After Evolution - "War Of The Worlds"


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Female fronted symphonic metal discovery After Evolution have signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for their album "War Of The Worlds", which is due for release on June 17th, 2022.


After Evolution - "War Of The Worlds" album teaser

In this video AFTER EVOLUTION announce the signing:

Music inspiration, After Evolution say:
My inspiration is in epic orchestral music like movie or game soundtracks for example - Two steps from hell, Audiomachine, Hans Zimmer, Ivan Torrent etc. I was fascinated by Evanescence, Nightwish, Within Temptation and Epica because they connected the orchestras and the metal elements and I really liked that. So I knew I wanted to play symphonic metal but more symphonic, more like epic orchestral metal, so every instrument like guitars, drums and also vocals are composed on the orchestral base not the opposite.
Concept :
Everyone was asking us "what does AFTER EVOLUTION means?" and I didnt know why they are asking me that to be honest bcs I have never saw asking someone Nightwish what their name means. But I told myself „okay, I will give my band the meaning“ and I created a whole story about who we are and what is our music about. I love fantasy stories and most of my time I am in clouds with my head so why not. So I started to creating a storyboard and slowly connecting the story with the music.
Development :
I created whole the story in about 2 weeks and then the music work was next on the list, so I have separated the parts of the story to 11 sections to create 11 music parts for the album. I stopped at each section and imagined the feelings of the main character, the enviroment and what is happening and I tried to feel everything as if I was there to match the music and orchestras with that feeling of the story. When I have created the orchestras I had already in my head the melody of the vocals and some idea how the guitars and drums should sound. When that was ready I came back to the paper sheet where I have written what is this part about and I’ve started with writing the lyrics. It is really my favourite part because I love writing in contrasts if it is possible and some poetic riddles to think about for example : „red roses are falling down on the cold white snow“ means in my style of writing : falling blood on the ground – I really love making that kind of texts if I have a space for that. Some texts are just describing what is happening and the story and some are more poetic, it really depends on the mood of the song. So that is how I am developing and making the music and its concept etc.
Line up:
Nikolette Olsson : Singer, Composer, Piano
Michal Matzner : Guitars
Adam Bittó : Bass
Vic Janas : Drums
"War Of The Worlds" Tracklist
1) War Of The Worlds
2) The Path
3) Cursed
4) Liber Fortitudinis / The Book Of Destiny
5) Once Upon A Time
6) The Final Hope
7) In The Chains
8) Dark Side
9) Infinity Flames
10) Nothing Left But Pain
11) The Victory