Adrienne Cowan is a metal musician, primarily creating as the vocalist/composer in Seven Spires.
She is also a live member of Tobias Sammett’s Avantasia, the vocalist of Sascha Paeth’s Masters of Ceremony, and the keyboardist/backing vocalist of Winds of Plague. Though she is formally trained in classical and most contemporary styles as a graduate of both Berklee College of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music, she was self-taught in both extreme vocals and classic heavy metal clean vocals for many years before finally finding a perfect vocal coach in David Äkesson. Lyrically, she finds inspiration under night skies and in the darker depths of the human condition.
In those precious few moments between musical ventures, Adrienne enjoys mountain hikes, spending time by any shore, and playing jRPGs and games with friends. She also likes cheesy sci-fi and vampire shows, and revels in being laughably awful at violin.
“Balancing light and darkness, the star of “Emerald Seas” is vocalist Adrienne Cowan, capable of both operatic majesty and throaty growls that would have their place in even the most brutal death metal band. Her versatility brings incredible dimension to the album, songs rocking with near jarring volatility as she bounces between screaming and singing to match each song’s intended atmosphere.”
-- Samantha Buckman - Sonic Perspectives
“She’s just an undeniably gifted lyricist and songwriter, her way with words sharing a spiritual kinship with the mighty Roy Khan’s songwriting work with Kamelot, where he elevated power metal into high art.”
-- The Metal Pigeon
"First of all, it was interesting to see how the middle section of the surprisingly hard 'Book Of Shallows', performed in the studio version by Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza, would sound live. The answer: A well-laid-out Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) shares the passage with backing vocalist Adrienne Cowan, who sticks out her lines almost more venomously than Mille himself. In general, the bearish performance of the American has to be mentioned here. Finally, she not only convinces with trepidation tonight, but also follows in the footsteps of Candice Night ('Moonglow') and Within Temptation frontwoman Sharon den Nobel ('Farewell'). Hats off!"
-- Lukas Höpfner
“A great female vocalist with amazing abilities. She can sing any style.”
-- Tobias Sammet (Avantasia)
“Fronted by the frankly ludicrous vocal talents of Adrienne Cowan, the Boston-based symphonic metal quartet blew the audience away with their rabid enthusiasm, their singer providing a startling, charismatic focal point. Some people are simply destined to be megastars.”
-- Dom Lawson (Metal Hammer UK)
"One of the few new real personalities in metal"
-- Sascha Paeth (Kamelot, Epica, Rhapsody, Avantasia)
Dead Rhetoric, "Amaranthe/Butcher Babies – The Stafford Palace Theater, Stafford Springs, CT – November 5, 2015"
The UMASS LOWELL Connector Review, Final Grade A
– Matt Coe
Dead Rhetoric “The Essence of Everything” Review
Rock n Roll Junkie, "Winds of Plague live @ Baltimore Soundstage 2/20/17"