Lady’s Questions and Answers
This is where the bands and musicians introduce themselves to you so you are better acquainted to them!
“Awaiting Dawn“ is a band from Frankfurt/Germany stylistically situated in melodic Prog-Metal/Prog-Rock, concentrating on organic, emotional songs with big dynamics and innovative ideas.
To today, we recorded a demo, a self-released EP and now our first LP entitled “Leave No Trace”, which we want to release as soon as possible and therefore are applying for a label deal.
The bandmembers are:
Benjamin Reiter: Lead Vocals/Guitar, Main Songwriter
Wolfgang Schneider: Guitar/Backing Vocals
Peter Schnur: Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Maik Seckler: Bass/Backing Vocals
Felix Benz: Drums
Ucan2 is a four member instrumental rock band which was founded in 2010 in Brno, Czech republic. Ucan2 music takes you through a wide variety of musical moods from heavier rock tunes to soul injecting feelings and imagination. Over the three years, the band has become a stable part of the club scene in the Czech republic and has performed over a hundred concerts abroad as well as touring in Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.
The band is:
Petr Bartoněk – Guitar
David Pavlíček – Drums, Sampler
Jakub Vlček – Guitar
Tomáš Kopal – Bass
Fake Heroes formed in February 2012 by the ideas of the guitarist and composer Gianni ‘Draft Djentleman‘ Vespasiani. The initial genre of the band was mainly heavy rock / nu metal, inspired by contemporary American bands. In April 2012 they released the EP “Beyond This Glass” and after that they started to play live and to participate to local and national festivals. The band is currently promoting their new release “Clouds”.
Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up?
Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up? How the journey started?
The project was born in Croatia, formed by Damir Marijan Maras, Jurica Baljak and Sinisa Antunovic Medo. They were combining the basic of thrash metal and musical influences of different sub-styles, mostly symphonic and power metal. It became seriously when Ivana Anic Lara decided to join them.
It was very obvious from the start, the songs were created with complex arrangements, so the first lineup with Tomislav Oliver (keyboards) and Luka Putica (bass) could not keep up the pace, so when have arrived the last two members; Jurica Bazant and Juraj Birin the project had become the band. Now consisting of six very talented musicians; from academically educated musicians to musicians with many years of experience performing and recording. Members of the band are; Damir Marijan Maras (rhythm-guitar), Siniša Antunović-Medo (bass), Jurica Baljak (drums), Juraj Birin (solo guitar), Jurica Bažant (keyboards) and Ivana Anic-Lara (vocal).
What your genre means to you, or why you chose this genre basically?
Angelseed is hard to squeeze in only one genre. Most of the people sort our music to symphonic power metal genre, but if you listen album carefully you’ll see that you can put us in at least 4-5 more genres, such as thrash metal, gothic, traditional metal , we even have folk metal influences and parts of the songs with classical music elements. As all band members come from diffrent music backgrounds it is normal that we implement diffrent music styles and genres on this album and every note we play means a lot to all of us.
How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
Process of creating this album was pretty long and through all that time all songs evolved much from their original sounding. We work on every part of each song very carefully and try to avoid some traditional arrangements. So every song was built at the same way as builders build the house, and at the same way our songs evolved from the foundation to the interior design.
Artificial Lift is a 3 piece energetic rock band situated in Lloydminster, SK. They began playing together in 2013 as a jam band under the moniker: Biggs Hosan. They are a mix of Progressive Rock, Blues, Metal. The 5-track “Ominous EP” was released in 2014 and takes listeners into a sound-scape consisting of huge rock guitars, pulsating rhythm sections, and lyrics forged from experiences of living in the Canadian Mid-West. On July 16th the band released their full-length debut album Wasted Days.Bio: The band consists of three members. Deric Sheppard holds the rhythm down on drums and vocals, Trent Paterson sets the vibe on the bass guitar, and I keep it rockin’ on guitar and vocals. We have known each other for years, each playing in our own separate projects — none of them materialized much success, however. Sheppard was the drummer for Harridan, Paterson was the drummer for Ascesis and I played bass for Ascesis as well as guitar for Climhazzard. All of our previous bands had a common jam space in an old upstairs office in down town Lloydminster called ‘The Loft’. After some time apart from our respective bands we started jamming together, each switching between instruments, and eventually formed what is now Artificial Lift.
We are a symphonic rock/metal band originally from San Francisco (CA), USA. The name Shaylon comes from ancient Gaelic and means “admirable”. We formed in July 2014 with the initial intent to blend together the power of rock and heavy metal with the symphonic spirit of classical music and the great melodies of modern pop. The group sees involved some of the best musicians of the Bay Area such as Tina Diggs on vocals, Charly Urso on guitars and keyboards, Alex Tamas on bass and Marco Bicca on Drums. We just finished recording our debut EP called “Forgotten Realms of Wonders“.
Jim McAvoy (vocals)
Vincent Anastasi (drums)
Adam Mozetti (bass)
Kevin Kryshka (guitar)
Jonathan Fuentes (guitar)
Answers by Vincent Anastasi
Bio: Playing what we would like to listen to. That was always the idea and that’s what we have been doing since 2009. Giulliano P., Cristiano Pierobon, Alessandro Queler, Tercio Esperandio and Will Geraldo have been friends since forever and each one had a different band prior to V.A.I.N. so when it all started, getting all these influences together in the same project showed that we were very mature and ready to right some new and exciting music.
Genre: It’s a mixture of so many things that progressive seems to be the fittest genre. There’s hard rock, post prog, EBM, electro, jazz, post punk … that’s why we believe that ‘prog’ works as to accommodate better the stuff we do.
Bio: TOOH started off as a solo project of Will Geraldo (from Violent Attitude If Noticed) who later invited Silvério Simioni to join in. After writing enough material for an album, a few friends who happened to be some of the best musicians in the country were invited to help with the recordings. They were: Kassio Todescatt, Marcinho Pereira, Marcelo Vanini, Fabio Souza, Erich Bruschini, Erik Müller and Anna Stefano.
The curiosity behind the make of this album is that each song had a different line-up and was recorded in many studios as musicians are spread across the country which happens to be Brazil, by the way.