Archive for PowerQuest

Power Quest confirmed to headline revived Metieval festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 27th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

April last year, Hull saw the last Metieval festival, which boasted acts such as Skyclad and Hecate Enthroned, along with more local acts such as XIII, The Occupier and Pastel Jack. Though a new revived Metieval was meant to happen October of last year, it never came about.

Recently, the festival’s organisers Glyn Beasely and Stig Styles set out to bring Metieval back to life on the metal scene of Hull. Just today, Power Quest have been announced to headline the newly revived Metieval festival. The event will take place on Sunday 16th December at the Piper Club in Hull.

Further details, including ticket prices, full line-up and age limits, to be announced.

Other band son the bill include Infernal CreationAlice In Thunderland and Battalions.

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DreamCatcher–Never Look Back

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

DreamCatcher
Never Look Back
Due for release: 13th August
Melodic Metal
Released via Rising Records

Leeds power-riffing atmospheric metallers DreamCatcher, who are appearing twice at this year’s Bloodstock, have released their new, Never Look Back, taken from their, ‘SoulDesign‘, out now on Rising Records. In the past, the band have supported acts such as Delain and Pythia, as well as PowerQuest and have even gone onto sell-out two shows at the Cockpit in Leeds.

The EP begins with the title track Never Look Back, that starts sounding like a track taken from a Rhpasody album. The vocals are typically power metal-based, something that is emphasised by the use of keyboards and vicious snarls of the guitars add an almost Odyssean feel to the track. The following track is the instrumental piece known as Foresight. The synth intro is vaguely familiar, like the sensation of deja vu. The guitars that follow scream with a certain metallic fierceness, echoing out in similar veins to the music of Epica. I keep expecting their to be vocals in certain sections but sadly, there isn’t any. The single ends with what is a longer version of the first track, despite being a little lengthier, it’s just any epic.

I never figured any Yorkshire band could create a beautiful mixture of atmospheric sounds and power metalesque riffs but it seems DreamCatcher have managed to it and Never Look Back really does display the bands abilities at creating a perfectly balanced sound. Hopefully, they’ll be flying the flag for Yorkshire on bigger stages in the near future!

4.6/5

Nico Davidson

DreamCatcher set for double appearance at Bloodstock

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 17th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Leeds power-riffing atmospheric metallers DreamCatcher ready themselves for their double appearance at this year’s Bloodstock with the release of the new single, ‘Never Look Back’, taken from their stunning EP, ‘SoulDesign’, out now on Rising Records.

The single features brand new instrumental track ‘Foresight’ as a b-side, and will be made available free to download on the 13th August via the band’s bandcamp for a Facebook post or tweet.

The sextet will play two sets at Bloodstock 2012; first off an unplugged performance on the  Acoustic Stage on Saturday 11th August at 5:20 PM demonstrating their versatility, with the full blown metal assault on the New Blood Stage at 2:15 PM on Sunday 12th.

Having made fans of their idols, Nightwish, Anubis Gate, PowerQuest and Epica, DreamCatcher are proving to be devastating metal force from the north, and having twice sold out the Leeds Cockpit, they are most certainly becoming Leeds’ best kept secret. Their balance of skillful dual guitars, pounding rhythms, atmospheric synths and extraordinarily powerful vocals captured on The SoulDesign EP has earned the band support from the likes Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Big Cheese and Rock Hard Germany.

With shows supporting Delain, After Forever, PowerQuest and Pythia already under their belts and Bloodstock on the horizon, the band are primed to take their sound nationwide and will soon be announcing UK tour dates for the autumn.