Heavenly are a French Power Metal band founded in 1994 by vocalist and front man Benjamin Sotto and drummer Maxence Pilo. Initially they began as a cover band covering songs from bands such as Iron Maiden and Helloween. All until Ben uncovered a hidden talent for writing songs of his own.
Soon after they were formed, they became associated with Noise Records. Upon finding more suitable guitarist and a bassist, Heavenly began work on their first album in 2000. When “Coming From The Sky” came out, it shot up the best sellers list on Noise Records. Heavenly launched into their first tour, supporting Stratovarius on their “infinite” tour.
Soon after the tour ended, Heavenly were back to writing for their second album. Frédéric Leclercq replaced the old guitarist, and the bassist was replaced with Pierre-Emmanuel Pelission. The band seemed to work together well and soon came out with another scorcher of an album “Sign Of The Winner” in 2001. So began a full European tour with Edguy, following this, a second guitarist by the name of Charley Corbiaux. After a few months on the road, Heavenly settled down to write their third (and in my honest opinion - best) album to date.
The concept album “Dust To Dust” told a story of a man, afflicted by a vampire bite – condemned to roam the earth for eternity, ever fighting the urge to become the bloodsucking creature that gave him his curse.
Since this albums release, Guitarist, Bassist, and Drummer; Frédéric Leclercq, Pierre-Emmanuel Pelission, and Maxence Pilo (respectively) have left the band to pursue their own musical careers. Since their departure they have been replaced by Olivier Lapauze (guitar) Mattieu Plana (bass) and Thomas Das Neves (drums).
- Coming From The Sky (2000)
- Sign of the Winner (2001)
- Dust To Dust (2004)
- Virus (2007)
- Carpe Diem (2009)