So 2016 is over ! Happy New Year to all of you ! 2016 was the year of our first DVD release "Alive"... but more importantly, it was the year of Marie's baby birth of course. It doesn't mean that we stopped working in the mean time. It was the occasion to rebuild the Dark Whispers Choir, so that we could climb on stage with a 10 piece band, for two memorable gigs : the Metal Female Voices Fest and La Boule Noire in Paris.
And now 2017 has started! It's a very important year for us. We are preparing a new album for you. Even more mature, more polished than the previous ones. We are taking our time, to produce this one. We want it to be exactly what we have in mind. Not only from the musical viewpoint, but also from the meaning and lyrics viewpoint. We want it to be heroîc, grandiose, but also sensible and tragic. With an overall universe you can immerse into. A universe that resemble us, that resonates with our spirit... and hopefully also with *your* spirit.
Some more orchestral arrangements, some more structure work, and we'll be ready to start the recording sessions. We are so eager to share it with you. The road is still long, though. But we know we are pacing it with your support ! THANK YOU AGAIN !
Concert in Paris le 26 novembre 2016 !- 09/09/2016
WHYZDOM will play in Paris on 26.11.2016. An huge concert with an exceptional set of 1h30 ! Old and recent songs will be played with the singers of the Dark Whispers Choir.
FNAC (Don't pay attention to the wrong date on this site. Tickets are valid for the 26.11.2016)
METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST 2016 !- 10/02/2016
Fantastic news ! For the second time in their history, WHYZDOM will play at the greatest event worldwide devoted to female fronted metal bands : the METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST ! We are eager to meet you with so many friends there in October !
We thank the MFVF crew for selecting us this year and we also thank all of you who support us continuously, because YOU all made it possible !
One very important last thing : don't wait to get a VIP ticket (if you want to have access to the VIP area behind the stage and meet all bands), they are nearly sold out ! Here is the link : ONLINE PRESALES
"Alive" bootleg DVD release date and preorders - 17/12/2015
We are very happy to announce the release date of our first bootleg DVD : "Alive" : 30.03.2016.
You can preorder it right now from our online store, to support us. By doing so, you'll help a lot by covering part of the DVD pressing cost, and, even more important, by letting us figuring out how many pieces we should make for you. All preorders will be shipped 2 weeks in advance, so they arrive for sure 1 week before the official release date. They will be signed by all the band, plus, one very important thing : your name (or your nickname if you prefer) will be printed in the DVD booklet ! - You'll be forever part of Whyzdom History !!!
Beware that it won't be officially distributed : it's a pure collection object, meant for the fans only. You'll be able to purchase it only at our gigs and from our own webstore. No DVD will be sent to reviewers or magazines. Really, it's just for you, friends ! - and for ourselves as a band, to celebrate this first years of Whyzdom !
In case you missed our Facebook announcements : Marie is pregnant and we won't have any gig until sept/oct 2016. But this doesn't mean that we will stay inactive ! We will have a few surprises for you in the mean time. Here is the first one !
We are working on the release of an "Official Bootleg DVD". It's meant to be a collection piece, *only* available to purchase at our gigs and in our own webstore !
3 dates announced in 2015 : Lyon (F), Dames of Darkness (UK), Made Of Metal (CZ)- 01/01/2015
3 dates have already been announced for 2015. One in Lyon in our favorite venue in France (see our Live video there 2 years ago) : le TOTEM. One in our favorite female fronted festival : the great DAMES OF DARKNESS near Birmingham (UK). One in Czech Republic, where we will play for the very first time, for one of the biggest open air fest in central Europe : MADE OF METAL.
WHYZDOM at MENNECY METAL FEST (12-13-14/09)- 17/05/2014
WHYZDOM will play one of the most important metal festival in France : MENNECY METAL FEST (LES NUITS METAL DE MENNECY). The fest takes place near Paris on 12,13 and 14 sept, and we'll play on the 14th, with CRUCIFIED BARBARA. So, why not join us for a fabulous metal week-end and plan some sight-seeing in Paris ? :)
New music video online : Dancing With Lucifer- 20/03/2014
Here it is finally : our new music video with Marie Rouyer ! Enjoy and share !
