Friday, 29 August 2014

New Release: Inserein - Fall from Perfection EP (September 2014)


Inserein are a 4-piece metal band based near Reading, UK.  The band use chugging riffs, catchy melodies and emotive lyrics in their music and have been perfecting their sound with a number of successful live performances. They are due to release their debut EP Fall from Perfection on 19th September.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

INTERVIEW: Unveil


We recently featured the debut EP of Canadian dark rockers Unveil on Femetalism and we liked it so much we asked Alain and Joelle to take some time out and speak to us about the band, the EP and what is coming up for Unveil.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Darkest Era Announce UK Tour


Northern Irish metallers Darkest Era have announced a seven date UK tour to take place in September, which will be in support for their new album Severance, which was released on 13th June 2014 via Cruz Del Sur.

Speaking about the UK Tour, Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said: "We toured the UK twice around the last album and had a great time. We made loads of new friends and we can't wait to hit some of the same cities and see some familiar faces.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

NORTHERN SYMPHONY FESTIVAL - FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED



Northern Symphony Festival - The UK's first ever symphonic metal festival - has announced the first two bands to be added to the bill. The festival is set to take place on Saturday 4th April 2015 at The Venue in Selby, North Yorkshire.

INTERVIEW: Heliosaga


Yesterday we told you about the debut album release from Heliosaga called Towers in the Distance. Heliosaga are a power metal band from Minnesota, USA made up of Damien Villarreal, Jordan Ames and Chelsea Knaack and formed in 2010.

Today we present our recent interview with lead vocalist Chelsea Knaack.

Friday, 22 August 2014

New Release: Heliosaga - Towers In The Distance (August 2014)


Heliosaga are a power metal band from Minnesota, USA made up of Damien Villarreal, Jordan Ames and Chelsea Knaack and formed in 2010.  Towers in the Distance in the bands debut album following the release of the single The Light of Ardor back in January 2013.



The band's influences are rooted deep in the European scene ranging from gothic to symphonic and of course power metal.  In fact they would fit in right alongside their European counter parts with ease.


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Femetalism appears on The Will and Thunder Show!

For reasons not even I can fathom I accepted an invitation to appear on The Will and Thunder Show recently.  The feature was about women in metal and my co-guest was Christiana Skÿe from www.soniccathedral.com.

I am much better with written words than spoken, but I thought it was something I needed to be a part of.

Avant Garde Thursday: Narrow House


Bloodstock came, and Bloodstock went, and while we at Femetalism are thoroughly bathed in the metal atmosphere it brings, we did neglect a few things. I know Thursdays can suck without metal to lift the spirits, and leaving you high and dry was a terrible thing to do, so this week we're back with a bit of funeral doom to sort out the doldrums. Or are we?

Funeral doom in itself is all well and good, but we like something a bit more unusual. This week I've managed to find a band who encapsulate all the best bits of funeral doom while also being completely off the wall. If there were a jazz version of doom metal, Narrow House would be it.

Formed in Kiev in 2008 under the name Funestum, they proclaim to be the Ukraine's first ever funeral doom band featuring five musicians and a handful of songs about solitude, death and self-destruction. Unfortunately over half the band left after only a year and Funestum was no more.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Bandcamp Series: Kalidia - Lies' Device (2014)


Kalidia is an Italian melodic power band who formed in 2010.  Nicoletta Rosellini is the vocalist with Federico Paolini on guitars, Alessandro Cecchini on drums and Nicola Azzola on keyboards. With the input of bass player Roberto Donato the band soon recorded its first EP Dance of the Four Winds which was released in 2012.  Their debut album Lies’ Device was released on 27th June, 2014.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

INTERVIEW: Northern Oak


I have the great pleasure of presenting my interview with Chris Mole and Catie Williams of Northern Oak - progressive folk metallers and the pioneers of the heavy flute sound, from my home town Sheffield.

Northern Oak were formed in 2006 and have released 2 albums to date.  Their third album - Of Roots and Flesh - is due to be released on the 4th October and was funded through an hugely successful KickStarter campaign.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Listana - Unveiled EP


Listana are a progressive symphonic metal band from Istanbul, Turkey. The band are currently made up of Fulya Çelikel Soganci on lead vocals, Ali Göktürk on keyboards and backing vocals, Alp Soganci on lead guitar, A.Kaan Seyithanoglu on bass guitar and brutal vocals and Ozan Gümrükçü on drums.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Unveil - Codex Noctem EP (2013)


Unveil is a dark rock band from Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada who lace prog, metal and gothic elements seamlessly.  Unveil are made up of Jow on lead vocals, Alain on guitars and vocal, Mr.Lee on bass and vocal and Pom on drums.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

INTERVIEW: Only We Remain



Formed in 2013, Blackpool based Only We Remain are an alternative band, taking influences from the industrial to the hard rock.  Having already supported bands such as Winter in Eden and Collibus, Only We Remain are really going places quickly.  The band are now working with Hellwyck Productions and the Ravenheart label on their first EP.

