A conversation with Melissa Bonny of Ad Infinitum
AD INFINITUM are:
Melissa Bonny – vocals
Adrian Theßenvitz – guitars
Jonas Asplind – bass
Niklas Müller – drums
“The sense of time … What a particular and desperately predictable science. To be honest, I am not even sure we can rely on it. Now you might think I am a fool, questioning thousands of years of history. The truth is, I wonder myself if this was all just a dream. But as strange as it might appear, this dream or parallel reality that I once visited felt surprisingly real. I like to call this adventure “the voyage”. An unpredictable succession of events that led me to the most unrealistic journey, although some people I met along the way assured me this was meant to be. A “prophecy”, they said.“
Could that be a time warp?
Silver grey dresses and blood red ribbons flying over the floor of a gold decorated ballroom. Lovers’ serenades secretly performed in the gardens of his majesty… And while the high society is feasting, dancing, singing and flirting, the rejected souls living in the shadow of woods execute their occult ceremony.
Straight from the creation laboratory, Ad Infinitum is an addictive mixture of powerful metal riffs and beautiful symphonic orchestrations guided by a voice that can caress the ears of an angel or wake up the demons. Those ingredients will transport you into another era. From there, will you be able to come back?
Ad Infinitum Biography:
Born from Melissa’s desire to create her own music through a solo project, Ad Infinitum came to life in November 2018 with the release of its first single called “I Am The Storm”. Not long after, the solo project evolved into a real band when Melissa recruited three talented musicians, Niklas Müller, Jonas Asplind and Adrian Theßenvitz.
Melissa Bonny Biography:
Born in Montreux, Switzerland on January 23rd, 1993, Melissa started music when she was only 6 years old by singing in a school choir for several years.
When she finished school, she spent most of her free time making music by herself or with some friends and took part in several events in her area, singing on stage, alone or with other musicians, before joining a cover band in 2012. She left the project at the end of the same year to join the Symphonic Folk Metal band Evenmore as lead vocalist, which gave her the opportunity to release her creativity while writing music and the chance to broaden her horizons and perform on great stages before well-known bands such as Lacuna Coil, Eluveitie or Xandria.
Melissa also got the chance to perform as a guest vocalist for other bands and artists such as Serenity, Dragonland and Gus G.
2014: Evenmore released their fist EP called The Beginning
2015: Melissa joined the Trance Metal band Rage of Light as main vocalist.
2016: In February, Rage of Light released its first EP « Chasing a Reflection » . In October the same year, Evenmore released its debut album called Last Ride.
2017: Rage of Light released two singles; a cover of Amon Amarth’s Twilight of the Thunder God and a single called Mechanicals. Melissa also released « Teardrops », a song created and recorded with her friend and colleague Jonathan Pellet.
2018: After working on the mighty 70000 tons of metal cruise, Melissa travelled around Europe for the Symphonic Metal Nights tour, singing for both Serenity and Evenmore. The same year, Rage Of Light signed with Napalm Records and announced their upcoming debut album. Last but not least, in November, the singer releases the first single of Ad Infinitum called « I Am The Storm ».
Voice: mezzo-soprano & guttural
AD INFINITUM live:
To be announced