Melissa

Born in Montreux, Switzerland on January 23rd, 1993, Melissa started music when she was only 6 years old by singing in a school choir for several years.

When she finished school, she spent most of her free time making music by herself or with some friends and took part in several events in her area, singing on stage, alone or with other musicians, before joining a cover band in 2012. She left the project at the end of the same year to join the Symphonic Folk Metal band Evenmore as lead vocalist, which gave her the opportunity to release her creativity while writing music and the chance to broaden her horizons and perform on great stages before well-known bands such as Lacuna Coil, Eluveitie or Xandria.

Melissa also got the chance to perform as a guest vocalist for other bands and artists such as Serenity, Dragonland and Gus G.

2014: Evenmore released their fist EP called The Beginning

2015: Melissa joined the Trance Metal band Rage of Light as main vocalist.

2016: In February, Rage of Light released its first EP « Chasing a Reflection » . In October the same year, Evenmore released its debut album called Last Ride.

2017: Rage of Light released two singles; a cover of Amon Amarth’s Twilight of the Thunder God and a single called Mechanicals. Melissa also released « Teardrops », a song created and recorded with her friend and colleague Jonathan Pellet.

2018: After working on the mighty 70000 tons of metal cruise, Melissa travelled around Europe for the Symphonic Metal Nights tour, singing for both Serenity and Evenmore. The same year, Rage Of Light signed with Napalm Records and announced their upcoming debut album. Last but not least, in November, the singer releases the first single of Ad Infinitum called « I Am The Storm ».

Voice: mezzo-soprano & guttural

THE VOYAGE

At the beginning of her journey through time, Melissa met a woman called Athénaïs. Her name was the only thing she knew about her but she seemed to belong to the high society. Athénaïs was living in Versailles but had a small house not far away from the castle, which she allowed Melissa to use until she would find her own place. Although close to the king, the woman seemed to hide some anger against the high society. Perhaps had she been betrayed or fooled by some high figures working and living among them.

While trying to find out what happened to her and why she suddently found herself projected into another era, Melissa crossed the path of Anne, a young lady who introduced the time traveler to her community. This community was living in the woods, far away from the beaten paths. Everyone had a role in this little society. Doctors, hunters, teachers… Melissa fell in love with this community and decided to stay with them until she would find a way to travel back into her own era.

However, there was a reason why these people where hidding and living away from the golden society. The men, women and children were the unwanted of the society. Accused of sorcery, condamned for stealing food, banished for what was considered as treason to the crown, they all escaped from a terrible fate. But these hard times were meant to come to as end as a riot was being planned.

Touched by their story, Melissa decided to join them in this fight!