This Nuclear Blast from the Past article and Collectors Corner feature is for Insatia’s “Phoenix Aflame” which has a released date of June 23rd, 2017 on Pitch Black Records….

Usually I let 10 years go buy, on TIMELESS MASTERPIECE albums, but if someone is dumb enough to write a strange and bizarre record review against a all-time classic, well I have to do a Nuclear Blast From the Past Feature….Nostalgia for just 3 days ago, or do a Collectors Corner Feature, where a TOP 100 album of all-time or of a genre, gets slandered, well we just TELL OUR READERS !!! Readers specific to this page….most of my fans I have meet since 1980 to just last week, are either Gothic’s who want the best in GOTHIC MUSIC…classical/rock/metal/avant-garde, or just, metal thrashing mad maniac, insane metal fanataic who need to feed a metallic addiction, who only listen to Razor/Exodus/ Slayer/ Nervosa/ Sepultura, and the best of the best from the Death Metal-age June 23, 1990 to current. Like I tell everyone I meet in person, I easily find the best of the best in Thrash/Death Metal, because I have THE Death Metal experts on staff, who know there music knowledge inside out!!! I am the Melodic Metal/Gothic/ Hair Metal/ Heavy Metal / Avant-Garde/ Classical Music expert, because if a band does not have a hook and a riff in the same song, it is not a song, put bits and pieces. Traditional clean singing, with perfect enunciation and pronunciation World-Class Vocals, will never go out of style. I know this from 6 years of Music Theory Classes, good luck convincing me, melody will be outdated in music. This is the music that will survive the test of time !!!   Anyhow if your behind the times on what this page is WERE A GOTHIC METAL AGE PUBLICATION, A Death Metal AGE Publication, A Avnat-Garde AGE publication, ROCK/METAL/ and CLASSICAL MUSIC !!! As a specialized pressed We Cover The True Norwegian Gothic Metal Style… this GOLDEN AGE STARTED IN 1993/1994 and I have been a heavy metal fan since 1978, I know what the actual top 1oo heavy metal albums for style/ sub-genre of heavy metal, and I find you the predecessor and successor, to each band, put if a band is peerless, that deserves top attention until a successor can be found. I have waited 1298 days for the new Insatia albums, and I have been listening to this band since the Debut album, because a writer, when I am reading write-ups on bands, I just read, and do the research myself, and Black Phoenix Forums gave Insatia a rave review and a killer write-up and I have been hooked ever since, and I say, Ignore and record review under a score of under a 95 or so…..because I have been living with the debut album “Asylum Denied” since day 1 and the new album “Phoenix Aflame” since day 1….and anyone who says this album is not in the big leagues of KICK ASS albums, such as The Gathering “Nighttime Birds” or Nightwish “Once”…can not really be trusted on any level when the subject matter is WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST and albums that will be in your record collection the rest of your life, and will be handed down to your children and grand-children. People make the claim you need to wait a few years to see if a album  loses its original evocation and excitement, if a album can whip me into a frenzy or send chills up and down my spine, as soon as the happens, I just write the record review, which is just a subjective opinion, and nothing else

I need positive vibe albums such as Trouble “Psalms 9”, Trouble “The Skull”, Trouble “Run To The Light”, Pale Forest “Exit Mould”, The Gathering “Mandylion”,Nightwish “Once”, Insatia “Asylum Denied” and Insatia “Phoenix Aflame”  These albums have a TIMELESSNESS and time stands still aspect to them, which is why I KNOW THIS MUSIC WILL EASILY SURVIVE THE TEST OF TIME !!!

For this feature I catalogued all the actual heavy metal press record reviews , actual interviews and actual news features from June 1st, 2017 todays Date of June 26th and June 27 depending on what time zone you live in on planet metal, one strange and bizarre CDalbum review was omitted because the will not survive as a publication….My fans have told me that hate negeative record review with scores under 90, because there are 1300 genres to chose from I chose Heavy Metal and any artist/band with a World-Class Vocalist, I do not go in to the other genres/styles and write crazy insane reviews, because those genres have SPECIALIZED PRESS, just like this is a specialized press for World-Class RIFF BASED HEAVY METAL with WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST, and any band POWER/THRASH/DEATH/BLACK METAL who released albums that are all KILLER AND NO FILLER…..!!!! So yeah a TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUM FROM 2017 received strange and bizarre treatment, and just like with the last album. Once you live with the album for a few days/months/and a couple of years. Insatia writes music that will never leave you, albums you can memorize and play back in your head if your not allowed to have a CDplayer at work….!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to thank Black Phoenix Forums for giving this band a stellar write-up and excellent album review in late 2013. It is perfect “on target” taste alongside my favorite publications

Sonic Cathedral webzine who also has a killer on-line record shoppe

http://www.soniccathedral.com

and

The Essential

Metal Maidens webzine

http://www.metalmaidens.com

and

Ravenheart Music

http://www.ravenheartmusic.com

As far as my top 100 albums list of 2013 and 2017  I will never under any circumstances, take this band off any best of the best list….you want there spot….good luck with that. This band has a HUGE jump on you, and you may never catch up !!!

Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice……just like with Edge of Paradise just top-notch song-writers and instrument virtuosos at there instrument in the same band. The factor most people over look in song-writing is lyrics, I dig deep into them, that is what separates the upper 99.9 percentile from the upper 99.1 percentile. 7 styles we cover each style has a top 700 bands we listen to intensely and from there we let you know what bands are ascending, very few of our artist we cover ever “sell-out” the concept does not exist in GOTHIC METAL….. Without a doubt, Insatia will keep its ranking on our TOP 100 GOTHIC/SYMPHONIC/POWER metal list,  the classify as POWER METAL. 2 perfect albums back to back…..l@@king forward to album number 3.

June 1st, 2017

Sentinel  Daily.com.au

“Canadian/US conglomerate Insatia release their second album, Phoenix Aflame, later this month on the Pitch Black label, and mighty fine it is too. Insatia have got some famous mates, with onetime Arch Enemy axepert Christopher Amott and former Firewind man Apollo Papathanesio guesting on the record amongst others, but that shouldn’t detract from the fact that the band themselves are no slouches and have created an exciting album with Phoenix…
Vocalist Zoë Federoff has an interesting voice, being neither out-and-out operatic soprano or straight-up metal throat, but as ever there’s not much point being able to sing if you haven’t got the songs to back it up – and Insatia have those in spades.”

 

June 7th, 2017

Dead Rhetoric

8.5 out of 10

LET US FIX THAT FOR YOU

10 out of 10

http://deadrhetoric.com/reviews/insatia-phoenix-aflame-pitch-black-records/

American/Canadian power metal act Insatia first dipped their toes in the water with 2013’s Asylum Denied. While it slipped below the radar of this scribe, it clearly made an impact – signing with Pitch Black Records and dropping a plethora of guests to this second release (including Apollo Papathanasio, Chris Amott, Christian Hermsdörfer, and more). Phoenix Aflame sounds like a band that is ready to make their mark, and be sure it leaves a lasting impact.

