Ad Inferna is a French American gothic metal band consisting of members VoA VoXyD and Vicomte Vampyr Arkames, formed in 1998. († 2015)
Their debut album L'Empire des Sens was released in 2001 under the German label Last Episode first, then under Silverdust, a division of the German label Metal Blade. The band appeared at the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany in 2002, sharing stage with Dimmu Borgir, Nightwish, Tiamat and The Gathering. The band split up in 2003 after several financial problems with their first label Last Episode.
In 2009, after 7 years without performing, the band re-formed leaving aside the symphonic black-metal style for a new industrial metal genre. Then born "Trance n'Dance", recorded, mixed and mastered by Neb Xort (Anorexia Nervosa) at the Drudhenhaus Studio in France. The band signed with Aural Music / Dreamcell11 and got distributed by Soolfood. The album features 12 tracks including collaborations with bands such as Reaper, Soman, Combichrist and Beborn Beton.
In 2010, Ad Inferna signed a three-album contract with the American label Nilaihah Records. The album "DSM" is released, co-produced & mastered by Vasi Vallis (Frozen Plasma, Reaper, NamNamBulu)
In 2011, Ad Inferna releases the opus “There Is No Cure”, an album with a very much darker dimension, getting back here and there their black metal roots. The album features Kari Berg (formerly of Ashbury Heights) and Zombie Girl.
In 2012, the band decides to create their own label DSM Music, in association with Audioglobe managing the distribution. "Ultimum Omnium" is released.
In 2013, the band releases their new album "Im Mortelle" featuring female vocals from Melissa Ferlaak (ex Visions of Atlantis, ex Aesma Daeva, Plague of Stars, MY Eternel), Alina Dunaevskaya (Markize), Annie Bertram and MyLucina. The album has been claimed "Album of the week" by Orkus Magazine in March 2013.
The band signed a deal with the growing label Advoxya Records in Hungary and release "Opus 7: Elevation".
Ad Inferna disbanded in April 2015."Paradise Lost Confirmed For Germany's Summer Breeze Open Air Festival". Blabbermouth.net. 2002-06-25. Retrieved 2013-11-29. "Ad Inferna's Im Mortelle reviews". DSM Music. Retrieved 2013-11-29. "Ad Inferna". Audioglobe.it. Retrieved 2013-11-29. "Das Magazin für Dark Rock - Electro - Gothic - Dark Metal & more". Orkus.de. Retrieved 2013-11-29. "Album of the week in Orkus Magazine !". DSM Music. 2013-02-03. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
ContentsMembers1.1 VoA VoXyD1.1.1 Music composer1.1.2 Remixer1.1.3 Sound engineer
VoA VoXyD (born September 12, 1978) is a guitarist and keyboard player from France, Toulon, living in USA, best known as former composer for Ad Inferna (also known under the V. Orias A. nickname) with Vicomte Vampyr Arkames. He is also remixer and sound engineer.