Eloah Discusses Old and New Music!

Elemental rock band ELOAH have a handful of demo's along with eight full-length albums! Their most recent are the "Mondestein Chronicles" series, with the band finishing the last part of this trilogy expected to come out soon enough. The band discusses their music content, especially newer material, along with planning to play live once the music is set and finalized!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

ELOAĦ was founded in 1995 as a singer/songwriter project. It has had many different members over the years with a small, fixed core.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

At the time of the first recordings and gigs we did not have a name, and all of a sudden the recording studio needed one. At that time I was reading literature about the bible and apocryphal scripts in which I found the word “eloah” which loosely translates to “comes from above”. We figured that since our inspiration to write songs also somehow came from somewhere else, and we liked the sound of the name, we chose is as preliminary band name. Because I also studied physics at that time, and I wanted to make the name unique, I replace the “h” by and “ħ”, the symbol for the reduced Planck constant.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

The band was originally based in Graz, Austria. When I moved to Leeuwarden in 2008, the old band dissolved more (with a few notable exceptions), and a new band was formed. Here in the Netherlands there are many great local bands, and I can personally recommend the bands Maestro and Metal Bats (both based in Groningen).

4. How would you describe your style?

Singer-songwriter based rock with new age, jazz and metal elements.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have released many demos and eight complete albums. The latest ones, the Mondstein Chronicles, are a improvisation-based trilogy with a jazzy touch. Apart from that, you can expect rock and pop balads.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Always. While finishing the last part of the Mondstein trilogy, we were already recording tracks for an upcoming pop ballad album; and apart from that we are working on a rock/metal album to be released after that.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

No, not at the moment. There was the pandemic, of course, and we focused much more on studio work – which we intend to finish.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

First we will finish the production of the next two albums, the soft rock and the hard rock album, and then we will see – probably things will come up in the meantime. We have been planning to play live for some time now, but this is again postponed to after the production. Many of our musicians play live regularly, though, in their other bands.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to it on all major online platforms. On our homepage (http://www.eloah-art.net ) you will find an overview with links to YouTube, Spotify, Apple music, etc.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That is something I would leave up completely to the listener.

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