There’s nothing overly complex about Insatia’s approach but they have all the necessary elements and can exploit them for their best usage. First and foremost, despite what assumptions you may make based on the cover art, this is power metal with some synths included – not symphonic metal. Some heavy riffing should make that clear, on tracks like “Healer of Hatred.” Symphonics are relegated to a support act (adding a pleasant layer without being obtrusive – see “Angel of Mercy”), and it gives the band more punch than you might expect. There’s a few modern elements in the synths when they pop up (“Memory of a Sapphire”) but they fit well in the mix. Riffing rules the roost for the most part, with ripping numbers like the title track and more melodic cuts (“Sacred”) both providing strong hooks as well as some great soloing. The songs are around 3-4 minutes for the most part, and Insatia melt these songs down to their essence – not a note is wasted. Lastly, there’s the band’s ace in the hole – vocalist Zoë Federoff. She never goes operatic, but keeps things grounded in a more rocking vibe that she can mellow out on with tracks like the folk-ish “Velvet Road.” Her soaring vocal performance takes the songs and gives them an extra level of potency and emotion.

Great riffs, strong melodic vocals, and some concise songwriting chops make Phoenix Aflame an impressive release. Insatia have found how to make the genre work in their favor, and make it an invigorating listen. No reason that this shouldn’t make them one of the summer’s more buzzworthy acts.

 

June 17th, 2017

http://www.kickassmetal.wordpress.com

KICK*ASS*METAL

100 out of 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

FUCKING ESSENTIAL RATING !!!!!!!!!!!

……….CD REVIEW………

INSATIA
International • Tuscon, Arizona/Quebec, Canada
Phoenix Aflame
Featuring World-Class Vocalist
Zoe Marie Federoff
Pitch Black Records
Unleashed on Planet Metal
June 23rd, 2017

KICK ASS METAL Rating
100 OUT OF 100 BLOOD DRIPPIING SKULLS
TIMELESS MASTERPIECE
Perfect Power Metal
FUCKING ESSENTIAL

THE IMMORTALS OF METAL ON THIS TIMELESS MASTERPIECE

Zoe Marie Federoff • Vocals
Kaelen Sarakinis • Guitars
Dave Ablaze • Bass
Daniel Millian • Drums

THE SONG YOU LOVE AND KNOW BY HEART AND BURNED ONTO DNA…aka… Tracklisting

Land of the Living • Intro

Act of Mercy

Memory of a Sapphire

Sacred

We Are The Grey

Phoenix Aflame

Not My God

Captor and Captive

Velvet Road

Healer of Hated

Fans of World-Class Power Metal artist such as MindMazeUnleash The ArchersKOBRA AND THE LOTUS• Epica • Within TemptationXandriaKAMELOTSerenityDelainPoets of the Fall, take notice.

Whoa….!!! thought you would never find the perfect album for heavy rotation, between Nightwish “Once” and MindMaze “Back From The Dead”. Well this is it!!! This album RULES!!!

As one of THE most anticipated albums of this year, alongside Edge Of Paradise “Alive”. This album not only meets my expectations, it exceeds them. It has been 1298 days since the all-time classic. Insatia “Asylum Denied” was Unleashed on Planet Metal on December 3rd, 2013. That album I played a billion million times. Because I live in a cold climate album, and certain albums go with Winter. When it’s 20 degrees below, with the wind-chill factor. I am reaching for and listening to Insatia “Asylum Denied”, at the fireplace, dripping hot chocolate with marshmallows, or a cup of coffee.

Was this album worth the wait? For sure…!!! Supreme metallic art of the highest order. Such as this Insatia “Phoenix Aflame”, and Insatia “Asylum Denied”. I would rather have a album like this. ALL KILLER AND NO FILLER!!!!, anyday!!!

@ KICK•ASS•METAL were always looking for the most distinctive, original, unique one-of-a-kind bands.

Any band, such as Insatia. Having a World-Class Vocalist and World-Class Musicians, with top-notch song-writing and extraordinary compositional, have a unfair advantage over those who are at the beginner stage. Because these bands know what a hook is and what a riff is, and know to make sure the METALLIC MAYHEM, has a driving edge, while never forgetting virtuosity !!!

The Insatia albums “Asylum Denied” & “Phoenix Aflame” will always have a have a heavy rotation in my CDalbum player. Because I always pay attention to lyrics, because I am always looking for albums with positive vibes, such as Trouble “Psalms 9”, Trouble “The Skull”, Trouble “Run To The Light” and Pale Forest “Exit Mould”.

I have no problem putting Insatia “Phoenix Aflame”, in the big leagues of albums such as Nightwish “Once”, Epica “The Holographic Principle ” and MindMaze “Back From The Edge ”

As a matter of fact, I would hang this album Insatia “Phoenix Aflame” in The KICK•ASS•METAL Heavy Metal Hall of Fame offices, right next to Nightwish “Once”, as a Death Metal AGE, Gothic Metal AGE, and Avant-garde Metal AGE Publication I do listen to Symphonic Melodic Power Metal Metal. Because of the similar origins to the Founding and Progenitor artist!!! I proudly throw in the CD player, The Gathering “Nighttime Birds” then Nightwish “Once”. I have always built my music library 1st and foremost, based on authenticity. And Insatia is the real deal!!!!

Zoe Marie Federoff is a true original one-of-a-kind World-Class Vocalist. I know this band Insatia’s sound/style with in a few notes. Because while bands have influences, and what resonates with me is the artist making heavy metal art.

So one the Sonic Cathedral / Metal Maidens/ Metalholic/ KICK ASS METAL/ Ravenheart/ Black Phoenix Forum/ Femme Metal side of planet METAL’S news coverage, and record reviews. Expect to see this album on top 100 albums not just in 2017, but perhaps the decade 2010 list, and We have both Insatia’s albums as KICK ASS METAL HEAVY METAL HALL OF FAME ALBUMS. Which are albums that you want to have multiple copies of, since the idea of record collecting is to find the music that will always easily survive the test of time, because talent, innovation, originality, authenticity will never go out of style.

The stellar Gogo Melone Art artwork, makes this album a true “must have”, and of course this album is supreme metallic art of the highest order, which makes this album a True FUCKING ESSENTIAL purchase!!!

Insatia Discography

“Asylum Denied”
December 3rd, 2013
TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2013
KICK•ASS•METAL Heavy Metal Hall of Fame album

“Phoenix Aflame”
June 23rd, 2017
TOP 100 HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF 2017
KICK•ASS•METAL Heavy Metal Hall of Fame album

 

June 19th, 2017

Think Lyrically

7.5 out of 10

Let us FIX THAT FOR YOU

10 out of 10

https://thinkinglyrically.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/review-insatia-phoenix-aflame/

Phoenix Aflame is the new album from Insatia which is released this week through Pitch Black Records. Founded in 2009 and fronted by Zoë Federoff, the band has released one album and opened for multiple international acts, including Sonata Arctica and Dark Tranquility.  You can listen to single from the album We Are The Grey through Bandcamp here.

