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ABOUT

KAELIS

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KAELIS is a musical project which was born in 2019. It combines a modern and fresh sound with traditional heavy metal, symphonic metal and choral orchestrations.
 

The name of the band is derived from the Alpha Caeli star, from the Caelum constellation, and represents the energy and style of the group.​

The band’s line-up features Bethany Neumann (vocals), Álvaro Montalbo Laffón (rhythm guitar and gutturals) and Carlos Castrejón (lead guitar).
All band members are seasoned musicians from different projects who work together with a clear idea of what they wish to achieve. The combination of their diverse approaches to music, creative ideas, background and influences converge together in KAELIS.

The band started by writing and defining the vocal lines and string arrangements. The rhythmic base was then completed with the addition of Manuel Barragán (bass) to the band. Manuel, always interested in music as well as in a multitude of artistic trends, fitted in perfectly with the group's direction. As the last piece to complete the puzzle, Daniel Simón (drums) joined the group, providing a strong, emphatic and fresh sound to the band's compositions.


Recorded at Jotun Studio with producer Leo Peña, ‘FAR GALAXY’ is the band’s debut album and is a statement of KAELIS’ musical direction: a bright new star on the Symphonic Metal scene’s firmament.

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MEMBERS

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BETHANY NEUMANN

Lead and backing vocals, lyricist and graphic design

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DATE OF BIRTH

26 February 1986

OTHER PROJECTS

Interested in music since her childhood thanks to the influences transmitted by her family, from classical music to flamenco, she has been attracted to singing from a very young age.

She received her first singing and music theory lessons at the age of 16 at the Philharmonic Centre in her hometown, with conductor Florencio Rozi.

Since her teens, Bethany relates to bands such as Evanescence and Within Temptation. At the age of 19, she began to be involved in several metal projects, from symphonic black metal to folk metal. In 2011, she founded the symphonic metal band, Eteddian. In 2017, she begins taking singing lessons with  Vanessa "Nane" Vocal Coach.

Past & Present Projects

Silver Moon. Folk Metal. (2010 - 2011) Lead vocals and lyricist
Histeria. Spanish Heavy Metal. (2011) Backing Vocals
Eteddian. Symphonic Metal. (2011 - 2018) Lead Vocals, lyricist & graphic design
Wild Chain. Opera Rock Metal. (2018 - Present) Lead and backing vocals

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  • Bethany Instagram
  • Bethany Youtube
  • WILD CHAIN Facebook

ÁLVARO

MONTALBOLAFFÓN

Rhythm guitar, guttural voice, lyricist and backing vocals

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DATE OF BIRTH

15 March 1986

OTHER PROJECTS

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Álvaro started on the guitar at the age of 16, inspired by Döver, Avalanch and Metallica. He would later deepen his interest in Symphonic Metal and Melodic Death. At the age of 19 he recorded his first Demo for his solo project: Arcanum. With KAELIS, he combines his passion for Symphonic Metal and occasional guttural voices.

Past & Present Projects

Arcanum. Heavy Metal. (2002 - Present) Composer, lead & rhythm guitar

Discography: Arcanum (2005), Reconquista (2006), Eternidad (2009)
Erosión. Rock. (2007 - 2010) Rhythm guitar

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CARLOS CASTREJÓN

Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars

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DATE OF BIRTH

6 September 1970

OTHER PROJECTS

Since his childhood Carlos had an attraction for heavy music which he initially tried to deny. In time, he gave in to his love for the genre despite pressures to follow mainstream trends. He owned his first electric guitar and started learning to play on a self-taught basis when he was 20. Today, that same guitar decorates his home’s living room.

Carlos has received guitar lessons from José Manuel Ortiz and later, in early 2000, he attended masterclasses with Ángel Ruiz, legendary guitarist from the band Storm. Since 1997 Carlos has enjoyed a prolific musical journey, playing for various groups within the hard rock and heavy metal genres.

Past & Present Projects

Vagabundos. Andalusian Metal. (1997 - 1999) Rhythm guitar and backing vocals
Khatarsys. Heavy Metal. (2000 – Present) Lead & Rhythm guitar and backing vocals
Justicia Divina. Heavy Metal. (2010) Bass
Átika. Rock (2010) Bass
Sombrero Negro. Rogue Rock (2012 - 2015) Lead & Rhythm guitar
La Loca Carmela. Rogue Rock (2016) Lead & Rhythm guitar
5 ptas. Cover Band. (2019 – Present) Bass

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MANUEL BARRAGÁN

Bass, symphonic orchestrations and chorals, backing vocals

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DATE OF BIRTH

20 December 1996

OTHER PROJECTS

Manuel started playing the guitar when he was 12 years old. Although at first he attended flamenco lessons, he learned various styles on his own, mainly focusing on rock and metal. At 20 he began playing the keyboard and producing symphonic and electronic music.

Past & Present Projects

Crisisgrado. Post Punk. (2020 - Present) 
Deadwulfs. Alternative Rock. (2018 - Present) 
Rise of the Kraken. Death Metal (2015 - 2020)
PVMPK. Epic & electronic music.  (2017 - Present)

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  • Crisisgrado YouTube
  • Deadwulfs YouTube
  • PVMPK Synth YouTube
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DANIEL SIMÓN

Drums

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DATE OF BIRTH

11 February 1987

OTHER PROJECTS

Self-taught, Daniel started playing when he turned 18. By the time he was 19 he was taking his first musical steps with some friends in his parents' garage. Since then, he has played for various projects. Currently he is also the drummer for Symmetry of Pain, a Hardcore Metal band from Murcia, Spain. Regarding KAELIS, Daniel states that “I love being involved in such a fresh project – the band has a lot of energy!”.

Past & Present Projects

Ánima Barroca. Symphonic Prog Metal. (2014 - 2016) Drums
Taliesyn. Andalusian Hard Rock. (2016 - 2018) Drums

Symmetry of Pain. Hardcore Metal. (2018 - Present) Drums

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MUSIC

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FAR GALAXY-EP

TRACKLIST:

1. SALVATION

2. FAR GALAXY

3. PROPHECY

4. BARREN LAND

5. FAR GALAXY (ACOUSTIC)

6. THE PASSAGE (ORCHESTRAL)

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  • "Far Galaxy" Spotify
  • "Far Galaxy" iTunes
  • "Far Galaxy" Amazon Music
  • "Far Galaxy" Deezer
  • "Far Galaxy" Google Play
  • "Far Galaxy" Tidal
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SALVATION

TRACKLIST:

1. SALVATION

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  • "Salvation" Spotify
  • "Salvation" iTunes
  • "Salvation" Amazon Music
  • "Salvation" Deezer
  • "Salvation" Google Play
  • "Salvation" Tidal
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