Winter's Eve are a female fronted London-based Symphonic Gothic Metal band. Key influences include Nightwish, Lacuna Coil and Opeth. The band began in London, England, in 2008 as the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Axeman Jim, who sought to create the perfect fusion of gothic beauty, raw metal power and progressive sophistication. The band began gigging on the London circuit in February 2010, quickly garnering rave reviews for their live performances and a loyal following.
The history of Triosphere begun during the fall of 2004 in Trondheim, Norway, when guitarist Marcus Silver and singer/bassist Ida Haukland decided to put together a new band. The internationally acclaimed Silver has a solid background and has toured Europe with well-known acts such as Alexi Laiho
Leaves' Eyes is a symphonic metal band with folk metal elements from Stavanger, Norway and Ludwigsburg, Germany. The band assembled in 2003, shortly before singer Liv Kristine was fired from Theatre of Tragedy. Leaves' Eyes currently consists of Liv Kristine (female vocals), Alexander Krull (male vocals, programming), Sander van der Meer (guitars), Thorsten Bauer (guitars/Bass), and Roland Navratil (drums & percussion). Former members include Martin Schmidt (drums, left in 2004), Chris Lukhaup (bass, left in 2007), and Moritz Neuner (drums, left in 2007).
OxZide (2006-present) OxZide is a UK four piece, female fronted classic rock powerhouse formed in 2006, with influences from Black Sabbath, Jimmy Hendrix, Alice Cooper and more. The original line up consisted of Stephen Holdnall and Dean Ellis who wer ethen joined by Elizabeth Hemming and rhythm guitarist Hannah Fieldhouse . They were a five piece with the addition of Robert Jarrott in 2007. Hannah left in 2009, and the decision to find another rhythm guitarist was abandoned to keep their clear classic rock sound.
Sister Sin were formed in 2002 in Gothenburg, Sweden. They are a female fronted four piece with a style reminiscent of Guns 'N Roses, L.A Guns and Hanoi Rocks. Sister Sin released various recordings via smaller indie labels. They issued their first non-indie album Switchblade Serenades via Victory Records in October 2008; it reached number 107 on Top Heatseekers in the first week of release in the US.
Nemesea is a symphonic rock band founded by vocalist Manda Ophuis and guitarist Hendrik Jan de Jong in September 2002 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The band currently consists of Manda Ophuis (vocals), Hendrik Jan de Jong (guitars), Sonny Onderwater (bass), Lasse Delbrugge (keyboards) and Steven Bouma (drums). In April 2003 the band had their first performance as support act for After Forever, and remained that band's support for a year.
Two Bands (Greek Dark/Gothic Metal & Swedish opera/pop-duo)
Finnish Dj (Drum & Bass) 2006-present ELYSION were founded in 2006 by guitarist Johnny Zero & by singer Maxi Nil who, by welcoming on board talented musicians of different backgrounds, soon shaped up a highly promising team, with music approach consisting of many shades of atmospheric and metal elements mixed pop/rock formulas as well as alternative/electro and Gothic influences.
The whole story began in the year 2000. It was just another alcohol-fueled Friday night, and after a while the boys (Ville and Sakke) decided that the world needs another melodic metal band. There can never be enough those around. And since they had been playing in bands practically all their lives, they felt that this should be a piece of cake. After all,how hard can it be to form a band? A rehearsal was scheduled.
Seven Kingdoms was formed in Deland, Florida in 2007 by Camden Cruz and Bryan Edwards. Kevin and Keith Byrd joined soon afterward on guitar and drums, followed by Cory Stene on bass and John Zambrotto on keyboards. Under the name of Seven Kingdoms, they entered the legendary Morrisound Recording Studios in August 2007 and finished production on their debut album, "Brothers of the Night". "Brothers of the Night" was lyrically inspired from the literary works of George R. R. Martin, and influences spanning the vastness of metal's subgenres.