dates back to 1993 when Glen and Shawn Drover made the decision to start
up a recording studio, a couple of demos was released in 1994/1995,
their 1996 “Zero Hour” debut was self-produced and self-released,
the band members were Glen Drover (Guitar), Shawn Drover (Drums), Brian
Soulard (Vocals), Criss Bailey (Bass) and Slav Simanic (Guitar). Before
the release of “Seven Spirits” in 1997 Slav Simanic left the band,
and shortly after the record was released Criss Bailey was replaced by
was signed to Metal Blade before their 2000 release “Nightmare World”.
The year after “Hallowed Apparition” was released and they played
the Bang Your Head festival in
with Judas Priest, Megadeth, and Stratovarius etc. Long time vocalist
Brian Soulard left the band upon the return from
due to musical reasons; he was replaced by Pat Mulock.
the release of “Coma Nation” in 2002, it wasn’t long before
Eidolon started writing for their follow up release, “Apostles of
Defiance”, which was released in 2003. An album called “Sacred
Shrine” was also released in 2003 by Perris Records; the album
features the two demos from 1994/1995.
band traveled to
once again this time to play on the Wacken Festival alongside Twisted
Sister, Slayer, Annihilator etc. Once again returning from Germany
Eidolon parted ways with their singer.
2004 Glen and Shawn Drover joined Megadeth and Eidolon was put on hold
until now. The new album “The Parallel Otherworld” features Niels K.
Rue from Pagans Mind on vocals and man does he deliver the goods? Hell
yeah!! Niels is the perfect singer for Eidolon.
Parallel Otherworld” is a more diverse offering than the previous
albums from Eidolon, the eleven and a half minute title track “The
Parallel Otherworld” gives a good picture of the rest of the album,
a great mixture of old Fates Warning meets Nevermore meets Mercyful Fate
from acoustic guitars to total riff frenzy.
the album just continues from one neck breaker to the next, wow! This is
a serious candidate for album of the year. “The Parallel Otherworld”
ends with a kick ass cover version of Mercyful Fate’s “The Oath”
with Michael Denner & Hank Sherman (Mercyful Fate & Force of
Evil) playing guest solos. Other guests on this masterpiece are Michael
Romeo (Symphony X), Chris Caffery (Savatage) and Frank Aresti (Fates