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Awaken Solace / Bio

Combining a theatrical mix of orchestral power metal, medieval baroque and fantasy-inspired soundtracks, Brisbane symphonic metal band Awaken Solace deliver a feast of pure musical indulgence that slates their place at the head of the Australian female-fronted metal scene.

With the launch of their debut album ‘In Nightfall’s Embrace’ in June 2012, and their stage debut only a few months earlier that February, the band’s career has been fast paced and progressive, having already shared the stage with such internationally prominent metal acts as ‘APOCALYPTICA’ (Finland) and ‘KAMELOT’ (USA, Germany, Sweden).

Immediately after its release ‘In Nightfall’s Embrace’ (a release mixed and mastered by Caio Duarte, Broadband Productions, Brazil; and including two choirs & a selection of guest instrumentalists), has received an extensive amount of international attention on the femme and wider metal scene, with reviews and sales circulating from as far as the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Hungary and The Netherlands to name a few. The album has also received regular international air play on digital and FM radio in the UK, Poland, The Netherlands, and Australian stations 4zzz, Andrew Haug Radio and Triple J’s ‘The Racket’.

In mood, 'In Nightfall's Embrace' delves into an array of fast paced and progressive metal infused with soft melodic arias that will leave the listener breathless and immersed into a vastly conceptual soundscape of natural beauty laced in sorrow. This two-disc digipak also comes with an additional symphonium version of the entire album, comprised of vocal and orchestral arrangements of each song.

Last December saw the release of Awaken Solace’s first music video ‘The Passing’, a steampunk inspired professional production led by Director Jake Brown & Producer Julian Pennisi of Blackline Media, and award winning Cinematographer Dr. Dominic Muench of Blacksun Productions.

With 2013 kicking off with a nomination as ‘Best New Comer’ for the French site Metal Symphonique, their support slot for Symphonic Power Metal heavy weights KAMELOT in June, inclusion in compilations Euphony Fusion VII (Welkin Entertainment, Australia) & Maidens of Metal (Delinquent Records, USA), as well as other achievements yet to be disclosed, Awaken Solace shows no signs of slowing down.

Throughout the year the band plans to write and record the next album and to tour further afield. 'In Nightfall's Embrace' is only the beginning of things to come.

The time of awakening is now...

General Info

Band Members
Maree Nipperess, Robert Russell, Elspeth Johnson, Rodrigo Prazeres & Jimmy Barrett
Artist Name
Awaken Solace
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Symphonic Metal

Contact Info

Brisbane, QLD, AU

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