The US-melodic/symphonic metal act Midnight Eternal has announced a vital line-up change for the upcoming second album, which is currently being written.New lead singer in the band is the young and very talented Russian born, Canadian singer Alina Gavrilenko, who’ll be bringing a full-blown energetic vocal into the new songs of Midnight Eternal. A bit of change in vocal style but still with respect to the sound of the band, so the fans can enjoy their princess-metal.Returning to the band, as he was the initial founder alongside Boris, Dan and Richard, is none other than Mike LePond (Symphony X), who’ll be sure to bring his amazing skills to the ranks of Midnight Eternal. Mike shouldn’t need any further introduction, due to his work with the New Jersey-based Prog-Kings.The changes in the line-up is amongst others, happening due to musical differences and the wish for a professional update to the presence of the band.Boris Zaks/keyboards elaborates:
“We are thrilled to announce changes in the band’s line-up. Re-joining on bass is Mike LePond who is best known as a long time bassist for premier US Progressive Metal band Symphony X.
Alina Gavrilenko, who is a professionally trained soprano, has been involved in multiple projects such as Diamorte, Astaroth Incarnate, Snowmaiden as well as Battlesoul and is well known in a Canadian symphonic metal scene.
The band is looking forward to completing the pre-production for an upcoming sophomore album and planning to enter the studio in the next few months.”
MIDNIGHT ETERNAL released their self-titled debut album in 2016 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. What characterizes the sound of the band is the sense of melody- a synthesis of melody and power, crushing guitars, double bass and multi-layered vocals.
The album was engineered by Eric Rachel [Skid Row, Symphony X] and the mixing and mastering was handled by Tommy Hansen [Helloween, Pretty Maids, Jorn]. The impressive artwork was created by Jan Yrlund [Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani, Delain].
Music video for “Signs Of Fire”: https://youtu.be/r_uTB-JQmTk
Lyric video for “First Time Thrill”: https://youtu.be/6zFRSctjyks
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MIDNIGHT ETERNAL Line-up:
Alina Gavrilenko: Vocals
Richard Fischer: Guitars
Mike LePond: Bass
Dan Prestup: Drums
Boris Zaks: Keyboards