Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Echoes In Eternity was conceived from a chance encounter in March 2021 between ‘Apophis’ songwriter-guitarist Aidan Cibich and former Double Dragon frontman Lee Gardiner (a.k.a. Liggy).
Impressed by Aidan’s guitar playing, songwriting and overall composition with his solo act, Lee immediately started working on anything he had that required vocals. In less than 24 hours, they had their first track ‘Death To Self ‘. The pair came up with a name and never looked back, eventually going on to write and record their debut EP ‘Time Is Distance’.
During the writing process for Time Is Distance, Lee’s wife and multi-award winning Pacific Island vocalist Elena Baravilala joined in the studio to record some back-up vocals on tracks ‘Catch The Fire From The Sky’ and ‘Runner And The Chaser’. Following the EP’s release, ‘Leave The Pain’ gained immediate impact debuting at number 13 on Three D Radio 93.7fm charts, and being the only metal/heavy band represented at the time.
Ex-bassist for ‘Double Dragon’ & ‘Acid Wolf’, Jason Moon, was then recruited, along with ex-drummer from ‘Blood Covered Shovel’, ‘Officer Down’ and ‘In:Extremis’, Andrew Parkinson. With their line-up now complete, the boys continued to write, refining their initial melodic death metal sound and adding more dynamic and groove, inspired by the classic metal and rock acts of the late 90s such as: Fear Factory, Faith No More, Sepultura and Pantera.
Given the global situation with the COVID 19 pandemic, the band was forced to turn down many live show opportunities, focussing instead on the studio. They began to pump out a number of solid singles including ‘To Show Resilience Defeats Humiliation’, a track heavily inspired by Fear Factory and Meshuggah. The song was sent to Dino Cazares, guitarist and leader of Fear Factory, via twitter. Dino responded positively, giving it a public stamp of approval in a return tweet. The song has an incredible feel about it. It’s seriously energetic with a beautifully crafted composition.
Across the back half of 2021 Echoes In Eternity (EiE) continued their prolific writing and recording, which also included releasing some quality cover renditions such as: If Looks Could Kill by Heart; Tourniquet by Marilyn Manson; and The Crab Song by Faith No More. Meanwhile, their debut full length album was taking shape and by September 2021, the band a more aggressive and dynamic sound with their new material.
But before their busy year could come to a successful close, Echoes In Eternity signed with emerging and dynamic Australian Indie label, Dark Escapes Music in December 2021. Dark Escapes Music have provided the band with much needed stability, guidance and publicity to help them move forward. ‘Into The Negative’, their debut full-length album was then released on 22 April 2022, after the successful release of two singles, ‘Retaliate’ and ‘Not Anymore’. For the first time ever, the band started to see their streaming stats just light up as those singles were also picked up by prominent Spotify playlists.
Sadly, in June 2022, drummer Andy Parkinson was forced to leave the band sighting personal reasons. He was then quickly replaced by an extrordinary timekeeper, Scotty Belmont, also based in the band’s hometown. It didn’t take long for Scotty to gel with the band, and has already begun to fuel the fire that drives this band hard. EiE have some incredible projects still to come in 2022 as they ready themselves for an onslaught of live performances kicking off in Dec 2022.
Watch this space for more!