Combining the energy of traditional heavy metal, hard rock, melodic hooks and complex arrangements since 2003, Exlibris stands for rocking guitars, distinct rhythms, epic orchestrations and powerful lead vocals.
3 years after their critically acclaimed album Aftereal, Poland’s top melodic metal act Exlibris returned with their fourth studio album – “Innertia”. The album’s release date was set to June 29th 2018.
Today Exlibris is wrapping up the production of their new release titled “Shadowrise”. Following original guitarist Daniel Lechmański’s departure from the band in early 2019, the band’s been joined by one of Finland’s top axemen – Antti Wirman (Warmen, King Company, Children of Bodom).
“Riku first contacted me in spring of 2019 and asked me to play the guitars for the upcoming Exlibris album. I got the tracks in the summer and I was really amazed about the songs! I worked my ass off with the tracks and I’m very happy with the result. Be sure to check out this album. It’s a killer!” – says Wirman
The follow-up to the 2018 album “Innertia” will feature 6 new original tracks, first of which will be released on Friday, Feb 7th. It brings the band further down the DIY route, being produced and mixed by band’s keyboardist Piotr Sikora (who also designed the album’s artwork) and mastered by lead singer Riku Turunen.
It holds all the ingredients of a successful melodic metal release. Ideal for fans of bands like Avantasia, Kamelot and Stratovarius.
Riku Turunen – vocals
Antti Wirman – guitars
Piotr Sikora – keyboards and orchestration, vocals
Piotr Torbicz – bass
Grzegorz Olejnik – drums