Since their third studio album Dominate, Adagio has evolved from their original power metal sound, but still adhering to their trademark elements of virtuosity and massive orchestral influences. With Dominate, they implemented a heavier sound with traditional death grunts. Archangels in Black was the band’s fourth album. The band has stated that the “compositions are the ultimate between melodic and extreme metal, and can be considered as a more brutal version of their second album Underworld.
In April 2016, Stéphan Forté created an Indiegogo campaign to help fund Adagio’s fifth album, Life. The campaign ended on June 5, 2016, with the campaign reaching 148% of its goal. The album was expected to come out in December 2016 under Stéphan’s own label, Zeta Nemesis. The release date was delayed to July 26, 2017 but the band premiered a song called “Darkness Machine” two months beforehand.
Forté announced an indefinite hiatus of Adagio in April 2018, in order to pursue his solo career.
|A Band in Upperworld||Live album||2004|
|Archangels in Black||Full-length||2009|
|See also: ex-Lightning Sword, ex-Necropsy, I Wish|
|See also: Artension, Ring of Fire, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Vitalij Kuprij, Ferrigno, Leal, Kuprij, ex-Book of Reflections, ex-Stygia, ex-Savatage (live), ex-Atlantis Rising|
|Dirk Bruinenberg||Drums (2000-2004)|
|See also: Patrick Rondat, Place Vendome, The 11th Hour (live), ex-Vulture, ex-Bob Catley, ex-Wicked Sensation, ex-Elegy, ex-Abyss, ex-Consortium Project (live), ex-Hail of Bullets (live)|
|Richard Andersson||Keyboards (2000-2003)|
|See also: ex-Silver Seraph, ex-Devil’s Heaven, ex-Richard Andersson’s Space Odyssey, ex-Time Requiem, ex-Evil Masquerade, ex-Iron Mask, ex-Midnight Sun, ex-Moahni Moahna (live), ex-Majestic|
|David Readman||Vocals (2000-2004)|
|See also: David Readman, Delany, Pink Cream 69, Tank, ex-Missa Mercuria, Immunity for the Masses, Natural Born Machine, Pendulum of Fortune, Room Experience, Voodoo Circle, ex-Almanac|
|Eric Lebailly||Drums (2004-2013)|
|See also: ex-Cyril Achard, ex-Cyril Achard Trio (live)|
|Gus Monsanto||Vocals (2004-2008)|
|See also: Burnt City, Eden Myrrh, Human Fortress, Lord of Mushrooms, Skyeart, Astra, ex-Code of Silence, ex-Revolution Renaissance, ex-Symbolica, Marmor, The Yell, ex-Omega Blast, ex-Overdose, ex-Lightseekers, ex-Aria Inferno, ex-Jade Lizard, ex-Takara|
|Christian Palin||Vocals (2008-2010)|
|See also: Panorama, Random Eyes, ex-Epicrenel, ex-Essence of Sorrow, ex-Magic Kingdom, ex-Mehida (live), ex-Beyond Belief|
|Mats Levén||Vocals (2010-2011)|
|See also: Aeonsgate, Cem Köksal, Denner’s Inferno, Ludor, ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Southpaw, ex-Krux, AB/CD, FAT.MO.MAC, Prins Svart, Skyblood, ex-At Vance, ex-Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Therion (live), ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra (live), ex-Sabbtail, ex-Fatal Force, ex-Capricorn, ex-Dogface, ex-Swedish Erotica, ex-Treat, ex-Anette Olzon (live), ex-Symphonic Rhapsody of Queen (live)|
|Guillaume Bergiron||Drums (2016)|
|See also: ex-Benighted Soul, ex-Ashes Will, ex-Expect Anything|