For the last eight years, Vision Éternel founder Alexandre Julien has been working on the retrospective boxed set “An Anthology Of Past Misfortunes” to give a proper physical home to the band’s previous releases (2007-2015). Now that it’s out through Abridged Pause Recordings, the band is eager to move forward with new material. Vision Éternel is now actively writing and demoing new songs for a planned sixth extended play.
It has been three years since the most recent extended play was released, 2015’s “Echoes From Forgotten Hearts” which was actually recorded in the autumn and winter of 2014. Throughout 2015 and 2016, Alexandre Julien focused on other musical and biographical projects; namely Vision Lunar, Citadel Swamp, Éphémère, and a Various Artists compilation titled “Billowing Tempestus” which was shelved by Abridged Pause Recordings.
A handful of new Vision Éternel songs were demoed at Mortified Studios in the summer of 2017 while the band celebrated its ten-year anniversary. It is unknown if any of these ideas will evolve into material for the planned sixth EP. A few more songs have already been demoed in 2018. The band hopes to complete the extended play by the end of the year and is aiming for an early 2019 release. Graphic illustrator Costin Chioreanu has already been secured to design the concept album’s artwork (Chioreanu previously designed artwork for Alexandre Julien’s other band Soufferance in 2009).
In addition to the forthcoming extended play and the previously announced impending music video for “Sometimes In Longing Narcosis“, Vision Éternel is also considering putting out a single and a cover song in 2018.