It all began in the summer of 2010 when two musicians who had already known one another from their previous musical projects – vocalist Anna Achtelik and guitarist Paweł Dylewski, decided to create the project of their dreams – a symphonic metal band that would follow in the footsteps of the greatest bands of the genre, but still remaining original and searching for its own style.
To make this dream come true, two things needed to be done – finding a place for rehearsals and filling up the missing spots in the band. The first matter was solved very quickly. As for the band members, Łukasz Hatłas joined as a bassist, Darek Markiewicz was asked to take the drummer’s seat (with these two musicians Anna has played in a previous bands). After a few auditions the keyboardist’s spot was taken by Łukasz Siwy. Each of the musicians contributed their own style and experience, but still the band shared a common vision of musical style and evolution.
The first months will be remembered by the band members as an enthusiastic musical exploration and joy coming from coming along both musically and on a personal level. A common idea of what the band should sound like in the future made the creation process easy and natural and in a spirit of mutual understanding.
The band’s name was thought up by Darek and approved by the rest of the band and so As Night Falls began to evolve. From the very beginning the goal was to create original music for a wider (not necessarily metal) audience. Beeing inspired by the great bands of the genre never stood in opposition to originality, because in the band members’ opinion there is still much to explore.
The first songs were created very quickly and the first shows were played at the beginning of 2012. The audiences’ very positive reception confirmed that the direction was right. The first record was released later that year – an EP called My Secret Place, containing four songs, and the first music video for a song called My Memory. In the meantime new material was being composed and the band attended multiple shows and festivals. In 2014 As Night Falls released their second EP entitled From Grace To Oblivion.
ANF has played a lot of concerts, it has participated in nationwide Aria Night festiwal, Rockarolla aRT festival in Wroclaw and Silesian Crossroads of Rock. ANF has also shared a stage with many great bands including Night Mistress, Alcoholica, Horrorscope, Mayhayron, Nonamen, Good Girl Maggie, Hajva, Dirty Brick, Spatial, Hegeroth, Heretique and many others.
-Vocal: Anna Achtelik
-Guitar: Paweł Dylewski
-Bass: Łukasz Hatłas
-Keys: Łukasz Siwy
-Drums: Darek Markiewicz
05.11.14- Warszawa (support Xandria)
12.11.14- Katowice (support Tarja)