Ardours is a new alternative/gothic metal band formed by Tristania singer Mariangela Demurtas and multi-instrumentalist/producer Kris Laurent. Their forthcoming debut album, Last Place On Earth, is an exciting, fresh sounding record straddling rock, metal and gothic atmospheres with prominent vocal melodies and hooks. In the words of Demurtas, “the album is a carousel of fatalism, confusion, insight, enlightenment, self-deception, bitterness, loss of faith, apathy, closure, and hope of a new dawn spinning relentlessly towards the looming contours of the end. Or the complete opposite. We definitely like to leave as much free interpretation as possible to the audience.”
Explaining the first single from the album, ‘Last Moment’, she continues: “it is a song about approaching the end. It is actually optimistic and positive compared to some of the others; however, it focusses on the notion that something better than this world is waiting, so we can leave life with a radiant hope. In the video we wanted to show our identity in a way that the audience could see how we express
ourselves lyrically and musically.”
The line-up for Last Place On Earth is rounded out by Demurtas’ fellow Tristania member Tarald Lie on drums, who also wrote the lyrics for the songs.
Fans of The Gathering, Lacuna Coil, latter-era Tiamat and Idle Hands should certainly keep their eyes and ears open for Ardours.
Pre-Orders for The Last PLace On Earth can be found here http://radi.al/LastPlaceOnEarth and check out the first single and video from Ardours – “Last Moment’ below