Externity X: l to r Eric Stewart (g), Steve Gerard (g), Keith
Sudano (v), Robert Maziekien "Zeek" (b), Darren Patrick
The unstoppable force now known as Eternity X began some
fourteen years ago when singer/songwriter Keith Sudano began to
piece together the band that he called Eternity. The early years
passed, with members flowing in and out the doors, until the new
decade, the year of 1990, which marked a more stable band, having
added bassist extraordinaire Robert Maziekien (Zeek). One year
later, Eternity released their first EP, appropriately entitled
"The Never-Ending Dream." The four song album was sold
directly to the fans by the band, bypassing middlemen and
Two years passed, and more new members entered the picture.
Eternity once again set themselves to recording, and the end
product was an EP known as "After the Silence,"
signifying the time that had passed since "The Never-Ending
With increasing focus, Eternity surged forward into 1994 to
release "Zodiac," the band's first full-length release
as well as their first concept album. Finally the band began to
receive some well-deserved recognition, earning high marks in
overseas magazines and reaching many new fans.
Over the course of the next year, Eternity went through a member
shift yet again, as well as advancing their music to a greater
level yet again. 1995 marked the release of the full-length album
"Mind Games," an opus unparalleled in its emotional
power. This album saw the band reaching farther into the style
labeled progressive. (That is, the music became more powerful,
emotional, and talent-oriented.)
In the span of the next two years, Eternity went through many
changes. Due to legal reasons, the name Eternity was changed to
Eternity X, a name which, incidentally, more accurately
symbolized their musical direction. Along with the new name,
their new album, "The Edge," was released. This marked
many differences from the past Eternity X releases. First, it was
the first album that kept the lineup of the previous one, with
the exception of a new keyboardist. Second, this was the first
album from Eternity X that was released under recording contract.
Increased distribution brought new fans to the fold, and Eternity
X has welcomed all of them.
The band embarked on their first European tour in 1998, playing
shows in Germany and other European nations. After the tour
ended, the band released the news that all members except Keith
Sudano and Zeek had left Eternity X. In the face of the daunting
task to acquire new musicians, Eternity X struggled and
prevailed, adding drummer Darren Patrick and fleshing out the
music with the dual guitar sound of Steve Gerard and Eric
Stewart. As 1999 progresses, Eternity X is busy writing new
material for two upcoming albums, "The Order" and
"From the Ashes." The band is also working on formally
releasing each of its previous albums.
In January/February 2000 the band decided to team up with the
Danish based management agency Intromental Management, who firmly
believes in the band and the possibilities for greater success.
The idea of seeking management services was to assist the band in
acquiring a more suited recording deal with a company that could
better found the bands potential.
Now, with the right line up secured and the anticipated new album
"From The Ashes" written, it is in the best interest of
the band to pursue other avenues than what the previous record
label could provide.
The new Millennium will see Eternity X rising from the Ashes of a
stalling rock and metal scene, and like Phoenix breathe new life
into the Musical World!
The overall music of Eternity X is multi-colored with all its
many influences. Ranging from uncompromising basic hard rock to
sophisticated technical metal, Eternity X's music is underlined
by classically orchestrated keyboards that are used more for
atmosphere than lead work. The interplay between all the
instruments is hard to describe but easily understood.
Complicated drum patterns take turns with massive energy
outbursts of steady rock drumming intertwined with fills of
orchestrated guitars and bass lines, all used as both rhythm and
lead instruments. With his passionate, emotional, and extremely
versatile vocal capacity, Keith Sudano ranges from the deepest
tone to the highest pitch to lift it up and bind it all together
in the perfect unison that is, has been and always will be
"From The Ashes" is one of those rarely discovered
albums where the music is so much more than just
"music". Melodic metal has never been better and
"From The Ashes" will stand its ground as the next
highlight within this scene ... and beyond.
DREAM (EP) 1991
Debut EP. Track listing 1.
