Lyfthrasyr's History (Biography)

Lyfthrasyr was founded as a Black/Dark Metal solo project back in 2002 by German songwriter, keyboardist and bass player Aggreash. Influenced by a wide variety of sounds, including Nordic Black Metal, electro, atmospheric movie soundtracks and some classical influences, with piano as one of the key elements, the songs are complex and aggressive, but still dark and melodic.

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Genre(s): Black Metal/Death Metal/Electro

Country: Germany

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Festivals: Global East Rock Festival 2011

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Shortly after Aggreash had recorded his first demo "Beyond The Frontiers Of Mortality" the project took off explosively in the underground, where it found a lot of followers. Several songs immediately reached the metal charts of - Germany's most important mp3/newcomer-surface - with the song "Beyond The Frontiers Of Mortality" climbing up to the top of these charts. Early 2004, the extensive search for competent and reliable musicians with the same musical goals ended with Mathar (drums) and Insorior (guitar) joining the band.

After intensive rehearsals, in summer 2004, they made their successful live performance debut, together with the gothic-metal band Lacrimas Profundere, in the popular Schwimmbad-Musik-Club in Heidelberg. Eventually, Lyfthrasyr started to import the complex keyboard-arrangements into their live performance, so Aggreash could concentrate on his role as singer and bass player on stage. This decision proved right, based on the positive feedback from their dedicated fans and an ever growing fan base.

Lyfthrasyr's Current Members

  • Aggreash - Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Programming
  • Vethys - Programming, Live-Keyboards
  • Zethos - Lead- and Rhythm-Guitars
  • Nefastus - Drums

The enormous success and audience acceptance of the following concerts led to Lyfthrasyr's decision to release a full-length album. Aggreash and Insorior recorded and produced "The Final Resurrection" in early 2005, which was perfected with the professional mastering of Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. Lyfthrasyr's hard work in their studio, their dedication and the decision to have Mika Jussila master their debut album has payed out. "The Final Resurrection" is equipped with an electrifying and aggressive, but nevertheless melodic and atmospheric sound, that reflects Lyfthrasyr's unique style, while a new dimension is added to the band's sound.

Lyfthrasyr's Discography

  • 2004 - Beyond the Frontiers of Mortality
  • 2005 - The Final Resurrection
  • 2007 - The Recent Foresight

After the production of their debut album, Lyfthrasyr attracted the attention of various music magazines and record labels, including the German Metal Hammer, Sonic Seducer or twilight-distribution, which lead to an exclusive label- and distribution-contract with twilight. August 8th 2005 "The Final Resurrection" was released and is now available worldwide.

Lots of successful concerts and festivals later, a new album was ready to be released: Extreme hard work in 2007 culminating in a prolific journey to Sweden during September led to a great mix at the famous Studio Fredman in Gothenburg as well as a terrific mastering at the Cutting Room in Stockholm. The new effort was entitled "The Recent Foresight" and released worldwide again via twilight on November 30th 2007. Lyfthrasyr promoted their second album on a successful tour with Behemoth, Kataklysm and Aborted during September and October 2007. Many concerts and festivals with bands like W.A.S.P., Satyricon, Kreator or Arch Enemy followed and right at the moment the work on new songs for the next album is in progress to bring novel music and propaganda to the masses in 2010.

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Other bands that participated at the Global East Rock Festival 2011: Apostate, Crimson Sky, Excaligard, Helloween, Sunrise, The Lone Dark Side, The Mary Major, Viter, W.H.I.T.E, Znich.

Created At: April 21, 2011 1:15 AM Updated At: May 9, 2011 10:53 PM