A band who know how to create dramatic melodies, Insatia certainly start as they mean to go on on their second record. Riffs stand out throughout this album, the guitars creating energy that work with the drum work and in places piano to make an incredible sound. This is particularly clear on songs such as Captor & The Captive where these elements shine.

Federoff’s vocals throughout this album work with the melodies with real ease, the band really harmonising with her and using her unique tone on this record well straight from the start, the intro using her softer tone but Act Of Mercy demonstrating that more raw tone she can deliver. It’s an unexpected vocal for a Metal band however it works in contrast really well on this record with the sound of crunching guitars and it makes for a great listen.

Insatia certainly prove that the wait for their second album was so worth it. The band make some great choruses on this album which delivered with these vocals combined with this band’s style of melody makes for an album where they show what they can do. Highlights for me on this album are Act Of Mercy, Captor & The Captive and title track Phoenix Aflame.

7.5/10.

 

June 20th, 2017

We Love Metal

4 out of 6

WLM Reviews: Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

June 20, 2017

There’s usually one thing about up and coming bands that usually gets my attention but in this case that is of multiple proportions.

American/Canadian symphonic power metallers, Insatia will be releasing this week the latest chapter in their works titled, Phoenix Aflame. A rather appropriate title I should say, sources claim the album is for fans of bands such as Helion Prime, Lacuna Coil, Delain, We Are The Fallen and many more familiar and similar metal acts. As a fan of all those acts, I found them to have their own more distinct sound, no reminders of other acts. The ten-track album delivers an assortment of appealing elements such as the obvious symphonic tones, strings, great hooks, solid electronic bits and a great vocal presence with  Zoë Federoff, at the helm. What’s even more enticing about the album are the featured guest musicians that have worked and been a part of bands such as  Arch Enemy, Visions of Atlantis, Firewind and more. That album cover is pretty striking on a visual basis I would say.

We enter Land of the Living, the intro to this magical album. For the most part an instrumental only track, there’s a few vocal lines before the Act of Mercy really gets riffing. Some great double bass patterns, a pretty solid and direct track with a memorable chorus section. Memory of Sapphire became a personal favorite. The energy on this one is pretty vivid and vocalist Zoe, begins to showcase her soaring vocals alongside a great solo. If you like solos, We Are The Gray has one of the best in the album.

Halfway into the album and I was wondered, can this group any heavier? Well that question was answered on the next track, the title track, Phoneix Aflame. Like a phoenix soaring from the ashes in full might, flight and energy, this one surely is highly worthy of checking out. A stimulating hook will lure you in, very heavy I may add, with an ominous presence/feel to it throughout. It was about time, the band showed their more wild side. Then again things can go 180 such as in the semi-ballad, Not My God.

Personally, Captor And The Captive has some great quality melodic work to it, rather memorable and addicting especially with the leads. The intricate piano is very much needed and perfectly placed with this one. The closing track, The Healer Of Hatred, is where the band really gives it their all. I guess there’s an exception to this one, the track reminds me of Imperia, as I previously mentioned they don’t really sound like anyone but hey, connection is definitely a good thing in my book! Symphonically charged and very headbangable there’s a great progression to this one and the elaborate experimental presence later on adds only more variety and faces to this up and coming North American group.

I feel this is one of those albums that comes with a sort of convoluted atmosphere to it. Unpredictable in some instances or catchy the next, Insatia, truly has a sound that they can call their own and I’m very curious what will they bring forth on their next release. This album is kind of all over the place which is a wonderful talent to have especially when music evolves and goes on and not keeping to the general expectation or cliche patterns other acts tend to oversaturate. Nonetheless, a very, very original release from InsatiaStay Metal \m/

 

 

June 22nd, 2017

Script the Darkness

……news feature….

http://script-the-darkness.blogspot.com/2017/06/hump-day-hot-ticket-6-21-17.html

Hump Day Hot Ticket: Insatia “Memory of a Sapphire”

Photo credit: Sean Mundy
As much as I enjoy scoping out new talent from different parts of the world for this feature each week, I especially love to shine a spotlight on rising stars from my own home country as well. Another rare pleasure is to review a band who are my friends as well.
This week, I get to do all three by reviewing the latest video from Insatia, the Canadian-American symphonic metal powerhouse fronted by the lovely (and super-talented) Zoë Federoff. I have known Zoë since before she joined Insatia, so I know she is not just talented, but a genuinely good person who would much prefer to let her music speak for itself—not to be viewed as some rock star, but as a regular gal who has the good fortune to live her dreams. But she has also used her music to do good; calling attention to causes that are dear to her heart, and actively involving herself in numerous musical projects and charity work. She takes the high praise she receives in stride, and is as generous with giving compliments as she is in receiving them. A down-to-earth mom with a penchant for chai tea, Zoë is the farthest thing from a “diva” as you will ever find, on this scene or any other.
After over 3 years since bursting onto the scene with their debut album Asylum Denied, Insatia’s star has steadily been rising; opening for respected bands on the scene such as Delain, Xandria, and the queen of metal herself, Doro Pesch. The band has also seen a lot of changes, with Zoë’s personal growth and musical maturity leading the way. Still determined to keep this a band that celebrates the friendly alliance between the U.S. and Canada, Insatia merges the heat of Tucson with the cold of Montreal to produce not just a diamond in the rough, but…well, a sapphire.
Fans have waited a long time for Phoenix Aflame, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2013 debut, and let me just say that they will not be disappointed! Insatia’s brand of symphonic metal is something that very few other bands in the genre can claim: it is as catchy and hooky as a rock song, but with all the sweeping grandeur and elegance that you come to expect from a symphonic metal band, all within the span of 4 minutes.
The band’s choice for their first video, “Memory of a Sapphire” (which features a guest appearance by ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott), captures this perfectly. A lone sapphire is shown on the floor, as Zoë walks to it, picks it up, and looks at it for a moment. The quiet is just long enough so that the heavy riffs jolt you, and then Zoë goes from contemplative silence to headbanging all over the place! The entire band is rocking out: bassist Dave Ablaze is swirling his bass around his neck, as hair goes whipping around. If you are not instantly committing the earworm of a chorus to memory, or at least aren’t singing along with Zoë’s line, “memory of a sapphi-iii-irrre”, then you are just too cool for me; because I had this song stuck in my head after one listen!
The video itself is very straightforward with not many frills: Zoë is wearing a nice blue dress, while the rest of the band is dressed in black, or black-and-white. It consists mostly of performance shots, cutting occasionally to Zoë pondering over her sapphire. Perhaps there is meaning behind this, but the video itself does not tell. The most we see of the titular character is at the end of the video, where it is left where it was originally found, spinning like a top.
For more information on Insatia, visit their official website.
Special thanks to Zoë Federoff and Dave Ablaze.

