United Kingdom band Ecthirion (formerly Axiom) release their debut 5 track EP, "Apocalyptic Visions", in early 2009. With guest vocals by Eugen Dodenhoeft (Far Beyond) and Azahel Frost (Frost Like Ashes), expect epic orchestral metal with Viking and black metal tendencies (ala Dimmu Borgir).
In the words of the band: "Hopefully something unique which will encourage you and make you think. We try and do things differently from everybody else, we try not to be cliche, we combine elements of all styles of metal including the extremes, baroque music, film music, folk music, eastern music, spanish music and a bit of jazz and blues (which is yet to be shown). Most of these styles will be heard on the EP.
Get ready for a new wave Of epic orchestral metal!