Biography & Logo

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Akelei is a doom metal band from the Netherlands, born in the spring of 2006. The band’s first release, Promo ’08, is out two years later, presenting four songs of atmospheric doom. In 2010, Akelei independently releases its debut full-length album De zwaarte van het doorstane at the annual Dutch Doom Days festival. The songs are characterised by long and interwoven melodies, a steady slow pace and Dutch lyrics. Melancholy and introspection are recurring themes. The following years are highlighted by two appearances at Brainstorm festival, a supporting gig for The Gathering and the writing of new material. A more or less stable lineup dissolves in 2015 in favour of project-based collaborations. Recording of the band’s next output starts in 2017 but is marred by delays and currently ongoing. The envisioned end result, a three-song EP titled Een van ons, is scheduled for release in the second half of 2021.



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