Counting the days for new Opeth "Heritage" did you pre-ordered yours? You can listen their single "The Devil's Orchid" on L&DR! I'm Keeping this short since I'm working in some jingles and searching for sponsors so here's Today Featured Bands!
Thurisaz (BE) - Thurisaz began as a quartet in May 1997, with Peter on guitar and grunts, Mattias on guitar and screams, Pepijn on drums and Lars on bass. In 1999 Kobe joined on synths, an event that defined the sound of Thurisaz in the stages to come. After several demos, the band released it's first full-album “Scent of a Dream” in 2004. The album sums up the best Thurisaz has to offer: very variated, high standard avantgarde doom-metal with lots of emotion and depth. The reviews were really amazing and no one could really understand why this band hadn't been signed yet. By that time their growing live reputation gained access across the borders, which finally resulted in a European tour with doomlegends Novembers Doom (US) and Saturnus (DK). Soon after the tour the band signed a labeldeal with Shiver Records, who will be releasing two albums. In the winter of 2006 Thurisaz crashed the studio again to record their second masterpiece “Circadian Rhythm”, which was released by Shiver in april 2007. The album was critically well acclaimed throughout the metalpress and confirmed the band's status as an upcoming European metaltalent. The band promoted the album as much as they can, with as highlights a US-and EU-tour and a spot on the prestigious Graspop Metal Meeting. Now 4 years later, with a new bassplayer and an endorsement by Mayones Guitars, Thurisaz has released their third full-length "The Cimmerian Years". The album was once again recorded in the CCR-studio and released by Sleaszy Rider Records. The band also signed a promodeal with Unseen Underground who will take care of promotion in Asia Pacific.
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Sad Alice Said (UA) - The band was originally formed in 2005 by vocalist Alisa Shakor as an all-female band under the name Alice in Wonderland. Brothers Pavel (guitar) and Sergey Lihotvor (bass) joined the band shortly afterwards, and through numerous line up changes over the next few years the trio of Alisa, Pavel and Sergey remained the core of the band. The current lineup took shape in early 2010, and the band has focused on recording their debut single (“Open Your Eyes”) and EP (“Clock of Eternity”). The band’s sound is a distinctive blend of gothic metal with elements of doom, decorated with a symphonic wrap and multifaceted semantic filling. Lyrically, the main themes deal with the concepts of time, human feelings as reflection of real life experiences, and philosophical questions.
Sacrum (AR) - Sacrum is a metal band from Argentina that stands out, among other things, for the live shows which include a great and eye-catching visual display in the costumes of the band memebers, stage design and also the participation of actors as part of the show.In 2008 Sacrum releases the first album called “Cognition” distributing it throughout the country and also internationally in Germany and the United States. That same year, the north-american band Dream Theater choses Sacrum to open their show in Buenos Aires at the Luna Park Stadium for an audience of more than 7.000 people. After performing the official live show to present Cognition at the ND Ateneo theater with a shocking show, Sacrum starts recording the second album “Days Of Quarantine”, with independent production, finally released in August 2009 in Argentina and Europe distributed by the french label Pervade Productions. In 2010 Sacrum enters into a partnership with the publishing company Metronomo Music and Warner Music Group. In october of that same year the band tours around Europe performing in different festivals like Prog Power Europe, being the first argentinian band to perform on the festival, and also performing live in Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Russia, among others. At present Sacrum is producing and recording the third studio album that will be released this year, after that the band will be ready to tour around Argentina and the world! Sacrum is not only made by music, it is an artistic project nourished by strong feelings and ideals of the band members who will always make sure to express all that and stimulate your heart and mind with sounds, images, lyrics and possibly more.
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