From the very second French band HEAVENLY entered the world of Power Metal (Paris, 1994), their passion was evident; to play to their strengths not denying their influences; Gamma Ray and Helloween, but also to take their influences forward building on them and taking them to their natural conclusion.
Their debut album "Coming From The Sky” came in 2000. HEAVENLY had earned their record contract by leaving literally hundreds of other bands behind them in the online-competition 'Be Your Own Label Boss', the aim to let music fans vote for he band that should be signed by a company, but no one could believe that Heavenly would be so bold and so confident. Noise Records dutifully released the album, which was produced by Piet Sielck (Iron Savior) and which also featured a guest appearance by Kai Hansen of Gamma Ray / Helloween - the ultimate vote of confidence for a band that had grown up listening to his music.
HEAVENLY supported Symphony X and toured impressively with Stratovarius and Silent Force at the end of that year.
One year later the young bunch returned with their second album "Sign Of The Winner” – a sure-fire winner indeed. Produced by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids) and the band themselves, this record showed HEAVENLY continuing their vibrant mission, this time with even more progressive elements and a tremendous writing style that defied their youth. As support to Edguy they went on a six-week tour throughout Europe, and followed that with an impressive appearance at the Wacken Open Air Festival.
After just one year on the road, HEAVENLY struck back with their third release: “Dust To Dust“, and again they presented themselves as a band maturing and greatly improved. Songs like "Lust For Life“ or the very fast "Evil“ showed them reaching a new level of technical skill and brilliance. The album sold not only well in France, but also received great reviews from all over Europe and hit the LP charts in Finland!
The fourth album "Virus“ was released in 2007 and again showed an improved and self-confident band that amazed more and more fans.

Now „Carpe Diem“ marks the next yardstick in the career of HEAVENLY. Again mixed and mastered by the experienced Phil Colodetti (Kamelot, Edguy), the album is proof that the band has tremendously evolved over the years and created their own niche amongst the Melodic Power Metal bands. HEAVENLY have exceeded themselves, brought their own style to perfection and simply delivered the best album of their career so far. The variety of the new material is impressive and ranges from epic smashers („Carpe Diem“) and typical Melodic Metal HEAVENLY-style („Lost In Your Eyes“, Ashen Paradise“) to even Queen-inspired songs like „Farewell“ and „A Better Me“.
Hats off to HEAVENLY!

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