Check It Out: Angelical Tears

Next up in our coverage of the bands playing at this year’s Dame Nation festival, Unleash the Furies brings you Angelical Tears from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!  That’s right folks, symphonic metal with a gothic flavor is alive and well in the Great Plains.

Angelical Tears first came to our attention this time last year with the release of their self-titled EP, which offers six tracks of angelic vocals with demonic guitars. In the band’s own words: “The combination of the ethereal vocals of [Russian-born] Julia Flansburg, pounding bass of Glenn Flansburg, heavy guitars of Steven Bittle, thundering drums of Jeremy ‘JC’ Clifton, and the melodic keyboards of Robby Ray, give Angelical Tears a style and sound that sets them apart from their peers[.]”  True words.  Take the guitar-driven intensity of American melodic metal, temper it with the dark melancholy of Russian gothic metal, and you have a pretty good idea of what is in store for you.  And it’s good.

Angelical Tears is hard at work on a full-length album for release in early 2012, and a tour in Scandinavia and Russia with labelmates, Where Angels Fall.  Exciting stuff ahead for these newcomers!

Angelical Tears is:

  • Julia Flansburg – Lead Vocals
  • Glenn Flansburg – Bass
  • Steven Bittle – Guitars/Vocals
  • Robby Ray – Keyboards
  • JC – Percussion/Vocals

You can check out Angelical Tear’s entire 2010 EP on their Facebook and ReverbNation profiles.

Those attending Dame Nation should leave their impressions of this band and all the others here or on our Facebook page!

Other Dame Nation bands we’ve covered: A Sound of Thunder, Avariel, Deadmanswake, Lindz Riot (Mary and the Black Lamb), Losing Scarlet, Shield of Wings and Solarsphere.  Still to come: The Unvoiced. Stay tuned!

~Robin

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