Once Upon the End - The Old Ones

Haunting Ballads of a Broken World: Once Upon the End

From the ashes of a dystopian future, Parisian melodic death metal band Once Upon the End emerges. Their music isn't just brutal; it's a tapestry woven from the threads of a world ravaged by climate disaster, unchecked greed, and humanity's insatiable hunger for power.

These five musicians act as bards, traversing a shattered landscape and narrating tales of hope, tragedy, and warnings from a lost age. Each song begins with the haunting phrase "Once Upon the End," a constant reminder of a once-great civilization crumbling around them.

Their forthcoming EP, Archive 200, is a potent blend of new creations and reimagined past favorites. It showcases the arrival of their newest member, vocalist Ezalyr. Her voice is a powerful force, a marriage of soaring melodies and raw, passionate rasp that perfectly cuts through the band's heavy riffs.

The lead track, "We Are The Dead," is an ode to the survivors of this desolate world. It opens with an eerie melody before erupting into a relentless storm of guitars. Soaring solos intertwine with a bass line that pulsates with unspoken emotion. Tentrom's relentless drumming drives the song forward, complementing Ezalyr's captivating vocals that grip the listener from start to finish.

But Archive 200 isn't a one-trick pony. "Dying Concrete" explodes with vibrant energy and powerful choruses. "Moon Scavengers" showcases the band's masterful use of riffs, effortlessly shifting between moods and rhythms. The EP concludes with "The Old Ones," a breathtaking, multi-dimensional composition that leaves a lasting impression.

Since their formation eight years ago, Once Upon the End has consistently delved deeper into their dark, fantastical world. Their 2021 debut, The Next Chapter, set the stage, but Archive 200 marks their definitive claim on the melodic death metal scene. Mastered by the legendary Frédéric Gervais (known for his work with Pensées Nocturnes, Glorior Belli, and In The Woods), the EP delivers a crisp, rich sound that allows every detail of their artistry to shine through.

On April 5th, embark on a chilling journey into a broken future with Once Upon the End. Prepare to be captivated by their exceptional songwriting, musicianship, and raw power.

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

For Fans Of: Arch Enemy, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork


  • Ezalyr - Vocals
  • Groly - Bass
  • Loerk - Guitar
  • Koal - Guitar
  • Tentrom - Drums