‘Waiting For The Endless Dawn’ proves to be a heavy hearted, dark statement in the bands diverse and long career. Featuring 75 minutes of dark melancholic progressive influenced Doom Metal, the band spent over 3 years writing and recording what can be best described as the bands darkest & heaviest album to date.
“If you’re looking for something to blow you away, look no further than Waiting For The Endless Dawn. This is a truly exceptional piece of work.” - 10/10 Soundscape Magazine (UK)
“Doom metal hasn't sounded so very intriguing and adventurous for a long time, actually I see that rare are the bands in todays doom metal scene who have the guts to create something that transcends the genre and at a certain point reinvents it.” - 9.5/10 Terra Relicta (SI)
“ ‘Waiting For The Endless Dawn’ is a genuine album that goes beyond genres and manifests pure beauty.” - 94/100 Lords of Metal (NL)
“This album is quite magnificent. For some it may be a little much to take in in one hit, some may find it a little overwhelming, but be patient and persist with it, for the rewards are glorious.” - Metal Obsession (AU)
“Waiting for the Endless Dawn” is worth it for “The Wound” alone. That track is absolutely incredible." - 8/10 Progressive Music Planet
“This album is just amazing. For some it may be "too much" to sit down and listen to a record of such duration, but I want you to believe me, it is worth the most! In the end you will just be enchanted…” - 9/10 Greek Rebels (GR)
“In my opinion The Eternal are a very great sounding progressive mixture of dark, doom and goth metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band.” - 8/10 Doomed to Darkness
“…With their ability to safeguard innocence in a maelstrom of misery is what should truly be applauded in Waiting for the Endless Dawn.” - 8.5/10 RTMB Music
released August 17, 2018
Mark Kelson : Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin, Lap Steel
Richie Poate : Guitar
Martin Powell : Keyboards
Dave Langlands : Bass Guitar
Marty O’Shea : Drums
Mikko Kotamäki : Growling vocals on 'In The Lilac Dusk'
Emily Saaen : Additional Vocals
Erica Kennedy : Violin
All Lyrics: M. Kelson
All Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell, R.Poate
Except The Wound, Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell,
Waiting For The Endless Dawn, Music: M.Kelson, M.Powell
& Don’t Believe Anymore, Music & Lyrics: Iva Davies.
Produced by Mark Kelson & Richie Poate
Recorded & Mixed between November 2015 & January 2018
Mixed by Mark Kelson with Richie Poate
Engineered by Mark Kelson @ Kelsonic Studios, Melbourne, Australia
Additional Engineering by Richie Poate & Peter ‘Reggie’ Bowman
Mastered by Joseph Carra @ Crystal Mastering, Melbourne, Australia
Cover art by Bairon Rivera for Barnel Photography
Copyright The Eternal 2018. All Rights Reserved.