Formed as Zeus by Holler, Simone and Del Canto, the band was inspired by a Watchtower song and changed its name and released a demo entitled Eternal Mission. Winners of an Italian band contest, the group released an album on Inside Out called Seeds Of Rage. Following El Niño the band switched keyboardists. The appropriately named Reverse ushered in a new and American/Italian drummer (the older one had severe injuries and pain) and adapted a new style closer to a mix of mallcore and thrash metal. To confirm the new commercialism, the band also recorded another cover song and shot a video. A second guitarist was added for the Reverse tour. Neighbourhell was recorded at multiple studios and released in March of 2006. Eldritch replaced drummer Dave Simeone with Raffahell Dridge in the summer of 2007. The band released its seventh album, Blackenday, in April through Inside Out Music. Eldritch was in the studio in 2010 recording its eighth album for Diversity Media/LMP. "The title [of the new CD] will probably be 'Gaia's Legacy' and it will mark the return to the early era of the band with a modern sound. For this purpose the band announces Fab 'Shiver' Muratori [Nhorizon] at the keyboards."
In 2011, Eldritch signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of its album, Gaia's Legacy, a concept album dealing with global warming based on Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
ELDRITCH - NEIGHBOURHELL - LMP
Italy’s Eldritch is one of the many bands nowadays that are seemingly going in the right direction. On Neighbourhell the band abandons its love of Machine Head, technicality for the sake of technicality and keyboards and synthesizers and replaces them with a diverse and entertaining heavy metal album.
The album is produced well, is generally good and features several metal styles all within the cover of a horrific cover and an album title reeking of an interesting concept or story.
As far as individual songs go, Still Screaming begins the album with a showing of good vocals by Terence Holler (is that really his surname?), solid rhythm and even better leads. The album’s worst song is up next. Save Me (ah, those apt titles) stains the album with rapping vocals in the style of a certain Faith No More single. The guitars and the hard-hitting drums partially make up for the singer’s sins. Zero Man is slow and potentially a love song. Watch for the layered vocals and feminine voice to give the tune an even tenderer feel. More Than Marylin is almost poppy and slides into a sing-along at some point. The drumming is unimaginative though. Come To Life is thrashy and armoured by gruff and melodic vocals taking turns. The Dark inside also has a heavy rhythm or two. Toil Of Mine is fast and technical, but also exceptionally ambitious. Instruments are flying in all directions on this track. The album comes close with a song called Second World, which could easily have been a Symphorce number. This one is another one of the melodic songs with a touch of technicality.
Overall, the range of emotion and the band’s musical ability is impressive. The album demands certain tolerance for variety, but does so without stooping to trends or forced chords. - Anna Tergel