 

 

June 23rd, 2017

Metal Archives

95 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS OUT OF 100 SKULLS

Dam close only 5 point off !!!

100 out of 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

FUCKING ESSENTIAL

I’ve been following the progress of Canadian/American power metal band Insaita since an EP they did several years ago (a completely different lineup from the one featured on Phoenix Aflame. When I heard that founding two of the members of the trio had left the band a few years back, shortly after the release of their promising debut album, I wondered, can this band survive? Or will they be relegated to the dustheap of metal history? I’m happy to report, after listening to this sophomore release, that like the Phoenix of the album’s title, Insatia has been reborn in a new and more beautiful form! Lead singer Zoe Federoff, who is the only remaining member from the band that recorded Asylum Denied, has managed to assemble a talented band that brings her vocals to the foreground, and the result is a very satisfying power metal release.

Overall, the songwriting is noticeably stronger, with catchy riffs and strong melodies, and displaying a wider dynamic range across the board. There is a lot more keyboard writing on this record, and it complements the solid rhythm section very well, lending the music a style reminiscent of many European power metal bands. Zoe’s singing, which always displayed purity of tone and good dynamic range, has gained a level of confidence that is immediately apparent. I suspect that her experience of live performance over the past few years has stood her in good stead. Nowhere is this more apparent than in one of the standout tracks: “Not My God,” a duet with guest vocalist Apollo Papathansio (Ex-Firewind, Spiritual Beggars). This is the kind of song that gets stuck in my head! And it’s exactly the kind of singing I’ve been waiting to hear from Zoe: self-assured, with a great mix of sweetness and power, really taking advantage of her higher range. It’s also another good example of the kind of keyboard writing that gives the music on Phoenix Aflame such a pleasing dynamic variation.

My other favorite track is “Velvet Road,” a sort of “folk metal” tune that reminds me a bit of Spanish metal band Mago de Oz (only I like Zoe’s voice a lot better than the lead singer of that group). Lines like “But I know myself/And I know my strength/Keep my heart for you/As I carry through/On this winding velvet road” can sound cheesy, if they’re not delivered with simplicity and sincerity, and Zoe achieves this in her vocals, while the beautiful acoustic guitar and the simple keyboard parts lend some solid support. Really great singing on this track!

I should also say a word about the title track, “Phoenix Aflame.” A raging rhythm guitar part and some nice keyboard work make this another standout track. The song has a vibrant forward momentum that occasionally reminds me of some Deep Purple classics, but with a more contemporary metal sound. (Also, as a choral musician, I have to appreciate Zoe’s marvelous diction, which is clear but not overdone. Ever ending consonant on the word “aflame” is perfect!) Great guitar work on this track, with a fabulous solo in the middle. Some nice multi-tracking of the vocals on this song, too…

I’m not going to do a track-by-track breakdown of the album, because I encourage listeners to give the whole album a listen–it’s well worth your time. Really solid songwriting and polished execution make this record a worthy addition to the pantheon of melodic power metal bands. Honestly, the only reason didn’t rate this record at 100% is that I feel certain that Insatia still has more to offer us, and I want to leave some room in my ratings for growth! I won’t be surprised if they start to get really big after people here Phoenix Aflame, and I’d look forward to being able to say, “I remember when they were just starting out…”

The 3 reviews of the albums “Asylum Denied” & “Phoenix Aflame” 92, 90, 95….BOTH ALBUMS ARE TIMELESS MASTERPIECES…. ACTUAL SCORE BOTH 100 out of 100 BLOOD DRIPPING SKULLS

 

June 23rd, 2017 Dead Rhetoric Interview

Insatia – Rising from the Flames

Friday, 23rd June 2017

Many bands struggle with finding an identity that fits and further enriching it. That doesn’t seem to be a problem for US/Canadian act Insatia, who have already seemed to find their essence with their second album, Phoenix Aflame. Power metal fueled with just the right amount of symphonic backing, the band has hit the ground running, complete with a number of well-known names in the scene making a number of appearances with this sophomore effort.

Solid riffing and catchy melodies defines Phoenix Aflame. An enjoyable combination that many fans in the melodic metal range should appreciate. Able to grab vocalist Zoë Federoff for a chat about the band’s beginnings, the hardships of playing a style that’s traditionally more favored in Europe, getting vocal lessons from Floor Jansen, and more.

Dead Rhetoric: As a newer act, could you do a brief history of the band to this point?

Zoë Federoff: Insatia was founded in 2009. It went through quite a few line-up changes because were in Tucson, Arizona originally. Tucson is not exactly a hot bed for melodic or power metal. It’s tough to find people who can commit to doing a band, at least to the extent that we want to do it. I joined the band in 2012. I was there for the first album release, Asylum Denied, and nowadays the band is mostly based in Montreal, Quebec, and I’m still here in Tucson though I’m planning on moving to Montreal as well.

Dead Rhetoric: What do you feel some of the biggest changes are for Phoenix Aflame compared with Asylum Denied?

Federoff: I think it’s a massive change, and I recognize that’s kind of a risk in some ways because this new album sounds very different, in my opinion, from Asylum Denied. But it was cool because we got to construct the songs around the vocals this time. Last time, the album had already been written and I just added vocals to it. For this one, I actually came up with all of the vocals first, for every song, and we constructed everything around the vocals to really make a strong melody line. So that was very different. In the end it shows, what I think of as a positive. We’ll see what people think.

Dead Rhetoric: The album [Phoenix Aflame] was recorded back in 2015 – what caused it to take longer to be released?

Federoff: The two biggest delays would be that I had something of a health crisis that lasted for a year, where I just had to take it easy. I had really regular doctors’ appointments and stuff, and I had to focus on me for a while, and my daughter as well. It was nice to take a year off to just get better and be with my daughter. The other reason was that we really needed to establish the right line-up for this album. In terms of being able to go out and play shows with people who both had the talent and the time to commit to it. Those were the two biggest factors in why the album is being released now.

Dead Rhetoric: Do you have any new written material at this point because of that time in-between?

Federoff: Actually yeah. I have about 15 songs ready for the next album in terms of vocals and synths and stuff. We’ve already started writing guitars and bass for them as well. We are already working on our next album.

Dead Rhetoric: Lots of big names were lending a hand on the Phoenix Aflame. How’d all this come about, considering that Asylum Denied was kind of a quiet release?

Federoff: What ended up happening, was by accident, the bass player for Serenity [Fabio D’Amore] ended up finding our material and he really liked it. He contacted me on Facebook to say, “Hey, I found your stuff and I’d like to produce your next album.” It caught us off guard, because like you said, Asylum Denied was a fairly quiet release. It was independent and from a band here in the States. When Fabio took an interest in us, we were really surprised, and he really believed in us and he believed in the product, so he wanted to show it to other people. He brought a co-producer on board named Staffan Karlsson, and Staffan is awesome. He’s probably the most talented audio engineer that I’ve ever met. And he’s worked with Roxette, Earth Wind & Fire, Arch Enemy…so he knows a lot of people.

