Genre(s): Symphonic/Neo-Classical Power Metal
Lyrical theme(s): Fantasy, Good and Evil
Origin: United States of America (Parma, Ohio)
Full-length, Auburn Records
June 19th, 2007
1. Fires Wrath 06:15
2. Rise of Daemon 05:28
3. Realm of Wind and Ice 05:41
4. Shadow of Revolution 04:24
5. Tremor 01:15
6. Time Out of Mind 07:13
7. The Coming of the Tempest 05:25
8. Metal Anvil 05:55
9. The Cavern 01:23
10. One Last Hope 05:46
11. Cyberplague 05:43
12. Into the Afterworld* 04:43
Total playing time 59:11
*The Coming Of The Tempest is a jewel case and includes a bonus track titled 'Into The Afterworld'.
Shaun Vanek - Lead guitar (Wretch)
Jason Vanek - Rhythm guitar, vocals
Josh Gatka - Bass
Steve Dukuslow - Drums
Spencer Phillips - Keyboards
About Eternal Legacy:
In August of 2003, brothers Jason and Shaun Vanek formed epic metal band, ETERNAL LEGACY. Shaun's Virtuoso ability on lead guitar proved to be the perfect match for brother Jason's aggressive rhythm guitar and emotion packed vocals. With drummer Steve Dukuslow adding fierce double bass antics, the group was soon producing a driving sound born of a very technical and precise way of playing. By blending baroque form, 20th century symphonic inspiration, with the bravado/menace of metal, the group has always kept a unique sound through their melodic songwriting. As the Vanek brothers embarked on their compositional journey, comparisons were soon made to bands at the forefront of the epic and power metal genres; including Rhapsody, Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Human Fortress, and Kamelot. The band's single, Fire's Wrath, was chosen for inclusion on the 2004 compilation disc produced at the international Prog-Power Festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2006 they returned to the Prog-Power catalogue with Time out of Mind.
In late 2005, classically trained pianist Spencer Phillips joined the band on keyboards. His years of instruction at the renowned Cleveland Institute of Music have given him a solid foundation on which to grow with the group. And grow he will, because Spencer is only fourteen years old. The young prodigy causes qute a stir wherever ETERNAL LEGACY plays, with his lightning fast fingers developed over hours of practice!
In May of 2006, Shaun Vanek's student/guitar tech, Josh Gatka, was recruited to play bass guitar for the band. An active and dedicated musician for well over half of his life, Gatka was described by E.L. photographer Pete Swanson as "a perfect fit".
2007 finds ETERNAL LEGACY poised for the release of their debut album The Coming of the Tempest. In addition, the band continues to play shows in major venues in and around the Cleveland area, including the Cleveland Agora, House of Blues and many more. ETERNAL LEGACY has opened for such notable acts as Sonata Arctica, Jag Panzer, Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Dark Tranquility, Trouble, and Beyond Fear. Taking part in the international Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles festival held in Cleveland, they stood out among local acts and garnered the attention of legendary Cleveland label Auburn Records. ETERNAL LEGACY was the only local band to open for the UK's Dragonforce, at their sold out show of their first American tour at the Cleveland Agora. Their hard driving performance brought the house down and received a rave review from webzine MetalCovenant.com. More recently, the band won a victory at the Cleveland Agora's Battle for Kamelot, beating out the competition and earning the right to open for metal greats Kamelot and Epica. They continue to provide a high energy live performance that appeals to fans of multiple genres of metal. After completing the writing on a group of brand new songs, the band will head back into the studio to begin recording their 2nd album, tentatively titled The Secret of Humanity.
If you are looking for Epic Metal at its finest, you have found it here, passionately written and performed by this group of fine musicians, known as ETERNAL LEGACY!