ARDOURS

LAST PLACE ON EARTH
DEBUT ALBUM
OUT 09.08.19
(Frontiers)
pre-order link
first single
LAST MOMENT
out now

Ardours is a new alternative/gothic metal band formed by Tristania singer Mariangela Demurtas and
multi-instrumentalist/producer Kris Laurent. Their forthcoming debut album, ‘Last Place On Earth’, is an
exciting, fresh sounding record straddling rock, metal and gothic atmospheres with prominent vocal
melodies and hooks. In the words of Demurtas, “the album is a carousel of fatalism, confusion, insight,
enlightenment, self-deception, bitterness, loss of faith, apathy, closure, and hope of a new dawn spinning
relentlessly towards the looming contours of the end. Or the complete opposite. We definitely like to leave
as much free interpretation as possible to the audience.”
Explaining the first single from the album, ‘Last Moment’, she continues: “it is a song about
approaching the end. It is actually optimistic and positive compared to some of the others; however, it
focusses on the notion that something better than this world is waiting, so we can leave life with a radiant
hope. In the video we wanted to show our identity in a way that the audience could see how we express
ourselves lyrically and musically.”
The line-up for ‘Last Place On Earth’ is rounded out by Demurtas’ fellow Tristania member Tarald Lie on
drums, who also wrote the lyrics for the songs.
Fans of The Gathering, Lacuna Coil, latter-era Tiamat and Idle Hands should certainly keep their eyes
and ears open for Ardours.
LAST PLACE ON EARTH
TRACKLISTING
1  What Else Is There
2  Catabolic
3  Last Place On Earth
4  Design
5  Last Moment
6  The Mist
7  Therefore I Am
8  Truths
9  No One Is Listening
10  Totally
Produced by Ardours
ARDOURS
Mariangela Demurtas – vocals
Kris Laurent – guitars, bass and keyboards
with
Tarald Lie – drums
Nico Etelavuori – bass on ‘Design’

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