He asked some of his friends, like Chris Amott and Apollo [Papathanasio], to guest on the album. When they told me that Apollo had agreed to sing on the album with me, I was like, “Are you kidding me?” Because I’m a huge Firewind fan. It was definitely a surprise to be able to have all these people on our album. But it’s also nice to know that this many people really believe in us and where we are going with this. That felt good.

Dead Rhetoric: Seems like you were pretty excited to work with Apollo, was there anybody else you were particularly stoked to work with?

Federoff: Obviously, I’m a big fan of Chris Amott. I loved him when he was in Arch Enemy, and I love what he’s doing now with Armageddon. We also got to work with Erica James, who is a fantastic violinist from Oklahoma. I actually met her by accident, because I was on vacation in Oklahoma with my family. I heard this amazing violin music coming from down the street. Like electronic violin with a rock band behind it. It was symphonic rock kind of stuff. It was so interesting that I ran down the street to this outdoor stage area, and there was this chick just playing violin with this incredible, powerful rock band behind her. I was like, “I have to talk to her.” So after the show, I found her backstage and I was like, “Hey, I love what you are doing and I really want you to do it with me.” Erica James ended up doing guest violin work on the album as well, and she’s just incredible.

Her band, The Erica James Band, they’ve had a lot of success over in Texas and Oklahoma – the southern area, for their violin-fronted rock stuff. She’s an awesome chick. I had a lot of fun working with her. A lot of the guitar work was done by Chris [Hermsderfer] from Serenity. And Chris is hilarious. He’s a good friend of mine now, and I really respect what he has done with this album, and what he has done with this album as well as with Serenity and his other band Beyond the Black. Pretty much everyone on this album is a musician that I really admire and respect, and that’s been a huge treat for me to work with them all.

Dead Rhetoric: Do you think that working with all of these guests allowed you to have a better grasp of what you want Insatia to be?

Federoff: Yes. It was nice for me personally, because I got to be more at the helm at this point, in terms of taking the band in the musical direction that I wanted. It was nice because I feel like Fabio understood a lot of that and he had a lot of his own ideas, that were even better than mine, which is what the producer is supposed to do. Altogether, these people came together and it’s a very new sound compared to our last album, but I think it works better.

Dead Rhetoric: One thing I noticed about the album, which I really like, is the length of the album. Is there something to be said for a compact, 40-minute album in a land of 70-minute giants where a number of symphonic/power metal seems to be going lately?

Federoff: Brevity is the soul of wit, right? [Laughs] I’ve heard amazing longer pieces that I love, but if you can say something with the same effect in a shorter amount of time, there’s nothing wrong with that. If you get too superfluous and it becomes too self-indulgent after a while…I don’t know if I can say this in an interview, but it’s kind of like musical masturbation after a while. It’s like, stop jacking yourself off and get back to the point [laughs].

Dead Rhetoric: I had discussed this with Xandria recently with the idea that ‘more is more,’ and they can pull it off,but not every band can…

Federoff: That’s it! If a band can, then by all means ‘more is more’ and stuff. I think it helps to have a producer that can rein you back in and say, “Now hang on there.” For bands like Xandria, you know, go for it. But for everyone – if your producer is telling you, “Hey, that’s too much,” then listen to them. That’s what they are there for.

Dead Rhetoric: You alluded to this earlier but to be more specific…what are some of the hardships associated with being a younger band playing a style that’s traditionally much more popular in Europe than here in the US?

Federoff: To put it in perspective, we really only ever played one show in Tucson, Arizona. It’s not a market…most of America is not a market for that matter. Montreal is a much bigger hub for all styles of metal, which is why in the end, we decided to re-establish most of the band in Montreal. That’s made it easier because we have found musicians who are familiar with the style and love the style. It’s a huge weight off our shoulders, because here in Tucson, there are some really great death metal bands and some really great alt-rock bands, but there’s nothing really like the European-styled symphonic or power metal.

Dead Rhetoric: I was looking up some old interviews and I saw you had received vocal training from Floor Jansen of Nightwish – how’d that come about?

Federoff: It was really cool, because I got to meet Floor back in 2012…it was like the second show she was playing with Nightwish after whole Annette leaving-thing. So I met her and she briefly mentioned doing the voice lesson stuff because I had said that she had been a huge influence on me. Typical fan-girl stuff, like “oh my gosh, you’ve had a huge influence on what I’m doing right now.” She mentioned that she did private online lessons, so I was pregnant at the time with my daughter, but I checked out the lessons after she was born. I really wanted to start re-establishing my core strength and getting my vocal chops back post-pregnancy, so I applied to be one of her students and she accepted me. It was awesome. She was the most humble, down to earth teacher I’ve ever had.

I’ve worked with some really great vocal coaches, don’t get me wrong…really talented, classically-oriented coaches, but working with Floor was great because while she has that classical background, she is also a metal singer. So she knows how to add that edge to your voice in a really healthy way. So I really loved working with her, and I deeply respect and admire her as a person. Seeing her permanently join Nightwish, I was like…the right person got that job, all the way around.

Dead Rhetoric: Right now you are in the midst of relocating the band…where would you like to see the band in 5 years?

Federoff: In the next five years, I hope we get at least one more album out, if not two. We have a lot of material ready and waiting to go. I’d like to get a couple of North American tours in there, because we have done regional west coast tours but we haven’t really hit up the east market yet. It would be cool to get over to Europe at some point. I’d love to see that happen. I would like to go to Finland actually, because my heritage is actually Finnish and Russian, so I really want to see those places at some point. If we can wrap that into doing the band stuff over there that would be pretty cool. But for me, I’m keeping an open mind, and I’m a musician at the end of the day so the only thing I can promise myself is that I’m going to be creating a lot more music in the next five years.

Dead Rhetoric: You mentioned having a child, and trying to push a band to the next level. Does that present any of its own challenges?

Federoff: It doesn’t have to. There are a lot of women in metal, and in music in general, who are moms. In This Moment’s singer, Maria [Brink], she’s actually a mom and she had her kid back when she was a teenager and she still made life happen for herself, and I really admire that. A lot of people have this vision that it’s either or. It really doesn’t have to be. If you have a respectful relationship with the other party, there’s no reason why it can’t be okay. Like, I’m gone for a week to record vocals here, and when I come back I just get a solid week with her. That kind of a thing. Then for smaller trips that maybe don’t have shows involved, I really want to start taking my daughter with me. So if I had to go record vocals in Montreal, she can come with me for a week and we’ll be fine. I’m very comfortable with the whole mothering thing, I love it. It’s fun, and I’m lucky because I have a really easy kid who tends to take an interest in whatever I’m doing at the moment instead of wandering off and burning stuff [laughs].

Dead Rhetoric: What’s on tap for Insatia in the next six months or so?

