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The More I See announce Euro tour with Kobra And The Lotus

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 12th September 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Brit metallers The More I See have announced a European tour with Canada’s up-and-coming metallers Kobra And The Lotus.

The More I See will be touring in support for their brand new album; The Disappearing Humans, which is out now in Europe. The tour will kick off on 20th October in Cologne, Germany. The More I See frontman James Cluer comments:

We’re all really excited to be supporting Kobra and the Lotus as we really dig the band and the music.  We can’t wait to return to Germany, our second home, and do four great gigs there, as well as some countries we’ve not had the chance to play before.  These shows will be awesome, so we hope to see you all on the road!

The More I See‘s tour dates with Kobra And The Lotus are as follow:

Oct. 20 – Cologne, Germany – Underground
Oct. 21 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
Oct. 22 – Berlin, Germany – White Trash
Oct. 24 – Hamburg, Germany – St. Pauli Rock Cafe
Oct. 26 – Milan, Italy – Milan Factory
Oct. 27 – Zurich, Switzerland – Zurich Club
Oct. 28 – Paris, France – Le Batofar

In related news, The More I See also recently released the music video for The Eye That Offends that was shot on the Star Wars set in the Tunisian desert. the video can be viewed below.

The More I See online:

http://themoreisee.com
http://facebook.com/theMOREiSEEband
http://twitter.com/themoreisee

Pete Dimov departs from Kobra and the Lotus

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 13th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Bassist Pete Dimov announced via his personal Facebook page (See image below) that he has left Canadian metal band Kobra and the Lotus. Pete has not stated his reasons for his departure from the band, only stating in his announcement that “[it’s] time for a change” and Kobra and the Lotus haven’t made an offical announcement as of yet. Fans are hoping that Pete’s departure from the band won’t affect KATL’s upcoming US tour with Amaranthe – New dates for the tour were announced hours before Pete’s announcement.

Kobra and the Lotus online:

http://www.kobraandthelotus.com
http://www.facebook.com/KobraAndTheLotus
http://www.myspace.com/kobraandthelotus

Kobra and the Lotus–Kobra and the Lotus

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , , on 19th June 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Kobra and the Lotus
Kobra and the Lotus
6th August 2012
Metal
Spinefarm Records

Kobra and the Lotus have been on the rise in the Canadian metal since their formation, they’ve gone onto support the likes of Judas Priest and Slash, as well as play some of the world’s most renowned festivals including Download and Hellfest. August will see the release of the band’s self-titled album.

50 Shades of Evil opens up sounding like a sped up version of Iron Maiden and Dio. The vocals are beyond powerful, bringing back memories of the NWOBHM era. The guitar sections ring out some strong, aggressive riffs along with some great licks, enforcing the NWOBHM sound of the vocals. The song title Welcome To My Funeral really does give off the impression of some form of cheap doom metal composition however the track is far from being cheap or doom metal sounding. The guitars belt out some very exotic sounds through out the song while the vocals add a dash of sobering melody to the piece, that balances out well with the aggressiveness of the drums and the exotic riffs.

Forever One starts off sounding much like the beginning of a Rob Zombie track before it morphs into something more power metalesque. The vocals prove to be a fierce force to be reckoned with, bouncing off the Rob Zombie-like and power metal-styled riffs and drum patterns. Musically speaking, Heaven’s Veins, takes the album down the hard rock route of savage guitar riffs and raw, domineering vocal work mixed in with a callous use of drums and bass. My Life takes the album back down the path of metal, bringing in some more thrash-like elements and an extra dashing of aggression. Nayana (My Eyes) begins with a punchy riff before the track becomes a fast-paced demonic force of snarling guitars and thunderous drums. The vocal sections are solid as they have been in the previous tracks.

Sanctuary is a breath of fresh air for the album, straying partially from the vicious stylings of the songs that preceded it with a harmonic piano and vocal section. The subtle calmness of the track is chased away by the eventual roar of guitars and drums, which does lessen the sound and effect of the song. Lover of the Beloved is another track that strays from the dominating and violent sound of the album. The track revolves around a powerful, awesome bass section that rings out louder than the bells of Notre Dame. No Rest For The Wicked is an interesting track, sounding like a dark power metal anthem. The last track of the album is none other than Aria Of Karmika. The introduction is brilliant composed atmospheric passage that leads gently into an assault of well-played riffs and punchy vocal melodies. The keyboard sections add a bit of harmony to the chaotic mixture of drums and guitars, balancing the song out just right.

When it comes to female fronted metal, most people will automatically think of Nightwish, Epica or Lacuna Coil – and in some circumstances, Arch Enemy – but following the release of Kobra and the Lotus’s self-titled album in August, that soon could change. Kobra and the Lotus have proven that female fronted metal doesn’t need to be symphonic to kick some serious ass.

4.5/5

Nico Davidson