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Semblant (BR) Dark Metal / Gothic Metal
Formed in the year of 2006 in Curitiba/PR, the Brazilian band Semblant has structured itself after a few line-up changes and is considered nowadays as one of the most important band of Dark/Gothic Metal in the country, classified by the specialized media as one of the first Vampiric Metal's band in Brazil. Despite the characterizations, it is impossible to label the sound of the band, presenting an extremely heavy sound (lead by two seven-strings guitars and fast and precise drumming), besides the versatility on the vocals. With basis on their own identify and compositions, Semblant has already in five different Brazilian states promoting their songs and, continually, disseminating with extreme success their albums.
Secret Rule was formed at the beginning of 2014. During these five years, Secret Rule conquered its space in the metal scene.
The Secret Rule shows are a concentrated of energy, a mix of heavy guitar riffs, with electronic elements and incredible keyboard lines.
A total impact between metal music and awesome melodies.
Secret Rule, played a lot of shows all over Europe, including headlining European tours, sharing the stage with great bands such as Delain, Beyond the Black, Xandria, Serenity, Kobra & the Lotus, Blaze Bayley, Visions of Atlantis and Cellar Darling and performing a lot of European festivals.
The band released their debut album "Speak No Evil" in 2017, and got the attention of lots of fans and from the record label Rockshots Records, who decided to sign As I May for the release of their 2nd album "My Own Creations", which was release in the summer of 2019. The album was released in Asia through the label Spiritual Beast around the same time. "My Own Creations" have been praised severely in the press and loads of fans are praising the band as a serious newcomer contender for the Finnish Metal throne.
As I May has begun, gaining ground in the Finnish heavy metal scene and the aim is to move into the vast international scene with the new album. It's a mature band, displaying a truly professional attitude towards the modern sound of heavy metal. The soul of the music lies within the catchy melodies and the big choruses.
As I May combines modern elements, yet keeps focus on the heavier side of the music, and they sound like a modern day mixture of In Flames and Amorphis, so almost any metal fan would get a treat from listening to the music of these Finns!