Uhm, have we mentioned recently how excited we are to partner again with the mighty Dame-Nation festival in Chicago, and introduce you to the hottest up-and-coming female-fronted bands in North America? Come join us on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Abbey pub for a night of bone-rattling metal and rock! If you can’t be there in person to throw some horns and bang your head until your brains leak out, show some metal love by checking out the gals and guys on the line-up.
Come meet Chicago locals, Virulence Factor, which was also a new band to us. Virulence Factor is a heavy/melodic metal band with female lead vocals, but also male vocalists with (as the describe on their Facebook page) “tasteful keyboard/piano parts, soaring leads from both guitarists, and a groove-driven rhythm section.” Formed in 2008, the band started out as a male-fronted band that recorded a five-song demo album. After the departure of one of the founding members, the band went on hiatus before resurrecting itself with frontwoman, Deborah Villanueva, securely behind the mic. In April 2012, Virulence Factor added a keyboardist to the mix, so Dame-Nation attendees will be among the first to see the band’s new line-up.
Virulence Factor are busily working on new material, so check them out!
Virulence Factor are:
- Deborah Villanueva — lead vocals
- Mark Villanueva — guitars/vocals
- Jackson “Jax” Fabros — guitars/vocals
- Justin Fernandez – bass/vocals
- Rick Madison — drums
- Joseph Connors — keyboards/piano
We’d love to hear what you think of the band! (robin)