– FORTY SHADES, an atmospheric Hardrock Band of 6 people, was founded in 2007 in Solothurn/Switzerland by Tobias Gut (Keys/Piano) and Manuela Kraller...Read Biography
FORTY SHADES, an atmospheric Hardrock Band of 6 people, was founded in 2007 in Solothurn/Switzerland by Tobias Gut (Keys/Piano) and Manuela Kraller (Vocals, Ex-XANDRIA) under the name NAGOR MAR. This formation began in the first place as a female-fronted Symphonic-metal Band which orientated itself on Bands like Nightwish or Evanescence and realized a 3-track Demo recording in the Weltraumstudios in Munich. However the band faced turbulent times due to differences in musical opinion and taste which caused some changes amongst the members of the band.
In 2009 it was Tobias Gut and the drummer Chris Wittwer – the hard core of the band – who then decided to move away from the classical symphonic Metal style and create their own musical visions.
The search for appropriate musicians led them abroad and it wasn’t until 2012 that they found the two Guitar players Raphael Crivelli and Lukas Mielniczuk, the Bass Joel Brechbuehl and the singer Tosse Basler. The new band was then established under the name FORTY SHADES.
Newly formed synergies enabled FORTY SHADES to leave old trodden paths behind and create an exciting and refreshing world of sound. Their potency in regards to precision, passion and decision works like clockwork and interlinks each individual talent to one unique spherical orchestra of Metalrock.
The culmination of this working process is the debut album “Camera Silens” which will be edited in spring 2015 under the label 7hard (7us media).
FORTY SHADES are ready to share and celebrate their music life with fans and friends of spherical Metal. They transport their listeners in to new musical dimensions and ignite new creations of atmospheric Hardrock.
Besides life shows FORTY SHADES are continually developing their music style and are presentably writing new songs for their next edition.