ELDAR are Marc Merinee and Merce Spica from Barcelona, born in 2004. The sound of ELDAR is a unique blend of different musical styles that mix the industrial sound, dark ambient and neoclassical aspects, but all characterized within the framework of electronic music. Their sound evolved over the years to the current sound in each album you discover new aspects of music. Eldar is a word of the Iberian language, a language of the Iberian about 2,500 years ago, but going back to the past of the megalithic culture. Eldar in this language means "Epidemic". Their message is dualistic, is the confrontation of opposites, laden with symbolism.
Eldar began as a solo project of Marc in 2004, were initially different compositions that came up in time, under the same style and concept, but in his home were not created for any specific project, they were experimenting with musical experiences the Avantgarde and the environment. There came a time when everything would take form under the name Eldar, and give it body, mind and a way of being that has evolved to this day, at which time with Merce compose and create all the elements form our current project.
Eldar appear in 2004 with a split ELDAR & Belaur “Blood Temple” composed in 2002, this download split is edited only for friends by Protea Records. And compose new songs for this new project Eldar.
In 2005 edit the first Ep “Askataan" with 8 tracks dedicated to the relationship between nature and man, in a auto edition of CDr 23 copies, is an album inspired by the relationship of humanity with nature, source of eternal recurrence. Iberian culture was well aware of this symbiosis between humanity and nature, between divine beings and their environment in transfer to Protea Records the album "Askataan" to download mailorder with only 6 tracks, and compose diferents demos tracks to search a new sounds and ways under Avantgarde and Dark Ambient styles for future works.
Edited in Protea Records mailorder download the demo Ep "Cautio Criminalis" the first collection of demos tracks from 2003 to 2005, creating environments asphyxiating the individual who believe in a fit mental state to be able to download the information in your mind Eldar who tries to convey. This album is based on the double face of science and how it has been used by polities and religion on humanity, as a benefit and as a destructive weapon. From the beginning of time, witeheraft, alehemy and science have been monopolized by the powerful people in order to achieve their targets.
In 2007 edit the demo album "Adaegina", the Iberan ancient goddess, edited in mailorder download by Protea Records, the second demo colletion of tracks from 2005 to 2006, based on the photographic work of Ernest Andrei Friedmann and Gerta Pohorylle, during the Spanish civil war, A meeting between the image and sound avantgarde. A reflection of society at that time, between social and political, between art and destruction, a time of cultural and political explosion, a cultural bathed in golden era blood and suffering, all expressed in sounds that surround these concepts and feelings. And transfer a different version of this album "Adaegina" to edit in digital distro by Black Montanas Net Label (Fossil Dungeon) together with the previous albums "Cautio Criminalis" and "Askataan", this label created by former members of The Soil Bleeds Black and Equimanthorn. In late 2007 sporadically Marc Merinee is part member of the band Equimanthorn in the creation of a new album of this band.
In 2008 simultaneously editing the double demo album in CDr "Ama Terasu" & "Solve Et Coagula" by SkullLine Label. In the first volume "Ama Terasu" there are new songs with songs from the past, also includes two songs written for the project Equimanthorn in 2007. In the second volume "Solve Et Coagula" is a entire collection with all the new songs. These two albums provide a turn toward the Industrial Martial retaining the essence of Dark Ambient, are dedicated to the philosophy in its purest form, and the effects of this on society. A new way in the sound of Eldar. Also appears in the compilations "Free Your Mind", "My Dear Freaks II", "We Rise Above" and "Weltherrschaft II".
In early 2009 decided to create the album "Sapere Aude" edited by the great label Cold Meat Industry, a work with a group of friends from Spanish and Latin American bands scene, trying to create an album in the ideal of a scene together and relied on set. Was to create an album with the sound of Eldar but created alongside the other bands. In some cases created entirely new songs together, others were completely rebuilt, other songs were drawn to the sound of Eldar, and in other cases is original version songs by other bands remixing and adding some more instruments to fit the sound of Eldar. The result was an album of Eldar which showed the work together and for a group of friends bands in 2008. Eldar present this new album in live at Barcelona and Madrid concerts with Andrew King, Wertham, Persona and Scumearth. In late 2009 Eldar re-mastered all her early demos "Cautio Criminalis" & "Adaegina" and the first album "Askataan", previously published by Protea Records and Black Montanas (Fossil Dungeon) in a digital distribution or mailorder download, and re-published in 2009 under the label Skull Line, adding previously unreleased tracks to each album, a collection of the first Eldar album and demos. Also appears in many compilations like "Tribute to Dead Soldiers 1914-1918", "Free Your Mind II", "Alchemist Compendium", "Fall Asleep Ghost", "Why I Remember" and the Tarot Series "The Empress" Compilation.
