Thursday, 28 May 2015

New Release: Caelestis - Telesthesia (May 2015)

Italian alternative band Caelestis have just released their new album Telesthesia.  Based on a true story of a loving, yet merciless mother, perceived with senses that transcend human nature.  The band explain on their Bandcamp page that this album is the natural evolution and growth from Heliocardio with elements of shoegaze, post-rock and progressive rock intertwined.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

New Release: Forget My Pain - Moonless (March 2015)

Forget My Pain are an alternative gothic metal band from Argentina and in March 2015, they released their new EP, Moonless. Forget My Pain are Natty on vocals, Alexei on guitars, Viruz on bass, Eggu on keys and Kiri on drums.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Bandcamp Series: Down To Hell - V Zajatí Temnoty (December 2014)

Down to Hell is a metal band from Malacky, Slovakia, established in 2006, and playing melodic/symphonic black metal. The band are made up of: Kani Miroslav Gajdár on guitar, scream and growl, Ťapo Martin Matlovič on guitar, Maťa Martina Bilkovičová on clean vocals, Lubo Ľubomír Müller on keyboards, Miro Miroslav Hulka on bass guitar and Bensfúr Dušan Šelc on drums.

Monday, 25 May 2015


Originating from the coast of British Columbia, Canada, symphonic metal artist LEAH recently released her much anticipated new album Kings and Queens. LEAH has had success in gaining thousands of fans around the globe, just through her online presence and social media, despite never having done a tour. International fans call her The Metal-Enya due to her ethereal ballads, folk-tales, mysterious world instrumentation and operatic blast beats.

Femetalism had an opportunity to talk to Leah about her album, her music career and some of her plans for the future in this short interview.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

New Release: Eva Plays Dead - Sounds of the Written Word EP (July 2015)

UK rockers Eva Plays Dead, who we recently saw supporting Forever Still at The Ricking Chair, Sheffield, have just announced that they will be releasing their new EP, Sounds of the Written Word on 17th July via SoundHub Records.

Track listing:
  1. Live Again
  2. Bad Girl
  3. Wonderland
  4. We Ain't A Family
  5. 1950's Woman
To celebrate the release of the EP, the band will be playing a mini-tour:

16/07: Surya, London
18/07: Rock City, Nottingham
19/07: Fuel, Cardiff
21/07: Broadcast, Glasgow

[More dates TBA]

Check out the bands recent video for Wonderland which was premiered by Kerrang! back in March:

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Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Aonia confirmed to support Leaves' Eyes in Sheffield

Midlands and Yorkshire based Gothic power septet Aonia have been announced to support Norwegian-German metal titans LEAVES' EYES at The Corporation in Sheffield on 6th November. Also on the bill are Battlebeast and Dynosis.

Tickets for the show are £13 in advance and are available from all the usual outlets as well as The Corporation's website.

Commenting on the announcement, Aonia co-vocalist Melissa comments:

"This is a huge honour for us to be supporting one of the best symphonic metal bands on the planet. We're massive fans of the band are are really looking forward to playing with Leaves' Eyes!"

With a recent appearance at The Dames of Darkness with Sirenia and many more, Aonia are becoming a recognised name on the British metal scene.  The band will also embark on  a UK tour next week with Lost Effect and Alwaid. Dates are as follow:

27th May - HULL - O'Rileys
28th May - LEICESTER - The Shed
29th May - DUDLEY - Rock Zombie
30th May - LEEDS - Temple of Boom (Lost Effect will not be at this show)
31st May - SHEFFIELD - South Sea Live

Monday, 18 May 2015

Valkyrian Festival 2015: Two more bands announced

With the final Valkyrian Festival creeping ever closer, two more bands have been announced for Valkyrian Festival: The Requiem For Valhalla.

Northern blackened doom tyrants, SEVERED HEAVEN, who boast My Dying Bride and former Anathema drummer Shaun "Winter" Taylor-Steels amongst their ranks, have been announced as special guests to appear on the VALHALLA STAGE which will be hosted at The Venue in Selby while Southern melodic metallers EMBERS OF EDEN, as seen at Sonisphere 2014, have been confirmed as main support for the DANELAW STAGE which is set to be hosted at The Riverside in Selby.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Black Mass & Femetalism Presents: All Female Fronted Line Up Part 2 - South Sea Live, Sheffield, Sunday 31st May 2015

On 31st May 2015, South Sea Live will play host to the next instalment of the hugely successful Black Mass and Femetalism Presents: A Celebration of Female Fronted Bands. The event will double as the last night of the Aonia and Alwaid Sunset Symphony UK tour and promises to be another incredible evening.

Let's have a quick look through the line up!

Monday, 4 May 2015

Forever Still @ The Rocking Chair, Sheffield - Photo Roundup

Sunday May 3rd brought Danish rockers Forever Still to sunny Sheffield for the first time, playing at The Rocking Chair in the town centre. Supporting them were Sertraline from Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham based Eva Plays Dead and Sheffield's own Faster The Chase. All the bands put on fantastic sets in the tiny basement venue and a great time was had by all.

I was there to take some pictures of the event, a few of which are included here. Have a look at the full album for more.

You can hear Forever Still's single Scars as the first of 14 tracks on Forged In Stone And Steel - Part 1. You can also hear 13 more awesome tunes on Forged In Stone And Steel - Part 2. Both available for free streaming or download!

Friday, 1 May 2015

New Release: Castrator - No Victim (May 2015)

What do you get when some of the best underground female death metal musicians join forces to make a band set out to emasculate death metal and turn the traditional death metal sausage-fest on its head? Castrator is what you get, and they're releasing their debut EP, No Victim", on 5th May on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. The EP is an extension of their earlier No Victim demo, featuring two new songs.

INTERVIEW: Winter Storm

Winter Storm are a five piece Dark Melodic Metal band hailing from the West Midlands of the UK, they were recently announced as playing Valkyrian Festival, Selby in November and so we thought it a good time to chat to lead vocalist and lead guitarist from the band Hannah!