In early 2010 Thee Orakle traveled to Lisbon to complete the Metaphortime Tour with the friend band, Orphaned Land from Israel. With this concert the band had the chance to play live the Alchemy Awake theme with Yossi Sassi at Santiago Alquimista. It was a fantastic moment to keep in our memories. Past few months the band was invited by Heavenwood to visit the north of Portugal at the Rivoli Theatre. Thee Orakle also ended the tour phase of the Oporto band, being one of the first metal bands to step onto the stage in a theater with such history and prestige. After this gigs, begins the composition phase of the successor to Metaphortime. It was then that the genesis was the point of maximum occupancy of the band members ... However Thee Orakle no longer count on the Romeu Dias as guitarist for the band!
The 16th. March 2009 was the day of the official release of the band debut album.
Metaphortime was his name and the tour of promotion started promptly with the trip to the South of Portugal, the SFAL Fest at Barreiro received the live debut of this album days after the edition.
This was followed by numerous concerts throughout the country and everywhere they played the responses to it were more than positive. Whether it was at Metal GDL, at Fnac Algarve Shopping, the Vagos Open Air Festival in Cortes de Lamego Fest or Vimaranes Metallvm in Guimarães, the opinions expressed about Metaphortime exceeded the expectations of the band.
As already mentioned, this album had a special guest guitarist / composer Yossi Sassi Sa'aron of the Israelis Orphaned Land who with great friendship played the bouzouki - traditional Greek guitar - on the track Alchemy Awake.
Among the gigs which the Tour Metaphortime carried out, the band crossed the stage with bands of national and international reputation such as Bal-Sagoth, WAKO, Dark Tranquility, Cynic, Amon Amarth, etc..
Also the reviews to Metaphortime were extremely positive and while the forums band topics nationally and internationally, increased visitors and comments, the reviews were appearing and among many can be highlighted, INFERNAL MASQUERADE WEBZINE - Dark Emperor – USA - 91/100;THOUGHTS OF METAL - Tim Vervaeke – Belgium –“… one of the surprises of 2009.”; Metal Archives - Lord_Pain - 80%; METAL OBSERVER – Sebastian - (8,5/10); Metal Team Uk - Pete Woods – “…cold shiver down the spine.”; Femme Metal - Tony Cannella - Rating - 80/100.
Thee Orakle start to create all songs to complete the debut album and at the same time, convert the rehearsal room into a pre-production home studio where all things where about to be study 'till detail. During this creation phase the band was retired from the stages and other promotional acts for about four months.
At January the place for the final recordings was announced, UltraSoundStudios (Braga-PT) with Daniel Cardoso (Head Control System) as Producer. On April we began the Pre-production at our home studio and the final recordings were scheduled for August and September! Another important step was the announce, as special guest on a friendly collaboration, of Yossi Sassi Sa'Aron from the Israelites Orphaned Land playing the Bouzouki a traditional Greek guitar!
The self-edited EP “Secret”, came out in April, it’s a mixture of death/doom gothic metal. Thee Orakle participate on the Warm Ups Barroselas Metal Fest, and began the Secret Tour. With several concerts at the national ground, of which highlights the band, two dates in support of the Israelis Orphaned Land visit to Portugal. Thee Orakle become Iberian visiting twice the Spanish territory on rock/metal festivals. The criticism inside and outside the country increases and “Secret” is reviewed with positive words, it’s the Metal Team UK and the Metal Observer who speaks louder.
Meanwhile, helping broaden the horizons, some of the themes of the EP are heard regularly on radio stations in the United States, Germany and Spain, while the same happens on several national radios.
At the same time, webzines and promoters invited the band to disclose some themes in compilations. After the end of summer and the dates set for the Secret Tour, they spend most of time on the composition of the first long-length registration which will be recorded in the next year…
The band starts the New Year with a lot of courage, the invitations that Thee Orakle received were increasing, and so the number of concerts as well. In January the band is invited to self-present in the Guimarães MetalFest. Meanwhile participates in the competition of the well known LOUD! Magazine.
Foreign conquer begins through Breakthru Radio in the USA, the site LIVE 4 METAL makes also a great criticism about the good and easy behaviour of Thee Orakle´s elements and the quality of some songs. In Portugal, the Lusitânia de Peso Webzine, invites the band to promote a theme, Sea of Life (Demo 2005), for its first compilation. This year the band also works on the composition and recording of their first EP, while playing with bands like GOD, Holocausto Canibal, and so… At the end of December the band participates in the national competition of bands GA-ROCK Fest getting the great first place.
In December 2004, the band was born.
In March 2005, completed line-up and began the work phase, recorded the Demo with Daniel Carvalho on the first Fast Forward Studios in Oporto. The first live gig performs in the national festival of bands ROCKNORDESTE in July, where they reached the 3rd place. Thee Orakle began so showing their work for the northern region of Portugal.