Mikey, Kyle and Kitty took some time out to talk to Femetalism about the band, their EP and their apparent love of Tea.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Northern Oak Release New Song ‘Nerthus’ & Lyric Video



Northern Oak, Sheffield's very own progressive folk metallers, have today released a lyric video for Nerthus, which gives us a first taste of their much anticipated album Of Roots And Flesh.

Nerthus is a song that describes the worship ritual for an ancient pagan goddess of the same name.
Guitarist Chris Mole elaborates: “A statue of the goddess would be carted around the island where she was worshipped to receive offerings from her followers. The statue would be taken to a sacred pool to be cleansed by a group of slaves, who would then be slaughtered, as touching the goddess and looking upon her face was considered too divine for mortals to survive. Martin’s lyrics tell the story of one slave who willingly offers himself up for this duty, seeing it as an honour and a way to atone for the worthlessness of his former life.”

New Release: MindShade - Asylum of the Fallen


MindShade are a metal band from The Netherlands who combine Mezzo Soprano vocals with grunts.  The band were formed in 2007 and currently consist of Nienke Verboom on vocals, Jeroen van Noort on bass and grunts, Norbert Veenbrink and Eli de Kruijf on guitars and Mischa van der Hout on drums.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

INTERVIEW: Demencia Mortalis


Demencia Mortalis are a metal band from Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic. They combine an operatic female vocal with doom metal to create an atmospheric and chilling, yet beautiful effect. The band were featured on the site back in July.  Here we have an interview with front man Head, where he talks about the band, the album, what the future holds for Demencia Mortalis and gives us an insight into the Czech Republic's underground metal

Monday, 11 August 2014

New videos released by Bad Pollyanna


Bad Pollyanna have been busy and this weekend saw them release not one, but two music videos.

The first video is for the title track of their most recent album, Monstrous Child.  It is a continuation from the band's first video for Hollow, where the monstrous child becomes unleashed and sets about getting her revenge in a display of sex, death and violence.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mongrel featured on The Will and Thunder Show!

Adam from Boston based Mongrel was recently interviewed by The Will and Thunder Show - an online radio show and podcast based in North Carolina, USA.

Check out the interview here:



Also checkout our own interview with Adam back in June.

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Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.

Nonamen - Permission EP


Polish progressive metal band Nonamen released their three track EP, Permission, back in 2012 and are currently working on their first album release later this year.  It took the band some time to find the right line-up but in 2012 that line-up was complete and pushed Nonamen into a completely unique area of the progressive metal genre.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

INTERVIEW: Zephyra


Today on Femetalism, we have the pleasure of speaking with Tony and Åsa from the Swedish melodic metal band Zephyra. The band take their influences from thrash and power as well as melodic death metal and combine clean and growl vocals.  They have recently signed with Wormholedeath and have a new album primed and ready for release.

Monday, 4 August 2014

New Video: April Weeps - The Last Piece Of Eden



At long last the highly anticipated debut video from April Weeps is here! Released mere moments ago (at time of writing), The Last Piece Of Eden is the first new material since their debut album, Outer Calm, Pain Within, and concludes the #edenisgone hashtag we have been so eagerly following. Check it out, and play it loud!




Find out more about April Weeps on Facebook.

Check out our interview with April Weeps back in May.

Originally posted by Craig Andrews on Femetalism.

New Release: Winter in Eden - Court of Conscience (August 2014)


UK based symphonic metal band, Winter In Eden are due to release their third studio album this month - Court of Conscious.  Highly anticipated and having a tough job living up to the standards already set by Awakening and Echoes of Betrayal, this album is going to be well worth a listen when released.

The album was produced by Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) and mixed by Stefan Helleblad (Within Temptation), it also features guest vocals by the multi award winning Damian Wilson (Threshold) and Jermain van der Bogt (For All We Know, Ayreon).

Friday, 1 August 2014

New Release: Eluveitie - Origins (August 2014)


It is with much anticipation that Femetalism have been awaiting this new release from Eluveitie. Origins is their sixth album release to date and the first to feature their newest recruit Nicole Arsperger on the violin.

Eluveitie really are the new wave of Folk Metal.  Utterly immersive albums, live performances that can literally leave you without the ability to speak as well as a collection of incredible musicians and quite frankly some pretty incredible instruments.

INTERVIEW: November-7


We recently featured Swiss metal band November-7's new album Awaraxid 7mg on Femetalism and as promised here you will find the interview we had with lead singer Annamaria ahead of their UK tour later this month.