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BREAKING: Band Line-Up for Women of Metal Fest I Announced!


womenofmetalfestbannerlg(1)Featuring: Beyond Eden, Writing Off Tomorrow, Theatrum Mundi, Midnight Eternal, MindMaze, A Sound of Thunder, Leeja Stark and Lies, Inc. Presented by Sardonyx Productions.  Hosted by DJ Jayson Shell of Insane Realm Radio’s Women of Metal Show.

Women of Metal Fest I is a day-long festival that, like a forge, provides the fires for mixing metals of diverse beauty and power. Fans of cutting-edge symphonic metal will find much to love in Midnight Eternal (featuring Mike LePond from Symphony X) and Theatrum Mundi (winner, Best New Band from 2013 Female Fronted Metal Show with Brian Dade). Power metal aficionados will delight in A Sound of Thunder and MindMaze. Writing Off Tomorrow alternates growls and screams with soaring vocals, or explore the dark side of melody with bands Beyond Eden and Leeja Stark, whose industrial metal dances on the edge of madness. Lies, Inc. indulges in all of the dark arts of metal, appealing to fans of hard rock, punk, and progressive metal.

All Ages / Doors at 2pm / $10 in advance / $12 day-of-show


Midnight Eternal is a female fronted symphonic metal band based out of New York City/New Jersey. The band formed in March 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (of Rivera Bomma and Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (of Symphony X) to record a two song single. The current line-up of Midnight Eternal includes Raine Hilai on lead vocals (Raine has been involved in theatre and various musical ensembles, as well as solo work), Richard Fischer on guitars and vocals, Daniel Prestup on drums, Mike LePond on bass guitar, and Boris Zaks on keyboards. http://www.midnighteternal.com/

Beyond Eden describes their sound as “harder rock fused with R&B undertones and a theatrical edge.” They teamed with Grammy Nominated producer, writer, and engineer, David Ivory in the spring of 2012 and recorded their first single, “Rosebud War,” about domestic violence. The song has attracted the attention of internet magazines, internet radio, and main stream radio stations. It was featured on a charity fundraising compilation CD with Grammy Winning Producer, Gloria Domina in 2013. The band has played with GRAMMY decorated band Halestorm, the Michael Schenker Group, George Lynch, Madam Adam, Sister Sin, and many more. http://www.beyondedenrocks.com/

A Sound of Thunder is a Washington DC based, female fronted heavy metal band. The four piece band consists of Josh Schwartz on guitar, Nina Osegueda on vocals, Jesse Keen on bass, and Chris Haren on drums. A Sound of Thunder conquers metal realms ranging from ’70s blues-based proto-metal a la Black Sabbath and early Judas Priest, to triumphant modern power metal a la Hammerfall and Primal Fear. Soaring vocals, incendiary instrumentals, and classic songs combine to form an unrelenting, unapologetic slab of metal to stand the test of time. http://www.asoundofthunderband.com/#!

Leeja Stark is an industrial electronic metal band from Pittsburgh, PA. Formed in 2012, the band found its sound through lyrics about love, hate, and the supernatural world. Songwriters Leeja and Bret Stark bring very different influences to the band; Bret has a symphonic metal music background with influences like Nightwish and Within Temptation, while Leeja has an obsession with vampires, demons, and the supernatural. Their video for the single Symptoms of Insanity received almost 200,000 views in the first 24 hours on YouTube. Leeja also co-wrote the song Charming Arms with producer/musician Christopher Lee Simmonds (Filter, Thought Industry, Good Charlotte). Expect live shows and new music early summer (2014). www.leejastark.com.

MindMaze is afemale-fronted traditional prog/power metal band. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania, this young four-piece band consists of lead vocalist Sarah Teets, guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist Jeff Teets, drummer Kalin Schweizerhof, and live bassist Rich Pasqualone. MindMaze have honed their craft with over one-hundred gigs, including sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Saxon, Doro, Overkill, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Circle II Circle, and many more. http://www.mindmazeband.com/.

Writing Off Tomorrow (WOT) is a 4-piece, female fronted Hard Rock/Metal Band based out of Morgantown, West Virginia. WOT is vocalist and songwriter Megan Edison, guitarist and songwriter Casey Ringler, drummer Joe Canfield and bassist Bill Wiltrout. In November, 2012, WOT released a 7-track EP called “Last Moments” containing all original tracks, accompanied by a music video for “All the Blood I Need.” WOT is currently working on their new album “Flirting with Death” to be released in 2014. http://www.writingofftomorrow.com/

Lies, Inc.In the realm of the corporate world, there are fallacies so devious that it would take a certain kind of seedy corporation to cover-up and encourage such deceits. Enter Lies, Inc., a four piece progressive metal machine with a chairwoman at its front. Through a combination of hard rock, punk, metal, and progressive, Lies, Inc. ensnares its listeners with sheer skill and driving force. With catchy hooks and an aggressive edge, this band brings a powerful female-fronted presence to the music scene. Lies, Inc. consists of Jarrett Bickel (guitar), Ron Brode (drums), Lily Taylor (vocals), and Kent Tonkin (bass). www.liesincorporated.com, www.liesincrocks.com, https://www.facebook.com/Liesincrocks/app_2405167945

Theatrum Mundi is a symphonic metal band from Springfield, MO fronted by classically-trained vocalists, Christy Campbell and Stacey Elizabeth Luehrs, backed by Michael Ray Gould (guitar), Li’Anne Drysdale (keys), B.J. DeClue (bass), and Caleb Rust (drums). TM released The Eyes of the Realm album in 2013, winning 2013 Best Symphonic Metal Album from The Female Fronted Symphonic Rock and Metal Show on AiiRadio, and was February 2014 Band of the Month from The Women of Metal Show on Insane Realm Radio. www.theatrummundi.us.

The Women of Metal Fest Iwww.womenofmetalfest.com,https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenofmetalfest/

Women of Metal Radio Show http://womenofmetal.net/,

Sardonyx Productions https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sardonyx-Productions/101359179902313?ref=br_tf

The Rex Theater http://rex.greyareaprod.com/1602 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 381-6811