“The darkest hours make us what we are. Sometimes we need to forget the past and start over. Like a Phoenix, we will rise from the flames”. Welcome to Enemy Inside.
A German band formed in 2017. The founders Nastassja Giulia (vocals) and Evan K (guitar) wanted from the beginning to find their own sound, somewhere between Dark Rock and Modern Metal. The music strikes a catchy, mystical chord as the powerful female lead vocals are intertwined with aggressive arrangements and catchy hooks.
If you liked Texas, don’t forget to listen to the Summer Son cover.
Ikea is not the only good thing that Sweden has, they also have Dead by April and we don’t need to assemble it by ourselves, just hit the play and jump.
The band was formed in February 2007, when singer Jimmie Strimell (ex-Nightrage) decides to get together with guitarist Pontus Hjelm (ex-Cipher System) to create Dead by April. During their early years, the music they wrote was shared through peer-to-peer platforms.
2008 was their year, receiving awards from Swedish Metal Awards and Bandit Rock Awards for best New Band, plus they signed with Universal Music record label.
During their musical career, the band has had many changes in the lineup, even original members who left, returned again over the time.
As a curiosity, in 2012 they performed in the Melodifestivalen, a music contest in Sweden where the song is selected for Eurovision Festival. They reached seventh place with the song Mystery.
What do The Raven Age and SHVPES have in common? Not only are we talking about metal running through their veins, they also keep a small family bond.
In show business, having the family name of a parent who has been or is very successful can be a big focus of attention.
What is the relationship between these mentioned bands? Both were founded in the UK, both write metal songs and in both cases, one of their members has a father who plays in Iron Maiden.
Some of you may think that they are there for being children of, but beyond that first thought (totally wrong), the bands of GeorgeHarris (guitarist of TheRavenAge) and GriffinDickinson (singer of SHVPES), have more than proved that they are there for their own credit.
In Griffin’s case, he has been able to distinguish himself very well from comparative criticism, having a variety of styles, from broken voices through melodic songs to insane rapping.
Last week they released their second studio album GreaterThan, for which I recommend you listen to them. So get your headphones or put the speakers up and enjoy CallousedHands, Undertons and Afterlife, three of my favorite tracks.
After the departure of drummer John Sankey (ex-Fear Factory) and some legal problems with the band’s name, Devil You Know decides to look ahead and rename themselves Light The Torch.
It was 2012 when drummer John Sankey and ex-guitarist All Shall Perish, Francesco Artusato got together to composed. After having more than 30 songs, they realized that this material needed a powerful voice. They sent a demo with several songs to Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage). Days later he joined the band… Devil You Know was born.
The following years were very sweet for them. In 2013 they signed with the record label Nuclear Blast and with it, the release of two albums. They received recognition in the music world, such as Metal Hammer Golden Gods award for Best New Band in 2014.
Finally in 2018, they surprise with a new album and name, Light The Torch. The reasons have never been explained, but all point to disagreements with the ex-drummer John Sankey.
Personally, I like them a lot more at this point, and I find more musicality and personality. So, if this is the first time you’ve listened to them, I recommend you to start with their latest work, Revival.
3 studio albums: 2 as Devil You Know and 1 as Light The Torch
Twelve Foot Ninja, Australian band winner in 2014 of the award for Best Talent at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. The band broke fundraising records to film a music video through crowdfunding.
Before their first record, the band released two EPs in 2008 and 2010 named New Dawn and Smoke Bomb respectively.
In November 2012 they debuted with Silent Machine, the album was released featuring a comic created by artist Keith Draws (UK) and the guitarist “Stevic” Mackay. The story tells the adventures of a ninja trying to restore the balance of a world heading towards the apocalypse.
For the single “Ain’t That A Bitch”, they got the most money raised by the crowfunding method for making the video.
In 2016 they launched their second album Outlier and as their first single “One Hand Killing“, without a doubt, my favourite track of this band, where we can appreciate all the potential of Metal-Fusion that characterizes Twelve Foot Ninja.
In 2016, they were personally chosen by Disturbed for their Australian tour.