Federoff: We have the album coming out next week, so that’s pretty exciting. We are planning a couple Canadian shows this fall. One of them is opening up for Dark Tranquillity in Montreal. I’m really excited because Dark Tranquillity is one of my favorite bands of all time. Maybe a few other shows in Toronto, Quebec, and places like that. Then sometime early next year we want to do a North American tour – we’ll see how that pans out because there’s a lot of preparation involved…a lot more than a typical fan probably realizes, but we do want to get out there. We want to get on the road with this thing. We have a music video coming out next week as well, and we have a second music video that we are planning on shooting sometime in December. We have a lot on our plate – it’s going to be fun.

 

June 25th, 2017 Amped UP

8 out of 10

Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

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Overspoeld worden we ermee, met releases van femalefrontedbands. Soms zitten daar leuke dingen tussen, vaak ook dikke bagger. Insatia is een Amerikaans/Canadees viertal dat aan zijn tweede album toe is – de opvolger van het in 2013 verschenen Asylum Denied. De band die opgericht werd in 2009 loste op 23 juni zijn nieuwe pijl, die Phoenix Aflame gedoopt werd en uitgegeven wordt via het Pitch Black Records-label. Wij onderwierpen de symfonische power metal aan een gehoortest.

In symfonische vrouwenmetalmiddens zal de naam Insatia misschien wel een lichtje doen branden. De band speelde naar eigen zeggen al enkele mooie voorprogramma’s van grote bands en vatte vol vertrouwen de opnames van dit nieuwe album aan. Zangeres van deze band is ene Zoe Federhoff, die over een heldere, aangename stem beschikt en het heel gelukkig niet in de opera-regionen gaat zoeken, zoals wel andere collega’s het menen te moeten doen. Nee, met haar eerder zachte melodieuze zanglijnen vult ze de songs vocaal perfect in. De rest van haar band bestaat uit gitarist Kaelen Serakinis, bassist Dave Ablaze en drummer Daniel Millan. Na een intro horen we meteen waar de band voor staat, Act Of Mercy is melodieus, symfonisch en uptempo en zal niet snel gaan vervelen. Ook het volgende Memory Of A Sapphire ligt in dezelfde lijn: met een refrein dat je na twee keer herkent en verder lekker doorrockt. Sacred is tegelijk heavy, maar ook meer uitgesponnen en doet soms wat aan Delain denken, een band die trouwens wel meer in mijn gedachten opduikt. Insatia is een band, die het hier in Europa zeker goed zo kunnen gaan doen. Ik heb de laatste maanden al heel wat mindere releases de revue zien passeren dan hetgeen we hier te horen krijgen. De produktie klinkt ook best in orde en alle instrumenten, arrangementen en orchestraties zitten uitgebalanceerd in de mix. Ook horen we wat gastmuzikanten terug op het album: Apollo Papathanasio, Chris Amott en Christian Hermsderfer (Serenity), om er enkele te noemen. Apollo horen we in duet terug op de ballade Not My God. De titelsong daarentegen is dan weer vrij thrashy en het meest agressieve nummer van de plaat: geslaagd met onderscheiding. Je hoort het, de band heeft geprobeerd zo veel mogelijk variatie in de songs te steken en dat heeft van Phoenix Aflame een geslaagd epos gemaakt. In dit specifieke genre hebben ze daarmee een stapje voor, want veel andere collega-bands klinken soms van begin tot eind dezelfde eenheidsworst. Het akoestisch inzettende Velvet Road heeft zelfs een ietwat folky karakter, en zou als filmmuziek kunnen gaan dienen. Op deze track is het ook genieten van de engelenzang van Zoe. Healer Of Hatred, dat rockt op een Nightwish achtige wijze, sluit dit prima album op gepaste wijze af.

Met Insatia kennen wij er persoonlijk weer een aanwinstje voor het genre bij. Ben je fan van melodieuze en catchy female fronted symfonische power metal (what’s in a word?) en dig je de bands die ik opsomde wel, dan moet je zeker eens naar Phoenix Aflame op zoek gaan.

Tracklist

  1. Land Of The Living
  2. Act Of Mercy
  3. Memory Of A Sapphire
  4. Sacred
  5. We Are The Grey
  6. Phoenix Aflame
  7. Not My God
  8. Captor And Captive
  9. Velvet Road
  10. Healer Of Hatred

 

Metal Underground

5 out of 5 full score

Band: Insatia
Titel: Phoenix Aflame
Label: Pitch Black Records
VÖ: 23.06.2017
Genre: Melodic/Symphonic Power Metal
Bewertung: 5/5
Written By: Lex

Insatia - Phoenix Aflame album artwork, Insatia - Phoenix Aflame album cover, Insatia - Phoenix Aflame cover artwork, Insatia - Phoenix Aflame cd coverDer erste visuelle Eindruck sowohl durch das Albumcover als auch durch das beigefügte Bandphoto – da bin ich ganz ehrlich – löste reflexartig den Gedanken an „Noch-so-eine-aufgeblasene-Symphonic-Pop-Kapelle-die-mal-gescheit-verrissen-gehört“ aus.

Dieser Vorsatz löste sich beim ersten Hören dann allerdings schnell in heiße Luft auf. Fast schon schade ist das, denn schließlich ich hatte mir viele schöne Schmähreden überlegt… Aber die überwiegend kanadischen Newcomer können einfach rundum überzeugen. Poppig agieren die Kanadier mit der blonden Fronter-Mum in erster Linie insofern, dass ihre Stücke eingängig gestaltet sind, unnötige Überlängen vermeiden, auf den Punkt kommen und einfach etwas Zwingendes an sich haben.

Bei allem Hang zum Symphonischen legen „Insatia“ aber vor allem Wert darauf, eine melodische Metalband zu sein (während man sich bei anderen Bands durchaus häufiger fragt, warum die überhaupt E-Gitarren und das Etikett Metal benutzen).

Einige bekannte Musiker – z.B. Apollo Papathanasio (Ex-Firewind, Spiritual Beggars) stellt sich bei „Not My God“ für ein gelungenes Duett zur Verfügung – halfen aus Überzeugung über die Qualitäten der Aufsteiger mit.

Anspieltipps: „Memory Of A Sapphire“, „Sacred“, „Not My God“ und „Healer Of Hatred“ sollten jeden melodisch-metallisch geneigten Hörer überzeugen, dass hier eine talentierte und eigenständige Band im Steigen begriffen ist.

