EMQ’s with Heretic’s Dream

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EMQ’s with Heretic’s Dream

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Rome, Italy based Alternative Metal band Heretic’s Dream. Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hello there, my name is Francesca and I am Heretic’s Dream vocalist. The band was formed in 2010, while my husband (the guitarist Andrej Surace) and I were living in the UK.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was trying to find a name for this project my husband and I had in mind, and eventually came up with this idea, to stress dichotomy between my music world (mainly pop and dark electronic) and Andrej’s (mainly metal/thrash). Actually, putting the two of us in the same music project sounded like a heresy, and at the same time a beautiful dream.

What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?

Though Andrej and I gave life to the band while we were based in the UK, after 4 years we had to go back to Italy, our origin Country. Underground metal scene here is quite vivid, though competition among bands ruins everything.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

“Resilience”, full length album released in November, 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We are 5 different people with very different music background, thanks God. This allows us to be influenced by practically all genres.

What first got you into music?

My Mother’s death. If it wasn’t for this tragic event, I would have probably never met my husband and never started singing.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

If I had to choose a metal band, I would say Hacken.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Maybe Rock in Rio, it would be great to be in South America.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Russians are the best: the came to us with Vodka bottles, boxes of chocolate, and Lego toys looking like us.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Listen to any kind of music, free your mind.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Frank Zappa. A real genius.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Best part is being on stage. Worst art is social activity: I hate all kind of social networks.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Today it’s all about the money. Even signing with big labels. So sad!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

10000 days by Tool.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I like listening to music when I’m in the car, so actually CD is the best mean for me.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That at the Izvestia HALL in Moscow.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

What I am, an electronic engineer.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Madonna, Dave Gahan, Sharon den Adel, my son and my husband.

What’s next for the band?

We are about to shoot a video for a single.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

I am pretty sure we had a Facebook page and an Instagram page too, as well as YouTube and all the rest. As said, I do not take care of this aspect.
https://www.facebook.com/Heretics-Dream-229362950413489/
https://www.instagram.com/hereticsdreamofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8wnBbkIsO3jUxLk1I-dBg

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuits?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you for this interview, I enjoyed it a lot.

 

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Scarlet Aura – Hot ‘n’ Heavy

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Scarlet Aura – Hot ‘n’ Heavy
Silver City Records
Running Time: 54:45
Release Date: 22/03/2019
Review by Tsarina Wilson
9.5/10

Romanian female fronted band, Scarlet Aura, are due to release their new album “Hot ‘n’ Heavy” in March of this year via their own label Silver City Records.

The first single released, ‘Hail to You’ is a fast, punchy song with very strong vocals from Aura Danciulescu, a lady who sounds like you don’t wanna mess with, and is all about a metaphorical war. It’s an introduction to an album that leads you into a false sense of security because, before you know it, you are soon swept away in a breath-taking wave of fast guitar riffs, and crazy drumming and this is proved in the track ‘In The Name Of My Pain.’

With Aura Danciulescu on vocals, Mihai Danciulescu on lead guitar and vocals, Rene Nistor on bass guitar and vocals and Sorin Ristea on drums, this band pack a mighty punch. The band are from Bucharest in Romania and are not scared to be different with their unique sound and powerful tracks.

“Hot ‘n’ Heavy” has so much to give. It is metal through and through but strangely seductive with Aura’s vocals almost having a gravel base to them. This lady has many strings to her bow as not only does she have such a hypnotic voice, she has also written the accompanying “The Book of Scarlet” – the first book in a trilogy. In here you will find the lyrics to the songs along with the amazing story of Scarlet, which gives you an insight into the world of Scarlet Aura, and personally I can’t wait to check it out.

Although this is a very metal album, it’s also a great combination of sounds which hooks you quickly and keeps you listening. It’s chaotic yet compulsive all at the same time. You get a little bit of everything from amazing guitar riffs, to crazy drums to a hint of synths, all encased with amazing vocals.

There are tracks like ‘Hate is Evanescent, Violence Is Forever’, a song which, with its synth background and almost snarling vocals, would makes one heck of a track for a film score (think Sci-Fi war film or epic action film.)

You can’t help but get caught up with this album. It almost tells a story and you’re scared to not listen to the next track in case you miss something. For those of you who grew up in the 80’s, listening to the likes of Maiden, the track ‘Silver City’ is almost classic of that style and should appeal to you.

