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|Origin||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Cinematic metal, Gothic Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal|
|Associated acts||Eddie Kramer|
Eternal Descent is a virtual band created in 2004 by multi instrumentalist and writer of the Eternal Descent comic book Llexi Leon. Whilst the music is partly played by fictional characters represented in visual media, additional orchestral and industrial elements act as a soundtrack to the ongoing plot.
The band's music is a collaboration between various musicians; Llexi Leon being the only permanent musical contributor. Their style is broadly Heavy Metal, but with a large number of other influences including: Industrial, Goth, and Romantic.
One of the band characters, named Lyra Constance, is described as being a Succubus.
In 2009, producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Kiss, The Rolling Stones) signed a deal with Eternal Descent to produce their second album to be released in 2011.
ESP Guitars became affiliated with Eternal Descent in 2008, granting the property rights to use ESP Guitars likeness and logos in their publications and visual media. As such, Eternal Descent feature ESP Electric guitars exclusively, and many ESP endorsed musicians have collaborated with Eternal Descent, such as God Forbid, Firewind, Atreyu, and Static X.
Other Eternal Descent/Llexi Leon equipment endorsements include Kahler Tremolo System, Coffin Case, DiMarzio, DigiTech, Ovation Guitar Company and Ernie Ball. In 2011, Digitech released a guitar effects pedal, Lyra, inspired by the comic series.
- Losing Faith (CD) (2007)
- The Phantom of the Opera (EP) (2008)
Comic Book Series
IDW Publishing inked a deal with Eternal Descent to publish the comic book series. The first issue of the Eternal Descent comic book was published in March 2010 with subsequent issues following.
Llexi Leon appeared at the UK's sister version of San Diego Comic Con, KAPOW! Comic Con April 2011, created by Mark Miller.
The demon Loki wants Lyra for his own. Through her music, he will bring his message to the masses, twisting an entire generation and growing new legions of followers. Only one being stands in his way. Sirian the fallen travels between Heaven and Hell, ensuring that no one oversteps the boundaries of this world. Becoming aware of Loki's plot, he sets out to save Lyra and the world, from Loki and the hordes of the Damned.
After a late-night rescue goes awry, Lyra awakens after death, with Loki's taint sweeping through her. Sirian decides to help Lyra, by assisting her to shape her afterlife and control her abilities.
With Sirian, Lyra travels through the many planes between Heaven and Hell, learning to harness her new power. It becomes apparent that Lyra is a pawn in a far greater scheme. Loki has already provided dark inspiration to countless rock and metal icons, bringing his message to the masses. Unknowingly, their collective imagination will grant Loki access to forgotten relics and powerful gateways, enabling him to unleash his armies of the Damned against all those who would oppose him.
The series was issued in two separate volumes. The first, running six issues, was published from March 2010 through January 2011. This first series was then released as a collected volume in April 2011.
The series was the issued in a second volume beginning October 2011 and continuing until August 2012. The second series was then then released as a collected volume.