The fact that you are dealing with protagonists who have many years of experience and are therefore capable of multiple activities is already evident during the first minutes of listening.
Guitarist Marcel and drummer Jan have known each other since their school days. The first band together started back in 1987. Anyone who genuinely loves and deeply appreciates hard music will never let it go anyway – so in 2013 the two started again to work resolutely and visionarily on new songs.
In 2014, BLACK LILIUM was finally founded, and the participants worked on the compositions, both diligently and with a focus on quality.
BLACK LILIUM • 2020 • Pic: Andy Grünitz
Felix Hochkeppel • Vocals, Keys
Marcel Wroblewski • Guitar
Maurice Scholz • Guitar
Lasse Lammert • Bass
Jan Knoop • Drums
It should be completely melodic and timelessly beautiful, with ear-friendly refrains and really grippy structures – together with a singer who is just perfect for the exquisite PROGRESSIVE MELODIC METAL style of the formation.
With the signing of golden throat Felix, a direct hit was achieved, this top talent covers the entire emotional range of the songs with his changeable and harmonious voice. Broad and iridescent floating keyboard scores of captivating beauty round off what is on offer with brilliant guitar work. The high musicality is simply impressive.
Front cover • “Dead Man’s Diary”
Artwork: Chris Valentine
▶ Official release: January 31, 2020 ◀
01 Beast In The Backseat 4:42
02 Paragon Of Imperfection 4:55
03 Demon In Disguise 3:54
04 Start All Over 4:25
05 Never 4:18
06 Walls Around My Soul 3:26
07 Everything I Am 4:39
08 The Ones You Made Us 3:52
09 My Purpose 3:45
10 Dead Man’s Diary 6:08
11 Ghosts Without A Voice 3:45
total: 47:00 min.
If one does the effort and studies the realistic lyrics of the tracks line by line while listening, you can increase the goosebumps factor even more.
And that they can not only interlock crisp, modern nuances in terms of functionality, but also celebrate them in a sublime manner, prove BLACK LILIUM with the stirring and even fully danceable “Ghosts Without A Voice”!
In 2019, the Schleswig-Holstein hopefuls released their all around thrilling debut album “Dead Man’s Diary” first in digital form, the official physical release will be on January 31, 2020. (Markus Eck)
10 / 10
“… an album full of energy, freshness and versatility … their musical proposal is interesting to present melodic, progressive and alternative Rock influences … catches you from start to finish not only for vocal performance, also for the drastic changes of sound that capture the listener’s attention and for its catchy choirs that will make you sing and dance without stopping.”