Timestamped questions, for your convenience! These are from our "ask me anything" session on May 3rd :)
00:16 When can we expect you in Sweden? (Adrienne)
00:42 How did you make the formula for your style? What are your individual influences? (Adrienne)
2:20 What are your individual influences? (Jack)
3:25 What are your individual influences? (Peter)
4:13 What are your individual influences? (Chris)
5:53 Why “Solveig”?... (Adrienne)
6:19 Besides some of the different members, what was the biggest difference in recording the Cabaret EP vs the new album? (Jack)
7:14 Do you have any advice or thoughts on small bands trying to make music their full time job? (Peter)
8:39 When are the guys gonna get haircuts? (Chris)
9:45 Creepiest request from a fan? (Adrienne)
10:28 What were your inspirations on writing the new album? (Jack)
11:19 What is the collective band hair conditioner budget? (Peter)
11:35 Worst venue/best venue? (Chris)
13:28 Do you guys wear different brands of eye makeup? (Adrienne)
13:55 Why are y’all so gosh-darned cute?/WHY ARE Y’ALL SO ATTRACTIVE? (Jack)
14:13 Who the hell is Pete? He seems like this mysterious bass player. (Peter)
14:53 Best mosh pit you’ve had during a show? (Chris)
16:34 Do you all have any tour dates for ny planned? (Adrienne)
16:52 Have you all heard of a place called Wichita, Kansas? (Jack)
17:16 Are you really music robots? (Peter)
17:40 How do you like your steak? (Chris)
18:59 What are your vampire backstories? (Adrienne)
19:23 Why do you use a drum machine to record instead of your own drummer? (Jack)
19:51 After the album is released, what is Seven Spires next step in their quest for world domination? (Peter)
20:37 Who is the most Ude of the Udes? (Chris)
21:49 Funniest tour experience? (Adrienne)
22:51 But do you like Pizzzzzer? (Jack)
23:06 How does one blast with the intensity of a thousand suns? (Chris)
23:53 Best way to enjoy rum? (Adrienne)
24:09 Do you have any outfit sponsors? (Jack)
24:36 Who would you guys love to play a show/tour with that you haven’t already? (Chris)
25:36 Best mosh pit you’ve had during a show? Pt II (Adrienne)
26:36 Do you luf me as much as I luf you? (Chris)
25:56 Thank you! :D
Pre-order your copy now! https://www.gofundme.com/sevenspiresband
NEW ALBUM: "SOLVEIG" TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 4, 2017 WORLDWIDE!!
Pre-Order your copy now: https://www.gofundme.com/sevenspiresband
1. The Siren
3. The Siren (Reprise)
4. The Cabaret of Dreams
7. 100 Days
9. The Paradox
12. Distant Lights
Graced once again by the mixing/mastering genius of Sascha Paeth and Miro Rodenberg, Seven Spires’ new album is “SOLVEIG”, a theatrical metal concept album in two acts. It is the story of a lost soul and his journey through a Demon’s sunless neo-victorian underworld. Despite small glimmers of hope, it is a grim tale with a heavy focus on escapism, death, and decadence. With distinct attention to melancholic power metal, melodic death, and black metal, Seven Spires fuse sounds from across the spectrum of metal with their great love for Romantic composers, and the atmospheric and storytelling capabilities of film scores.
Live photos by https://blazingmetal.smugmug.com/
– “Mãos Ao Ar” by M’Vula (Angola)
– “Birds” by Mourah (Switzerland)
– “Pedaços de Papel” by Cesar Rego (USA)
– “The Truth of The Lion” by Mike Kerr (USA)
You can watch our part of the show and also see some behind the scenes footage from the gala the night before and a little bit of the after party.
I'm thrilled that the Mike Kerr Group's "The Truth of the LIon" has been nominated for two International Portuguese Music Awards: Best Rock Performance and Song of the Year. I'm so proud to be a part of this!
"The International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA), recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry by international artists of Portuguese ancestry.
Multiple award categories honor exceptional artists for their abilities to inspire audiences all over the world. Nominees are judged by a panel of music industry experts.
In addition to the presentation of the awards, IPMA features two finalists competing live for the “New Talent” category. A panel of judges selects the winner.
The award show also features performances by prominent artists and is televised on various media outlets, including worldwide via RTP International."
"Slow, Love, Slow" by Nightwish
"Slow, Love, Slow" by Nightwish. Practicing some super soft control and vibrato with the closest thing I'll ever get to willingly singing jazz :')#practiceroomcam #keepyourchopsup
<p>"Slow, Love, Slow" by Nightwish. Practicing some super soft control and vibrato with the closest thing I'll ever get to willingly singing jazz :')
#practiceroomcam #keepyourchopsup </p>
Six down, two to go!
Links to stuff I mention in the video:
Seven Spires: http://sevenspiresband.com/
Mike Kerr: http://www.mikekerr.net/
Queen Boudicca: https://www.facebook.com/queenboudicc...
To my friends and fans:
I write to you now not just as Adrienne Cowan of Seven Spires and dishevelled composing and metal screaming, but also as Adrienne of too much coffee and Xenoblade and Zelda and nerdy space things.
I owe you so much, and cannot thank you enough for the kind words and support you have shown me over the course of the last twelve months. The grey had a frighteningly strong hold on me at multiple times this year, and though I felt stagnant, what got me out of bed in the morning was continuing to sing short video clips or take quick snapshots of my soul for you. Your positive feedback and love has made a world of difference to me, and has and continues to be a beacon through the rough and foggy tides.
Spires has grown and progressed beautifully thanks to your continued support, and with shows, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram I've been fortunate to meet and eventually count many of you as friends. And, September marked something of a rebirth in my head; somewhere at ProgPower USA, everything clicked back into place and I feel now as though I can take on anything.
And so, to all of you and especially those in the Seventh Brigade, my family in Spires, my family in blood, my friends old and new, and everyone involved at PPUSA '15: you not only saved my ass in a long-term way, but also kicked me back into a long-lost headspace of "I am" instead of "I could". Thank you for re-installing my raison d'être, for the entire album I wrote upon my return from Atlanta, for the power of becoming a morning person, and for inspiring me to be the best version of myself I can be. Thank you for showing me how to grow, and how to nurture and love myself again. Thank you for your enthusiasm and love. Thank you for the incredible opportunities you've presented. I promise I won't disappoint you.
Every year gets even better than the last one, and 2016 is looking huge. As always, I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavours, and hope to see you soon out on the road!!
Hugs, hugs, hugs xxx
1:28 Pinch me, did I really sing with Amaranthe the other night at the Stafford Palace Theater in CT? Thank you Amaranthe for making me dizzy with happiness, and thank you Jake Sheik Estabrook and Black Ray Photography for this fantastic footage.