The idea of Whispering Woods came to life during 2008 when two good friends decided to start a musical project which would have as a main character the symphonic genre. Even though it was a common genre at the time and many bands had both commercial and stage success, the idea was kept alive by the thought of making a kind of musical show based on a conceptual idea. Thus, the songs which developed in time to form the debut album, Fairy Woods, are sustained by a concept story in which the listener is the main character who takes part in an imaginary journey through a mystical place where everything is possible.
The band went through many lineup changes, but from the beginning, the idea of a musical concept and not a group of people was the main element which drove things forward. Fortunately, summer 2010 brought the long desired stability within the band when CÄƒtÄƒlina Popa (flute - also plays alongside Haggard) agreed to join the group. Even though the flute wasn't part of the initial plans, it turned out to be a great addition and a big plus from a musical point of view. Cora (keyboards) and Alexandra (soprano) made contact through her and so the band was in a complete formation.
The same year brought the 3rd demo attempt (the previous ones were made with the old lineups) which included 4 songs. Finally, in the end of June 2011, almost a year after the lineup was defined, the band started the recording process of its full length debut album. The raw material was recorded in Romania and it was mixed and mastered by Frank Renner, known for his work with Haggard, Crow7 etc.
Fairy Woods, their debut album, was released in digital form on September the 30th 2011 and in physical form in April 2012.
In the middle of 2012, Corina Hamat, a mezzo soprano who collaborated over the years with the band, obtained the status of full member. Having both a soprano and mezzo soprano was an old dream which is now accomplished.
Whispering Woods has quite an extensive stage experience (all of the members have performed in other bands in the past), with a number of live appearances in this formula (in Romania for the time being) at festivals, private concerts and club gigs Their shows have been described as â€œmagicalâ€, â€œcreating a dreamlike atmosphereâ€, â€œenchantingâ€, â€œwith mind blowing vocalsâ€, and so on. Their shows are characterized by a high level of professionalism, impeccable performance and great stage presence.
On February 2014 the band signed their first label contract with Loud Rage Music and exactly a year later, their second album - Perditus et Dea - was released. The new material was mixed and mastered by Hiili Hiilesmaa, known for working with artists like HIM, Apocalyptica, Swallow The Sun, Lordi etc.
The new album can be found in all major digital stores and in physical stores such as www.letsrock.ro.
The same year 2015 brought a remixed and remastered version of Fairy Woods which can be found on the band's official Bandcamp page.
Alexandra BurcÄƒ - soprano
Corina Hamat â€“ mezzo soprano
CÄƒtÄƒlina Popa â€“ flute
Cora Miron â€“ keyboards
Radu Tofan â€“ keyboards (live)
Alex DascÄƒl â€“ drums
Istvan Vladareanu - bass guitar
Doru CÄƒilean - lead guitar