Jessica Thierjun (Vocals ex-Sorrowsend), Martin Ahman (Keyboard), Matthias Kirchler (Bass), Johannes Anand (Violin), Linda Laukamp (Cello), Marcus Fidorra (Drums), Daniel De Beer (Drums ex-Sorrowsend), Oliver Claymore (Guitar ex-Sorrowsend), Sven Engelmann (Bass), Joon Laukamp (Violin)

LYRIEL will release their fifth album "Skin And Bones” on September 26th. It has never been easy to label LYRIEL´s music.

Their mix of Celtic rock, gothic metal, folk and alternative influences has a unique touch to it. With “Skin And Bones” LYRIEL stay true to their tradition of reinventing themselves again and again. The album is varied, melodic and despite new influences and a bit tougher stance, typical LYRIEL. Singer Jessica Thierjung´s voice and the strings (violin and cello) produce LYRIEL's special atmosphere, combined with a stronger guitar and drum work this time. As stated before on their last album "Leverage" also this time the band relies on two elements that have shaped the success of the last album in addition to the band's own compositions: Mix and Mastering was given in the trusted hands of Thomas "Plec" Johannsen ( Scar Symmetry) and the actual band instruments get more space than the synthy sound of the last days.

Innovation has always stood for LYRIEL, the new album "Skin And Bones" though shows a more modern, more mature side of them. Ready to conquer the stages of the world! The fact that they can easily compete with big genre names like Delain and Nightwish is beyond any doubt.

Eye-catcher on the stage are not only the two beautiful ladies singer Jessica Thierjung and Linda Laukamp playing the Cello, the use of the two string instruments Cello and Violin offers a welcome respite for the eyes and ears of the listener. This time it was Christian Älvestam’s (ex-Scar Symmetry, Solution .45) turn to sing the duet with Jessica.

His voice joins in a wonderful conversation with the vocalist’s voice on "Black and White". Quiet tones in "Astray" alternate with rocky tracks like "Numbers", "Skin And Bones" and "Worth The Fight".

However what all the songs still have in common is that they are influenced by folk music. “Numbers” has already been released as digital single and is the official music video: After it’s inception in autumn 2003 LYRIEL started with playing concerts locally. In early 2005 the debut album "Prisonworld" found its way into the shop shelves. LYRIEL also had the honour to support ELIS on their tour.

Another highlight was the guest appearance by Jessica on XANDRIA´s very successful “India” album. In autumn 2006 LYRIEL published their second album "Autumntales". Mid-2009 the first two albums were re-issued as 2-CD "The First Chapters".

In January 2010 the third album "Paranoid Circus" was released, which again earned positive reviews from the press, as well as from fans worldwide. After signing with AFM Records, "Paranoid Circus" was re-released with new cover artwork and two bonus tracks in April 2011.

The simultaneously released video clip for the title track gained more than half a million views within a few months and proved that the popularity of LYRIEL is unbroken. The fourth album "Leverage" was released in February 2012 and revealed the first steps to more powerful compositions as far without breaking with the LYRIEL-typical sound. On “Skin And Bones" LYRIEL adapted much from the past but also improved and refined their former works.

Now it is time for LYRIEL to conquer the stages of this world!.

Lyriel's musical repertoire ranges from dreamy ballads, a pinch of medieval tunes, to heavy rock songs with elements of classical and Celtic folk music. Distinct, related musical genres merge and become a new, particular style in Lyriel's music. Lyriel distinguish themselves from other bands especially through playing the violin and the cello live on stage, instead of using keyboard-generated strings. The band can play its entire repertoire either as a heavier rock set, or a folky acoustic set, which further highlights the musicians' versatility. Front woman Jessica Thierjung impresses with a diverse use of her voice, whose sound can take any form between powerful and mellow.

It has never been easy to label LYRIEL´s music. Their mix of Celtic rock, gothic metal, folk and alternative influences has a unique touch to it.