Today after almost a week inactive the Featured bands post make a return! Today I took this opportunity to post the Monthly Top 10 too so without taking any more of your time...! *drumroll*
1 Grave Flowers - Your Memory Lives On
2 Insomnium - Unsung
3 Opeth - The Devil's Orchard
4 Dream Theater - On the Backs of Angels
5 Infinita Symphonia - Here there's no why
6 Edguy - Behind The Gates To Midnight World
7 Ghost Brigade - Clawmaster
8 Moonspell - Scorpion Flower
9 Katatonia - In White
10 Juvaliant - Cold Distance Of The Universe
Nemesea (NL) - Nemesea, a female fronted gothic/rock band founded by vocalist Manda and guitar player HJ in September 2002 at the conservatory in Groningen. Subsequent recruits thereafter would be bassplayer Sonny, and Steven on drums. Nemesea signed a deal with a small local label in September of 2003 and recorded their debut album Manain February of the following year in various studios. Maybe the most impressive thing of this release is the beautiful voice of Manda Ophuis. Making Mana took a lot of effort, but made the band an instant rising star on the musical horizon. Nemesea toured intensively which gained the band a lot of attention and dedicated fans. Not to mention the great reviews. In 2006 the band signed up at sellaband.com. Within a couple of months the band gathered many believers, and raised $50.000. This made it possible for the band to record a second album, and to take it's music into a new direction. In June of 2007 the album, In Control, was released, And now, after releasing 2 succesfull studio albums and 1 live album (Live@P3 see albums) They are now working on their 3rd studio album.
Dream Theater (US) - DT was formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung, and Mike Portnoy while they attendedBerklee College of Music in Massachusetts. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to further concentrate on the band that would ultimately become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010 when Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for Portnoy's replacement drummer. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011. The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines. Guitarist John Petrucci has been named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any invited players. In 2009 he was named the No. 2 best metal guitarist by Joel McIver in his book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. He was also named as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time" by GuitarOne magazine. Former drummer Mike Portnoy has won 23 awards from Modern Drummer magazine and is also the second youngest person (at the age of 37) to be inducted into the Rock Drummer Hall of Fame. His replacement Mike Mangini has also previously set 5 WFD records. John Myung was voted the greatest bassist of all time in a poll conducted by MusicRadar in August through September 2010. The band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. The band's highest-selling album is the gold-selling Images and Words (1992), which reached #61 on the Billboard 200 chart. Both the 1994 release Awake and their 2002 release Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also entered the charts at #32 and #46 respectively and received mostly positive reviews. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence also led to Dream Theater becoming the initial band reviewed in the music section of Entertainment Weekly during its opening week of release, despite the magazine generally preferring more mainstream music. In 2007, Systematic Chaos entered U.S. Billboard 200 at #19. By 2008, Dream Theater had sold over 2.1 million albums in the U.S. and over 10 million records worldwide. The band's eleventh studio album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, was released on September 13, 2011. It entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #8 and UK Rock Chart at #1, two positions lower than their previous relaese Black Clouds & Silver Linings. The album is the band's first with Mike Mangini, since Mike Portnoy's departure.
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