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Below is our complete Whyzdom 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.
Whyzdom will release new album "Symphony For A Hopeless God" via Scarlet Records on February 17th, 2015. Today the album artwork and track listing have been revealed, which can be seen below.
1. While The Witches Burn
2. Tears Of A Hopeless God
3. Let's Play With Fire
4. Eve's Last Daughter
5. Don't Try To Blind Me
6. The Mask
7. Asylum Of Eden
8. Waking Up The Titans
9. Theory Of Life
10. Where Are The Angels
11. Pandora's Tears More...
Scarlet Records has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album from Whyzdom:
"'Symphony For A Hopeless God’ is the third album of French Symphonic Metal band Whyzdom. After two successful albums relying on the power of symphonic orchestra and metal riffing, as well as on the beauty of female voices, they push their own 'Philharmonic Metal' concept one step further, adding an even more cinematic edge to their songs.
"Orchestra has never been so powerful. Choirs have never been so haunting. Riffs have never been so compelling. And vocals have never been so intense, ranging from pure and fragile melodies to harsh growls, all provided by mezzo-soprano Marie Rouyer. ‘Symphony For A Hopeless God’ depicts the constant need of humans to rely on the irrational to guide their life, and to give up their own freedom of thought, speech and action on behalf of what we know as 'religion.'
"Slaughters, genocides, ethnic cleansings, have too often been committed in the name of religion. What would God think of that if he really existed? This is exactly what this album is all about. 'Symphony For A Hopeless God' was produced by Vynce Leff, recorded, mixed and mastered in Paris at Powermania Studio, assisted by Mathieu Gillon (120dB Studio). The album will be available starting from February 17th, 2015."
French symphonic metal act Whyzdom released a new music video for the track "Dancing With Lucifer." The song appears on the latest album "Blind?," which was issued in 2012 via Scarlet Records. This version of the song features new vocalist Marie Rouyer, who joined the band in 2013 following the departure of Elvyne Lorient. The band recorded an upcoming new release earlier this year, the details of which have not yet been released.
Check out "Dancing With Lucifer" here:
French symphonic metal band Whyzdom posted the first in a series of behind the scenes video clips featuring the recording sessions of the third studio album. The band has yet to detail the new album, however, it is targeted for a 2014 release. The album is the follow up to 2012's "Blind?" and will be the first to feature new vocalist Marie Rouyer (ex-Entropia), who joined in 2013 following the departure of Elvyne Lorient.
Check out the first clip, featuring the drum recordings with Nico Chaumeaux:
French female-fronted band Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio:
"We are very happy to announce that the first recording session of our 3rd album will start on 5th January 2014!
"Nicolas Chaumeaux will play drums during 3 days. Other sessions will follow closely for guitars and vocals. We are really excited and we can't wait to let you discover our new songs!
"As usual, you can expect Philharmonic Metal at its best!"
Stay up-to-date on the band's recording process by heading over to the Whyzdom Facebook profile.
Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain has been confirmed as the headliner for the upcoming 2013 Dames of Darkness Festival, which will take place at The Robin 2 in Bilston, near Birmingham. The event returns by popular demand after five years and is set to take place on Saturday, May 11th and features eight female fronted metal bands from the U.K. and Europe.
Also on the bill are Visions of Atlantis, Whyzdom, Apparition, Azylya, Ex-Libris, Incarna, and Chemikill. Tickets can be found at this location and further info is available over at Facebook here. More...
France's Whyzdom has posted a new music video online, which can be found below, and the band also comments:
"Dear friends, our new album 'Blind?' has been released on the 30th of October. It's already a great success... thanks to you! And now, our new music video is online : 'Cassandra's Mirror.' Here it is!"
Whyzdom has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Blind?" which is set for release on October 30th, 2012. The teaser features music off the track "Cathedral Of The Damned," and you can also hear the previously posted song "The Lighthouse" over at this location. For more info on Whyzdom, check out the band's Facebook profile here.
Freshly signed to Scarlet Records, French symphonic metal band Whyzdom is streaming the new track "The Lighthouse." The song will appear on the band's new LP "Blind?" which is scheduled for release on October 30, 2012 through the label. The album will mark the first release for new vocalist Elvyne Lorient.
Check out "The Lighthouse" here: More...
Whyzdom, which was covered in the French edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has issued the following announcement about signing with Scarlet Records:
"We are very excited to announce that Whyzdom has signed a deal with one of the most important growing european label : Scarlet Records. It's a great honor to be part of their roster, along with such names as Shaman, Vision Divine, Eldritch, Labyrinth, Royal Hunt, just to name a few! We are ready to work hand in hand to push our new album 'BLIND?,' and make it available to a wider audience throughout the world. The 'Blind?' release date will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!"
Scarlet Records also commented: "Following the acclaimed debut 'From The Brink Of Infinity', Whyzdom have signed a deal with Scarlet Records and are proud to present 'Blind?', their new album. The band, which is known for their own signature approach to Symphonic Metal, blend once more intricate orchestral parts (including all the subtleties of strings, winds, brass, classical percussions, piano, harp etc.) and a real choir with the power of Heavy Metal.
"Through a coherence that hides the inherent complexity of this genre, Elvyne Lorient's passionate melodies immediately stick into your mind, conveying pure emotions right from the very first note she sings. The album title not only refers to the blindness of people towards what's happening around them, but also to the fact that we, as humans, often deliberately choose to be blind in many uncomfortable circumstances, which eventually lead us on the wrong path of life. 'Blind?' was produced by Vynce Leff, recorded and mixed in Paris at Powermania Studio and mastered by Mathieu Gillon and Vynce Leff at 120dB Studio. The stunning artwork is the result of a collaboration between X-Nihilo Design, Les Créations Vultus and Florent Cuaz."
Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. For as long as there has been rock music, a scene has existed in this Western European country, but many have struggled to gain international stardom, with death metal outfit Gojira probably being the most well known French band in metal today. This week we'll be looking at three bands from France who are out to prove that, contrary to popular belief, the French can throw down just as hard as anybody else.
Formed in 2007 by guitarist and self-proclaimed orchestrator Vynce Leff and recorded their debut EP, "Daughter Of The Night" just six months afterwards, instantly receiving acclaim wherever it was heard and even earned them the titles of Best French Band of 2008 by Metalsymphonique.com and Best EP from HeavyLaw.com. They split with their vocalist last year but were able to find security in December when they recruited Clémentine Delauney to stand behind the microphone.
Whyzdom - "Daughter Of The Night"
French act Whyzdom has issued the following update about vocalist Clementine Delaney performing with Serenity at an upcoming German festival:
"Hey! We have some great news: Clémentine will sing with Serenity as guest vocalist at the 'End of Summer Festival; in Willofs (Germany) on 9 September!
"Some of you probably already know Serenity, since we already played with them in Paris and they were Delain tour support this year throughout Europe.
"It will be just one day before our show in Strasbourg (10 September)."
You can also check out Whyzdom's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
The organizers of the Femme Metal Festival have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands for the show:
"Hi everyone. We are happy to announce that The Mariana Hollow, Sarah Jezebel Deva, and Die So Fluid are now confirmed for the Femme Metal Festival! Tickets for the festival are on sale at the Femme Metal Records webstore here and at this location. The festival takes place May 29th and 30th, 2011 at The Asylum venue in Birmingham UK."
The bands confirmed for the festival so far are:
Theatres Des Vampires
Regardless of Me
The Mariana Hollow
Sarah Jezebel Deva
Die So Fluid
French folk metal act Whyzdom has announced the title of its forthcoming second album. The new album, titled "Blind?", is planned for a late 2011 release. The band commented on the new album by saying:
"It is dedicated to people who follow misleading paths, misguided by the ones who love or hate or try to control them, or even sometimes by their own pride. We are pretty convinced that each and every one of us can recognize him or herself in this situation one way or the other. The whole week (and more if needed) will be dedicated to drums. Other sessions will follow until spring. Mix and mastering should be done during summer."
Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about adding on two more tour dates:
"Dear friends, we are very happy to announce these two dates :
- 10/05 Paris (F), La Scène Bastille, with ELYOSE and AZYLYA
- 30/05 Birmingham (UK), The Asylum : FEMME METAL FEST with REVAMP as headliner!
"We will play songs from 'the Brink,' but also some new song of our forthcoming album!"
You can also check out the band's music via the Whyzdom MySpace page.
Whyzdom has posted a video clip online for the song "Bonny Portmore," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:
"Dear Friends, here is a small Christmas gift for all friends of Whyzdom! We decided to record a very special song to let you discover Clémentine's voice. It's a traditional Irish song called Bonny Portmore. It's very different from what we usually play, so it won't be released on the forthcoming album. Moreover, we shot a video clip for it, to celebrate Clementine arrival! Enjoy!"
Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new vocalist:
"Dear friends, we are very proud to present you today the vocalist who joined us to give Whyzdom a new voice. Clémentine Delauney has received an intensive artistic training since her youngest age: contemporary dance, classical and jazz piano, theatre, classical singing (she joined the Maîtrise of Lyon Opera in 2003). Motivated by the everlasting will to let her voice express itself in a symphonic metal band, it’s an immense pleasure to welcome her in our family.
"We invite you all to welcome her as well on Myspace, Facebook or even more directly on our forum. We will prepare some extracts to put online in the very next few weeks. In the meantime, you can watch some photos on our website or on Facebook. Thank you for your support! See you soon!"
Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about an upcoming show supporting Tarja Turunen:
"Dear friends, after these great moments in Raismes Fest, here is the time to announce that our next gig will be in Paris, the 10th of October at the Bataclan. It will be a very special occasion, since we will have the honor to open for Tarja Turunen! We can also confirm that we'll have the great pleasure to welcome our friend Lisa Middelhauve (former Xandria singer) on stage again with us!"
The details of the upcoming Whyzdom tour dates are as follows:
10/10 2010 Bataclan Paris, Paris, FRANCE
11/12 2010 Symphonic Breizh Fest tbc, Bretagne, FRANCE
French act Whyzdom has issued the following announcement about recruiting a guest vocalist for the group's upcoming appearance at the Raismes Festival:
"Dear friends, we are delighted to announce that next Sept 12th, we will have the great honor to welcome on the stage of the Raismes Fest our friend Lisa Middelhauve as guest lead vocalist! Many of you already know Lisa as former front woman of the legendary German band Xandria. so you'll easily understand how thrilled we are at the idea of sharing the stage with such a great lady. Needless to say that this is an event that you won't want to miss, so... just see you all there!"
You can also check out Whyzdom's music via the band's MySpace page.
French symphonic metal band Whyzdom has issued the following update regarding the departure of their vocalist Telya Melane:
"We are very sad to announce that Telya recently decided to leave WHYZDOM."
"We want to thank Telya for all the great moments we shared. They will remain in our memories forever. We wish her an enormous success and we surely will have the pleasure to hear and see her again in other projects that will reveal her great talent."
Telya Melane has also issued the following message:
"All beautiful stories come to an end. The end of an adventure for me. I'm announcing that I decided to quit Whyzdom. The reasons that led me to this choice are both personal and artistic."
"The band project of Vynce was a fantastic experience from the artistic as well as human viewpoint. As a young singer, it allowed me to learn many things, to meet great people, to live magical instants on stage." More...