Tuesday, 23 December 2014

INTERVIEW: Season of Ghosts

Although frantically busy following the release of her debut solo album - The Human Paradox, Sophia Aslanidou of Season of Ghosts, took time out to talk to Femetalism about not only her new album but her collaboration and new business venture with Zombie Sam and her experience at Female Metal Voices Festival this year.

Hi Sophia, can you tell us about yourself?

Hello! I’m a Greek person who loves music, Japanese fashion, travelling, food, fluffy animals and cute things!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Bands! Femetalism is looking for music to include on our first promo album to be released in March 2015.

March 2015 will see the release of Femetalism's first digital promotional album and we want you to be a part of it.

Over the last few years we have worked with so many incredible underground and unsigned femetal bands from all over the world and now we want to showcase some of that awesomeness.

The album will be available for free download and will be promoted online and at all of the metal music events we attend in 2015.  The album will be a great opportunity for bands to share their music and for fans to discover loads of new and exciting stuff to listen to.

Bandcamp Series: Fate Prevailed - Blue Skies Burn Red (September 2014)

Fate Prevailed is a six-piece metal band from Ajax, Ontario who combine melodic female vocals with heavy instrumentation and screaming vocals. The music is progressive and technical with dark lyrical themes, raging solos, and haunting melodies.

The band is made up of Mike Seeley on keyboard and vocals, Roger Harris on bass and vocals, Zach Karry on guitar, Ariana Ganga on vocals and Grant Kimmerer on guitar.

In September 2014 the band released their debut EP - Blue Skies Burn Red.

The EP features 5 tracks:
  1. The Hunt Is On
  2. Blue Skies Burn Red
  3. Merciless
  4. The Chemical Wedding
  5. Surrounded
The album is filled with progressive elements, lots of keyboard, great guitars overlaid with a combination of delicate female vocals and more aggressive male vocals. The tracks are also long, meaning you get over 37 minutes of music for your EP money.

Without a doubt, my favourite track on the album is Merciless, which is also the longest at 10 minutes 24 seconds, that said The Chemical Wedding is also pretty epic. A great debut release which I hope leads onto a full-length release in the not too distant future.

Follow the band on:


Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Bandcamp Series: Rasplyn - Scenes Through The Magic Eye (November 2014)

Femetalism has recently been delving into a more spiritual and altogether more relaxing musical arena. With this, we happened upon a wonderful album called Scenes Through the Magic Eye, the debut album of Rasplyn, the solo project of Carolyn O’Neill.  An enchanting and hauntingly beautiful selection of music that crisscrosses through many genres and styles, encompassing the dark, the ambient, the avant-garde and the experimental.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

INTERVIEW: Ancestral Legacy

Norwegian metallers Ancestral Legacy recently released their fantastic second album Terminal and were kind enough to spare some time to talk to Femetalism and give us an insight into the band, into their new album and their plans for the future.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New Release: Pythia - Shadows of a Broken Past (December 2014)

London based symphonic metallers Pythia have released their third studio album, Shadows Of A Broken Past. Despite recent troubles making many worry for the future of the band, they have fought through and put out a varied array of songs, ranging from faster, longer, more progressive numbers to short, catchy melodies.

A short promo video featuring new song The Key was put out prior to release.

Friday, 12 December 2014

New Release: Infinitus Mortus featuring Destini Beard - Transcendence of Souls Single (Dec 2014)

This month Infinitus Mortus released their new single featuring Destini Beard on vocals.  The single is called Transcendence of Souls and is available to purchase online.

Check out the video for the track here:

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Embracing Soul release single Solteria's End (Dec 2014)

Recently Canadian gothic metal band Embracing Soul released the single Solteria's End along with a music video.  The track is available to buy from Bandcamp, along with the bands earlier EP releases Luna and Shadow.

New Release: Anthology - Scream into the Darkness Official Video (Dec 2014)

Photo by: http://ruun.sk/

Slovak power metallers Anthology released their second album The Prophecy back in October.  This month the band have released a video for Scream into the Darkness, taken from the album.

This is one of my favourite from the album and features some pretty epic guitar solos. Take a look at it here:

Monday, 8 December 2014

Interview and New Release from French Gothic Metallers Unseelie

Earlier this year we featured the crowdfunding campaign of Unseelie, a gothic metal band from Paris, France who were hoping to record and release their debut concept album - Urban Fantasy. Six months later and the album has become a reality and has this month been released.

Unseelie are currently made up of Anne-Emmanuelle Fournier on vocals and Marc Chevallereau on guitars and programming.

The album features 9 tracks, plus a bonus track:

  1. Strangers
  2. Quantify Your Soul
  3. The City Feeds On You
  4. Frontier
  5. Hunters' Game
  6. The White Passenger
  7. Of Water and Dreams
  8. Prometheus' Pain
  9. Beauty Is Our Only Saviour
  10. Closer to apotheosis [Bonus Track]

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Valkyrian Festival 2014 - Photo Roundup

Valkyrian Festival 2014 has been and gone, and it was a corker! Great bands, great people, great music. Lots of fun was had by all and, as usual, I took my trusty camera with me to grab a few shots. Before we headed towards the Bridlington sea, we gave you a quick preview of the femetal bands who would be performing over the weekend. Here is a sample of the photos I captured of them to show what went on, with links to full albums of all the bands.

Day 1

See the full album for day 1.