CD - February 2010
LP+7" - September 2010
CD - undisclosed
vinyl - ltd.
- ltd. 55*
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
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
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
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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(in German): 8/10
(in English): 4.25/5
(in German): 9.5/10
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(in German): 12/15
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