Grace And Fire is a melodic progressive band from the UK, fusing anthemic choruses with progressive rock tendencies in an accessible format. The album Elysium is the band`s debut album.
Elysium is the anticipated debut album of Grace And Fire. This beautifully illustrated 6-panel digipak with 12 page booklet tells the journey into a world that resembles Dante’s Inferno. Each band member adds their unique style, but blends into a coherant set of tracks, each one different from the last and yet one feels the album would be incomplete without them all.
Formed in 2019 by André Saint and Aaron Gidney their music is described as progressive rock fusing with melodic hard rock in an anthemic, song-based, accessible format. Tim Ashton (formerly of Galahad) on bass and Graham Brown (Paradox Twin, Cairo) on drums completed the lineup and immediately started recording for their debut album. Songwriters André Saint (Vocals) and Aaron Gidney (Guitars) first worked together in a previous band, Shadow Of Acolyte.
Production and mixing by Threshold’s Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios is indicative of the quality that can be expected. Listen out for the guest musicians with a cameo from Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater/Sons of Apollo) and Yngwie Malmsteen vocalists Göran Edman and Mark Boals joining up with André on a couple of tracks.
1. Overture (Instrumental) (3:10)
2. Elysium (5:49)
3. Breathing Murder (6:41)
4. Paradise Lost – Feat Goran Edman (5:43)
5. Chains Of Sanity (5:35)
6. Sea Of Dreams (5:56)
7. A Warrior’s Tale (6:02)
8. Eyes Of The Seer (6:19)
9. The Great Divide Pt. I (Instrumental) (1:59)
10. The Great Divide Pt. II (8:41)
Total Time 55:55
André Saint – Vocals
Aaron Gidney – Guitars & Chapman Stick
Tim Ashton (Galahad) – Bass
Graham Brown (Paradox Twin, Cairo) – Drums
Zachariah Gidney – Low Whistle
Gary Marsh (Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar) – Keyboards and Synth
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre/Sons of Apollo) – Keyboards
Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen) – Vocals
Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) – Vocals