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Ephel Duath

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Ephel Duath was an Italian avant-garde metal band, formed in 1998 in Padova, Italy. They have had a constantly changing lineup, with guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso being the only original member. To date, they have released one demo, five studio albums and two remix albums. Their most recent studio album, Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness, was released in 2013.

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Album: Ephel Duath – Through My Dog’s Eyes

January 23rd, 2009

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Ephel Duath
Through My Dog’s Eyes
Earache Records
26 January 2009

by Jerry Ewing

You can never accuse Ephel Duath of taking the easy route. Italian prog metal, shamelessly taking their name from Tolkien, the band have, over the years incorporated such seemingly prog-unfriendly sounds as hardcore, punk and blues into their jazz infused musical swirls.

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2008 into 2009: Ephel Duath

December 22nd, 2008

It’s been a turbulent year for Italian prog metallers, Ephel Duath. We speak to brand new singer, Guillermo Gonzales. Did you know that he was a professional poker player before joining the band?! Pick a card…

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Entering Ephel Duath and sharing a piece of my life with my great friend, Davide Tiso.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Staying away from my girfriend, who is currently working in China

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