Theatrical symphonic metal from Copenhagen, Denmark. Unpredictable beauty. Unexpected brutality. Intricate orchestras, aggressive riffs. One voice, singing in exaltation and wistfulness, then growling and screaming with rage and bereavement. Stories are created and torn apart in this soundscape. This is Ethereal Kingdoms.
Sofia Schmidt – Vocals, composition and orchestration
Christian Rasmussen – Guitar, composition
Jakob Holm – Bass
Jon Elmquist – Drums
The live lineup is completed by Jakob Holm (Fall of Pantheon) on bass and Jon Elmquist Schmidt behind the drums. Their debut EP contains the four tracks ‘Storm’, ‘Fejlens Cirkel’, ‘Paper Stars’ and ‘Sovereign’. It was released exclusively via Blastbeast.dk 1st of december 2017, as part of The New Shit Showcase. The band played their debut concerts at The New Shit Showcase in Pumpehuset, Copenhagen and Atlas, Århus, January 2018. In spring of 2018, Ethereal Kingdoms visited Spot Festival and was one of the four finalists of Wacken Metal Battle Denmark, bringing their newly released dual concept singles “Beginnings” and “Endings” into their set. In September 2018 Ethereal Kingdoms play with legendary folk metal acts Finntroll (FI), Vanir and Sylvatica at Gimle.