Friday, 25 September 2015

Photo Review: Mist, Kurokuma, Northern Oak & The Miser on the Faerie Gump

On 22nd September, Slovenian doom metal band Mist played their first UK date at The Rocking Chair, Sheffield with support from local bands: The Miser on the Faerie Gump, Northern Oak and Kurokuma.  The event was brought together by doom and post metal promoter Holy Spider Promotions in association with Femetalism.

It was an incredible night with top notch performances from all four bands, a great atmosphere and a huge amount of support.

First up were local 'comedy' progressive folk metal band The Miser on the Faerie Gump.  They might think their lyrics are silly, but their music is anything but!  There was so much energy on the stage and in the room during their performance and they really got the crowd warmed up.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Theatres Des Vampires announced as headliners for Northern Symphony Festival in April 2016


Theatres Des Vampires - Italy's leading metal band for all things vampyric - are set to return to the UK in April 2016 for their first UK show in five years. The vampire metal coven, fronted by Sonya Scarlett, have been announced to headline the Midnight Waltz at the Northern Symphony Festival, where they will join the likes of Alwaid, Suddenlash and Orpheum plus a whole range of bands that are still to be announced. 

Formed in 1994 by former vocalist Lord Vampyr, Theatres Des Vampires have rose through the ranks of Europe's metal scene and have gone onto release several studio albums with another currently in the works. 

The line-up for Northern Symphony Festival is currently as follows: 

Midnight Waltz Stage: 

Theatres Des Vampires 
Alwaid (Special guest appearance) 
Suddenlash (UK festival debut) 

Infernal Orchestra Stage: 


Further bands are still to be announced. 

A limited number of early bird tickets are still available for £10 from this location. Tickets will be priced at the full price of £15 at midnight 15th November or when all early bird tickets sell out. 

Northern Symphony Festival is the UK's only symphonic metal festival and will take place on Saturday 16th April 2016 at The Venue and The Riverside in Selby, North Yorkshire. 

The event is 14+. Further details can be found at the festivals Facebook page.

Check out our photo review of last years Northern Symphony Festival!

Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Weeping Silence release pre-listening track from upcoming album Opus IV Oblivion

Maltese doom metallers, Weeping Silence release their new album Opus IV Oblivion on 23rd October. The band have just released a pre-listening track from that album to give us a taste of what to expect and it's pretty incredible.  Check out Eyes Of The Monolith and get excited!!

Weeping Silence will be hosting Metal Over Malta II Festival in March 2016. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

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Originally posted by Emma Sheridan on Femetalism.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pre-gig Interview with Slovenian Doom Metal Band Mist

Photography by: Lara Žitko

Next week local bands The Miser on the Faerie Gump, Kurokuma and Northern Oak will be playing The Rocking Chair in Sheffield supporting Slovenian doom metallers Mist. Ahead of this incredible evening, Femetalism had the chance to talk with Mist band member Ema Babošek, about the band, their music and of course the tour.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

New Release: Thy Worshiper - Ozimina (September 2015)

Thy Worshiper have just released their new album Ozimina. First formed in Poland back in 1993, the band are now based in Ireland and Ozimina is the bands fourth full-length album.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Holy Spider Promotions in Association with Femetalism Present: Mist, Kurokuma, Northern Oak and The Miser on the Faerie Gump

On September 22nd Holy Spider Promotions will be bringing an epic night of doom and folk to the Rocking Chair in Sheffield and we at Femetalism are extremely pleased to have been asked to get involved. Mist from Slovenia will be visiting Sheffield as part of a fairly limited UK tour and they will be playing alongside some of the best music Sheffield has to offer in the form of Kurokuma, Northern Oak and The Miser On The Faerie Gump.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

New Release: Formicarius - Lake of the Dead (Single) 2015

Formicarius believe that for too long now and without reason, English Black metal has been underestimated, never truly revered alongside its Scandinavian cousins and that the meticulous sonic assault that is Lake of the Dead will serve as a simple demand: This ends now.

First conceived in the Winter of 2014, Formicarius craft elaborate tempests of black metal that hit the listener like a finely sharpened sword to the skull: ornate yet destructive. Elements of death and symphonic metal are called upon to reinforce the gargantuan sound that can be heard on single Lake of the Dead. Unsurprisingly, Formicarius are not a collection of upstart amateurs, instead featuring members of De Profundis, Premature Birth, Phyrexia and Maxdmyz: no strangers to UK extreme metal.