Rise of Avernus
Rise of Avernus

Genre: Progressive Gothic / Doom Metal

Based in: Sydney, NSW

Mares Refalaeda - Vocals & Keyboard
Ben Vanvollenhoven - Guitar & Vocals
Daniel Warrington - Bass & Vocals
Andrew Craig - Drums & Percussion

Years active:

Dramatis Personae EP (2015)
L'Appel Du Vide (2013)
Rise of Avernus EP (2012)

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Rise of Avernus


RISE OF AVERNUS are a progressive doom metal five piece from Sydney, Australia, exploring dark and poignant themes with impassioned classical piano arrangements and a unique down tempo theatricality. In August 2012 Rise of Avernus made their presence known by playing one of their first live shows supporting Finnish giants APOCALYPTICA. The band is now poised for another big year in 2013 as they are set to release their first full length album, followed by a tour across Australia with progressive black legends ENSLAVED.

RISE OF AVERNUS' debut, self-titled three track EP was officially released on 13th March 2012. The EP features three engrossing epic doom metal tracks and was mixed and Mastered by Ryan Huthnance (THE SEER/MORTAL SIN). Lead track, 'Beneath the Frozen Hand of Time', features vocal contributions from Marc Grewe, front man of the legendary German death metal group, MORGOTH. Grewe's vocals were generously recorded while visiting Australia last year.


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L'Appel Du Vide 2013

L'Appel Du Vide

Polarities. When harnessed in just the right way schisms can and do make many things stronger. Take the musical arrangements on the first full length L.P. by Sydney's Rise Of Avernus as an example ... read

Self-Titled 2012


In 2012, Rise of Avernus let loose its first ever commercial release - an E.P. 'engraved' with three compositions, or songs (or whatever One should call tracks on a symphonic metal CD).

As a ... read


FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Australian & New Zealand Tour June, 2017 Supports Announced
May 16, 2017

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Australian & New Zealand Tour June, 2017 Supports Announced

The Italian masters of dark musical extremity, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will make their long awaited return to Australia for a headline tour this June!
Since forming a decade ago in 2007, FLESHGOD ... read

Hell On The Bay: The Heavy Metal Cruise 2016
Jun 26, 2016

Hell On The Bay: The Heavy Metal Cruise 2016

After three sell out events Melbourne's 'Hell On The Bay' Heavy Metal Boat Party returns for it's fourth installment in September 2016. Punters can expect a combination of both the live music and ... read

Tour flyer

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Vampillia @ Factory

Mar 10, 2016 The Factory in Sydney, NSW
I got to the Factory nice and early to catch the opening acts and found that the gig was to be hosted on the downstairs stage. This is the first time I have ever been to a gig held down on this ... read

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Rise of Avernus Live

Valhalore Voyage Across Australia Tour

Ye Gods of Metal Festival

Hell on the Bay IV: The Heavy Metal Cruise

Venom: 30th April The Last Venom Ever.