Live footage from our headliner tour - 04/12/2013
We want to thank you all for your support during the dates of our 2013 tour ! It's incredible to see so many people at our shows. Here is one of our best memories of this tour : the first song of our concert in Lyon : Everlasting Child. Enjoy !
European 2013 tour poster- 08/03/2013
WHYZDOM receives the "BEST FRENCH BAND AWARD" from METAL SYMPHONIQUE - 24/02/2013
We are very happy to announce that we just won the "Best French Band Award 2013" from Metal Symphonique.com, thanks to a vote in which more than 5000 people took part. We want to deeply thank all of you who supported us in this contest !!!
Tears Of A Hopeless God video online !- 16/06/2015
The video shows the contrast between war ruins scenes and an idyllic Olympean temple, surrounded by giant stone gods. The symbolic idea behind is how men wage war on themselves, then on the god they created on their own, until destruction of humanity as well as deities. It perfectly depicts the main idea of the album "Symphony For A Hopeless God". Graphical elements of the album artwork and booklet can be found throughout the video.
Symphony For A Hopeless God Tour 2015 announced- 09/03/2015
Great dates ahead through Europe ! One important was added : the great FemME METAL EVENT in the Netherlands, with bands like LACUNA COIL, THERION, STREAM OF PASSION, TRISTANIA and more ! See you on the road !
"Symphony For A Hopeless God" available now !- 17/02/2015
You can purchase Symphony For A Hopeless God on our label Scarlet Records webstores : Bigcartel. You can also see it on BandCamp. It is also available from Amazon (US), iTunes and many other stores.
First single from "Symphony For A Hopeless God": While The Witches Burn- 01/01/2015
The first single of our new album Symphony For A Hopeless God is While The Witches Burn. You can listen to it and watch a nice Lyrics Video on our Youtube Channel.
Awesome reviews of "Symphony For A Hopeless God"- 21/01/2015
10/10 - Radio Panteon : « one of the best albums I've heard in the last few years. It is for these pearls that are reserved the note : 10/10 »
10/10 - Monkey Castle : "Musically, the band remains true to its successful concept. Intensive use of symphonic orchestras, choirs and hard power metal riffs. And above all stands the wonderful and - rich in its diversity - voice of mezzo-soprano Marie Rouyer. In my view, the best ever vocal performance on the three studio albums"
9.75/10 - Ravenheart : "Whyzdom was always knocking on the door of major league female fronted metal, they have now been allowed in big time."
3 more dates announced in 2015 :Nice (F), Torino (I), Rock Metal Camp (F)- 19/01/2015
3 new dates announced in 2015 :
- 24th april : Nice - Althérax with KERION
- 25th april : Torino at CPG with BEL'O'KAN + MISTEYES for Dark Mysterious Fest
- 15th may : Rock Metal Camp - Saint Hilaire les Places (Limoges)
New album details unveiled : "Symphony For A Hopeless God"- 01/01/2015
Official statement of Scarlet Records : 'Symphony For A Hopeless God’ is the third album of French Symphonic Metal band Whyzdom. After two successful albums relying on the power of Symphonic Orchestra and Metal riffing, as well as on the beauty of female voices, they push their own “Philharmonic Metal” concept one step further, adding an even more cinematic edge to their songs. Orchestra has never been so powerful. Choirs have never been so haunting. Riffs have never been so compelling. And vocals have never been so intense, ranging from pure and fragile melodies to harsh growls, all provided by mezzo-soprano Marie Rouyer. ‘Symphony For A Hopeless God’ depicts the constant need of humans to rely on the irrational to guide their life, and to give up their own freedom of thought, speech and action on behalf of what we know as “religion”. Slaughters, genocides, ethnic cleansings, have too often been committed in the name of religion. What would God think of that if he really existed? This is exactly what this album is all about.