women fronted bands

PVRIS Release Teaser For Next Album

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Weiner

PVRIS released a video teaser for their next album earlier this morning. The band has been hinting about the album for some time now. The video, titled ‘All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell” can be seen here, signifies the end of the White Noise era, with vocalist Lynn Gunn breaking the mirror that can be seen on the album cover. The video ends with Lynn sitting at a piano, ready to play new music. We’re ready to hear it, are you?

New York sludge/doom pioneers 13 are best remembered as being the band that launched Liz Buckingham’s career before she joined Electric Wizard, but this does a great disservice to their talented poet laureate of a front-woman, Alicia Morgan. A one-time girlfriend (and still close friend) of Eyehategod’s Mike Williams, Alicia was a bit of a trailblazer on this music scene back in the early ‘90s - not many women were fronting doom bands back then, little on women with androgynous/harsh vocal deliveries. Along with drummer Ellen Mieczkowski, 13 created a memorable sound and helped to pave the way for other women to enter the doom metal scene, which is now largely dominated by female musicians.

Punk Fiction: Women In Punk ~ Documentary presented by Elastica’s, Justine Frischmann ~ Featuring: Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), Debbie Harry (Blondie), Viv Albertine (The Slits), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Patti Smith, Toyah Wilcox & Annie Nightingale ~ BBC Radio 1 ~ 10th November 1996.

Look what I found! Unfortunately, I don’t have a cassette player, but I will be temporarily commandeering the next one I encounter. :)

The ABC of female fronted metal bands by wastelandcaress.

Q is for Queens.

Sharon den Adel, Alissa White-Gluz, Vibeke Stene, Floor Jansen, Tarja Turunen, Simone Simons, Amanda Somerville, Anneke Van Gierbergen, Doro Pesch, Angela Gossow, Ailyn Garcia, Charlotte Wessels, Cristina Scabbia, Maria Brink, Ji-in Cho, Joan Jett, Anette Olzon, Amy Lee, Liv Kristine and Manuela Kraller, and so many others that aren’t on the picture.


Charlotte Wessels of Delain, live in Louisville, KY, and photographed by me!

The watermark says 2014, and although I’m posting these in 2015, I left the year alone because that’s when these photos were taken, in October of last year~ I am slow, forgive me!