ILLUMISHADE, Featuring Fabienne Erni & Jonas Wolf of ELUVEITIE, Drops New Single  “Cloudreader” + Official Music Video!

Swiss modern metal upstarts ILLUMISHADE have just unveiled their new single, “Cloudreader”, cut from their magical sophomore album and Napalm Records debut, Another Side of You, out February 16, 2024! The band is 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.

“Cloudreader” follows the band’s recently released song “Here We Are”, shimmering as an accessible, uplifting anthem with highly dynamic and intricate drum work that descends upon the listener’s heart like a warm autumn sun. The new track comes with a visually palpable music video, matching perfectly with ILLUMISHADE’s breathtaking melodies.

ILLUMISHADE on “Cloudreader”:
„‚Cloudreader‘ describes our human journey as an ever-flowing tide of decay and renewal from which we can harvest a devout humility. Deeply remedial at its core, this song is a pathfinder for individual peace.“
Watch the stunning official video for “Cloudreader” here:

Another Side of You is the successor to ILLUMISHADE’s acclaimed debut album, ECLYPTIC: Wake Of Shadows. The second coup showcases a more modern approach both lyrically and musically, while still transporting the listener into an immersive world rich with mesmerizing soundscapes (even enhanced by the Budapest Art Orchestra at certain points) and massive and dreamlike vocal lines, marking the perfect start of a brand new chapter for this promising outfit.
ILLUMISHADE add:        
“Marking the beginning of a new era, our album Another Side Of You bridges the tangible and the ethereal. It’s an odyssey to the many facets of human emotion but also the challenges we all face in this ever-changing world. Another Side of You is about grounding in reality, yet also letting the music carry you to places unknown.”


Joining DELAIN on the Dark Waters Over Europe Act II tour
19.01.24 NL – Uden / De Pul
20.01.24 NL – Amstelveen / P60
24.01.24 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
25.01.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
26.01.24 PL – Warsaw / Proxima
27.01.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra Blue Stage
28.01.24 AT – Vienna / Szene
30.01.24 IT – Milan / Santeria Toscana 31
31.01.24 CH – Pratteln / Z7
01.02.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
02.02.24 NL – Heerlen / De Nieuwe Nor
03.02.24 DE – Bochum / Matrix

ILLUMISHADE’s Album Release Sows
w/ AD INFINITUM, Lyrre & Voice of Ruin

08.03.24 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
09.03.23 CH – Lausanne / Docks

31.05.24 CZ – Pilsen / Metalfest Open Air 2024
13.06.24 ES – Zamora / Z! Live Rock Fest 2024

Fabienne Erni – Voice, Piano     
Jonas Wolf – Guitars     
Mirjam Skal – Orchestration / Synths    
Yannick Urbanczik – Bass            
Marc Friedrich – Drums

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