Listenable Records / Soulfood
ANGTORIA was formed in 2004 by singer Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle Of Filth, Therion, Mortiis etc) and composer Chris Rehn as a result of a previous collaboration between the two.
Back in 2001 Chris and Sarah worked together with a mutual vision of creating a completely orchestral movie score project.
They recorded a demo meant for record labels only entitled “Torn Between Two Worlds” at Virtual Symphony Studios owned by Chris´brother Tommy. They got nothing but great response for their demo all around the world, but since all their combined connections lay within the metal scene, finding a record label interested in investing in the project turned out to be very difficult.
Chris and Sarah started talking about forming a band together. A band in the same orchestral movie score atmosphere, but mixed with metal and with intentions of securing a line up to be able to tour.
Chris wrote the songs and Sarah wrote the lyrics for a new demo and once again recorded the songs at Virtual Symphony Studios, this time in association with his brother Tommy. During the recording Chris asked his brother Tommy to join the band, and ANGTORIA was born.
Interest for the new formed band grew quickly resulting in several top rated reviews, awards and interviews for magazines all over the world. In July 2005 they signed an exclusive management deal with Fortress Music And Artist Development to represent ANGTORIA in their search for a record deal and as a result of their collaboration signed with LISTENABLE records.
In November 2005 ANGTORIA started the recording of their awaited debut album entitled “God Has A Plan For Us All” at Sidelake Studios in sundsvall/Sweden. The album contains 12 epic tracks of orchestral metal, 13 on the limited edition release, and features an impressive guest appearance list such as Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride), Rikard Andersson (Space Odyssey, Time Requiem, Majestic), Dave Pybus (Cradle Of Filth), Andreas Brobjer (Platitude, Space Odyssey). Martin Häggström (Moahni Moahna, Zool). Initial drum and mix engineer was Daniel Bergstrand (Has worked with In Flames, Soilwork, Strapping Young Lad, Behemoth, Messugah etc).
Sarah Jezebel Deva – Vocals/Lyrics
Chris Rehn – Instruments/Music
Tommy Rehn – Instruments/Music
Andreas Brojber – Drums
Aaron Stainthorpe – Vocals
Dave Pybus – Bass
Martin Häggström – Vocals
Rikard Andersson – Keyboard solo
Tony Könberg – Choir Vocals