First things first: Our apologies that we haven’t been more active here at the blog! We hope to start posting here more often (even if the posts are short) to share our favorite new discoveries and unsigned bands with you.
Which brings me to today’s featured video, “Remember” by Leah. This lady is a rock/metal singer-songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada whose influences range from the biggest names in the female-fronted scene to new age pioneers Loreena McKennitt and Enya. (I think I also hear hints of Mariah Carey in Leah’s voice… Does anyone else agree?) And on “Remember,” you get both ends of Leah’s spectrum. Soft vocalizations and soulful cries, minimal instrumentation and full-out rock – even though “Remember” is only 4 minutes long, you have to listen to the whole song in order to absorb its beauty. Or maybe you’ll be captivated right away, just as I was.
If you like “Remember,” visit Leah’s official website to listen to her debut CD, Of Earth & Angels, in its entirety!
In our writeup on Slovenian band Aperion, we mentioned they had some spectacular live performances. Well, their new music video is actually a live video, recorded on the band’s recent Act of Hybris tour, and it just proves they’ve still got it! Check out their performance of “Black Flies” below, and before you ask, yes that is a didgeridoo! Cool right?
Check out Aperion on facebook! You can also pick up a digital copy of their album Act of Hybris on Amazon!
Modified seem to be on fire lately, winning both our most recent Band of the Month poll and our first ever annual Reader’s Choice Awards! Now, they’d like to present to you their first ever music video for the song “Die to Resist,” one of a number of excellent tracks from their self-titled debut that shows you just what this band is all about. Watch the video below and prepared to be blown away!
You can pick up a digital copy of the album at Amazon or CDbaby, and make sure to ‘like’ Modified on facebook!
Our October 2011 Band of the Month, EarlyRise, released their first music video earlier this month. Here is a gorgeous acoustic version of their song “Old Friend.” You can find the original version on EarlyRise’s debut CD, What If.
I don’t think we’ve done a write-up on Echoterra yet (we should get on that), but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring you the latest from this Minneapolis-based symphonic power metal band, fronted by wonderful Melissa Ferlaak Koch (ex-Visions of Atlantis). So without further ado, here’s the band’s new video for the song “All the Lies” off their upcoming album, Land of the Midnight Sun, their group’s first with the current lineup. Check out that fantastic keytar action!
Land of the Midnight Sun drops on October 17th, so make sure you pick up a copy!
Sweden’s Amaranthe has exploded in popularity since the release of the video for their song “Hunger” and the release of their self-titled debut album. Well, they couldn’t just leave it at that, so here’s their newest video for the second single off the album, “Amaranthine” directed by Patric Ullaeus:
Make sure to catch Amaranthe on tour across Europe with Hammerfall this fall, as well as their US debut at ProgPower USA next September! See if they’re coming to a town near you!
Moravian folk-metal masters Silent Stream of Godless Elegy have recently unleashed a music video for the song “Skryj hlavu do dlaní” from their newest album Návaz. Asked about the choice of song for their music video in an interview with Sonic Cathedral, guitarist Radek said that “this song is for me kind of ‘everything you always wanted to know about SSOGE but were afraid to ask’.” I cannot agree more, as this shows many, if not all, of the different sounds you can expect to hear on Návaz. The original song is over seven minutes long, though, so what you hear below is an edit version. Still fantastic though! Check it out:
Check out Silent Stream of Godless Elegy on facebook!
Norwegian metallers Djerv have just released their first ever video for their single “Madman” off of their upcoming self-titled debut album, due out June 17th! Quite awesome, if I may say so myself. Take a look: