EXIT EDEN is the new Symphonic Metal All-star Band featuring charismatic singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner. Despite their diversity, these 4 singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally and this constellation creates extraordinary and powerful ideas. The highly anticipated debut album “Rhapsodies in Black” will be released next Friday, August 11th via Napalm Records in North America (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch). Continue reading Exit Eden Release Third Music Video For “Incomplete”! Debut Album Out On Friday, August 11th in North America
EXIT EDEN, the all-female four-piece ensemble featuring Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner, has released a video for its cover version of the song “Incomplete”, originally recorded by BACKSTREET BOYS.
EXIT EDEN unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing. Despite their diversity, the four singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock. This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise EXIT EDEN‘s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.
EXIT EDEN‘s debut, “Rhapsodies In Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany, Switzerland and Austria, where it will be made available via Starwatch), is home to a colorful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from DEPECHE MODE to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
Who the musicians are:
Amanda Somerville: Amanda is a rock-solid authority of the music scene, both as a solo artist and sharing success and the stage with bands like AVANTASIA, EPICA and KAMELOT. Though her American roots are based in pop and rock, she fell in love with the metal scene and made it her home. She has toured with Alice Cooper, Ian Gillan and many more legends with her commanding voice and fronts the projects TRILLIUM and KISKE SOMERVILLE (with HELLOWEEN icon Michael Kiske). All of this, combined with her wide range of experience, grants her a unique edge and a permanent address in the metal world.
Anna Brunner: A natural talent, Anna began singing at a very young age. As a daughter of a German father and an American mother, she grew up bilingual and founded her first rock band as a teenager. Due to a music study that lead her through different parts of the world, she garnered a multitude of experience and it became crystal clear to her: music has to rock — and vocals need to be emotional — just like a passionate scream.
Marina La Torraca: Hailing from Brazil, Marina was born with rhythm in her blood. As the auspicious frontwoman of several metal bands since the age of 15, her path led her to Europe, where she got to perform with AVANTASIA and to found her up-and-coming band PHANTOM ELITE. Since having studied musical theater in New York, the versatile singer and actress can also be seen internationally in musical productions, including the upcoming German tour of the Broadway hit “Rent”. For her, being close to the crowd is what counts — no problem for her and her natural convincing character.
Clémentine Delauney: Clémentine was born near Paris 30 years ago. She has been a multi talent since her childhood days — no matter if she was dancing, playing the piano or singing, she enchanted her audience. At the age of 16, she joined her first metal band. She is currently fronting symphonic metal outfit VISIONS OF ATLANTIS and also worked with SERENITY and MELTED SPACE. Another one of her career highlights is her participation on Kai Hansen‘s (HELLOWEEN, GAMMA RAY) first solo album, released in 2016. Thus, Clémentine has carved her way into being one of the great performers of the scene.
“Rhapsodies In Black” track listing:
01. Question Of Time
09. Total Eclipse
11. Fade To Grey
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Ukraine-based, female-fronted “groove metal” band JINJER has released the song “Pisces” off its latest album, “King Of Everything”, as a special live session video. Continue reading Ukraine’s JINJER Releases ‘Pisces’ Live-Session Video
London metal merchants EVYLTYDE have just dropped the latest music video on their YouTube channel. The video is for ‘Eye For An Eye’ – the first song from their forthcoming album ‘Rising’, available worldwide from the 27th March 2017 on all major digital platforms. Continue reading EVYLTYDE RELEASE ‘EYE FOR AN EYE’ MUSIC VIDEO
Fan-filmed video footage of Tarja Turunen‘s October 14 performance at Im Wizemann in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below.
Tarja‘s latest heavy rock album, “The Shadow Self”, was made available on August 5 via earMUSIC.
While waiting for the release of “The Shadow Self”, Tarja issued the new album’s prequel, “The Brightest Void”.
In a recent interview with 1340Mag.com, Tarja talked about how her music has been accepted in both the traditional and rock markets. She said: “I have always enjoyed the respect from my fellow colleagues and from the critics in general. When I started singing with operatic vocals in a heavy metal band, which became one of the biggest ones in Europe in a short period of time, I was always very clear about my background in classical music. I never left the training of my lyrical voice behind and actually I am training still very hard to become better in what I do. Maybe the hard work of mine has been seen by the people in general.”
Tarja also spoke about the lyrical themes covered on “The Shadow Self”. She said: “All the songs one way or another are connected with the theme of ‘The Shadow Self’. We all have our ‘darker’ side that sometimes pops out in certain situations as anger or frustration or similar. Maybe we might not even understand why we act weirdly in these situations, but it just happens. Many times it is just too scary to start searching for the answers from inside of you. I have started to understand that there is this darkness in me as well, but my darkness is the creative force that I use to create music. I love my darkness. Both albums are very personal to me, honestly, and for sure I write from my own experiences and what I have seen during my journeys around the world with music.”
“The Brightest Void” was released on June 3 via earMUSIC as a CD digipak, LP+download code and as a digital download.
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Evig Natt will be appearing at this year’s Metal Female Voices Fest (Mfvf Metalfemalevoicesfest) 21-23 October in Belgium.
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