Illumishade announce second album “Another Side of You”

The band with frontwoman Fabienne Erni announces a “more modern approach”. Single “Here We Are” already released.

6. Dec 2023

Fabienne Erni
Fabienne Erni, Illumishade

Up-and-coming Swiss modern metal band Illumishade announces that their second album, “Another Side of You,” will be released on February 16, 2024 via Napalm Records. The group, led by singer Fabienne Erni and guitarist Jonas Wolf (both known from Eluveitie), presents themselves on the new work with a mixture of dark and light elements.

The current single “Here We Are” is characterized by Erni’s crystal-clear vocals and Wolf’s powerful guitar work. The song adds a modern progressiveness to the band's traditional songwriting and impresses with a catchy chorus and a versatile middle. The accompanying music video completes the overall experience.

Fabienne Erni from Illumishade explains the song as follows: “‘Here We Are’ is a hymn to the essence of the here and now. It talks about accepting the legacy of history, recognizing our current position as a basis from which we can move forward.

Second album with a modern approach

“Another Side of You” is the follow-up to the acclaimed debut album “ECLYPTIC: Wake Of Shadows”. The second string presents a more modern approach both lyrically and musically and still takes the listener into an immersive world with fascinating soundscapes (which are even reinforced at certain points by the Budapest Art Orchestra) as well as massive and dreamlike vocal lines. This marks the perfect start of a new chapter for this promising ensemble.


1    Enter the Void    
2    ELEGY    
3    ENEMY    
4    In the Darkness    
5    Cloudreader    
6    Here We Are    
7    CYCLONE    
8    Fairytale    
9    The Horizon Awaits    
10   HYMN    
11   TWILY    
12   Riptide    
13   Hummingbird    
14   Verliebt (feat. Coen Janssen)

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Illumishade live 2024

as support of Delain

19.01.24 NL – Uden / De Pul
20.01.24 NL – Amstelveen / P60
24.01.24 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
25.01.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
26.01.24 PL – Warsaw / Proxima
27.01.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra Blue Stage
28.01.24 AT – Vienna / Szene
30.01.24 IT – Milan / Santeria Toscana 31
31.01.24 CH – Pratteln / Z7
01.02.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
02.02.24 NL – Heerlen / De Nieuwe Nor
03.02.24 DE – Bochum / Matrix

Illumishade, Fabienne Erni


Illumishade is a modern metal band from Switzerland. The band was founded in 2019 by Fabienne Erni, who is also the front woman of the folk metal band Eluveitie.


Fabienne Erni - Vocals Jonas Wolf - Guitars Mirjam Skal - Orchestration / Synths Yannick Urbanszik - Bass Marc Friedrich - Drums

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