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
Hollow Mirror (TBA 2019)
Unpredictable beauty. Unexpected brutality. Surrender to the theatrical metal experience.
Characterized by intense and unpredictable liveperformances, Ethereal Kingdoms deliver a unique and modern take on theatrical symphonic metal.
Intersecting show and concert, you are invited into a sonic universe with songs spanning from soaring high notes to shattering screams, from nostalgic melodies to haunting dissonances, from heartfelt solos to destroyed violins. Fronted by Soﬁa Schmidt’s characteristic stage performance and unique vocal, spanning the highest soprano notes to the deepest growls, Ethereal Kingdoms deliver poignant stories and moods with heartfelt passion and unexpected turns.
Ethereal Kingdoms’s debut at Blastbeast’s The New Sh*t Showcase pt. 5 I January 2018 was followed by an intense ﬁrst year. In the company of Forever Still, MØL, Xenoblight and many others, they displayed their musical dramas at SPOT festival, the ﬁnals of Wacken Metal Battel Denmark and ended the year in the company of Finntroll at a sold-out Gimle.
2019 the Copenhagen-based band returns to Roskilde as support for Finnish symphonic metal legends Wintersun.
Autumn 2019 the band reveals their debut album via Mighty Music. The album is a collection of selected ghost stories, brought to life by choir and classical soloists in fusion with the established metal ensemble.
Torn fates, ghost stories and metal fuses in a grandiose soundscape on the coming album, produced by Jakob Gundel.
The stories have already been unleashed at their ﬁrst critically acclaimed liveshows in 2019 at a special feature show at Royal Metal Fest and Nordic Noise Festival in Amager Bio. These shows featured singers from the internationally acknowledged Men’s Choir of Roskilde Cathedral, bringing the massive choir-parts to life. The stories were made corporeal by dancers (Royal Metal Fest) and by award winning singer/ songwriter and violinist Amalie Skriver as special guest (Nordic Noise Festival).
Ethereal Kingdoms unfolds the theatrical metal universe.
You are invited.