Dark Sarah (Gothic Metal from FIN), Death Therapy (Industrial groove metal from the USA), Wind Rose (Dwarven Metal from ITA), Sleeping Romance (Symphonic Metal from ITA) – have been added to the festival lineup for the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival. The cultural rock and metal festival will be held this year on 3 and 4 November as usual in the Gigant in Apeldoorn (NL).
Check out the new promo video below.
** The arrival of Dark Sarah (FIN) may be considered as a big surprise. The band around ex-Amberian Dawn singer Heidi Parviainen performed in 2014 at the Metal Female Voices Fest in Belgium, but after that show the performances were limited to Finland. Extra special is that guest singer JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings) also will be there at the festival.. As previously reported Leppäluoto has joined Dark Sarah‘s lineup for the third album, scheduled to be released in 2018. Leppäluoto was also featured in Dark Sarah’s previous album “The Puzzle” that was released in November last year, playing the character The Dragon.
** Death Therapy started as the side project of Jason Wisdom, former frontman of Becoming The Archetype, the project morphed into a full time project consisting of Jason Wisdom and Josh Seagraves. Death Therapy combines elements of metal with electronic, industrial, and post-punk influences. Death Therapy released its debut album, “The Storm Before the Calm” on February 24th via Solid State Records.
** Wind Rose hails from Italy and plays folk/power metal band (their sound is also described as dwarven metal – And indeed the dwarfs of The Hobbit are a great inspiration for Wind Rose. Having toured with bands like Wintersun, Eluveitie and Ensiferum. Their third album “Stonehymn” is released on May 26th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings, an album filled by the epic, powerful and folk inspired brand of power metal the band is known for.
** The Italian female fronted metal band Sleeping Romance is not a stranger anymore at the festival, they already played several times at Brainstorm (acoustic in the theater and in full force at the mainstage) but also at several other festivals in the Benelux, last year: Female Metal Event in Eindhoven (NL) and Christmas Rock Night in Ennepetal (D) – Sleeping Romance is a band that never disappoints.
In August of last year, the band joined forces with legendary metal and hard rock label, Napalm Records and signed a worldwide record deal. Their sophomore album is scheduled to be released this year, and will contain an evolution of the band’s sound without moving away from the original concept and vision of Sleeping Romance. “We are really excited about it! There is a lot of work ahead but we are sure it will be a killer album. Il metallo!!”
Already confirmed for the 10th edition of Brainstorm Festival 2017 are: American metal band Living Sacrifice, Symphonic Metal Band Xandria (D) and the Heavy Rock Band Project 86 (USA) and ghost pop from Sea + Air (D/GR). More bands will be announced soon.
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