Veteran progressive metallers ELDRITCH have inked a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their eighth studio album, "Gaia's Legacy", a concept effort dealing with global warming based on Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth". Due in late September, the CD will see ELDRITCH going back to its technical progressive roots, with lots of influences raging from thrash to AOR and a modern approach still in the band's distinctive style. Frontman Terence Holler wrote all the lyrics after a deep search of information on every kind of source for the last three years.
"Gaia's Legacy" was produced by Marco Ribecai and Eugenio Simone at Syncropain Products Studio in Pisa, Italy, and mastered by Gran Finnberg (OPETH, IN FLAMES, EVERGREY, DARK TRANQUILLITY) in Sweden. FIREWIND's Bob Katsionis, a longtime fan of the band, is credited as special guest keyboardist on the song "Like A Child".
ELDRITCH's "Livequake" CD/DVD was released in November 2008 via Diversity Media/LMP. The disc was recorded in March 2008 at Music Street Club in Lugnano, Pisa, Italy. The two-hour show was split into two equal parts: the first portion featuring songs from 2001's "Reverse" album and subsequent releases; and the second half containing material from the first three LPs, with all the keyboard parts played by former ELDRITCH keyboardist Oleg Smirnoff.
ELDRITCH parted ways with guitarist Rob "Pek" Proietti in October 2009 and replaced him with Rudj Ginanneschi.
ELDRITCH 2011 is:
Terence Holler - Vocals
Eugene Simone - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Rudj Ginanneschi - Rhythm Guitar
John Crystal - Bass
Raffahell Dridge - Drums
Gabriele Caselli - Keyboards
ELDRITCH released its seventh album, "Blackenday", in April 2007 via Inside Out Music. The CD featured guest appearances by Ray Alder (FATES WARNING, REDEMPTION, ENGINE) and Nicholas Van Dyk (REDEMPTION) on the song "Broken Road".
ELDRITCH made its U.S. live debut at the Chicago Powerfest 2006.