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Band Of The Month [February, 2012]: Dakesis

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , , on 1st February 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

And Dakesis are this month’s Band of the Month! Dakesis are a five piece prog-power metal outfit from the birthplace of metal… Birmingham. 2011 saw the release of their debut album Trial By Fire, which has been praised by critics and fans alike. This year is clearly the year for Dakesis as they will be supporting German power metal legends Edguy this coming Friday and headlining Valkyrian Festival on 24th November at the Lamp in Hull.

Dakesis are definitely one of the finest power metal bands on the scene and there are clearly big things in store of these guys and gals.

Band Of The Month [January, 2012]: Wolfthorn

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , on 2nd January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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You’ve not heard black metal until you’ve heard “true Lancastrian black metal” which is exactly what this month’s BOTM Wolfthorn are. Blending a strong use of heavy guitars and snarling vocals, Wolfthorn have slowly established themselves as a band to be seen in the Lancashire metal scene. 2012 is looking to be their year already, so keep your ears for when these lads hit your town.

Rating: 4.5/5

Band Of The Month [December, 2011]: Collisions

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , on 2nd December 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Breaking tradition of a metal band being the Band of the Month, upcoming Hull-based post-hardcore quintet Collisions smashed the other bands in the voting last week and no wonder why. Powerful guitar sections, strong vocals and sick drums mixed in with an EP produced by Lee Rule makes for a damn good band.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find a picture of the band to go along with this article. So, here’s a pretty video instead! Well, we say video…

Band Of The Month [November, 2011]: Aonia

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , , , on 1st November 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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Following recent revelations involving the voting being rigged, we were forced to randomly select a BOTM for this month [November]. We are pleased to announce that Aonia are this month’s Band of the Month!

In the Greek mythos, “Aonia” is the place where muses dwell near Helicon mountain. Though their name is derived from classical mythology, Aonia’s music is far from being classical. With riffs that roar like the thunder of Olympus and strong operatic vocals provided by their front woman Mel, Aonia have been on the rise for the past few years sharing the stage with the likes of Evil Scarecrow and Scarlet’s Wake.

Unlike most female fronted bands, Aonia lack a heavy emphasis on the symphonic element, helping add to their unique and mythic sound. f you like bands and artists like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica, ReVamp, After Forever, Leaves Eyes, Delain or Tarja then check out Aonia.

Aonia will also be playing Valkyrian Festival later this month with Cryptic Age, XIII, Infernal Creation and many more.

Rating: 5/5

Links:

Official website: http://www.aonia.co.uk/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/AoniaUK/
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aoniaband
youTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AoniaBand

Band Of The Month [November – Voting]

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , , on 25th October 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

It’s that time of the month, where you get to vote for the next Band Of The Month!

Voting will last for one week [25th October – 31st October].

The nominees are:

XIII
Cryptic Age
Windrider
Northern Oak
Her Dark Embrace
Sea Of Giants
Infernal Creation 
Aonia 

Band Of The Month [October, 2011]: Old Corpse Road

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , on 1st October 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson


The voting for October’s Band Of The Month began as a fierce competition between The Colour Line and ReVerbed, however, Darlington-based blackened folk metal quintet Old Corpse Road swooped in at the last minute and snatched victory quite unexpectedly gaining the majority of the votes. Old Corpse Road avoid the cliché black metal style of Satanic imagery, instead, their songs are about British folklore with masterfully written music and lyrics. Old Corpse Road have shared the stage with the likes of Hecate Enthroned, Northern Oak, Windrider and Skyclad.

Rating: 5/5

Links:

Official site: http://www.oldcorpseroad.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Corpse-Road/22944789821
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/oldcorpseroad

Band Of The Month [October – Voting]

Posted in Band Of The Month with tags , , , , , , , on 24th September 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

It’s that time of the month, where you get to vote for the next Band Of The Month!

Voting will last for one week [24th September – 30th September].

The nominees are:

Heat-Ray
Obsolete Tomorrow
Old Corpse Road
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Lost Effect
ReVerbed
The Colour Line