25 November 2020
Band: KNIGHTRESSM1 (Oakland, California)
Who: The brainchild of violinist, vocalist, pianist, composer Emily Palen. She fuses dark metal, harmonic layering, intimately raw lyrics and a searing violin lead, redefining metal as a genre inclusive of beauty. KnightressM1 strives to be a powerful voice for those oppressed either by country or lover and based on the thematic concept of a female galactic warrior, who comes to Earth to bring justice, hunt corruption and restore truth.
Album: DREAMS AND DEVASTATION – debut LP
Released: 25 September 2020
Info: This debut 12-song ambitious concept album explores both the emotional depths of personal transformation and the journey of cosmic awakening. Co-produced by Palen and esteemed producer John “Lou” Lousteau (Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett), it was recorded at Foo Fighters’ acclaimed Studio 606 near LA.
This record is dedicated to humanity flipping the script on centuries of unnecessary suffering and building a world which takes care of the many instead of the few.
Key references: Within Temptation, Nightwish, Florence + The Machine, Evanescence
Key words: Multifaceted metallic passion / Mind-boggling violin play / Pulverizing guitar solos / Monumental melodiousness / Gothic feminism / Towering vocals / Midnight wanderings / Mixed emotions eruptions / High-powered rock / Fired-up debut
Singles/clips: Butterfly / Lock & Key / Polarity Integrate
– BUTTERFLY –
– LOCK & KEY –
– POLARITY INTEGRATE –
Stream/buy full LP here…
(photos via Shameless Promotion PR)