Soundscape’s A-Z Of Bands: Equilibrium

Equilibrium 2014

It’s a brand new week, and you know what that means – a brand new featured band for the site! This week it is all about German ‘epic-metal’ band Equilibrium, who combine elements of folk, symphonic, power and black metal to create their sound.

Formed in 2001, the band took a few years to hone their sound and released their debut album Turis Fratyr in 2005, following their well-received 2003 demo which got them a recording deal with Black Attakk. A strong first offering, it set the scene well for releases to come in the future and the following year signed with Nuclear Blast, with whom they their critically acclaimed second album Sagas in 2008.

In 2010, the band went through a major lineup change, with both their drummer and singer departing the band, but they found worthy replacements in Hati and Robse respectively and went on to release their third album Rekreatur.

Video for Wirtshaus Gaudi (2014)

This year, Equilibrium made a triumphant return (although to be fair, they didn’t really go anywhere!) with their fantastic fourth album Erdentempel, which we loved over here at Soundscape, billing it as having all the makings of a fantastic album and a true epic, delivering one strong track after another, and it is perhaps their strongest album to date.

With new members Jen on bass and Dom on guitar, the band have never been tighter live than ever, and one thing is certainly sure – the future is bright for Equilibrium.

Recommended tracks:
Uns’rer Flöten Klang
Blut In Auge

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About Natalie Humphries 1798 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: or @acidnat on twitter.

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