This month’s poll was a lot tighter than the final numbers show. Orlando, FL alternative rockers Ideal Zero had a close yet comfortable lead up until the last couple days. That’s when fans for French prog/goth rockers Wedingoth rallied together for a commanding win. Slow yet steady wins the race? Maybe so. Either way, Wedingoth is our July 2012 Band of the Month!
Click here to visit Wedingoth’s Band of the Month page.
Here are the final results for the July poll:
- Wedingoth – 1,004 votes (45.8%)
- Ideal Zero – 811 votes (37%)
- Astral Tears – 164 votes (7.48%)
- Dawn of Destiny – 156 votes (7.12%)
- Embassy of Silence – 57 votes (2.6%)
Since we’re still in a Dame-Nation 2012 state of mind, our next Band of the Month Poll features all nine bands from this year’s line-up! The nominees are:
- 4Without, a hard rock band from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Analog Digital Disorder (A.D.D.), a hard rock / metal band from Lockport, Illinois, USA.
- Burning Eve, a hard rock / metal band from Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA.
- DeadMansWake, a hard rock / metal band from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Last Red Ransom, an industrial metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- MindShatter, a hard rock band from Joliet, Illinois, USA.
- Persistence of Memory, a hard rock / metal band from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Schoolcraft, a symphonic pop project led by Lindz Riot of Mary And The Black Lamb out of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
- Virulence Factor, a melodic metal band from Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Visit our WordPress site and scroll down to find the poll on the right-hand sidebar. Vote once a day, every day through Tuesday, July 31st!
Which bands would you like to see featured in our next Band of the Month Poll? Let us know by posting a suggestion on our Facebook page or emailing us at email@example.com.
Next up on our list of Dame-Nation 2012 bands is another group of hometown favorites: Burning Eve!
Burning Eve are a melodic metal quartet from Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The band was formed by guitarist Kenn and bassist / keyboardist Jeremy in 2008. However, it wasn’t until when Polish-born singer Toyah joined in 2010 that the line-up was complete and the songs began to take shape. Since then, Burning Eve has played a number of local gigs and recorded a self-titled, three-track EP, which was released on May 25th. The band’s Facebook profile also mentions an upcoming full-length album called Mirrors, but I haven’t been able to find more information on that…
Burning Even has described their sound as a “female fronted powerhouse that can blow your socks off one minute, and then send chills down your spine the next.” (That quote comes from the band”s recent interview at Hail The Hero, which you can read here.) Based on the three EP tracks on Burning Eve’s ReverbNation page, I have to agree with that description. Each song offers a different flavor of melodic metal. “Bleeding” is a radio-friendly anthem with terrific guitar hooks and electrifying vocals from Toyah. She really shows off her talents on “Serpent,” shouting and belting it out over thunderous riffs and dynamic rhythms. I really like the mix of grit and sassiness that oozes from “Serpent,” so much that I’d call it my favorite Burning Eve song so far. Finally, there’s the ballad “Embrace.” This one is quieter and brooding and has an acoustic rock-soul vibe for the first minute-and-a-half before the full band kicks in.
Below is Burning Eve’s recently released video for “Embrace.” Don’t panic when you hear silence at the beginning – the song doesn’t start playing until 0:27 seconds.
Burning Eve are:
- Toyah: Vocals
- Kenny: Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Jeremy: Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Michael: Guitar
(Hmmmm, does that mean that Burning Eve is looking for a full-time drummer?)
Check out Burning Eve at their official website as well as on Facebook, ReverbNation, Twitter, and YouTube. And remember: Dame-Nation 2012 is at The Abbey in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, June 30th – 2 weeks from today!