Friday, February 22, 2008

Woman of Metal: Flight of the Valkryies Festival 2008 Announced

Here’s an incredible festival, Flight of the Valkryies 2008, dedicated to metal bands with a female vocalist.

Swordlord Productions has just announced the dates for the festival, to be held Saturday, June 28, 2008 in Minnesota.

Only one band has been announced at this point, Unexpect, a Canadian band combining black metal, classical music, opera, electro and jazz: Now that’s something to behold.

But what other metal bands with female vocalists exist:

Avantasia: (their Metal Opera I and II is something else)

Epica: Dutch band with Opera, death grunts and latin

Girlschool: part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the 80’s, inspired many women to get into Metal

Vixen: 80’s glam, support for Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi,

Lacuna Coil: contemporary Italian goth-metal

Nightwish: highly influential Finish Symphonic power metal

Check this address for a full list, there are actually hundreds

Image: Courtesy The End Records

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