Opulently combative, rousingly triumphed

Title: The Cursed Lord
Base: Paris • France
Style: Symphonic Power Metal
Genre: Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Epic Metal
FFO: Powerwolf, Rhapsody, Cradle Of Filth
Type: EP
Format: CD
Label: Independent
Distro: /
Release: June 21, 2023

🔘 Gorgeous theatric EP of the French hopefuls
🔘 Operatic, most epic & exquisit sung Metal symphonies
🔘 Highly original, classically inspired, beguilingly beautiful

[ Official lyric video by Adrien Djouadou & Guillaume Remih ]

PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT comments on "The Black Dungeon":
"In this song, the knights of Heliopolis take Tiffauges, the castle of Gilles de Rais, by storm to try to stop his evil deeds. They face a horde of demons and warlocks and they fight with all they have for their values and for justice. The song in itself is designed to be catchy and presents a modern Symphonic Metal aspect with a less neoclassical side. However, orchestrations are on the front line with beautiful melodic lines, key changes to enhance the epic mood and a killer guitar solo! The band chose this song as single for the EP as it presents a lot of what PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT can be."

The French beautiful spirits are launching a fine series of EPs titled "Phoebus The Knight CHRONICLES" that will cover side stories and lore from the universe of PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT!

The first EP in the series is titled "The Cursed Lord" and will be released physically and digitally on all streaming platforms on June 21, 2023. Pre-orders for the physical version are available on the Paris artists' website.

The new EP deals with the struggle of the Knights of Heliopolis against Gilles de Rais, who has fallen into the abyss of dark magic, demonology and madness. Will the Knights be able to restore peace to the land of Rais?

[ Artwork: Sir Frank Dicksee modified by Adrien Djouadou ]

Debut album "Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror":

[ Official music video by Caliban ]

PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT comments on "The Scarlet Dance":
"The 'Scarlet Dance' is the first epic battle of the album. Phoebus found Selene in the Darkest woods and they're going to fight the Beast with a strategy they came with. For this song, we went with the typical Power Metal riffs and verses, made a long orchestral bridge with some folk surprises after it and a chorus inspired by operatic melodies to make it a long, rich and truly epic song!"

When history meets fantasy, when Metal passion meets deepest love for great Classical music, the result is operatic SYMPHONIC POWER METAL at it's best!

Successfully funded with a Ulule Crowdfunding, "Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror" was made with the 11.400 Euros collected there, thanks to the fans! It is then signed and will be released on Renaissance Records US.

[ Artwork: Mohamed Aouamri ]

Each track of this truly fantastic debut album is a chapter of Phoebus’ story, the knight alchemist:
from the forgotten dimension of the "Darkest Woods", going through the gates of Hell, to the crucible of Terror in Paris, you will follow Phoebus and his friends the Knights of Heliopolis, in an epic quest to defeat The Beast and his desire for eternal war.

To put all the events in a dramaturgic vision, this collection of songs is a blend of several musical moods, combining heavy ballads, Metal tracks with majestic orchestrations and instrumental parts.
Lyrics are for the most part in English and a bit of French, all performed with the beguiling lyrical bass voice of Axel, in clean and screamed vocals.

And what a solemn stroke of luck master Axel is for the music of the band:
All too seldom has such a noble sublime voice been carved out of such an inconceivably gigantic vocal talent with such immeasurable dedication and downright unearthly diligence!

So you can enjoy classical Symphonic Metal, Melodic Death Metal, musical, medieval pieces and even passages in the style of great masters like Bach, Mozart or even Rachmaninov!

Witness the legendary fight of Phoebus and his friends against the Beast and the vampire knights! To guide you in this quest, the master drawer Mohamed Aouamri (Sylve, Mortepierre) illustrated each chapters and gave life to this world of Fantasy and History.

[ Pic: Faallaway ]

"Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror", Phoebus' first adventure with his companions, the Knights of Heliopolis, is waiting for you!
Go on an epic and original musical adventure, mixing Symphonic Metal, Heroic-Fantasy and History, written by Axel de Montalembert, composed by Adrien Djouadou and performed by the one and only PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT!

PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT was born in the mind of Axel de Montalembert. Passionate of music, heroic-fantasy, esoterism and history, he created the story of Phoebus and his companions, the Knights Of Heliopolis, melting together heroic-fantasy and history.

To translate his great tale into music, he needed a composer that could write for a Metal band and a full orchestra to give to the story the epic breath it needed. That's how he met Adrien Djouadou, a classically trained opera singer active on established stages and together, they created the whole concept of PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT.

Axel would write the lyrics and naturally, sing them and Adrien would compose the whole music, play the guitar and do the backing vocals. But PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT needed musicians, so they found a great team to play with them on this journey:
Noémie Allet on the bass and vocals, Adrien Guingal on the guitar and Guillaume Remih on the drums. Each member of the band would represent a character in the story of Phoebus and his companions.

Naturally, PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT became a Symphonic Metal band with a whole conceptual and visual universe. They value quality in music, production and work invested by involved parties. PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT finds its roots in bands like Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Powerwolf, Rhapsody Of Fire, Cradle Of Filth ...



01. The Cursed Lord (06:40)
02. The Black Dungeon (05:08)
03. Surrounded By Darkness (06:37)
04. The Tears Of Rowena (06:04)
05. The Tears Of Rowena • Metal Opera Version • Bonus Track (06:04)

total: 30:33 min.

Phoebus • Vocals
Oswald Croll • Guitars, Backing Vocals
Hadrian • Guitars, Backing Vocals
Arkeuid • Bass, Vocals
Robin Of Locksley • Drums

2022 • The Last Guardian • EP
2023 • Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror • Full-length
2023 • The Cursed Lord • EP

PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email !