|Labels||Seven Art Music |
Century Media Records
|Associated acts||Sweet Infernal Noise |
|Members||Helen Vogt |
|Past members||Manfred Bersin |
The band formed in 1994 under the moniker Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers. Under the first name, they released a demo called Bijou in 1995, two full-length albums: Swansongs in 1996 and Joy Parade in 1998, and an EP named Swallow in 1999. On Swansongs, Manfred Bersin contributed the male vocals. After the EP's release, the band abridged their name to "Flowing Tears".
With the release of Serpentine in 2002, the band would build on the work they did with Jade, adding a slightly more up tempo and a less melancholy sound. After the release of Serpentine, Stefanie Duchêne left the band for personal reasons. The replacement vocalist became Helen Vogt, who still sings with the band. With a sound similar to that of Serpentine, and Vogt's vocal similarities with Stefanie Duchêne's vocals, the band released their 5th studio album, Razorbliss.
The band toured with After Forever in April and May 2004. On October 20, 2004, just seven months after the release of "Razorbliss," two founding members of Flowing Tears, Björn Lorson and Cristian Zimmer (the first of whom was still in the band's lineup at the time), died in a car accident.
October 2008 saw the release of Flowing Tears' sixth full-length album, Thy Kingdom Gone. It is a concept album containing 12 songs, along with artwork made by Seth Siro Anton, an artist who has done work for Moonspell, Soilwork, and Paradise Lost.
- Helen Vogt - Vocals (2004–present)
- Benjamin Buss - Guitars, programming, keyboards (1994–present)
- David Vogt - Bass guitar (2007–present)
- Stefan Gemballa - Drums (2002–present)
- Lena Fischer – Keyboards (1994–c. 1995)
- Manfred Bersin – Vocals (1994–1996); Guitar (1996–c. 1999)
- Christian Zimmer – Drums (1994–1997) (deceased)
- Stefanie Duchêne – Vocals (1998–2004)
- Eric Hilt – Drums (1998–2000)
- Mike Voltz – Keyboard (2000)
- Frédéric Lesny – Bass (1996–2007)
Discography not in italics were released while this band were still under the moniker Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers.
- Bijou (1995)
- Swallow (1999)
- Swansongs (1996)
- Joy Parade (1998)
- Jade (2000)
- Serpentine (2002)
- Razorbliss (2004)
- Thy Kingdom Gone (2008)
- Invanity - Live in Berlin (2007)
- Flowing Tears Interview @ ice-vajal.com
- Flowing Tears Introduce New Singer! bravewords.com. 2003-05-20. Retrieved on 2010-08-21.
- Flowing Tears On Tour With After Forever bravewords.com. 2004-04-19. Retrieved on 2010-08-21.
- Founding Members Of Flowing Tears Perish In Car Crash bravewords.com. 2004-11-03. Retrieved on 2010-08-21.
- Flowing Tears - New Album Details: News @ metalstorm.ee
- Flowing Tears @ metalstorm.ee
- Official website
- Official Flowing Tears Myspace
- Flowing Tears @ Encyclopaedia Metallum
- Flowing Tears & Withered Flowers @ Encyclopaedia Metallum
- Flowing Tears @ musicfolio.com