Thursday, 29 January 2015

INTERVIEW: Meden Agan


This week we welcome Greek symphonic metal band Meden Agan to the site in this recent interview with the band.  They released their third full-length album, Lacrima Dei in September 2014.  With a new line up and a strong album release under their belts, Meden Agan are striving to reach even further in 2015.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

New Release: Illuminata - Where Stories Unfold


Illuminata are a symphonic, gothic metal-band from Graz, Austria. Founded in 2006, they released their third full-length album Where Stories Unfold on 23rd January.  They say that the album is heavily influenced by recent larger than life blockbusters movies and combines two of the most powerful genres, Heavy Metal and Film Music.  The band also worked with the prestigious, 60-piece Czech Film Orchestra for the release.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Purple Nail - Embrace the Dark (November 2014)


Swedish gothic metal band Purple Nail, featuring Lady Crow on vocals, Hellsinki on guitars Aiwaz on bass and Voodoo on drums, released their second album Embrace the Dark, back in November 2014.  The band self released their debut Night Lights back in 2012, and are now signed with Wormholedeath for their latest release. The album was recorded, mixed and produced by Jonathan Mazzeo at MathLab Recording Studio.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

INTERVIEW: Mingmen



Mingmen released their third album,  in March 2014 which was recorded LIVE at Relief Studios in Fribourg. It reveals the uniquely individual personalities of the four musicians and their Metal compositions with unexpected hints of rock, blues and progressive.

Since Undercontrol was released in 2006, then Back to the Ground in 2009, numerous concerts and a Brazilian Tour in 2011, the evolution and growth of the band doesn't cease to amaze.

Now, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band, Sway talks to Femetalism about the band, their creativity, their desire for 'real' music and what they plan for the future.

Monday, 19 January 2015

New Release: Ravenscry - Noir Desire (Video)


Taken from their 2014 album The Attraction of Opposites, Ravenscry have released this film Noir style video and not only is the track pretty awesome, but so is this video. Take a look:

Thursday, 15 January 2015

INTERVIEW: Alveole


Alveole are an Alternative Metal/Rock Crossover band from Nürnberg (Nuremberg, Germany). Relatively new on the scene, the band are made up of Silvia Goldhammer  on vocals, Sebastian Ruetzel on guitars/vocals, Alan Koehler on drums, Fabian Ruetzel on keys and Baan on bass.

In August 2014, the band released their debut album Rhythm of Absurdity featuring 9 incredible tracks:

  1. Birdie
  2. Together
  3. Do you use a knife
  4. Irreparable Self Extinction
  5. Summer In My Mind
  6. Never Fall
  7. Slave
  8. The Golden Ships Of Carnage
  9. Volume Addicted

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New Release: Dead Light Shines - Fall To Rise (December 2014)


Modern Progressive metal band Dead Light Shines hail from Phoenix, AZ and are made up of Stephen Mallicoat on drums, Norm Wall on guitars and arrangements, Kelly Morales on bass and Janette Martyn on vocals.  They released their debut album Fall To Rise at the end of 2014 after a decade of effort on the part of Norm and Kelly, working with their past members and also guest musicians. The result is an album rich and delicate showcasing each musician individually whilst also blending them perfectly together. There are some really lovely catchy elements and the progressive influence is evident throughout.  My favourite tracks are Lost in You and Too Deep.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

INTERVIEW: Cripper


In 2014, we featured lots of pretty awesome bands in our Thursday special posts. Although popular, none of the articles were as popular as the feature we did on Thrash Metal band Cripper. They scooped the most popular post on the website for 2014 beating all of the other posts on the site hands down. Over Christmas, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to talk to Cripper about the band, their new album their 70,000 Tonnes of Metal experience and much, much more in this here interview.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

INTERVIEW: Enemy of Reality


Symphonic metallers Enemy of Reality released their debut album Rejected Gods in June 2014 and since then have played Metal Female Voices Festival and been announced for Dames of Darkness Festival here in the UK for 2015.  Lead vocalist Iliana Tsakiraki was kind enough to talk to Femetalism about the band, the album, the live performances and coming to the UK along with a load of other interesting stuff.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

2014. A year in summary


This year Femetalism was privileged to meet and connect with loads of fantastic artists and devoted music fans.  We were able to spread the female metal music scene far and wide, connecting fans with bands and vice versa.  We have been able to build a platform from which people can learn more about women in metal as well as more about the underground metal music that exists everywhere. We also made a lot of wonderful new friends! It has been an incredible year and one that we hope we can grow from in 2015.