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“Show Me The Way” by Elis

Artist: Elis
Title: “Show Me The Way”
Label: Napalm Records
Release Date: 11/2/2007
Genre: Gothic Metal
Rating: 4/5

When people form a band and hit the road on tours to bring their music to anyone who will listen there are bonds that form and in most cases the group becomes your extended family. You eat, sleep, work and face the trials of every day living as a unit and you all come to realize that there are just as many lows as there are highs in this sort of life. As a band you learn to deal with everything that gets thrown at you and sometimes you even plan for the inevitable member who chooses to move on to other projects and interests but there is one thing that always will take you by surprise and that is the specter of Death. It’s safe to assume that the members of Elis who were rising stars in the Gothic Metal scene never expected that their lead singer, the beautiful and talented Sabine Dunser, would be taken from them at such a young age and in such an unexpected manner. Yet it did happen and the question would be what to do next but lucky for the fans of the band and Metal as a whole they decided to release the masterpiece “Griefshire” in her memory while they debated upon what their next move would be as a group. When “Griefshire” hit the streets it was met with a response that I think even surprised the band in some cases and from there the decision to continue on and find a new singer would be the task at hand. Elis would return to their fans as soon as the best fit was discovered and after a few months of searching Sandra Schleret proved that she was exactly who they needed and what the bands music called for.
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