Instrument : Vocal
Musical career : I started singing, by taste for vocal singers, on “classical” bases of French music and international variety. Reinforced by singing lessons in this vein, came a musical project that did not see the light of day. A few years ago, the desire to go from individual to investment in a band brought me closer to a music style that I often listen : Hard Rock and Metal.
That’s how I integrated Never Complain, a band of Rock/Hardrock covers. This experience evolved my voice and singing.
When the group stopped in 2017, I met Alkhimya, who wanted to give a different color to his songs.
Equipment used : Shure beta 58A
Other project : –
Former Bands : Never Complain
Influence : Hoobastank, Metallica, Slash, Chevelle, Pantera, Machine Head, Rover, Nirvana… MJ, Prince, Queen
Clément « Klem » Caillez
Instrument : Guitare / Vocal
Musical career : Klem started playing guitar at the age of 15 after discovering Metallica and Gun’s n ‘Roses. He took lessons with Philippe Bouley for 3 years, yet it is as a drummer he will know his first group experiences by joining formations Rock / Metal Mortal as Mesmerism and Zythum.
It is by founding the group Indrazor (Metal black / folk / medieval / pop) with his brother he will begin the guitar group.
Then came the creation of Nocturia (Dark metal) and, several years after the encounter with Franck in Deeprest group (Metal goth / prog) in 2008.
The group broke, Klem, Franck and the singer then founded 4Century (Love Metal), which was joined in 2012 by Joël.
It is finally following the departure of singer that 4Century turned into Alkhimya in 2013.
Equipment used : Jackson Guitar and Lag
Other project : Klem (solo)
Former Bands : Mortal mesmerisme, Zythum, Weeping silence, Indrazor, Nocturia, Deeprest, 4century.
Influence : Dark tranquility, In flames, Opeth, Katatonia, Evergrey…
Franck « Franck » Strack
Instrument : Keyboard
Musical career : Franck enters the world of music for 10 years, beginning with taking classes organ in a small Alsatian school.
It was under the influence of musical tastes of his brother and the emergence of new groups of the 90 operating in the Doom, Heavy, Death and Trash that his passion for the metal was born.
Playing first for him, it’s in a jam session organized by a friend of his that he took his first steps with a band.
In 2003, Franck joined the Metallian Harmonia band as keyboard through to another close friend.
A year later, the band split up and with the singer and other members of the former band, they founded the band Deeprest (Goth Metal / Prog).
It was during this period that his taste for Black Metal and the symphony emerged, and also, he met Klem.
4Century (a Love Metal band) was born on Deeprest ash, which was later joined by Joël on guitar.
Following the departure of the singer in 2013, the band “sublimated” to give the current band : Alkhimya.
Equipment used : Korg Triton
Other project : –
Former Bands : Metallian Harmonia, Deeprest, 4Century.
Influence : Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, Samael, Moonspell…
Joël « Joe » Tardio
Instrument : Guitar
Musical career : Rocked by a family environment consisting of professional and amateur musicians, he began studying music theory and trumpet for 6 years at the conservatory of Mulhouse.
During this period he also took his first steps on stage in municipal orchestras.
It is during adolescence that his taste for metal appeared with the discovery of bands like Nirvana, Gun’s’n’Roses, Metallica, Sepultura or Iron Maiden.
Having discovered the battery in infancy playful way, this is his passion for metal that impelled him to take lessons with Tony Tardio at the age of 15.
In 2009, he started the electric guitar by buying a Cort EVL.
He leads a learning ambivalent between blues and metal, but also studying other styles such as gypsy jazz, flamenco, classical and Latin music. Although self, to improve his technique and harmonic understanding, it will take guitar lessons with Jean-Marc Miralles for 2 years.
It is in 2012 that will debut in a metal band by joining 4Century which later became Alkhimya.
Equipment used : Guitare: Jackson SL2, BC Ritch Warbeast, Cort EVL
Pedals : Boss Metal Core, Ibanez Tube Screamer
Other project : –
Former Bands : 4Century.
Influence : BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Vaï, Yngwie Malmsteem, Dream Theater, Iron maiden, Helloween, Trust, Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Offspring, RATM, Machine Head, Slayer, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Therion, Cannibal Corpse…
Instrument : Bass
Musical career : Starting as a self-taught guitar player around 16-17, Florian was introduced to metal bands with Finntroll’s album Jaktens Tid, during high school years.
This was quickly followed by the discovery of more bands such as Soilwork, Therion, Opeth or Death. During his studies in chemical engineering school, he joined and managed the music club and started to organize and play during various events. With members of the club, Florian created L-PAD (Hard-Rock Folk) and played in non-student events in the area of Mulhouse, as a support band for Satan Jokers, for example.
As the chemical engineering school was followed by a PhD in the south of France, Florian moved and started to play in local bands, as a guitar player. He changed for the bass, which opened new ways and joined the deathcore/djent band Epilepsy in 2014. After the recording of an album (Ominscience) and many concerts in the south of France, as support for bands such as Deep in Hate, Pitbull in the Nursery or Beyond the Styx, Florian went back to Mulhouse and joined Alkhimya in 2017, as replacement for the previous bass player, Laurent.
Equipment used : Ibanez SoundGear SR605 – Tech 21 SamsAmp RBI – Hartke VX410
Other project : Gates of Nibiru
Former Bands : L-PAD, Rise, Ashlar, Epilepsy
Influence : At the Gates, Edge of Sanity, Cynic, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, Moonsorrow, Paradise Lost, Enslaved, Ghost Brigade, Vader, Kataklysm…
Gaël « Picco » Tardio
Instrument : Drums
Musical career : Gaël began studying drums at 12 years with Tony Tardio, then at 16 he take lessons with Alexander Kittel for 6 years.
Bathed in a family of amateur and professional musicians, and lulled by the rhythms of groups like Sepultura and Iron Maiden, its artistic way was already mapped out.
Later, it is by discovering bands like Stratovarius, Nightwish or Dream Theater, that he specialized in metal drums including in particular the intensive use of the double pedal.
After several Music contests in France, he joined his first time to a rock cover band, jazz and Latin.
And soon joined a regional group with his same artistic aspirations : Vaiddreams (Melodic Metal).
Following the departure of the singer in 2013, the band turned to Vernes (Rock / Progressive Metal).
Meanwhile, Gaël gives drum lessons and play in his region several concerts between 2011 to 2013 with a cover band rock (Steve Moore Band).
Finally, it is thanks to the Vaiddreams singer that he became acquainted with Klem and he will join Alkhimya in the end of 2013.
Equipment used : Tama Drums + Iron Cobra, Cymbals Zildjian/Sabian/, Drumhead Remo/Aquarian.
Other project : Vernes, Picco solo project
Former Bands : Vaiddreams, Steve Moor Band
Influence : Dream Theater, Symphony X, Nightwish, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, Stratovarius, Therion, Sepultura…