We tell a story for reflection shrouded in a dramatical mix of metal, gothic and classic. But instead of simply covering up an issue in a single song and shallow way we rather interweave all of them into a single fateful young woman's thread of life opposing hate, darkness and malevolence.
"Burning down the venue, rocking the stage, that's not our primary intent since a headbanging audience is not a mindfully listening audience. But that's exactly what we need in order to achieve our goal ... to leave the audience reflective and with a touch of creeps. What makes a story crawl under your skin? What keeps you reflecting it the day after? ... to realize it could have happened to you. Those who listen become thrilled but only those who listen mindfully will be affected."
I warbled the first notes in children's choir and school's musicals without ever taking a single singing lesson. At the age of 16 I took some guitar lessons to accompany my singing and generated the facebook-page "Melli's Music Corner" where I uploaded acoustic cover songs regulary. This is where AC took notice of me.
Favourite musicians/bands: Volbeat, Within Temptation, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Evanescence and many more ...
Hobbies: Singing, singing, singing and sometimes picking up the guitar.
Equipment: Sennheiser e945
I started guitar playing in the 90's mainly focusing on blues- und classic-rock and even today it's still audible in my playing and songwriting style. I collected some band- and live-experience with a rock-cover-band as well as the school's big band project but those ambitious days were followed by a 10 years lasting timeout where my guitar was more of a decoration than a musical instrument. I became active in 2010 again, blew away the dust from my guitar and started songwriting which led to "Atropos' Choice" hitting the stage in 2014.
Favourite musicians/bands: Paul Gilbert, Gary Moore, Criss Oliva, Rudolf Schenker, Slash, Eddie Van Halen, and many more ...
Most influencing albums: Van Halen - Best of Vol. 1 / Alice Cooper - Hey Stoopid / Savatage - Wake of Magellan / Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet / Roxette - Joyride
Hobbies: Music/songwriting, rpg (pathfinder), standard/latin dance, martial arts, house/garden
Equipment: ESP Eclipse, Diezel D-Moll Black Head with D212R-C BK Box
Citation: ... One man's freedom ends where another man's freedom begins.
In my youth I started playing organ but changed to guitar then and played in several school bands. Since there were always struggles to find a bass player I finally changed to that instrument and stayed true to this love. I founded the medieval rockband "Nostalgos" in 2006 with an album release in 2010 followed by a tour. In 2012 the band departed which gave me the time to enter "Atropos' Choice" in 2013 where I am now the master of the deepest notes.
Favourite musicians/bands: Subway to Sally, in Extremo, Saltatio Mortis, ASP, Nightwish, Within Temptation and many more ...
Most influencing albums: -
Hobbies: Playing Bass, electrical engineering
Equipment: Sandberg Bulletbooster, Hofmann RV100 Head with 4x10'' Bassbox
I started drumming at the age of 12 and was member in a school's band. In the following years I also collected some knowledge in playing guitar, bass and keyboard and started songwriting at the age of 15. I was drummer at the symphonic metal band "Seductive Enigma" from 2011 to 2015 and joined "Conspiria" as well as "Atropos' Choice" after that. To free my mind from excessive creativity I also write songs for my solo project "Last Savior" as well as the fun-project "Holy Knights of the Dragonsword".
Favourite musicians/bands: Dragonforce, Sabaton, Rhapsody of Fire, Pathfinder, Wintersun, and many more ...
Most influencing albums: Dragonland - Under The Grey Banner / Nightwish - Once / Pathfinder - Beyond The Space, Beyond The Time / Dragonforce - Ultra Beatdown / Wintersun - Wintersun
Equipment: Pearl EXX705, Sabian B8 (14" Hats, 16" Crash, 18" Crash, 20" Ride), 16" China Pearl P121TW, Doublebass Superlux HD-665
Citation: ... If you don't buy the music you like, you kill the music you like.