CD - February 2010
LP+7" - September 2010
CD - undisclosed
vinyl - ltd. 444
DIE HARD Edition - ltd. 55*
(*Only available from our shop - one copy per customer)
WHEEL was formed in 2006 under
the name ETHERIAL SLEEP by Marcus and Arkadius, former members of the
Power Metal Band AVANITAS from Dortmund, and Benjamin, former member
Dortmund's Thrashers McDEATH.
The common goal of the trio was to create old school, heavy, emotional
music different from their former bands and so traditional Doom Metal
was the only logical consequence.
In 2008, after several rehearsals with more or less talented drummers,
Cazy joined and guitarist Timo finally completed the line-up for the
first time ever.
ETHEREAL SLEEP then changed their name to WHEEL because they felt more
comfortable with a shorter, more concise name.
In early 2009 WHEEL recorded a two track demo in their rehearsal room
which led to a multi album deal with Eyes Like Snow. During that time
Timo left the band and subsequently Ben took over both lead &
rhythm guitars for the album recording.
Now that the album is about the be released WHEEL are looking to play
some live gigs and perhaps find a new second guitarist to complete
their live and possibly studio line-up..
The vinyl version comes with
heavy, UV-lacquered Gatefold jacket & full colour cardboard inner
sleeve for the 12" + bonus 7" with a brilliant cover version
of the Roky Erickson classic "Night Of The Vampire"!
I. The Mills Of God
II. To My Love Departed
IV. Eyes Of The Hydra
V. Ethereal Sleep
VI. Only God Knows
VII. The Day I Need You Most
VIII. Entrance Into White Light
IX. Night Of The Vampire*
*exclusive vinyl-only bonus track
Regular Edition - ltd. 444
DIE HARD Edition:
Ltd. 55 - incl. LP+7" on white vinyl,
exclusive shirt, sticker with album cover and the album on CD!
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