This fierce swiss trio is brought to you like the wild wind of an ardent night and are stubbornly individualistic and pursuing a special sound. Dubbed doom gaze, their style is based on the generally down-tempo, meandering, epic side of doom metal, but introduces other elements such as a nearly minimalist repetitive phrasing that reminds of shamanistic rituals. They are enjoying an excellent reputation as a live entity that enhances their music with a trance-like experience when on stage:
«We want the listener to delve into our sphere and become entranced in order to feel our energy – they shall not fear to close their eyes.»
During the release of their debut album «Mænad» in 2019, they had a very intense time of playing shows and were ever since constantly thrown into the coldest of waters playing in front of big audiences (tour support band of Amenra (EU tour), big festival shows (Prophecy Fest, Up In Smoke, …) and excellent support slots (Wolvennest, Hangman’s Chair, Morne, Dark Buddha Rising, etc.) Those experiences on the road formed them into confident and routined musicians and strengthened their decision to become an active touring band. Not only musically they are matching perfectly – but also personally: «We have the same visions and have an incredibly strong bond to each other.» The forced break in 2020 came in like a charm for them and they were finally able to breathe, focus and feed the fire with new ideas. The new record came to life after months of writing together in isolation and nurturing from the past year where they met new people and explored new places. Their sound has grown further from the seed of their first album and became heavier and darker. E-L-R’s sophomore album «Vexier» is going to rip through the echoing fog and will open a new chapter for the band. «Vexier» will be released on the 11th of march via Prophecy Productions.