ONCE is a metal band from North Rhine Westphalia (Germany), whose style can be described as Symphonic Metal.
The music of ONCE is inspired by neo-romantic soundtrack music and includes typical elements of a classical Aristotelian drama, combined with heavy guitars and drums.
The band was formed in 2012, when keyboarder Frank Wypchol, lead singer Alina Lesnik, guitarist Marco Paulzen and drummer Alexander Hey decided to create a full orchestrated metal project.
In 2013 ONCE released acoustic versions of their songs My Fairytale and Distorted Smiles, which were recorded and filmed as university project at the ArtEZ Conservatorium in Enschede/NL. Afterwards ONCE worked on their demo EP, which was released 2015.
Their music-video of the single The Hour Of Eden's Fall gave a first impression of what is to come with their first full length studio album AFTER EARTH, which will now will be released on October 19th, 2018.
Line-up: Alina Lesnik: Vocals & Lyrics; Marco Paulzen: Guitars, Bass & Grim Vocals; Frank Wypchol: Keys & Piano and Orchestrations; Alexander Hey: Drums
Orchestra and choir arrangements by Frank Wypchol
Produced by Frank Wypchol & Marco Paulzen. Recorded & Engineered by Marco Paulzen in Münster, Germany
Releases on Pride & Joy Music:
- After Earth (CD)