ELDRITCH – nel Roster della Soundsrock Agency
Written by Mike Bertoli on September 19, 2018
NUOVO Deal per la Storica band Italiana ELDRITCH e la Booking SOUNDSROCK!
La band Toscana entra ufficialmente nel Roster, preparandosi ad una forte attività Live nazionale ed internazionale
Progressive Power Metal
Nati nel 1991, sono una delle realtà Italiane più importanti nell’ambito Prog/Power Metal
Negli anni hanno collezionato grandi successi mondiali per non parlar dei grandi traguardi Live con Tour (Angra, Pain of Salvation, Threshold, Firewind…) e Festivals ( Gods of Metal, SwedenRock, Agglutination, Prog Power USA, Chicago Power Fest…)
Terence Holler (Vocals)
Eugene Simone (Guitars)
Rudj Ginanneschi (Guitars)
Raffahell Dridge (Drums)
Alessio Consani (Bass)
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Italy, year 1991: Terence Holler (vocals) and Eugene Simone (songwriting, guitar) and Adriano Dal Canto
(drums) form the progressive metal band ELDRITCH. Following very positive media echoes to their first
demo tape, the lads, sign an agreement in 1993 with Limb Schnoor as Manager and music publisher. Old
Their debut CD, “Seeds of Rage”, released in 1995 by INSIDE OUT MUSIC is promptly named Album Of
The Month in the popular German “Heavy, Oder Was?!” magazine. That was of course an exceptional
success for an Italian band in those days. This extremely successful debut was followed in 1997 by
“Headquake”. The supporting tour with ANGRA also ensured steadily increasing record sales. ELDRITCH
ended this unusually successful season with a show in front of over 10,000 fans at the famous Gods Of
Metal Festival in Milan.
With their next album, “El Nino”, released in November 1998, ELDRITCH showed themselves from a more
versatile side and worked harder on harder, more thrashy passages, which clearly reflected their innate
influences from METALLICA to FATES WARNING and DREAM THEATER. Showered by praise and
excellent reviews, the band reached the highest point of their career at that time. This was followed by well-
visited concert tours with THRESHOLD and PAIN OF SALVATION, after which ELDRITCH was viewed as a
trendsetter in the international Prog Metal scene. After the more experimental album ″Reverse”, on which
one recognised influences of more modern bands such as PANTERA and MACHINE HEAD, the band return
to the legendary Gods Of Metal Festival sharing the stage with bands like MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD,
JUDAS PRIEST and more…for the first time ELDRITCH produced some video clips, amongst others a cover
version of THE KNACK’s super hit “My Sharona”.
A serious lineup upgrade gave to the band new energies and a new deal with Limb Music Products.
ELDRITCH started a new era with the album “Portrait Of The Abyss Within” 2004, enthusiastically welcomed
by fans and the press alike. In the year 2006 ELDRITCH are in the best form of their lives and this is
underlined by their brand new album, “Neighbourhell”. Once again they present a mixture of aggressive and
progressive parts, comprising genuine killer riffs and unforgettable melodies. In addition, ‘Save Me’ is a
genuine superhit (chosen for a videoclip) and with FAITH NO MORE’S ‘From Out Of Nowhere’ they also
have a fabulous, originally arranged cover song.
In the year 2007 the band recorded the 7th album “Blackenday” in a particular dark mood. On the ballad
“Broken Road” there are 2 special guest musicians such as : RAY ALDER (Redemption, Fates Warning,
Engine) and NICHOLAS VAN DYK (Redemption) that gave their special touch to the song. There’s also a
great videoclip for the “The Blackened Day”.
During summer 2007, after the Gods of Metal and the Sweden Rock fests, the band decided to draft the
young and explosive Raffahell Dridge on the drums who made his first appearance at the Progpower
Scandinavia fest. In November 2008 the band finally released their first official live “Livequake”. Another
European tour as openers for the greek metal gods Firewind and then other headlining shows in Italy till the
end of the year…
The band is now ready to record the 8th studio album “Gaia’s Legacy” and is going back to the sound of the
first era, that means ultra progressive, technical, thrashy metal with keys. The lyrics are a concept about
global warming effects. It was the first album for Scarlet Records.
A new second guitar player joined the band, his name is Rudj Ginanneschi, a real axe killer!! The new official
keyboard player is Gabriele Caselli (ex Domine), which is giving the new album a really progressive and
modern touch! Eldritch are officially confirmed for Atlanta’s PROGPOWER U.S.A. fest on September 2011.
“Tasting The Tears” will be released on February 17th in Europe and 18th 2014 in the U.S.A. and remaining
territories. The reviews so far confirmed that it’s a real masterpiece!! The new talented Alessio Consani
joined ELDRITCH and during Spring/Summer of 2015 the band recorded the 10th studio album titled
“Underlying Issues”, out worldwide on November. The reviews so far are more than amazing!! … Catchy as
hell but still technical and progressive as the second single and videoclip “The Face I Wear” shows!
The most important live gigs of the Underlying Issues promotion were in March 2017 when the band plays
two shows as special guests for Russell Allen’s Metal for autism tour.
In October 2017 the band starts the recording sessions of their 11th studio album ‘Cracksleep’, produced as
usual by the guitarist and former member Eugene Simone and mixed by Simone Mularoni. It released
worldwide via Scarlet Records! In a couple of weeks it gets amazing reviews and the band releases two singles: the lyric video ‘As The Night Crawls In’ and the videoclip of the opening track ‘Reset’ that is getting a
lot of views.