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Ashes You Leave

The band was formed back in 1995, when a few young doom metal fanatics decided to form what later became the biggestCroatian metal band of all times, Ashes You Leave. After recording two demos, Ashes You Leave attracted attention fromrecord labels and decided to sign for Morbid Records from Germany, a deal that led to release of their debut album “ThePassage Back to Life”. Although seemingly an opus dedicated to their childhood heroes like My Dying Bride, this album isconsidered by many as a jewel of classic doom metal.

Since they were full of ideas and energy it took them o ...read more

The band was formed back in 1995, when a few young doom metal fanatics decided to form what later became the biggestCroatian metal band of all times, Ashes You Leave. After recording two demos, Ashes You Leave attracted attention fromrecord labels and decided to sign for Morbid Records from Germany, a deal that led to release of their debut album “ThePassage Back to Life”. Although seemingly an opus dedicated to their childhood heroes like My Dying Bride, this album isconsidered by many as a jewel of classic doom metal.

Since they were full of ideas and energy it took them only a year to release the second album “Desperate Existence”, a clearstep forward from their doom metal roots and a release widely considered as their darkest ever. Already having established ahuge fan base throughout world, the band had great expectations from their 3rd album “The Inheritance of Sin and Shame”and it proved to be a milestone in their career. Not only did it outsell its predecessors and sweep reviewers off their feet, italso gave the band their first taste of foreign stages as they embarked on their virgin European tour. Finally fans had achance to witness the band live: most of them were surprised by the ferocity and heaviness of their performance.

After the release of “The Inheritance of Sin and Shame” AYL faced a potentially huge problem - their long time singer Dunjawas unable to be a part of the band anymore, so they started a search for a new singer. They were fortunate in findingMarina, a young and extremely talented singer. She was a member of the elite Croatian female choir Putokazi and settlednicely into the band. Many waited passionately to hear the new voice of AYL and were stunned when “Fire” was released.There was hardly a person who heard “Fire” and didn’t rank Marina among the top female singers of the genre. The bigsuccess of the album opened some new opportunities for the band and AYL have finally stepped on some of the biggeststages in the Europe, performing on festivals like Summer Breeze (with Dimmu Borgir and Paradise Lost), Metal Female Voices(with Nightwish and Epica) or Wave Gothic Treffen (with Moonspell and My Dying Bride). Their performance on Wave GothicTreffen is widely recognized as one of the best gothic metal performances in years and they ended as the only metal bandbeside Moonspell who had to play an encore because of fans’ demands.

The release of “Fire” meant the end of one part of AYL’s career. It became clear that Morbid records, firmly stucked intodeath metal scene, could no longer be a home for AYL. Therefore the band decided not to renew their contract but rathersearch for a new label. After 4 years of songwriting AYL were ready to record their 5th album. Before they started recording,the band took one rather hard and painful hit: lead singer Marina decided to pursue her singing education abroad and left theband with no option but to quickly find a replacement for her. Luckily it took them virtually no time at all to discover the18year old Tamara and offer a place as a member of the band. With the line up completed, Ashes You Leave entered the studioin March 2006. The new album is now finished and is scheduled for release in 2009.

Their MySpace: www.myspace.com/ashesyouleaveban.

Members are:Marta - violinMatija - guitarsBeX- guitars, vocalsTamara - vocals and keyboardsLuka - bassInsanus - drums « hide

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