New TRILLIUM Album Tectonic Video Out & Pre-Order NOW

New TRILLIUM Album Tectonic Video Out & Pre-Order NOW

So, my Dears, spring is trying to round the corner here at the Dutch / German border, my #metaltwins are growing like crazy, Lana is getting cuter every day (how is this possible?) and… the first video clip from my new Trillium album Tectonic, called “Time To Shine” has been released!!! I’ll include lyrics for you down below. I’m so very excited about everything coming to fruition and being able to finally see the light of day. It’s been a loooooong time coming. I’m happy you stuck with me!

To top it all off, you can also pre-order Tectonic for its release on June 8. You can get it delivered right to you and sometimes the shipments come in a bit early, so lucky you! This album is so special to me because it really represents the growing and changing that’s gone on in my life the past several years and all of the beauty and chaos that came with those big changes. There will be lots of info coming your way in the form of interviews, articles, web updates and I might even do another Q&A! I’ll keep it at that and give you the official press release from Frontiers. 😎

New Video “Time to Shine”
PRE-ORDER “Tectonic”

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of the new studio album, “Tectonic” from Amanda Somerville’s TRILLIUM on June 8th !

Best known for her collaborations with various high profile European metal bands like Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, After Forever, and her amazing musical partnership with Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske under the Kiske/Somerville banner, Amanda Somerville is easily one of the most sought after and gifted female vocalists of the current hard rock and metal scene. With a vocal range from tenor to soprano and a stylistically diverse singing ability, Amanda’s voice is well suited for multiple styles, but this new TRILLIUM album is firmly rooted in the metal genre, thanks also to the creative contribution from Amanda’s husband, former After Forever and HDK guitarist Sander Gommans.

“Where [Trillium debut album] “Alloy” was rather dark and moody and restless, Tectonic is on the whole more uplifting and full of strength and character, though it’s just as full of emotion,” explains Amanda. “My life was shaken up by figurative earthquakes through several elements shifting in recent years and that’s what this album represents. It’s a challenge to make an album that’s musically heavy without being dragged down by melancholy, but that’s what Sander and I set out to do from the beginning and it worked out beautifully!”

Amanda continues, “The core and essence of Tectonic is very personal and comes, basically, from the hearts and minds of a singer and a guitar player and I think that’s very apparent when you listen to the songs. Sander and I didn’t want to overthink things and over-complicate the songs. There’s definitely some bombast in there because we both have a love of keyboard arrangements, but they don’t rule the roost here. Also, the only guest performances are by good friends from my hometown in Flint, Michigan who also played live with me solo and with Trillium, and also some great mates and colleagues of Sander’s, so it’s really a “family” kind of album. We tried to keep things simple, and yet I think it’s anything but low-key!”

Today, the first song and video, “Time To Shine” from the album has been premiered: “The focus for the video was something where I wanted to show the essence of the album’s hopeful and uplifting spirit. “Time To Shine” depicts that positivity while maintaining a serious, hard-edge vibe, so it’s a good combination of the elements that I love about Tectonic. Besides being autobiographical, I feel like this is a song that says, “OK, I’ve arrived and it’s where I want to be: here I am, now let’s keep it going,” says Amanda.

Fans of Trillium’s debut album, “ALLOY” as well as artists like The Dark Element, Tarja, Cellar Darling, Lacuna Coil, and the like will find much to enjoy in this beautiful new record!

“Tectonic” will be available as a CD, Special Edition Gatefold LP, and MP3.




1. Time To Shine
2. Stand Up
3. Full Speed Ahead
4. Hit Me
5. Fighting Fate
6. Nocturna
7. Fatal Mistake
8. Shards
9. Cliché Freak Show
10. Eternal Spring

Produced by Amanda Somerville & Sander Gommans

Amanda Somerville’s TRILLIUM are:

Amanda Somerville – vocals
Sander Gommans – guitars & bass
Erik Van Ittersum – keyboards
Andre Borgman – drums

Except on:
“Full Speed Ahead”: bass by Mark Burnash, 2nd guitar solo by Paul Owsinski

Time To Shine
Somerville / Gommans

Today dawned, raining down a fire of promise
In beautiful bright hues
I blaze on while shadows from the peaks in the valleys
Are made to consume truth
I’ve found myself amongst the false and fearsome
But I’m ready to break away
And I’m willing to claim

If I can’t escape the war
If I have to face my weakness, I won’t step aside
I know it’s worth the fight
I won’t cover up the scars
I will climb until I reach the top; I’m aiming high
I know it’s time to shine

I won’t drown swallowing a river of false hope
Or singing the wrong tune
I gain ground when following integrity’s virtue
We’ve just got to break through
The sound of clarity rings high and mighty
Got my feet in a better day
And I’m aiming to stay


Glory-bound, trekking through wastelands of the faithless
Turning down offers of destiny
I’ve got better fates to make

Today’s dawn rained down a fiery promise
In beautiful bright hues
You’ll gain ground when following integrity’s virtue
Press on till you break through


I hope you love it as much as I do. ❤️


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April 12, 2018

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