One Of Us Has To Lose 2. Cold Like The Steel, 3.
Eternity, 4. Behind These Guitars. No longer in print.
Will be combined with After the Silence EP and two new
tracks and be released as a full length album Once Upon A
SILENCE EP 1993
Track listing: 1. Anyone But
You 2. I'll be back someday 3. The Last Days 4.
Switchblade 5. Might Get Lucky 6. Forever 7. A Day In
Verse (Original instrumental keyboards). This EP along
with The Never Ending Dream will be combined along with
two new tracks and be released as a full length album
Once Upon A Dream...
||ZODIAC 1994 (four
length album. Track listing: 1. Zodiac Prologue 2. Aries
3. Taurus 4. Gemini 5. Cancer 6. Leo 7. Virgo 8. Libra 9.
Scorpio 10. Sagittarius 11. Capricorn 12. Aquarius 13.
Pisces 14. Zodiac Epilogue 15. Fast Forward (bonus
Zodiac is a concept album
which depicts each sign of the Zodiac. Each song named
after a sign from the Zodiac, tells a story featuring the
characteristics of the respective sign. Each track is
excellent, but the best are Aries and Pisces, (I'm
partial to Pisces because that's my sign) Zodiac is
great. Keith is able to express the meanings of each sign
through his lyrics which helps the listener truly
understand the individual signs.
||MIND GAMES 1995
listing: 1. Firestorm 2. Mind Games 3. The Chase 4. The
Savior and the Disease 5. Despair 6. Crawl Before You
Walk 7. Viper II 8. Faith 9. Endless Journey 10. Eulogy
11. Eternity (bonus track) 12. Switchblade (bonus track)
Mind Games is the heaviest of
Eternity X's albums. This is a semi concept album which
explores the dark side of the mind. This album is also
excellent. It combines both heavy progressive elements
with intricate melody...
||THE EDGE 1997
listning: 1. The Edge...(Introduction) 2. Fly Away 3. The
Confession 4. The Edge Part 2, The Looking Glass 5. A Day
In Verse 6. Imaginarium 7. The Edge Part 3, Existence
Chapter 1,000,009 8. The Edge Of Madness 9. Rejection
(for Alanis) 10. Baptized By Fire 11. The Edge,
The Edge explores the journey
on the edge of sanity. It is a very powerful album. It is
filled with complex musical nuances. The Edge like its
predecessors is quite excellent...
||FROM THE ASHES 2000
listing: 1. The Call 2. From The Ashes 3. Bitter Winter
4. Way Down Below 5. El Viajero 6. The Confession Part II
(God Will Understand) 7. On Wings of Angels 8. On My Own
9. Alone, Quiet, Afraid 10. Prisons 11. Distant Eyes 12.
Echoes 13. On This Stage 14. The Answer
From The Ashes will be
released sometime during 2000. The CD that will bring you
to the burned down ruins of the band as it was to the
success it is now. "From The Ashes" will depict
the story of rising against all odds. "From The
Ashes" is one of those rarely discovered albums
where the music is so much more than just
"music". Melodic metal has never been better
and "From The Ashes" will stand its ground as
the next highlight within this scene ... and beyond.
(taken from the Eternity X website)
From the descriptions of the
songs from the band website and from past albums. From
the Ashes is going to kick ass.
||THE ORDER 2000
listing: 1. Overture 2. Prelude 3. Operation Wayward Son
4. Heroes 5. Reflections
The Order will be released
sometime in 2000, following the release of From The
Ashes. The Order is a "rock opera" type of
story written for the "Mindcrime" lovers of the
world. This story takes place in the future where mankind
is united in a world order. The new government of this
order must deal with a new threat coming from across the
world in one of its regions. An illegal military coup has
taken place after years of peace by a psychotic, yet
formidable madman. The World government turns to its
former elite soldiers to handle the job of "Removing
the threat." The codename for the men chosen in this
action is "Phoenix," This is their personal,
haunting story...(from the band website)
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