Eternity’s End was founded in 2014 by guitarist and songwriter Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid, ex Necrophagist, ex Obscura, ex Paradox) who wanted to realize his life long dream of forming a neoclassical power metal band with powerful classic metal vocals. Although it is a completely new band, each member has a long history in the metal scene, all having worked with successful, well respected bands and having appeared on a variety of well acknowledged albums world-wide. Besides Muenzner the original line up included legendary vocalist Ian Parry (ex Elegy, ex Vengeance), keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, drummer Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Blotted Science, ex Obscura, ex Necrophagist) and bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid). The band recorded their debut album “The Fire Within” in 2015, which was mixed, mastered and co-produced by Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) and was released in Spring 2016 via Power Prog Records.
The album was financed through a successful crowdfunding campaign in which the band reached 133% of the originally intended financial goal. Although very well-received by fans and critics alike worldwide, The Fire Within did not get the support it needed due to the band’s former label vanishing. Rather than breaking up, it was decided that the band would continue creating music, this time with a second guitarist in the fold. Band founder Christian then offered Québécois Guitarist/Songwriter Phil Tougas (First Fragment, Chthe’ilist) the opportunity to join the band in 2017, to help write new material for the band’s second album “Unyielding”. The result is a shift towards a twin-guitar oriented power metal album with a more aggressive approach. The line-up was completed a year later with elite power metal veterans, vocalist Iuri Sanson (ex Hibria) & bassist Mike Lepond (Symphony X), while featuring original members Jimmy Pitts (keyboards) and Hannes Grossman (drums).
The band’s 2nd album, Unyielding, incorporates the same neoclassical elements and complex keyboard work already present on The Fire Within, all while taking cues from the mid to late 90’s German/European Power Metal classics and the 80s US Power Metal scene. The intent is to create riff-oriented and straight-forward, technical yet catchy power metal hymns with a high emphasis on harmonized leads and guitar solo duels that bring to mind the golden age of Shrapnel Records guitar heroes. The highlights are numerous on this album, and include “Into The Timeless Realms”, “Unyielding”, “Blood Brothers”, and “Beyond The Gates Of Salvation”.
Eternity’s End – The Fire Within (2016)
Eternity’s End – Unyielding (2019)