Tracklist:

01. Land of the Living (Intro)
02. Act of Mercy
03. Memory of a Sapphire
04. Sacred
05. We Are the Grey
06. Phoenix Aflame
07. Not My God
08. Captor and Captive
09. Velvet Road
10. Healer of Hatred

Besetzung:

Zoë Federoff (Vocals)
Dave Ablaze (Bass)
Kaelen Sarakinis (Guitars)
Daniel Millan (Drums)

Internet:

Insatia Website

Insatia @ Facebook

Insatia @ Twitter

Insatia @ Reverbnation

Insatia @ YouTube

 

…Melodic / Symphonic Power Metal of an extra class? Our tip INSATIA with “Phoenix Aflame”…

 

This is a old article concerning our KICK ASS HALL OF FAME WORLD-CLASS VOCALIST, written Jan 1st, 2014 of course other World-Class Vocalist have been added to this list since * Zoë Marie Federoff has a KICK*ASS*METAL Heavy Metal Hall of Fame Induction Date of December 3rd, 2013 !!! … If your favorite World-Class Vocalist photo is missing it is because the photo timed out, and a photo has to be updated , for the correct era of course….!!! We apologize for this, some World-Class Vocalist are missing, because a lot of history in World-Class Heavy Metal and Original Music has happened since then, if I just do the top 700 list and the Hall of Fame section, there Would be no TOP 100 albums ‘o year list, news features, album reviews, and write-up like this one !!!!!

KRISTIN FJELLSETH KICK*ASS*METAL’S NUMBER 1 RANKED RATED VOCALIST OF ALL-TIME FOR THE YEARS
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HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME…OF THE MOST ORIGINAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF ALL*TIME

This list is just in its beginning phase…I do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports on all of original music. So this list is no way complete. There are 3 other list like this one, and will merge. This list with this one and then the

FEMALE WORLD CLASS VOCALIST LIST will be complete.

and

THE GOTHIC METAL HALL OF FAME WILL BE COMPLETE !!!

Photo above Kristin Fjellseth and Anneke van Giersbergen on the same stage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kristin Fjellseth * Crest of Darkness * Pale Forest * The Gathering (guest on Monsters EP) * Anti atlas – * Bohemian Fox and the Orbital Stars * Aqua De Annique * Kristin Fjellseth

Sarah Jezebel Deva * Cradle Of Filth

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Agnete Mangnes Kirkevaag * Madder Mortem

Ailyn * Sirenia

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Amy Lee

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Andrea Casnova * Rainover

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Anais Noir * Poison Garden

Anaturia Hel * Black Goat PH

 

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Andrea Cassanova * Rainover

Andrea Meyer * Cradle of Filth

Anja Natasha * Dismal Euphony

Anja Natasha Lindlov * Smalltown Sister Band (NORWAY)—
folk singer with heavy metal connection

Agnette Lindlov * Smalltown Sister Band (NORWAY)—-
awesome singer in a folk band along with legendary sister !!!!!!

Aline Happ * Lyria (Brazil)

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Aline Nunes * FIRE STRIKE (BRAZIL)

Ann Boleyn * HELLION

Ann-Mari Edvardsen Vocals * 3rd and the Mortal
Monika Edvardsen Vocals * Atrox

Annlouice Loegdlund * Diablo Swing Orchestra

Anneke Van Giersbergen * The Gathering – Napalm Death

Asphodel * Pin-UP Went Down

Betsy Bitch * Bitch

 

Cadaveria * Cadaveria

Carmen Elise Espenæs  *Midnattsol (Norway) &  Savn (NORWAY)

 

 

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Catherine Paulsen* Trail of Tears

Cecilie Langlie * OMIT

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Charlotte Wessels

Chibi- The Birthday Massacre

Christine Davis * Christian Mistress

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Claudia-Maria Morki * Celtic Frost from the groundbreaking INTO THE PANDEMONIUM

Cristina Scabbia * Lacuna Coil fame

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Daniela Serafim * Autopse (Brazil)

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Daria “NOOKIE” Stavrovich * THE SLOT (RUSSIA)

Deborah Levine * Lady Beast
Diamanda Galás *

 

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Doro Pesch * Warlock * Doro

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Eileen Küpper * The Kovenant

Elin Larason *BLUES PILLS

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Elina Sirrala * EnkElination fame

 

Elisabetta Marchetti * Riti Occulti

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Els Prins * KALI

Evil Ann * Xe- NONE

Fernanda Lira * NERVOSA (BRAZIL)
Fernanda Lira *NERVOSA

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Floor Jansen After Forever * Nightwish * Revamp

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Helena Irene Michaelsen * Trail of Tears (NORWAY)

Henriette Bordvik * Sirenia  (NORWAY)

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Ida Haukland * Triosphere (NORWAY)

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JINX Dawson * Coven
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Johanna Sadonis * The Oath

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Kari Ruslatten * The 3rd and The Mortal
Kate De Lombaert * Acid
Kate French * Chastain and Vainglory

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Katherine Thomas- * THE GREAT KAT

Kimberly Freeman * One- Eyed Doll

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Kristin Fjellseth * Crest of Darkness

Kristin Fjellseth * Pale Forest

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Kristin Fjellseth * Pale Forest, The Gathering (guest artist vocalist) . Aqua De Annique, Bohemian Fox and The Orbital Stars, Kristin Fjellseth solo artist

Kirsten Rosenberg * Iron Maidens

Lauren Francis * Devilment

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Lindsay Schoolcraft * Cradle of Filth
Lindsay Schoolcraft * Schoolcraft
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Lindsay “Lindz Riot” Schoolcraft * Mary and the Black Lamb

Liv Kristine Espenæs * Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves Eyes, Liv Kristin
Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull* Leaves Eyes, Liv Kristin

 

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LOVE FOXXX* CSS (BRAZIL)

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Mallika Sundramurthy * Abnormality

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Martina Astner * Korova & Alas

Marian Aas Hansen * Fleurety
Heidi Gjermundsen * Fleurety
Karianne Horn * Fleurety

Mariangela Demurtas * Tristania

Margarita Monet * Edge of Paradise FAME
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Melissa  Emily * Deathgirl.com

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Mary Powers * Black Sabbitch

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Melissa Ferlaak * Visions of Atlantis, Echoterra, Aesma Daeva, My Eternal

Melissa Swan * Notre Dame FAME
Mia Coldheart * Crucified Barbara

 

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Michelle Nocon * Serpent Cult & Death Penalty

 

Michelle Villanueva * Celtic Frost

Miriam Elisabeth Renvåg …aka Sfinx * Ram-zet and Viper Solfa

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Melissa VAMPERILLA Swan * Notre Dame

Nell Sigland * The Crest and Theatre of Tragedy

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Prika Amaral * Nervosa (Brazil) World-Class background vocalist

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Sabrina Clausen * Holy Moses

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Sabine Dünser

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Sarah Jezebel Deva * Cradle Of Filth

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Serena Mastracco * RITI OCCULTI

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Silje Wergeland * Octavia Sperati * The Gathering

Sharon Den Adel * Within Temptation

 

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Simone Simons * Epica

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Stephanie Luzie * Darkwell & Ataragatis

Sonja Ruppersberg * Terminatryx

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Soph Day * Alunah

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Sophia Sama * Zombie Sam

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Summer Ki-Aries * Vampire Heart

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The Commander * Berit Hagen

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Tåve Wanning * Adrenline Rush (SWEDEN)

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Teresa Camp * Arcane Dimension
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Tina Agharti * Agharti

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Vanessa Nocera *  Skeletal Sceptre  *  Howling * Scaremaker *Wooden Stake

