Origin: Australia
Genres: Gothic Metal

Chalice  


Like many bands from Australia, Chalice operated just a shade outside the mainstream, going for a less traditional and more unique sound. The style here was a mix of gothic, folk, and lighter progressive metal, with the folk element due to acoustic guitars and some tasteful flute playing. Shiralee Morgan's vocals were almost operatic at times, and while her voice wasn't quite as strong as others in this genre, she held her own. This wasn't crushing metal music -- the guitars were understated and the arrangements sparse, particularly on the Illusion album, yet there was a certain grace that permeated throughout, making for a pleasant listen. There were some good ideas here and plenty of quality musicianship, though at times the songs plodded a bit -- a bit more aggression and power might have been the answer. The band broke up in May 2007, with several of the members continuing in a new band called Black Orchid.

Current Members

Shiralee Morgan

vocals/keyboards

Sean Graetz

guitars

Justin Hartwig

guitars

Simon Hendersson

bass

Matt Enright

drums

Alana Probert

flute

Former Members/Guests

Mark Bodossian

bass

Adrian Bickle

drums


Discography



Chronicles Of Dysphoria 
2000 Modern Inv.
  1. Solitary Waves
  2. Requiescat
  3. The Amber Twilight
  4. As Powder Turns To Dust
  5. Solvieg's Song
  6. Interlunar Dreams
  7. Memorial Embers
  • Shiralee Morgan
  • Sean Graetz
  • Mark Bodossian
  • Adrian Bickle

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



An Illusion To The Temporary Real 
2001 Modern Inv.
  1. The Jesters Banquet
  2. An Illusion To The Temporary Real
  3. Vista
  4. Catalepsy In Staccato Rain
  5. To Death Betrothed
  6. Abyss
  7. The Stigma Of An Age
  • Shiralee Morgan
  • Sean Graetz
  • Justin Hartwig
  • Mark Bodossian
  • Adrian Bickle
  • Alana Probert

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Augmented 
2003 Modern Inv.
  1. Liaising Pandora
  2. Neuron
  3. Winter In The Desert Sky
  4. Portrait
  5. Child Of The Matador
  6. Static
  7. A Semblance Of Sanity
  • Shiralee Morgan
  • Sean Graetz
  • Justin Hartwig
  • Simon Hendersson
  • Adrian Bickle
  • Alana Probert




(EP) The Calm That Was The Storm 
2006 Modern Inv.
  1. The Calm That Was The Storm
  2. The Stigma Of An Age (Revisited)
  3. Static (Electric)
  4. Solitary Waves (Revisited)
  5. The Calm That Was The Storm - Ephemeral Mix
  • Shiralee Morgan
  • Sean Graetz
  • Justin Hartwig
  • Simon Hendersson
  • Matt Enright


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