Eclipse Records is excited to announce the signing of Ana to an exclusive worldwide deal. Based in Melbourne (Australia), fronted by Ana Khristenko, the symphonic metal band’s sound is suspenseful, mysterious, and soulful. The band are anxiously preparing to release their debut studio EP album The Art of Letting Go on March 29, 2024. The album was produced by Josh Mak and Ana Khristenko, recorded & mixed by Chris Themelco (Naberus, Massive) at Monolith Studios, and mastered by Thomas ‘Plec’ Johansson (Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, Night Flight Orchestra) at The Panic Room Studios. Pre-order / Pre-save the album at this location.
“I grew up during an era where being signed to a label was a mark of success for a band” says guitarist Josh Mak, “Despite all the changes in the modern music industry, a part of me still clings to that view. Therefore, when we began ANA I made it my priority to find a label that we could work together with and would understand our vision. Eclipse Records ticked all those boxes for me and I look forward to what we will do together.” Lead vocalist Ana Khristenko says “I come from a very small village in Eastern Europe, so being signed to an American label like Eclipse Records is too big of an achievement to even dream about. Now that we have done it, I know that we can do anything!”
The band’s debut studio EP album The Art of Letting Go is a portrait of passion and emotion bared to the bone, with the skin peeled back on our hearts, and it is scheduled for release on March 29, 2024. The arrangements on this record are dynamically intriguing and sonically satisfying. The rhythm guitar patterns are crisp and full, the lead solos electrifying, and the keys used inventively as lead, background, and counterpoint in a variety of soundscapes. The bass is all balls and bottom, and the drums alternate between a deep groove, a force on the march, and flares and fireworks in hummingbird sixteenths smooth as late autumn dusk. Altogether, this record makes the chaotic parts of life seem poetic, and it reinforces to us that there is still room for radiance in our souls, in our lives, in the world.
Pre-Save or Pre-Order The Art of Letting Go at this location.
Sirens (Single) – 2023
The Art of Letting Go track listing
- I’m Not the One
- Sirens (Remastered)
Ana Khristenko (Vocals), Josh Mak (Guitar), Tory Giamba (Bass), Cleveland Beckford Gonzalez (Drums), Matt Williamson (Keys)