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WAIDELOTTE release "Celestial Shrine"

WAIDELOTTE release "Celestial Shrine"

"I passed through the mortality archway,
realized the nature of the absence of light.
I absorbed the emptiness
and put infinity in my heart.
" ('The Mortality Archway')

Ukrainian trio WAIDELOTTE – bassist/composer Zlatoyar (SOEN), vocalist Andrii Pechatkin (WHITE WARD) and guitarist Mykhailo Bogaichuk (I MISS MY DEATH) – craft Art at the intersection of Black, Death and Progressive Metal, enriched by poignant Ukrainian Folk instrumentation. Their inaugural album, "Celestial Shrine," is now officially released and available for streaming on all digital platforms.

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"Celestial Shrine" ventures beyond musical innovation and exploration into a deeply personal journey of catharsis. Vocalist Andrii elucidates:

"For me, catharsis is the process of releasing emotions, resolving internal conflicts, and moral elevation, arising in the course of self-expression. It's a way of achieving new experiences. I don't need to purify myself from anything – I just need to gain a new experience that helps me reevaluate what I already have and adjust the system of my priorities. That's where catharsis comes into mind."

Composer Zlat adds:

"For me, catharsis is a way to purification and understanding. You have to deal with your inner voices, manage your values and principles, and create your own path, which could be painful and hard sometimes, but it will lead you to the solution. I felt it on my own, that's why I put this idea into the music, hopefully, somebody is going to experience this feeling as well."

The metal press has awarded "Celestial Shrine" with praise:

"A really interesting album […] that becomes increasingly enveloping with repeated listens!" (Metalitalia)

"WAIDELOTTE manages to create a very cohesive whole that is immensely fascinating!" (

"This is an exciting, riveting adventure that grows more revealing with each experience." (Meat Mead Metal)

"There is not only much to musically discover on "Celestial Shrine", but the album also forces us into reflection and new thoughts. Wow!" (Legacy)

"Celestial Shrine" is released on CD, vinyl and digital. Orders are possible via our EUUS and Bandcamp shops.

Posted on 03-29-2024 | Category: Waidelotte