Sun," and will head back to 301 Studios with Jeff Martin at the start of Febuary to track vocals and add the final touches to the mix.

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The Eternal Issues Recording Studio Update

Australian gothic metal band THE ETERNAL has issued the following studio update:

"Just a quick update for you all on the new album 'Under A New Sun,' for those of you that have kept up to date with the blog you will know we are at the final stages of the recording process, all the music and most of the mixing is done. We will head back to 301 with Jeff Martin at the start of Febuary to track vocals and add the final touches to the mix. The sound has to be the best we have produced to date, so at the moment we are feeling quite proud of this one. We have no plans for the release date at this stage as we would like to take our time and shop this album around, but expect to be hearing it in 2010. So make sure you check back in on the studio blog the first week of Febuary, until then happy new year to you all, we hope you will join us for a great 2010!"

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The Eternal Enters The Studio To Record New Album

"Under A New Sun" has been named as the title for the upcoming album from The Eternal, set to see the light of day in 2010. The album will be the follow up to the acclaimed "Kartika" and also the band's fourth full length album. Song titles include "Control," "Under A New Sun," "A Thousand Shades of You," "Collapse," and "Cast In Stone" to name a few.

The band entered 301 Studios in Byron Bay on December 4th. Their new studio blog will be updated daily throughout December with pictures and the latest news on the recording process.

"Under A New Sun" will be produced by Jeff Martin (The Tea Party). Jeff adds this about the album: "I proudly re-introduce The Eternal… The type of band I’ve been waiting to produce. It’s been a year now since Mark and I agreed to embark on a journey that begins this December. For The Eternal this will not be a stepping stone but a launch pad. For me, a creative working relationship that allows me to realise an artist’s vision and re-connect with past influences, all the while looking into the future…darkly. I envision an alchemical marriage, a musical landscape anchored by organic rock and roll and infested with industrial overtones. To put things lightly, you’re not playing with kids here. The Eternal are the real deal."

The album will be co-engineered by Paul Pilsneniks, who has worked with such artists as The Living End, The Mars Volta, Silverchair, Grinspoon and Alanis Morissette, and The Eternal has also enlisted acclaimed Finnish keyboard player Maria Ilmoniemi (Tarja/Husky Rescue) to contribute.

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Australian Metal Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2009 Australian Metal Awards, which were conducted by the Association for Australian Heavy Metal, have been officially announced. The winners are as follows:

Best Album Cover:
Psycroptic - (Ob)Servant

Best Youth Band:
Asphyxia

Song of the Year:
“Refuse the Sickness” – Chaos Divine More...

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Urn Announces New Drummer, Jeremiah Link

The Chicago gothic/doom metal band URN has announced Jeremiah Link, formerly of Necrogression, Thruster, and Deadnight, as their new permanent drummer. Jeremiah had been sitting in with the band for the past couple of months after the band parted ways with Melissa Jade upon returning from their tour with Tarja Turunen and The Eternal this past spring. More...

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The Eternal Posts Live Video Footage From Japan

Melbourne goth doom band The Eternal has uploaded video footage from their recent tour of Japan. You can view the six videos below or on the band's MySpace page.
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The Eternal Posts Tour Report, Album Update

Australian goth/doom metal band The Eternal has posted a tour report from Europe and the US, plus a hint at details for their upcoming fifth album, hopefully due out in 2010.

“We have finally returned home from our extensive world tour which saw us play through Australia, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Finland, Hungary, USA, Canada & Mexico. We played with bands such as Katatonia, Swallow the Sun, Anathema & Tarja (former Nightwish vocalist) as well as many other fantastic bands along the way. It was an amazing tour for us, with some very difficult times and some of the best moments that band has experienced. We would like to thank every promoter, band and fan we met and made along the way and anyone that believed in us or gave us somewhere to sleep, the tour could not have happened without you and we are truly grateful. Expect a mass of pictures and video online in the near future.

“We have been working on a yet to be titled 4th album that we are currently planning to record in december and it should see the light of day in 2010. We have some great people involved in this project and we look forward to sharing some more details with you in the coming months. We have the basis of around 7 songs written, but more on that later!”

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The Eternal Guitaris Terry Vainoras Departs

The Eternal guitarist Terry Vainoras has left the band during their European tour. Here's an update from the band:

“Greeting from Helsinki Finland! We are currently 21 dates into our ‘Kartika’ world tour. So far we have had a fantastic time, but not everything can go as planned and due to reasons out of our control, guitar player Terry Vainoras departed the tour in Jyvaskyla, Finland on the 15th of April. We will complete all remaining dates as a three piece, so far we have done Firebox Metal festival in Seinojoki, Finland with this format and the show went off without a hitch! So as usual all engines are full steam ahead in The Eternal camp and we look forward to seeing you on the rest of tour. Thanks to those that have supported us through this, it just aint rock n’ roll without some drama!

Cheers
Mark, Dave & Marty”

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Urn and The Eternal To Support Tarja On Tour

The Chicago-based, gothic-doom metal band URN has announced that they and very close friends from Australia, The Eternal, will be direct support for Tarja for her for select dates as part of her North American leg of her “Storm Returns to America” tour. Here are a few tour dates announced:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - USA - New York, NY - Fillmore Irving Plaza
Friday, May 1, 2009 - Canada - Montreal, SC - Le Medley
Saturday, May 2, 2009 - Canada - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Monday, May 4, 2009 - USA - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues More...

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The Eternal Set To Begin World Tour

The Eternal will head out for their world tour later this week. Here's an update from the band:

“A big thanks to all those that came and supported us on the Australian Leg of our ‘Kartika’ world tour! This weekend we will be in Japan for the first time before heading to Europe for the third time since 2004. This tour will also see our first visits to the USA, Canada & Mexico. We have been added to 4 dates of the Tarja (ex-Nightwish) tour in America/Canada and we have just been added to the Anathema show in Mexico City, so this tour will truly have some special moments for us.

"We hope we see some of you on the road over the next two months but until then please keep up to date with us at our tour blog."

Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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The Eternal Announces Australian Tour

THE ETERNAL is set to embark on a world tour that is also taking in Japan, Mexico, Europe and North America, The Eternal kick it off with an Australian tour in February/March, prior to the previously announced European dates. The tour is in support of THE ETERNAL’s latest album "Kartika," which was released in November 2008.

Tour dates, support, and venue details of the newly announced Australian shows are below: More...

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The Eternal Splits With Keyboardist

Australian melodic metal outfir The Eternal has announced that they have parted ways with keyboard player Chris Stevenson. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"We are very sad to announce that after much contemplation Chris (Stevenson; keyboards) has decided to leave the band. Chris was the founding member with Mark back in 2003 and after five fantastic years he has decided to move on. We wish him the best, we all remain great friends and we will not rule out that if Chris wishes to return in the future he may. We will continue as a four-piece and will not be looking for a replacement at this point."

Chris Stevenson has posted his own blog regarding the split aswell which reads as follows: More...

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