Interview: Fabienne Erni (Vocals/Piano) of Illumishade (Video/Audio)

Swiss modern metal upstarts Illumishade unveiled their sophomore record and Napalm Records debut, Another Side of You, on February 16th, 2024. Fronted by vocalist Fabienne Erni and guitarist Jonas Wolf (both of Eluveitie) and completed with orchestration and synths by film composer Mirjam Skal, bass by Yannick Urbanczik, and drums by Marc Friedrich.

About the new album, we said:

A few missteps here and there, but overall, Another Side of You is an enjoyable romp through the melodious cinematic mind of Illumishade. Absolutely no-one can fault the talent on show here, but snip a few tracks out, and it would be a much more persuasive release.

You can read our full review here.

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We spoke to vocalist and pianist Fabienne Erni. Going more in-depth with the album, the vision behind it and how it came together, the highs and lows of the process, playing live just about everywhere, and so much more.

Watch/listen to the interview via Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube.


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