Think of a huge orchestra and a massive symphonic choir intertwined with powerful riffs and enchanting melodies from a clear and passionate feminine voice, and you’ll get an idea of what WHYZDOM have managed to create.
Their classical influences ranging from the romantic to the contemporary period, as well as the appealing melodies that drive the songs, make their sound utterly unmistakeable in an ever growing scene.
The project was founded by guitarist and orchestrator Vynce Leff in early 2007, already well known in the progressive sphere having produced several successful albums for the British label Cyclops Records.
After recruiting the band members, a first EP “Daughter Of The Night” was recorded less than 6 months from the band’s inception.
It got instant acclaim from reviewers and music fans around the world, as well as several awards and plaudits (Best French Band 2008 – Metalsymphonique.com, Best EP – HeavyLaw.com, etc).
Although still a young band, Whyzdom were invited to play in several festivals in France – most of the time as headliner – and won the Metal Female Voices Fest Contest in Belgium in October 2008.
They played in the 7th edition of this great Festival and also played as official support to DELAIN to launch their début album in 2009, released by the british label ASCENDANCE RECORDS.
In June 2010, Telya Melane, lead vocalist left the band.
Lisa Middelhauve, former Xandria singer, accepted to be “guest lead vocalist” for performances at the RAISMES FEST 2010 and for their concert in PARIS as support for Tarja.
Since then the band composed and recorded their new album “BLIND?” (with temporary vocalist Elvyne Lorient), which was released on 30th October 2012 by the great European Metal label SCARLET RECORDS. Marie Rouyer (Marie Mac Leod since her marriage in 2015) became their new front woman in January 2013.
While touring in France, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, the band composed their new album “BLIND?” which was released on 30th October 2012.
Elvyne Lorient joined Whyzdom in February 2012 and recorded all the songs as lead vocalist.
The album was released by one of the most important European metal label: SCARLET RECORDS.
Early 2013, Marie Rouyer joins the band as lead vocalist, starting with the “Blind?” European tour.
After a great series of gig throughout Europe, playing in great fests (DAMES OF DARKNESS in the UK with DELAIN, NIGHT OF THE BEAUTIES in Germany, MENNECY METAL FEST in France with CRUCIFIED BARBARA), they record their third album “SYMPHONY FOR A HOPELESS GOD” which was released in February 2015, again acclaimed by reviewers around the world.
Success is such that they are invited to play even bigger fests, like MADE OF METAL FEST in Czech Republic with EPICA, BELPHEGOR, AMORPHIS, FemME METAL EVENT in the Netherlands with LACUNA COIL, THERION, DAMES OF DARKNESS, with SIRENIA.
A DVD was made from their performance ‘ALIVE’, available from their online store only (whyzdom.bigcartel.com) since February 2016.
Their 4th album released on 6th April 2018: ‘AS TIME TURNS TO DUST’
From this album the band released two music videos:
Armageddon (13 March 2018):
The Page (5 October 2018):