A trailer for "From The Brink Of Infinity", the forthcoming debut album from the French symphonic gothic ensemble WHYZDOM, can be viewed below. The CD is scheduled for release on September 21 via Ascendance Records.
The label describes the CD in the following way: "Think of a huge orchestra and a massive symphonic choir intertwined with powerful riffs and enchanting melodies from a clear and passionate feminine voice, and you'll get an idea of what WHYZDOM have managed to create. Their classical influences ranging from the romantic to the contemporary period, as well as the appealing melodies that drive the songs, make their sound utterly unmistakeable in an ever growing scene."
The project was founded by the guitarist and orchestrator Vynce Leff in early 2007, already well known in the progressive sphere, having produced several successful albums for the British label Cyclops Records. It is fronted by Telya Melane, a singer and actress, fond of metal, classical music and theatre. The other members Regis Morin, Tristan Demurger, Nicolas Chaumeaux and Marc Ruhlmann joined soon after and a first EP, "Daughter Of The Night", was recorded less than six months from the band's inception. It got instant acclaim from reviewers and music fans around the world, as well as several awards and plaudits.
Although still a young band, WHYZDOM was invited to play in several festivals in France — most of the time as headliner — and won the Metal Female Voices Fest contest in Belgium in October 2008. They will play in the seventh edition of this great festival on October 17, 2009 to launch their debut album.
Lyrically "From The Brink Of Infinity" is an attempt to explore the feelings of human beings when confronted with the mystery of life and death. The album deals with the fear of crossing the line between the finite lapse of life and the infinity of death. Different characters, having come very close to that line, express themselves in the songs through Telya's voice, to tell their story as a form of catharsis.
"From The Brink Of Infinity" track listing (not in order):
01. Daughter Of The Night Prelude - A Glimpse Of Eternity
02. Daughter Of The Night
03. The Witness
04. The Train
05. On The Wings Of Time
06. The Power And The Glory
07. Everlasting Child
08. Escaping the Ghosts of Reality
10. The Seeds of Chaos
11. The Old Man In The Park
WHYZDOM will support DELAIN on a tour of France and Spain in October.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whyzdomproject.