Deplorable how little info one can find on the Internet about this London based British band! From what I've been able to piece together, the band was formerly known as a quartet under the name of Death Cigarettes until the latter part of 2009, when original singer Maya and guitarist Andy decided to take on a new rhythm section.
Enchantya is a band hailing from Portugal, and with this album they deliver their first work to the world. They are fronted by Rute Fevereiro, whom some of you might know from Black Widow, a all female band, but which she left in 2004.
What this band brings us is progressive Goth metal, with female vocals. That the group consists of excellent musicians cannot be denied, especially the keyboards leave a very good impression, but the duo guitarists also give a great performance.
Prototype was formed by two former members of Los Angeles trash band Psychosis. This, I believe, is their third album.
While Prototype cannot deny its trash origins, its music exceeds the limits of the trash genre. They have managed to mix in a good dose of progressive metal, and, very important for me, they have managed to have decent vocals, instead of shouts.
Based in Madrid, Spain, this band was founded in April 2005 when keyboardist Sergio López and guitarist Jose Manuel Torres met each other through a very popular Internet music forum. Influenced by the likes of Epica, After Forever and Nightwish, their desire was to start a European female fronted Symphonic Metal project. So, with that in mind they first went in search of a rehearsal space, and then went on the lookout for the additional members to complete the line-up.
Taking influences from some of the major Rock and Metal bands of the past 30 years to create their own sound and style, Glasgow based quartet formed in 2004 (current line-up – possibly the original – consisting of lead singer/ bassist Andy Ritchie, guitarist/ singer Scott Watson, guitarist Tam Ritchie, and drummer William Bownlie), and quickly gained a top spot in the list of must-see bands of the local Metal scene!
Hailing from the historical coastal town Hastings in the South-West of England, this Psychedelic Rock/ Metal band took its name from the popular naval commander of the late 17th - early 18th century, and formed in 2008 as a power trio with a line-up of drummer Bill Darlington, bassist Louis Comfort-Wiggett (formerly of Bronco Bullfrog) and singer (say shouter)/ guitarist Johnny Gorilla...but have apparently been friends for ages beforehand, “...their lineage including more Neo-Psych, Garage, Freakbeat
Album is a new band from Ohio. They formed somewhere in 2007 and have already released a self-titled album through a small label called Nice Life (from Columbus, Ohio). Album is a family band as drummer Josh Hopkins plays with Jason his brother and Winfield, who only lived three minutes away, was a friend of them.
The band began playing shows about a month into the band forming. When they were asked to play our first show they didn't even have a name yet and they just went with Album.
(Foreword : We just received a reply from the band about the review of their album, notifying us of a couple of factual errors made in it. Rather than re-writing the whole article, I decided to ad a couple of post-scriptums, notifying where they apply within the article. I leave it up to you to read the article correctly)
The history of Emerald starts somewhere in the year 1995 when two local bands Dark Crystal and Oppress broke up.
Taking their name from a specific area, also known as The Valley Of Armageddon, in the Palestine Region of Israel, Brazilian Death-Thrash trio Esdrelon (current line-up consisting of bassist/ singer Darcio Aguilar, guitarist/ singer Cleber Beraldo, and drummer Jack Ferrante) formed at the start of 2002 in the industrial area of ABC (hum...I'm not sure what that means).