Progressive/symphonic power metal quintet INDUCTION is in the process of finishing their second album for release late this year through Atomic Fire Records. Ahead of the album’s details, today, the band presents another preview, in the form of new single/video “Queen Of Light.”
The band comments, “It’s finally here – the new single from INDUCTION! ‘Queen Of Light’ takes you on a melodic journey through the power metal universe, with stories of betrayal, passion, lost love, new beginnings, and the hope for a bright future. It was one of the very early songs written with the outlook for the sophomore album, and it went through many changes and revisions, before it was finally in the state it is now. We are very happy how it turned out and therefore invite you to listen to, enjoy, cherish, and share it to your hearts’ content.”
The official video for “Queen Of Light” was filmed by Suhrreal Film and edited by Ingo Spörl.
In addition, due to differing musical views and visions, INDUCTION recently parted ways with drummer Kian Kiesling. The new man behind the kit for session recordings and live shows is longtime friend Dominik “Dome” Zester.
The band elaborates, “After some thinking back and forth, we decided to go separate ways, so that both he [Kiesling] and INDUCTION can work on their projects with full power! We wish him all the best and will watch his further musical career with excitement! Thank you for everything, Kian, and good luck!”
Kiesling states, “Even though we are going separate ways now, I want to thank INDUCTION for the wonderful time we spent and for the experiences we made together. I encourage all fans to keep listening to their music, and I wish them and their new [session] drummer Dome all the best!”
Adds Dome, “It’s a pleasure to join INDUCTION in terms of touring, music videos, and other plans until the end of the year, perhaps beyond. I’m excited to meet you all and look forward to spending time with the band. It’s gonna be a great time, I’m sure! Thanks to the guys and the team for your trust, let’s rock!”
Originally founded in 2014, INDUCTION left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration,” in 2016 before completely entering the metal world by releasing their eponymous debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception even paved them the way to touring across Europe alongside Brazilian power metallers Armored Dawn in November of the same year. It was a notable career start for the quintet that was unfortunately halted by the pandemic leading to a break (at least on live front) that wasn’t only used by the band to work on their sophomore album but also to renew their power – and they can’t wait to unleash it later this year.
Craig Cairns – vocals
Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars
Marcos Rodriguez – guitars
Dominik Gusch – bass
Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums