Blakenstein is an ALL ORIGIANAL; YES ALL ORIGINAL "EPIC" Progressive/Goth/Metal band that combines dark riffs, energetic fast, melodic guitar, lots of hook, solid double bass drums, and strong soaring female and male vocals, often compared to Symphony X, Marty Friedman, Annie Lennox, Dio, Sabbath with lots of shred and a very intense Visual Performance. Our Guitarist has won numerous worldwide awards for being on the fastest guitarist in the world and yet still maintains nice melodic leads when needed. His last award was in 2012 on The Guitar Wizards CD along with the guitarist from Ozzy, Dio, Megadeth, Metal Church, George Lynch, Whitesnake, Guns n' Rose, Kiss, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy and more. Blake's song "Sanctuary" is the only song on the CD that is an ALL ORIGINAL SONG. Lastly; regard Blake; he is playing all Guitars, Bass, Drums & Lead Vocals (w/Arminta Vox) on the upcoming album entitled "13th Hour".
A live Blakenstein show is a high-energy, theatrical feast. Blakenstein is consistently ranked in the top 10 on Reverb Nation’s Metal charts. We maintain our status in the top 10 on Reverb Nation; our songs have been TRENDING every week for over 2 years.
The band boasts experienced stalwarts of the Goth Metal scene, including band founder Blakenstein-Blake Nelson (formerly of Oil w/Ron Rinehart of Dark Angel; Oil sold over a million records worldwide). Blakenstein-Blake Nelsonis also the Composer, Music Director, Lyricist, and Visionary of Blakenstein. Blakenstein-Blake Nelson has won numerous Guitar Solo awards; has been named in the top 5 Lead Guitarist's Globally by Head Banger Magazine, Aardsnock Magazine (Sweden) & others. Blake's last award was when he was given the title "Guitar Wizard" by Versailles Records along with the guitarist's of Ozzy, Dio, Megadeth, Guns n Roses, Lynch Mob, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Aerosmith, Metal Church, Whitesnake & Thin Lizzy.
Lead Vocalist Arminta Vox (accomplished folk performer); is a highly trained Vocalist from the folk music genre and has performed live at festivals in excess of 80,000 people. This is Armintas 1st band as a Metal singer and she is killing it and has created a new fresh style of Female vocals in metal. Arminta is sort of opposite of the Amy Lee Soprano type vocalist & all the other female singers. Although she has her own signature style; Arminta is a combination of Dio, Annie Lennox, and Armanthe.
Also adding to our visual performance are our Team Members. "The Grace of Bondage" which appear as 10' Tall Necromancer Clown with Sexy Human Female Zombie Puppets on strings. A True visual Feast.