Jun 242018
 

The Beckoning bid farewell as a band and leave us with an ep that is at times as majestic and beautiful as it is heavy and brutal.

Since the release of this ep around the beginning of 2018, The Beckoning have announced the end of the band with everyone involved leaving on good terms.  The Canadian band has been around since 2010 and this “ep” is a combination of the previously released demos Desolate (2014) and War (2012) and even though only four songs, clocks in at close to half an hour in length,  pushing the boundaries of the definition of ep.  Given a listen to the material, one can’t help but be surprised that this much sound comes from a band of three people, husband and wife Roy and Meghann Turple covering drums, vocals, and keyboards and Eldon Loewen handling bass and guitars.  The band enlisted guitarist Derek Corzine (Blood Thirsty, Whisper from Heaven, ex-Bloodline Severed) to mix the ep and his experience in the various genres covered by his bands shows through in an album that manages to make a myriad of instruments and vocal styles show cleanly in the mix.

Immediately when “Lamentation” starts with its piano piece, one can’t help but wonder when the inevitable explosion of metal guitars and drums will come, especially given the album cover.  Suprisignly though, the first bit is just keyboards and guitar taking the over the piano line, more like what one would hear in power metal song, but then the music goes quiet as a spoken piece begins backed by a chiming clock and Meghann’s beautiful operatic voice.  Continue reading »

Dec 152017
 

Progressive extreme metal band The Beckoning have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of their new lyric video for ‘Lamentation.’ The video can be watched below.

Nosral Recordings has compiled The Beckoning‘s “Desolate” EP (2014) and “War” demo (2012), remastered the tracks and will be releasing it as one release. The tracks have been remastered by Luke Dinan (Children of Wrath).

“The Desolation of War” will be available world wide on Dec 29th at all online digital retailers. it will also be available from some online distros and also from nosralrecordings.com for physical cds.

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Nov 162017
 

Nosral Recordings has compiled The Beckoning‘s “Desolate” EP (2014) and “War” demo (2012), remastered the tracks and will be releasing it as one release. The tracks have been remastered by Luke Dinan (Children of Wrath) and will be released December 29, 2017. The first single ‘The Desolation Of War’ is available for streaming & download now on Noisetrade.

Progressive extreme metal band The Beckoning is hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that fuses the aggression of Extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic music and the eccentricity and odd song structures of progressive Rock/Metal. Founded by Meghann and Roy Turple and joined together with guitarist/bassist Eldon Loewen, the trio combine their influences together in a songwriting formula that is both unorthodox and organic. Continue reading »

Nov 092017
 

Nosral Recordings has compiled The Beckoning‘s “Desolate” EP (2014) and “War” demo (2012), remastered the tracks and will be releasing it as one release. The tracks have been remastered by Luke Dinan (Children of Wrath) and will be released December 29, 2017. Check out the artwork for “The Desolation of War” below.

Progressive extreme metal band The Beckoning is hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that fuses the aggression of Extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic music and the eccentricity and odd song structures of progressive Rock/Metal. Founded by Meghann and Roy Turple and joined together with guitarist/bassist Eldon Loewen, the trio combine their influences together in a songwriting formula that is both unorthodox and organic. Continue reading »

Apr 012017
 

‘Of conquered Wreaths and Casted Stones’ is a brand new song by Progressive Extreme Metal band The Beckoning – a peek at what’s coming with the new full-length from The Beckoning. This is our first song in three years!. The song can be streamed below.

The Beckoning is hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that fuses the aggression of Extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic music and the eccentricity and odd song structures of progressive Rock/Metal. Founded by Meghann and Roy Turple and joined together with guitarist/bassist Eldon Loewen, the trio combine their influences together in a songwriting formula that is both unorthodox and organic. Continue reading »