En Garde (2)

En Garde (2)

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EN-GARDE was formed in 1994 as a four piece line-up. Their first attempt was a mix of garage and gothic with intense unusual female vocals. After a lot of experiments the band changed direction to more melodic and atmospheric forms. The different influences of the band members brought an unusual result which combines heavy sound, symphonic parts and weird atmospheric feelings.
En-Garde had made something unique for those days, combining gothic-metal music with opera female vocals and creating their personal sound and style

The line-up of EN-GARDE is: Elisabeth (Vocals, Synth, Piano), George (Bass), Jordan (Guitars) and Jim K. (drums).
In February '95 they entered PRAXIS studios to record two tracks for their 7" gatefold EP called "Negative Self Image" which was released by Dark Side records. A year after its release it was sold out.

Their weird style and their abilities resulted in a proposal by Metal Hammer /Heavy Metal magazine to be featured with a new track in Hammer’s first CD compilation "Hammer Holocaust I ".
After some differences with Dark Side Records (R.I.P.), EN-GARDE released "Deviation" cassette EP. This would have been released as a split CD with NAOS (Magus Wampyr Daoloth) from Dark Side records but never did.
In summer '96 Throne Productions contacted them and by the late October they have begun the recordings for their debut album "Comedia De L'Arte" in PRAXIS studios. Their new effort contained 9 tracks which unite atmospheric/symphonic parts, deep heavy sound and melancholic female operas vocals.
First press was sold out, so a second press followed (with more pages in the booklet).

The last known line up of EN-GARDE is: Elisabeth (Vocals, Synth, Piano), George (Bass), Jordan (Guitars) and Jim Vass (drums).
In 2003 Sleaszy Rider Records released a compilation CD called "Forgotten Memories" which contained "Deviation" EP, "Negative Self Image" EP and the track "Kid's" from EN-GARDE’s participation in Metal Hammer/Heavy Metal compilation CD.
The band decided to stop their activities due to personal problems and several different responsibilities in each member’s personal life
However a reunion is still possible to happen because the 3 members of the band are still good friends.
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En Garde (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

TAV001 En Garde (2) Comedia De L'Arte(CD, Album) Throne Productions TAV001 Cyprus 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DSR 005 En Garde (2) Negative Self Image(7") Dark Side Records DSR 005 Greece 1995 Sell This Version

Compilations

SR-0011 En Garde (2) Forgotten Memories(CD, Album, Comp) Sleaszy Rider Records SR-0011 Greece 2003 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none En-Garde* Deviation(Cass) Not On Label (En Garde (2) Self-released) none Greece 1996 Sell This Version