Let Pandora’s Key guide you to a dark realm of melodic metal, where explosive and enchanting music weaves tales that echo long after the last note has faded.
The band releases its second single “Falls the Shadow”, in preparation for the release of their first full-length album “Yet I Remain”.
Pandora’s Key are:
Vera Veldhuizen – clean vocals
Rik van Schaaik – heavy vocals
Sebastiaan Pongers – lead guitar
Bram Luiken – rhythm guitar
Regine Lotstra – bass
Dimmy Marcelissen – drums
Falls the Shadow
“Between the rise and the fall
Between the curtain and the call
Between the shroud and the pall
Falls the Shadow”
“Falls the Shadow” is an explosion of sound and emotion. The track, inspired by T. S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men” and the closing aria from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, draws its intensity from these lyrical classics. A new outlet for the age-old feeling of despair in the face of crises
Dark and intense, full of compelling melodies and catchy riffs.
Pandora’s Key narrates mythical themes and links these to modern day issues. The band is ever searching for the beauty in the dark.
Melodic metal band Pandora’s Key was established in 2016 in the Dutch city of Breda, releasing the (inter)nationally well received debut EP “Prometheus Promise” one year later.
A period of growth and change followed, culminating at the start of the Covid era. Tackling the challenges presented by this period head-on, the band emerged more strongly connected than ever. The result of this is the debut album “Yet I Remain”, a celebration of musical liberty and passion.
It is an album that explores the connections between seeming contradictions, between walls of sounds and quiet introspection, classical storytelling and primal emotions, violence and beauty.
The result is an ambitious entry into melodic metal, threading the line between complexity and catchiness that demands the listener’s engagement. The album is set to be released on the 27th of January 2024, coinciding with a release show in home city Breda.