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Preview: Persefone + Poem + Loch Vostok – Stockholm

Elsa Marques 20/04/2017 Previews Comments Off on Preview: Persefone + Poem + Loch Vostok – Stockholm
Preview: Persefone + Poem + Loch Vostok – Stockholm

Persefone has been currently touring with Poem in order to introduce their latest release “Aathma”

The “Aathma” tour started on April 7th in Barcelona and will end on April 22 in Stockholm at the Kraken Sthlm venue.

For the special end of tour date they invited the band Loch Vostok as opening band. Originally from Uppsala (Sweden) their latest release “From these waters” was released in March 30, 2015. Last fall they announced the beginning of the recording of their upcoming album, “Strife”, that is due for released under  Intromental Management & Vicisolum Productions artist on April / May 2017. Album is being recorded at Frontporch Productions and mix/mastered by David Castillo (Katatonia, Dark Tranquility, Sepultura).

Leadsinger/guitarist, Teddy Möller comments on the new album:
“Where do you go after disappointment strikes? Who do you trust after betrayal hits you like a knife in the back? Why do you choose to go on and on, through hardship after hardship?
Answers will follow!”

Loch Vostok are:

From left to right:
Fredrik Klingwall (Keyboard); Jimmy Mattsson (Bass/Backvocals); Teddy Möller  (Guitar/Vocals);  Lawrence Dinamarca (Drums); Niklas Kupper (Guitar/Backvocals)

Poem was formed in 2006 in Athens (Greece) and after some lineup changes they released their debut album,“The Great Secret Show”, in December 2008. Soon after they signed with the greek label “Dromos music” for a June 2009 release. They have been touring and opening shows for bigger band like Amorphis, Omnium Gatherum, Textured, Opeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Pain of Salvation, Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ, Leprous, etc..
On March 2016 they signed with the Swedish label “ViciSolum Productions” in order to release their  second album “Skein Syndrome” (March 18), which they are still currently  promoting.

Poem are:

The headliners of the tour, Persefone, coming from Andorra, started as a band back in 2001 and have been described “as one of the most exciting acts on the ever-growing progressive metal scene”.
After almost four years since their latest release “Spiritual Migration” (March 29th, 2013) and with a change in the band lineup (guitarist and drummer), they released “Aathma” album on February 24th, 2017. Stated as an album that takes their music to the next level, “Aathma” included the guest appearances by Paul Masvidal (Cynic, Death), Øystein Landsverk (Leprous) and Merethe Soltvedt. Mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Opeth, Devin Townsend, Arch Enemy, Symphony X etc.)

Persefone are:

Marc Martins (Vocals)
Carlos Lozano (Guitars)
Miguel Espinosa (Keyboards/ Vocals)
Tony Mestre (Bass)
Sergi Verdeguer (Drums)
Filipe Baldaia (Guitars)

Ticket price is 170 kr (~ 18€) can be bought in advance (http://www.persefonetour.com ; Tickster) or at the venue door.

Venue Open doors at 18h and band will play in the following order:
Loch Vostok

If you don’t know any of the bands, take a look on the following videos to have a glimpse of what this progressive metal night will bring:

The tour was brought to you by:
IntroMental , Vicisolum productions and Metalized




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Adopted the role of the zine Finnish emissary, and since my addition to the roster, I have been juggling the tasks of Editor-in-chief, Promoter and Manager of the zine social media pages. As part of the permanent staff of the zine, album reviews, video and written interviews, covering live shows (text, video and photography) have been also a strong contribution to the zine work. Besides the zine "hobbies" I am also a origami, music and travel enthusiastic. Academic background: Biology degree from the University of Coimbra (Portugal); Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Center of Neurosciences & Faculty of Science and Technology (Portugal); PhD degree from the Medical Faculty, University of Helsinki (Finland).

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