As the saying goes, "not all that glitters is gold". With that, struck the idea of popular Finnish singer Tarja Turunen for her seventh studio album. Three years on from her last album “The Shadow Self”, “In the Raw” finds Tarja and her beautiful going into her most vulnerable sounds, opening herself up more than ever before to where she says she was left feeling naked by her honesty, but also pleased at where she had gone with her words.
Last year when I first joined Lyrical Spell Magazine, my first review was for the debut album “Death Embraces You All” by the Norwegian gothic metal band Mørke, a new band that promises to revive the old school of the 90s gothic metal genre in the veins of bands such as Tristania, Theatre of Tragedy, and The Sins of thy Beloved.
Our Destiny is the brainchild of Vikram Shankar (Redemption, Lux Terminus), whose beautiful piano playing is paired with the angelic voice of his partner, Lauren Nolan. Our Destiny has been around for years, starting as a cover group back in 2011, but as the two started to grow musically, it’s official that have composed original music for their debut album.
After discovering through a friend almost 10 years ago, Lindsay Schoolcraft's voice had definitely won my attention with her work in Mary and the Black Lamb. After the group disbanded, Lindsay has started to more focus on her solo work in which she described as “ethereal gothic rock”, she eventually released a 7-track debut EP “Rushing through the Sky” which displayed beautiful and ambient symphonic composition, then a year later, joined the successful extreme metal band Cradle of Filth...
Lindsay Schoolcraft, an accomplished singer-songwriter, pianist, and harpist is preparing to release her solo debut album titled “Martyr”, set for a release in October 2019. Schoolcraft has debuted her solo career with an EP “Rushing through the Sky”, which showcases her beautiful mix of ambience with the atmosphere of Gothic music.
From the Midwest of the United States in the honeycrisp apple state of Minnesota, resides Plague of Stars, a gothic doom metal band with a twist. Formed in 2012, the lineup consists of longtime music veterans in the Minneapolis metal scene.
From Minsk, Belarus emerges a dream-rock quintet, Mission Jupiter, whose mission is to place nighty mood music and cosmic epic sounds in our universe. Starting in 2015, the band was originally just going to be a musical experiment but once the activities and compositions of the experiment started to grow maturely, the direction led them to become an official band.
On the 18th of June, the American singer-songwriter from California, Chelsea, shares a new song from her new upcoming album “Birth of Violence”, set to be released on 13th September 2018 via Sargent House. This will be her 6th studio album in her career.
“Try to be honest, with others as well as with yourself…” Requesting for a second interview, Helena returns to Lyrical Spell Magazine so we can cover more about her solo work, Angel, a project that’s been on hold for years as Helena has had commitments with the music of Imperia and as well her personal life. During the “Flames of Eternity” cycle, Michaelsen has been dropping hints about new songs in the work for the long-awaited sophomore album, 'A Woman’s Diary – Chapter 2’,...