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Former Seduce The Heaven vocalist confirmed to front Apparition on upcoming UK shows next month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 23rd July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Former Seduce The Heaven vocalist Elina Laivera has been confirmed to replace Sakara, who recently left Apparition to continue with her solo project, on the band’s upcoming UK shows next month. The dates are as follow:

23rd August – The Asylum, Birmingham (Pre-SCARFest show with Azylya)
24th August – SCARFest, Stoke-On-Trent
25th August – The Bird In Hand, Stafford

Commenting on the upcoming shows, Elina said:

It is great joy to announce that I will be fronting the UK band, Apparition for their upcoming shows next month! This is going to be my first time in the UK so I am extremely happy and cannot wait to hit the stage in August and meet my UK friends! BE THERE! \m/

Elina provided vocals for Seduce The Heaven’s debut album Field Of Dreams which is out now.

Apparition online:

Azylya confirmed for pre-Scarfest show with Apparition

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 3rd June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Belgian goth metallers Azylya, who recently supported Delain and Visions of Atlantis at The Dames of Darkness Festival last month, have been confirmed for a pre-Scarfest show in the UK on 23rd August where they will be supporting Apparition. The show will take place at Lucy’s Bar in Hednesford, Staffordshire.

Azylya will then play Scarfest in Stoke-On-Trent on 24th August, where they’ll be playing with acts such as Triaxis, Apparition, Evil Scarecrow and Yorkshire’s finest thrash unit Evile. Scarfest will take place over 24th – 26th August at Victoria Hall in Stoke-On-Trent. Further details can be found at this location.

In related news, Apparition will be joining Aonia for a couple of dates in the north of England in July. Dates are as follows:

12th July – SHEFFIELD – The Dove and Rainbow
13th July – BRIDLINGTON – Shades Nightclub

Apparition will also be joining Azylya in Belgium later this year at the Kraken Metal Festival on 2nd November. Further details can be found here.

Azylya online:

Devil Down [Band Review]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 17th November 2011 by Nico Solheim-Davidson, the North Sea Poet

Band: Devil Down
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Metal

Devil Down are a metal quintet from Stoke-on-Trent, England. They’re currently on hiatus but have some big things planned for 2012. Musically, the band are a destructive force of pure hate-fuelled metal, similar to old school Slipknot (pre-Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses) mixed with a dash of extreme metal. The riffs are well constructed, strong and face-meltingly brilliant. Devil Down pull no punches with the music. Vocally, they’re hard to compare to anyone else, due to the diverse range of their vocals. “War Drums” is one example of this, as it features a number of screams, grunts, growls and clean vocal work, all of which fits in well with the band’s music. “Havok” is another song that shows their diverse use of vocals, as well as some of their powerful and ingenious riffs and slaughtering drum work. Devil Down are definitely going to b act to keep an eye out for in 2012.

Nico Davidson