In December 2019, the trio – comprising Mercedes Lander (drums, vocals, keyboards, guitar), Kira Longeuay (bass) and Shane Jeffers (guitars) – recorded three songs (and a cover) of what can only be described as love songs. Lander has penned lyrics that chronicle the joy, desire, longing, and eventual feeling of completeness that comes with a romantic relationship.
While firstly a reference to Hong-Kong’s cinema, the band’s name mainly represents our main concept : extracting influences from the past to develop a new sound, one that carries words that paint a better tomorrow.
Levinia was founded in 2015 by former Aerius band-mates, John Pinon and Dylan Suierveld. After Aerius’ mutual disbandment, Pinon and Suierveld decided to take a break from the Los Angeles Power Metal scene, and start a new melodic metal project named, Lavinium
Since their inception in 2011, Minneapolis-based Cinematic Metal outfit AfterTime have been perfecting a potent blend of Symphonic Metal and orchestral film scores. Indeed, the group’s music is larger-than-life and unapologetically epic, with a special focus on adventurous song structures and memorable arrangements
Years of stage and recording experience can only culminate in a finely tuned cohesive unit. Enter Novarium. With the help of fellow gothic rock alumni, Micah Consylman, formerly of Metropolis Records recording artists, Bella Morte, Novarium released their debut album, “Omicron”.
As history methodically records mankind’s 21st century follies, the power of music to inspire, uplift and heal has never seemed more vital. Oceans Of Slumber have long been purveyors of a uniquely human(e) and emotionally fertile strain of heavy music; hewn from the bedrocks of arcane doom metal, visceral extremity and gothic grandeur.