I don’t think there is a track on this album that I can honestly say I wasn’t too sure on. The one thing I can recommend is that you start the album and then hold on for one hellava ride. I’m not saying its hard metal from start to finish because there are some softer tracks to give you a bit of a breather but don’t be fooled. It is just leading you into a false sense of security as it will be followed with more ace guitars, Aura’s vocals and some amazing harmonies. The energy of this album is crazy from beginning to end and the track ‘Let’s Go Fucking Wild’ sums up the whole experience. What you see is what you get! Simply, just pure talent!

What more can I say? Just AWESOME!

TRACKLISTING:
1-The Future Becomes Are Past
2- Hail To You
3-In The Name Of My Pain
4-Hot ‘n’ Heavy
5-Fallin To Pieces
6-Glimpse In The Mirror
7-You Bite Me I’ll Bite You Back
8-Hate Is Evanescent, Violence is Forever
9-Silver City
10-Light Be My Guide
11- Lets Go Fucking Wild
12 To New Horizons

LINKS:
https://www.scarletaura.net/
www.facebook.com/scarletaura
www.instagram.com/scarlet_aura_
www.twitter.com/Scarlet_Aura_
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCti8MLlTRAQEQSD3s8OuGrA

 

by Miluta Flueras http://fb.com/miluta7

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Winter’s Edge – The Guardians of Our Time Pt 1

 

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WINTER’S EDGE – THE GUARDIANS OF OUR TIME PT. 1.
Self-Released
Release Date: 17/08/2018
Running Time: 35:43
Review by Lotty Whittingham
8/10

It was only last year that Winter’s Edge officially became a band. It was initially started as a solo project by guitarist Jeremy Lawler in the year 2009. It was set up to feature different musicians from around the world.

Those years have seen them experiment with their sound; include talent from the underground metal scene and line-up changes. After a two-year break, they have worked tirelessly to bring forth their latest release “The Guardians Of Our Time Pt.1” It shows listeners a solid collection of songs that will open more doors for the band regarding their career and their already huge sound has the potential to grow further. It also shows that the band are back and they mean business.

The album gets off to a promising start with the intro tracks ‘Open Worlds’ and ‘Guardians Of Our Time’; ‘Open Worlds’ is the atmospheric instrumental that has the listener glued and intrigued right away. ’Guardians Of Our Time’ gives the listener a first glimpse of the talent that is to be expected on the album; from the versatile vocal work of Charlotte Jones to the pounding drum work from Ed Anderson.

Across the album, it is clear why over the years their fan base has grown very quickly. The versatile selection of songs on the album showcase what Winter’s Edge have to offer in terms of musical talent and there is something about the band’s sound that makes someone want to be a better version of themselves.

The pounding rhythm alongside the dominant riff in ‘Path Of Desperation’ ensures that the listener is ready and willing for what’s to come next. The fist pumping energy the track gives off is infectious and will bring you to life in a recorded or live setting.

‘Dying Star’ is a beautiful ballad that initially makes the listener think they will be taking a break from the ground-breaking distortion. Don’t be fooled, this is a deception. It doesn’t make the ballad any less stunning, in fact it adds to this great track. The growls alongside the clean vocals in this track work together well, showing the vast range of Charlotte Jones’ vocals.

It ends on an excellent note with ‘In The End’ and ‘Through The Ferryman’s Eyes’. ‘The former provides one last blast of the bands talent before the latter brings the album to a close with an atmospheric interlude. The song contains excellent guitar work, vocal talent and some great musicianship.

Long-time fans of the band will know that The Ferryman has had great significance throughout the band’s career. The title of their first album was “The Ferryman’s Eyes” so it is great to see a reference to their previous material and that they haven’t forgotten their roots.

By the end of the album, you are left wanting more. You are not ready for it to end. “The Guardians Of Our Time Pt.1” marks a triumphant return from Winter’s Edge. Keep your eyes peeled and ears out for them; you would be a fool to miss them!
TRACK LISTING
1. Open Worlds
2. Guardians Of Our Time
3. Path Of Desperation
4. Momentarily
5. Break It Up
6. Dying Star
7. Fatal Dreams
8. In The End
9. Through The Ferryman’s Eyes
SOCIAL MEDIA
https://www.wintersedgeband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWintersEdge/

https://www.instagram.com/wintersedge/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztaNnvN98ItoD-fAxS73Wg
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