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OF CELESTIAL

The band was founded in 17 of April 2006. Then it consisted of 4 persons. The bands leader and founder Vitaliy Gabelkov (guitar / vocal). He played in such bands as Crystal Tears (death-doom), Vae Solis (black). The drummer - Sergey Yatsenko. He was the singer in band Burning Spirit (black). Bass Alexey Ruban. He didnt take part in the other metal formations.The role of master of symphony belong to jazz-musician Ivan Danilets. First appearance on public took part in city Krivoi Rog, 13 of January 2007, in local art-club Paradox with Awoken (Odessa) and Untitled (Kiev). The next concert was in 27 of January DK Pervomay, city Krivoi Rog with bands Izmena (Kremenchug), Eto samoe (Krivoi Rog) and Inferum (Krivoi rog). On third appearance band moved off native city to Kremenchug with cult doom-metal choir Mournful Gust, 5 of March 2007, where they played with such collectives like Izmena (Kremenchug), Sheloch (Kremenchug) and Rottensound (Poltava). Then there was the next concert in art-club Paradox in common with Sheloch (Kremenchug), Inferum (Krivoi Rog) and DOGMA (Krivoi Rog) in 14 of April 2007. 20 th of May the band played in Dniprodzerzhinsk at the festival Beyond Infinity as a headliner in by an invitation of the band Iromos (Dneprodzerzhinsk). Besides, the above-mentioned groups there took a part the following groups: Heretic (Dneprodzerzhinsk), Dark Heaven (Dnipropetrovsk). In 16 of June band was invited to play on Metal Storm Blast festival, which was in Nikolaev. In this event took part local bands Magvood, Utburd, Carnival, and as well inviting Of Celestial friendly band from Krivoi Rog - DOGMA. Equally with active beginning of the summer, generalized making and playing material, band began work at recording debut album with work-name Engrossed By Eternity. After return from Nikolaev Ivan Danilets left the band because of personal reason, and took part in albums recording only like inviting musician. In 22 of September with incomplete cast they took part in Metal Spirit Ukraina Tour 2007, the tour of Russian heavy metal stage cohort (Act Of God (Perm), Apokefale (Tomsk, Seversk), Little Dead Bertha (voronej), Sinful (Moscow). Musical collective continue concert activity and making of new album. In October 2007 the second guitarist, Alexey Korenevsky (Silent Void,ex-Vae Solis) joined to band. With this cast collective played three concerts: in Zaparojie (09.02.2008), in Kremenchug (16.03.2008) and in native city Krivoi Rog (06.06.2008). After that Alexey Korenevsky left Of Celestial because of personal reason. To his place almost at once was took new guitarist Igor (Shmith) Verizub. In the early summer of 2009 the band passed through a qualifying round and took a place on the "Young Talents Stage" as one of the components included in program of the festival "Chaika Open Air XI". At this time the band has completed work on a new concert material and with a fresh force and inspiration was preparing to go on tour for a support of their debut album, "The Strange Infinity".

Line up:

  • Vitaliy Gabelkov (guitars / vocals)
  • Sergey Yatsenko (drums)
  • Alexey Ruban (bass)
  • Igor (Shmith) Verizub (guitars)

Contact e-mail:

caracurtmusic@mail.ru

Official site of the band:

http://www.myspace.com/ofcelestial

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