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Xzoriath Biography

Xzoriath was formed 1999 in Linköping (Sweden) by Eve (vocals) and Geno (guitars), but has worked with the recent musical concept, which probably could be labeled as symphonic death metal, since 2001.

In the beginning we tried some experimental ambient music but when Emil (drums) joined the band the jamming started to sound more and more like metal. Year 2000 Janne (bass) joined the at that time still nameless band. A few riffs was created that sounded much like death metal but meant problems for Eve who didn't know how to sing this kind of music. She started to play keyboards instead. That gave a new touch to the death metal riffs but now Xzoriath didn't have a lead vocalist. A couple of months passed and the problem was still there, until Eve got bored and learned how to growl. She combined this with her classical singing skills. The vocalist problem was solved and the producing of tunes started.

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In year 2002 Rikard (bass) joined Xzoriath in order to fill up the register between guitars and low bass. During this year our first demo - "The Laws of the Third Apocalypse" - was released and a couple of concerts played. In April 2003 Gustav joined Xzoriath and took over the keyboards so Eve could concentrate on vocals. Gustav also plays rhythm guitar on the newer material. In June 2003 Xzoriath entered the studio and in September Xzoriath's 2:nd CD "Redimensioned" was released. Then a year of hard work with the new material followed and during the summer 2004 a new CD "Faces reversed" was produced - a very satisfying outcome that has given us a lot of new listeners.

Short after that release Emil (drums) quit the band for personal reasons. After a short period of struggle with finding a reliable drummer Xzoriath now has welcomed Isak for that purpose.

For now we're doing gigs and constantly working on new material. The music is moving towards being faster, rawer and with less symphonic elements.