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Vibeke Stene * Tristania (NORWAY)

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Wendy O. Williams * Plasmatics

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Zoe Federoff * Insatia

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Agnete Mangnes Kirkevaag * Madder Mortem
Agnette Lindlov * Smalltown Sister Band (NORWAY)—-awesome singer in a folk band along with legendary sister !!!!!!
Ailyn * Sirenia
Andrea Meyer * Cradle of Filth
Andrea Meyer * Cradle of Filth
Anja Natasha * Dismal Euphony
Anja Natasha Lindlov * Smalltown Sister Band (NORWAY)—folk singer with heavy metal connection
ANN MARIE EDVARDSEN THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL (NORWAY) PAINTING ON GLASS
Anneke Van Giersbergen * The Gathering – Napalm Death
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN THE GATHERING MANDYLION
ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN THE GATHERING NIGHT TIME BIRDS
Annlouice Loegdlund * Diablo Swing Orchestra
Ann-Mari Edvardsen Vocals * 3rd and the Mortal
Asphodel * Pin-UP Went Down
Beatrix * Diabla (NORWAY)
BETSY BITCH BITCH BE MY SLAVE
BETTINA FRANCE MEANSTREAK ROADKILL
CADAVERIA CADAVERIA HORROR METAL
CADAVERIA CADAVERIA THE SHADOWS MADAME
Catherine Paulsen* Trai of Tears
Chibi- The Birthday Massacre
Chibi* THE Birthday Massacre
Claudia-Maria Morki * Celtic Frost from the groundbreaking INTO THE PANDEMONIUM
DANIELLE DRANCOIS ORIGINAL SIN SIN WILL FIND YOU OUT
DAWN CROSBY FEAR OF GOD WITHIN THE VEIL
Deborah Levine * Lady Beast
Dominique Lenore Persi * Stolen BabiesEileen Küpper * The Kovenant
Evil Ann * Xe- NONE
Fernanda Lira* Nervosa…. (THRASH BRAZIL)
Heidi Gjermundsen * Fleurety
Helen Vogt * Flowing Tears
HELEN VOGT FLOWING TEARS RAZORBLISS
Helena Iren Michaelsen * Trail of Tears
Henriette Bordvik * Sirenia
Irene Denner * Angizia
Jessicka Addams * JACK*OFF*JILL
KARI RUESLATTEN THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL (NORWAY) TEARS LAID IN EARTH
Karianne Horn * Fleurety
KATE DE LOMBAERT ACID MANIAC
KATE FRENCH CHASTAIN IN AN OUTRAGE
KATE FRENCH VAINGLORY VAINGLORY
Katherine Thomas- * THE GREAT KAT
KATHERINE THOMAS THE GREAT KAT WORSHIP ME OR DIE !!!
Kirsten Rosenberg * THE IRON MAIDENS
Kristin Fjellseth * Crest of Darkness * Pale Forest * The Gathering (guest on Monsters EP) * Anti atlas – * Bohemian Fox and the Orbital Stars * Aqua De Annique * Kristin Fjellseth
KRISTIN FJELLSETH CREST OF DARKNESS (NORWAY) PROJECT REGENERATION
KRISTIN FJELLSETH CREST OF DARKNESS (NORWAY) THE OGRESS
KRISTIN FJELLSETH THE GATHERING MONSTERS GUEST SINGER
LEATHER LEONE CHASTAIN RULER OF THE WASTELAND, MYSTERY OF ILLUSION, THE
Leïlindel * Unexpect
Leslie Meh* Tribe 8
Lindsay Schoolcraft * Cradle of Filth
Lindsay Schoolcraft * Cradle of Filth
Lindsay Schoolcraft * Schoolcraft
Lindsay Schoolcraft * Schoolcraft
Lindz Riot * Mary and the Black Lamb
Lindz Riot * Mary and the Black Lamb
Liv Kristine Esparanes * Theatre of Tragedy
Liv Kristine Esparanes Krull * Leave Eyes
LIV KRISTINE ESPEARANES (NORWAY) THEATE OF TRAGEDY AEGIS
LIV KRSITINE ESPEARANES (NORWAY) THEATE OF TRAGEDY VELVET DARKNESS THEY FEAR
LONDON WILDE WILDESTARR ARRIVAL
Lotta Höglin * Beesech
LYNDA TAM SIMPSON SACRILIEGE WITHIN THE PROPHECY
LYNN RENAUD MESSIAH FORCE THE LAST DAY
Marian Aas Hansen * Fleurety
MARTA GABRIEL CRYSTAL VIPER LEGENDS
Martina Astner * Alas
Martina Astner * Korva
Melissa Emily * DEATHGIRL.COM
Melissa Ferlaak * Visions of Atlantis, Echoterra, Aesma Daeva
Melissa VAMPERILLA Swan * Notre Dame
Mia Coldheart * Crucified Barbara
Miriam Elisabeth Renvåg …aka Sfinx * Ram-zet
MONA UNDHIEM SKOTTE MYRIADS (NORWAY) INTROSPECTION
MONIKA EDVARDSEN ATROX (NORWAY) CONTENTUM
MONIKA EDVARDSEN ATROX (NORWAY) MESEMERIZED
MONIKA EDVARDSEN ATROX (NORWAY) TERRESTIALS
Monika Edvardsen Vocals * Atrox
MONIKA EVADARDSEN ATROX (NORWAY) ORGASM
Nell Sigland* The Crest
Nell Sigland* Theatre of Tragedy
Sabine Dünser *ELIS
SABRINA CLAUSEN HOLY MOSES THE NEW MACHINE OF LICHTENSTIEN
Sarah Jezebel Deva * Cradle Of Filth
Sarah Jezebel Deva * Cradle Of Filth
SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA A SIGN OF THE SUBLIME
SENTINEL BEAST DEPTHS OF DEATH
Shiralee Morgan * Chalice
Silje Wergeland * Octavia Sperati
Silje Wergeland * The Gathering
NICOLE LEE ZNOWHITE ALL HAIL TO THEE
Stefanie Duchêne * Flowing Tears
STEPHANIE DUCHENE FLOWING TEARS SERPENTINE
Susan Gardner * Black Flag
Uta Günther – Celtic Frost
VIBEKE STENE TRISTANIA (NORWAY) WORLD OF GLASS
WENDY O WILLIAMS PLASMATICS NEW HOPE FOR THE WRETCHED

IN THE HALL OF FAME LIST * there will be not rating or ranking system but everyone will be put in an order of alpha – betic order * Then another list will be in a timeline ….!!!!!

HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME…OF THE MOST ORIGINAL FEMALE VOCALIST OF ALL*TIME

************from a earlier write-up ******************
New Section Avant Garde
Avant Garde World Greatest Vocalist
Maggie Song – The Fibonnacis
Anni-Mari Edvardsen & Monika Edvardsen * Tactile Gemma
Diamanda Galas * Diamanda Galas

 

 

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