– For the musicians who gather at the foot of the eternal Swiss mountains, the middle of the year 2012 didn’t give birth to a single band but to two...Read Biography
For the musicians who gather at the foot of the eternal Swiss mountains, the middle of the year 2012 didn’t give birth to a single band but to two bands that were working in a strange but noxious symbiotic alliance.
When a composition wore more the attires closer to some bands like ANATHEMA (and their whole period in the second half of the 90’), MY DYING BRIDE, the finish band DISGRACE (for their period in the first half of the 90’), the mighty PARADISE LOST, TYPE O NEGATIVE, ULVER, SOILWORK, DEMONICAL or had some lyrical content whose was deeply metaphorical, occult, filled with miasmas or intensely melancholic, this song will be put on the altar dedicated to XAON.
Unfortunately, some large forces have been drained by the wicked big brother, XAON’s symbiont. This harsh situation lasted until the very beginning of the year 2015 when the two composers, the two souls behind XAON enjoyed a certain hold-on of the wicked big brother in order to set free XAON from this vampirizing and weakening embrace.
This new situation allowed them to give a full freedom to their project. This powerful and sacred freedom that it would deserved since the beginning!
As soon they were only working for XAON and they simply can devote themselves bodies and souls for this band, the duet composed by Vincent (EVER SINCE, VINC PROJECT) and Flo (EVER SINCE, CALCINED, ERZEBETH DANE), just took six months to reach the end of the composition and the arrangements of nine tracks. Tracks that will compose the album’s sap: Face of Balaam (the release will be done during the twilight of the year 2015).
Hoping to take advantage of the quickness of composition and complicity that allows the duet’s formation, XAON will stay a duet and will record and play live with session musicians in addition to Vincent behind the rhythmic and soloist guitar and Florian for the bass-guitar and the backing vocals. Behind the drum kit, there will be a French professional drummer and the lead vocals will be mastered by the powerful Franco-American singer Rob Carson.
In this regard, the Swedish singer, leader of the flagship of melodic death metal: SOILWORK: Björn "Speed" Strid appears as a guest on the entire song: Discrowned.
The artwork of the album will be made by the Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner. A lyrics video with the song: How We Become Ephemeral Birds will be release at promotional purposes at the dawn of the month of September 2015!
Ever more intensely for Music and for the expression of their passion, the three composers behind XAON carry on to argue against the winds and the tides that giving up is not for them, a viable and agreeable option!