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After three years of intensive work, French romantic doom metal masters ANGELLORE are now ready to lift the veil on their new magnum opus, Rien Ne Devait Mourir (nothing was meant to die). Composed of eight epic, well-varied songs for a full hour of enchanting music, this third album imposes itself as the darkest, most symphonic and ambitious work of the band to date.
Rien Ne Devait Mourir features a choir and a lot of guests playing traditional instruments (flutes, celtic harp, cello, violin, organ, grand piano…), including the oboist/keyboard player Gunnar Ben of Skálmöld fame. Deeply emotional at heart, ANGELLORE is weaving dreamy soundscapes that not only rekindle the flame of 90’s dark metal but also bring new life into the genre.
Double LP in gatefold cover, mastered for vinyl and including two bonus tracks: “Rassembler Les Cendres” and “Twilight´s Embrace” (featuring Thomas Helm from Empyrium) plus an extensive 40 pages booklet with text written by Mike Liassides (doom-metal.com), album credits, lyrics and exclusive graphic material.
released February 14, 2020
Rosarius – Harsh & clean vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, synths, grand piano, church organ
Walran – Clean & harsh vocals, synths, grand piano
Lucia – Female vocals
Celin – Bass, backing extreme vocals
Ronnie – Drums & percussions, backing vocals
Guests (in order of appearance)
The Funeral Choir – Vocals on "A Romance of Thorns"
Gunnar Ben – Oboe on "A Romance of Thorns"
Mathieu Vigouroux – Cello on "A Romance of Thorns", "Drowned Divine" & "Que les Lueurs se Dispersent"
Thierry Plet – Flute on "A Romance of Thorns"
Delfine R. MacKinnon – Celtic harp, vocals on "A Romance of Thorns"
Ségolène Perraud – Flute on "Dreams (Along the Trail)"
Catherine “Cathy” Arquez – Acoustic & electric violin on "Drowned Divine" & "Que les Lueurs se Dispersent"
Céline Vernet – Flute on "Sur les Sentiers de Lune"
Rien Ne Devait Mourir was sadly written between 2009 and early 2016. The burdensome and depressing recording sessions took place at EverTone Studio, Gignac-l’Inerte, between July 2016 and July 2018.
Drums, bass, guitars, some synths and vocals recorded by Florent Krist. Oboe recorded by Gunnar Ben in Reykjavik (Iceland). Cello and flute on "Dreams (Along the Trail)", recorded in Rock Hard Basement (Paris, France); Funeral Choir, harp and recorder on "A Romance of Thorns" recorded in Eglise St Michel & St Barthélémy, (Puyméras, France); grand piano recorded in Théâtre des Deux Mondes (Vaison-la-Romaine, France); organ on "Drowned Divine" recorded in Eglise Ste Anne (Saint-Romain en Viennois), flute solo on "Sur les Sentiers de Lune" recorded in Rosarius’ den (Chambéry, France) by Celin.
Album engineered & mixed by Florent Krist
Produced by Florent Krist & Angellore
Mastered by Markus Skroch (Kalthallen Studios, Germany)
Artwork, layout, design and logo created by Celin
All lyrics by Walran except "Blood For Lavinia" & "Que les Lueurs se Dispersent" by Rosarius
All music by Rosarius, except "A Romance Of Thorns" by Rosarius/Walran & "Drowned Divine" by Walran
supported by 4 fans who also own “Rien Ne Devait Mourir”
Just listened to this album for the first time, and oh my goodness! This is one of the best gothic metal albums I've ever heard. The melodies are empowering, and its depressing, and the long songs felt like a journey. gothic_metalhead