In 2010 returns with a new album "Amesha Spentas" also edited by Cold Meat Industry, the second album in this important label, and with their significant mixture of dark-ambient and bombastic martial music. As always they choose the title for their album related to a philosophical and mystical meaning. On "Amesha Spentas" the songs has been created based on the work by Goya, from the conceptual point of view. Viewing these works through an occult philosophy. Each song is placed in a specific historical moment. All sounds and instruments are also chosen specifically for each songs individual concept. Using multitude of synths, samples, tools (metals, knives, bowls, pipes, wood, etc.) together with field recordings. Creating that special dark haunted atmosphere that has become wellknown as the ELDAR sound. Also the most important label in this genre in Spain, Caustic Records presents the Eldar album "Amaterasu Shiroi", a re-release of two old and sold out albums. All work that appears on this album has been re-recorded and re-mastered, from the demo recordings in 2007/2008, edited by SkullLine in two volumes called "Ama Terasu" and "Solve Et Coagula" currently sold out. They have been re-recorded almost all the instruments and voices that make up the album, also have been changed and added various features and sounds/samples of songs, including inedit songs. The result is an album completely new and different from the first recordings of those years. This album is based on the relation of philosophy and society. Humanity in their continuing struggle to manage their destination uses the philosophy to guide their society, unlike animals that only use force to impose its collective. Other times it is used for personal purposes and lead the masses. A divine spirit behind the philosophy, but this is used for diabolical purposes. This work is dedicated to all those who have fought and still fighting for that philosophy is a social ideal and the only way for humanity to evolve. "We pray to the deity Amaterasu to make this possible". Eldar present this news works in Wave Gotik Treffen 2010 at Volkspalast with Nurse With Wound, Sardh, Satori and Blind Cave Salamander. The last edition in 2010 is the Split ELDAR / Liyr / Der Arbeiter "Scontrum Act IX" edited by War Office Propaganda, last part of this unique Cd series as usually the release comes in wooden covers and is limited to 369 handnumbered copies in this moment sold out. Also appears in many compilations in this year like "Andre Zeiten", "Alchemist Compendium II", "Night Wok" and "5th Anniversary SkullLine".
ELDAR take a year off without editing any new album, just release a double Eldar compilation entitled "GORTICA COMPILATION Vol.I & II", a self edition digital download on the official website of Eldar on Bandcamp, a collection of rarities and collaborations. Also participates in various compilations like "Septem - the Seven Luminaries" and "Beyond The Mirror Of Time". Also colaborates with the project TRIBES OF MEDUSA in the album "Cultures Of War". Eldar presents its first exhibition of video art with a concert at the Modjeska Theatre, Legnica (Poland) in the INTERMEDIALE FESTIVAL. A change in composition of ELDAR concept in live, from now linked to the Video Art on the few occasions that live act. Videos produced by ELDAR with the help of friends like Manel O.Company.
Eldar signed with the great label Old Europa Cafe and present the new album "The Secret Golden Flower" inspired by the mystical and psychological archetypes to explain the universal version of a generic soul that rules from the collective unconscious of individuals in all human civilizations since antiquity. This album represents a variation in the sound of Eldar, introducing new forms of composition, a mixture of many musical styles are represented in this new album that opens a new stage in the musical career of Eldar. A few months later, ELDAR put on the market with ATRIUM CARCERI the album "Sacrosanct" on INFINITE FOG / CRYO CHAMBER labels, two of the genres most prolific artists, team up for this fantastic dark ambient release. The deep rumblings and future visions of Atrium Carceri combined with the whispers of historical enlightenment that is Eldar creates a vacuum in time where the future and past coexist. Where nothing and everything is sacred, where the webs of powerful bloodlines are woven and where humanity crumbles. An album composed entirely of the two bands. Eldar also participate in 2 compilation "Behind the Canvas of Time" edited by Cryo Chamber and "Benefit for Animals in Need" to benefit the ASPCA. Their rapid and effective response to the animals affected by Hurricane Sandy has not only been amazing but critical in helping those who have no voice.
After the success of their latest album, Eldar decide to released his first vinyl by the label Steinklang, entitled "THE HIDDEN FLOWERS" with with 5 versions and 1 unreleased song from the album sessions "THE SECRET GOLDEN FLOWER". This vinyl is sold out very fast, so in September decided to release a the new album "ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE", A special pack limited edition with the songs from the vinyl, 2 rarities songs from compilations of these last years and 4 unreleased songs from the "SACROSANCT" sessions composed during the years. The pack is supplemented with 1 T-Shirt design by Alonso Urbanos and 1 Esoteric Beer edited by Avantehermetico that is sold separately.