Exiled Hope – Blood of the Ancients

EXILED HOPE, the project of multi-instrumentalist Sofia Frasz has released a lyric video for her anthemic track “Blood of the Ancients.” The song is taken from her upcoming album Apocrypha.

Sofia comments “Originally released in April 2023, “Blood of the Ancients” is one of the songs that most thoroughly encapsulates the type of music I strive to create with EXILED HOPE. Utilizing doom, power, and blackened elements all in one song and in different turns to create a dark, rich, colorful sound, “Blood of the Ancients” is one of my proudest moments as a songwriter. As a result, I thought it deserves a chance to shine in a lyric video, since it introduces new fans to the wide variety of styles they can expect from me.”

Multi-instrumentalist Sofia Frasz established EXILED HOPE in 2019, and draws musical inspiration from the likes of AVANTASIA, NIGHTWISH, KAMELOT and CRADLE OF FILTH to name a few. EXILED HOPE’s releases all take place in the same fictional universe and combine to form a dark fantasy metal opera. Each album centers on a character dealing with both an internal and external conflict in this world, and the lyrics explore how they navigate those conflicts. This is intended to provide some kind of escapism through the lyrical worldbuilding, while still keeping the songs grounded in real, relatable emotions despite their fantastical setup. EXILED HOPE is working towards the next album, Apocrypha, due to be released in late 2024. Through EXILED HOPE, Sofia has composed music for two short films, Hallowed Paths and What Happens After Midnight, and has collaborated with UK melodeath outfit STEEL FORGE. 

Sofia Frasz – all instruments and all vocals

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