November 2014 Band of the Month Candidates

It’s the first Sunday of October, which means its’ time to open the Band of the Month voting for November 2014….. Have at it. Voting will close on October 31, 2014. You can vote at the bottom of the page.

Heliosaga

HeliosagaHeliosaga was formed in June 2010 by Damien Villarreal (guitar/keys) who was joined by Jordan Ames (drums), Lucas Drummond (guitar), Christine Schas (vocals) and Ken Lambdin (bass).  The initial compositions showed influences from power, gothic and folk metal that defined the early sound of the band.  After a few months, Lucas decided to leave, and while searching for a full-time fifth member Heliosaga completed a five song demo, Equinox, in April 2011. That following June, Jacob Horning (bass) joined and Ken assumed guitar duties. Bass tracks for the demo were rerecorded, and following a brief stint of live shows Heliosaga decided to search for a new singer.  The members used the ensuing months to concentrate on writing new material, and in June 2012 Chelsea Knaack (ex-DesDemon) joined the band as lead vocalist.  Over the next nine months Heliosaga would release a single, The Light of Ardor, relocate to Minnesota and part ways with Ken and Jacob.  In early 2014, Heliosaga began recording its debut album, Towers in the Distance.  The official release date is set for August 22, 2014.

Follow: https://www.facebook.com/Heliosaga


Ancient Bards

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Ancient Bards is an Italian symphonic metal band, conceived in January 2006 by keyboards player Daniele Mazza. History: Line-Up: The project, originated in the mind of Daniele Mazza, started to materialize in 2006 after Danielle met with bass player Martino Garattoni. The first stable line up was completed in 2007, with Sara Squadrani as singer, Alessandro Carichini as drummer, and Claudio Pietronik and Fabio Balducci as guitarists. In September 2010 Alessandro has left the band, to be replaced by a new drummer Federico Gatti. The latest line-up change occured in the end of 2013 after recording the third album A New Dawn Ending, when Fabio Balducci has left the band for personal reasons. Permanent replacement for Fabio has not been announced yet, but for live shows in 2014 the band has been joined by Simone Bertozzi as a guest second guitarist.

Follow: https://www.facebook.com/ancientbards


SAVN

SAVNNorwegian goth metal legends The Sins Of Thy Beloved have been dormant since 2000 – following the release of their second album “Perpetual Desolation” – and after years of a rumored reunion, Stig Johansen and Anders Thue have instead risen from the ashes with a new band, SAVN, and a new vision.

The seeds for SAVN (translated: Deprivation) officially took root when multi-instrumentalist Stig contacted Midnattsol vocalist and long-time friend Carmen Elise Espenæs about singing one song for the planned SAVN album. Carmen agreed, and Stig and Anders (keyboards) were so pleased with the final result they invited her to sing on the entire record. With Midnattsol rendered inactive for the time being due to personal commitments within the band, and her new role as a singer, as well as a mother of an adorable daughter, the Norwegian powerhouse found herself with enough time and refueled with energy to take part in this new musical journey.

Follow: https://www.facebook.com/SavnOfficial/

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