who played the guitar in bands such as Agathocles, Renaissance and
played keyboards in Ancient Rites, was thinking of starting a solo
project in order to give attention to his creative musical ideas.
These previous bands had already given him a small amount of
experience. He played with the band Agathocles, a Belgian
grind-core band, for a couple of years and did some gigs with
bands such as Blood, SamaŽl, etc... He also did a few gigs in
Denmark and Germany. No gigs were planned by Renaissance due to
the fact that they had only recorded and released a few songs. One
song was released as a split-single with Ancient Rites. Domingo
did two European tours together with this last band alongside
bands such as Deicide, Rotting Christ, Behemoth, Aeturnus, Six
feet Under, etc... and went to Israel once to do a gig with Salem.
September of 2001 he decided to leave the idea of a solo project
behind him and began to look out for other musicians. Searching
for a guitar player, he found Kristof
de Greef, the active bass player of Axamenta, a Belgian
dark-metal band, Kristof had done some gigs with his previous band
Aegrimonia, a black-metal band and once they played together with
rehearsed together a few times and experimented with music and
voices and discovered that Kristof's grunt was the voice they were
looking for. Afterwards Kristof decided to do only the vocals and
not to play the guitar on stage. A few songs were created.
March of 2002 Caroline
Bruynseels, a female vocalist, came knocking on the door.
After the audition it was obvious that she fitted in the band,
because of the perfect match with the other musicians. No lyrics
had been written so far, therefore Caroline proposed to write down
her passions and emotions and use them as lyrics for their music.
rehearsing for several months, Gracefallen started recording its
first MCD in the studio, including 4 songs and an intro. As they
had not yet found a drummer at this time, namely November 2002,
they searched for a guest musician to drum on the MCD. At the end
this quest was not necessary anymore, because drummer Frederik
van Mieghem arrived just in time.
had just left Axamenta when Gracefallen ran into him. He decided
to join the band in October 2002, when the music of Gracefallen
convinced him that he fitted with the band.
had gained a lot of experience by playing in Axamenta and playing
with bands such as After Forever, Grief of Emerald, Dance
the MCD was ready for sale and they were actively searching for a
record company to support them on their further path...
April 2003, Fritz Brinkman
joined forces and took the second guitar at hand. Fritz once
played in a band called Decision D a couple years ago. His music
has a progressive style which makes that Gracefallen can create a
mixture of different styles.
April 2004, after two years they had to stop their coŲperation
with Caroline because of musical differences.
holding several auditions to find a suitable soprano with a
professional attitude and some experience to bring back
Gracefallen to full force, Irene
Visser arrived at the scene. Her clear melancholic voice
sounded perfect with the music of Gracefallen.
is ready to make a lasting impact. Prepare to fall from grace!