The first of the Femetalism supported events for 2015 took place last Sunday, 22nd February at South Sea Live in Sheffield. Black Mass Presents, a recurring promotional night held at South Sea Live, joined forces with Femetalism to bring a night of all female-fronted metal bands featuring Lyxx, Lost Effect, Soul Shredder, Aonia, Morning Star and Bad Pollyanna.
The night was a huge success and the crowd and bands alike had a great time. We were on hand to promote the upcoming compilation, have a couple of beers, and take some photographs of proceedings. The full album of the night can be seen on the album page.
Lyxx are an all-female band from the north east who play sleazy rock with grungy riffs and punk sensibilities. The opened the night in fine form and got things off to a cracking start.
Lost Effect play heavy metal with a combination of male and female vocals that play against each other in a beauty-and-the-best style. Despite it being their first time in Sheffield, and vocalist Emily Burt recovering from illness, they came and rocked anyway, and we're very glad they did!
Sheffield's own Soul Shredder brought their version of genre-defying heavy rock to the South Sea stage. Their stated intent is to bring the big rock sound of yesteryear, and bring it they did.
This 7 piece operatic rock band make their presence known with two lead vocalists and a multitude of instruments. They played a great set including Sunchaser, their latest EP.
Morning Star are pioneers of their very own genre, Victorian Deh-Core, incorporating stage theatrics with hard rock pulling in a huge range of influences and topped of with both male and female vocalists.
Well known alt rockers Bad Pollyanna, possibly best known for their work with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and the official single Invincible Girl, demonstrated the breadth of their talent with songs from their debut album Monstrous Child.