Illuminandi


Illuminandi
Antonina Witkowska (Cello), Jan Trebacz (Vocals, Guitar Pospolite Ruszenie, ex-Malchus), Aleksander Kraszkiewicz (Bass), Tomasz "Papirus" Pyzia (Drums Pospolite Ruszenie), Tomasz Domka (Guitar, Back Vocals ex-Valinor), Regina Szlachta (Violin), Rajmund "Melon" Jeleñ (Vocals [2004-2007], ex-Callahan), Szymon Grych (Drums [1999-2005], ex-Callahan), Patrycja Pyzinska (Vocals, Violin [1998-2007]), Aleksander Koziol (Guitar), Radoslaw Solek (Vocals), Krzysztof Kawa (Violin), Janusz Domka (Drums)

Illuminandi is a six-piece Polish band that performs a unique style of rock music in which heavy guitar riffs are as prominent as haunting cello and violin melodies.

Although frequently labelled as “folk metal” or “gothic metal”, the band’s sound does not easily yield to boundaries. Even though Illuminandi appeals to most melodic metal fans, their music also contains elements of extreme metal, classical music, European folk music, progressive rock, early music and even hardcore. The band's discography consists of two albums and one extended play: - The Beginning (2005), Bombworks (demos and live tracks) - Illumina Tenebras Meas (2007), Mocne Ramię Records (EP) - In Via (2010), Ars Mundi (LP) Illuminandi’s latest album In Via (Latin for “on the way”) features guest performances from members of Celtic music band Open Folk (Paweł Iwaszkiewicz – recorders, shawm) and Polish avant-garde folk band Żywiołak (Robert Jaworski – hurdy gurdy), as well as two of Illuminandi’s ex-vocalists.

The CD was mastered by Polish mastering legend Grzegorz Piwkowski. “In Via” was released on Ars Mundi on May 28 2010. .

an exciting mixture of folk, classical, rock and metal


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