Interview by CriXFrom the North comes a brand-spanking new black metal band, this time not from Norway but from Finland. Hiidenhauta is not your typical black metal band, for sure. With their debut album “Noitia on minun sukuni” they set themselves the goal to promote the Kalevalametre languange, right now you’re surely asking yourself what it means, so let’s the amazing singer Riena explain to us what is it. Hey Riena, welcome to Femme Metal Webzine, it’s really a pleasure interview with you!
Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here.Would you mind presenting to our readers Hiidenhauta with some biographical hints?
We are Hiidenhauta from Satakunta, we are a six members band. The band was founded in the summer of 2012. Since 2012 we have recorded 3 albums, the first one was the 5 songs EP “Surma Saapuu Suota Myöten”, the second EP with 3 songs was “Eikä Aurinko Valaise “ and in March we have released “Noitia on minun sukuni “. Continue reading »
Interview by CriXMedeia is a bright star in a sea of monotonously predictable heavy bands. This Tampere-based band, with their sound so fresh and brutal, gained the attention of the specialized media with their 2013′s album “Iconoclastic” getting rave reviews. So, Femme Metal Webzine have had the honor to chat with the female vocalist and the keyboard player Laura Dziadulewicz (with the help of Janne and Samuli). Let’s read what Laura herself says about the upcoming plans of the band… Continue reading »
Label: Jyden Music
Review by Tony Cannella
From Sweden, Akribi is a progressive metal band who fuses Dream Theater style song arrangements with heavy riffs and clean vocals courtesy of Jessica Åhman. The band was formed in 2003 and in 2011 released their debut album – this one here – “Black Morning Sun”.
“Black Morning Sun” is over an hour long and several of the songs fall in the very prog-ish 6-9 range. Akribi are not afraid to go off the beaten path either as the songs occasionally veer off into tangents, jams and signature time changes. It all manages to keep the listener on their toes and wonder what’s coming next. In addition to the longer songs, the band also gives us some shorter more immediate numbers. Continue reading »
Label: Maple Metal Records
Review by Tony Cannella
From Montreal, Quebec, Canada comes the melodic Death Metal band Your Last Wish. The band formed in 2003 and in ’07 released their self-titled debut. Now YLW returns with a ferocious new album, ”Desolation”.
The opening intro is just the calm before the storm as is this kicks of the 11-track, 43-minute CD. This leads us into ”Crisis to Creation”, which starts off rather tame with cool guitar harmonies alternating with heavy riffs before the chaos kicks in and bedlam ensues. I like the way Your Last Wish is mindful of making the music somewhat melodic whilst lead vocalist Roxana does her thing. Musically, the band is technically proficient and Roxana is one of the best female death metal singers I’ve heard in a long time. Continue reading »
Interview by Tony CannellaFor anyone hungry for a true, authentic metal band look no further than Canada’s Kobra and the Lotus. With their just released 3rd album “High Priestess” the band has proven that their self-titled 2nd album was no fluke. Lead vocalist Kobra Paige is definitely one of the brightest front women to emerge on the scene in quite some time. They also happen to be on the road supporting KISS and Def Leppard. That was good enough reason to catch up with Kobra Paige and get the scoop with what’s going on with Kobra and the Lotus. Kobra and the Lotus are currently on tour with KISS and Def Leppard. You are only a few shows in but how has it gone so far?
It’s been amazing! We’ve had a great time and had a very positive reception. The crew is really awesome – the whole crew for KISS and Def Leppard. Overall it’s been amazing so far.How nervous were you before that first show? Continue reading »
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- Riena – Hiidenhauta July 14, 2014
- Laura Dziadulewicz – Medeia July 14, 2014
- Akribi – “Black Morning Sun” (2011) July 9, 2014
- Your Last Wish – “Desolation” (2012) July 9, 2014
- Selene – “Among the Frozen” EP (2013) July 9, 2014
- Kobra Paige – Kobra and the Lotus July 7, 2014
- Neopera – “Destined Ways” (2014) July 6, 2014
- Cherry & the Vipers – “Cherry & and the Vipers” (2013) July 6, 2014
- Theatrum Mundi – “The Eyes of the Realm” (2013) July 4, 2014
- Training Icarus – “Stand Aside” (2014) July 2, 2014
- Dogma – “Under Dogma” (2013) July 2, 2014
- Kobra and the Lotus – “High Priestess” (2014) July 2, 2014
- TWIN – SoundWitch July 1, 2014
- Carla van Huizen-Douw – La-Ventura July 1, 2014
- Blood Ceremony – “Let It Come Down” SINGLE (2014) June 26, 2014