Ixion was born in 2004, when Julien Prat decided to group some of his compositions together, in an atmospheric doom metal project. Influenced as much by ambient / electronic as by metal, and particularly doom / gothic, his music thus gives a singular place to keyboards and atmospheric elements, combined with a melodic doom-death.
The project expands in 2006, with the arrival of Thomas Saudray, who brings more orchestral shades to a few compositions, and then in 2009 with Yannick Dilly, who gets involved in production. They contribute particularly to the extension of the vocals range, with harsh vocals by Thomas, and clean singing by Yannick.
The demo Through the Space we die is released at the end of 2007, and is quickly reviewed in a very positive way in various webzines and in Hard Rock Mag (Fr).
Motivated by this reception, the band follows its path and records its first album, To the Void. On this occasion, a deal is signed with Avantgarde Music, for a spring 2011 release. The album is greeted with enthusiasm by the public and the critics, and gets laudatory reviews in various webzines and magazines. It is Album of the month in Rock Hard (Fr) , and nominated for Metalstorm.net awards in Best doom metal album and Best debut album categories.
In 2014, the band announces the start of production of two new albums.
The first - Enfant de la Nuit,
is completed during spring 2015.
In august the same year, Ixion signs with Finisterian Dead End.
Finally this new album, which represents a great leap forward for the band, is released on November 9th 2015.
Simultaneously, the work continues on the second new album...
Photos by Antoine Lariven - Website