SOLSTICE

Country of origin:Formed in:
1990

Besetzung:

Current line upInstrument
Hel ThorneVocals
Richard M. WalkerGuitar
Andy WhittakerGuitar
Daryl ParsonBass
Rick BudbyDrums

SOLSTICE have an excellent reputation in the scene due to building up a dedicated fanbase with their very own epic doom metal variant as to be heard on various demo, EP and split releases, the full length debut 'Lamentations' and above all the grandiose 'New Dark Age', which is now considered a veritable genre classic that has had a lasting impact on numerous bands - including tasteful underground heroes like ATLANTEAN KODEX.

Nevertheless, the line up wobbled for a while and finally broke up completely in 2002. In 2007, the band around founder and guitarist Rich Walker came together for a few live shows, but again, line up changes occurred and made it hard to continue a constant presence. Finally, in 2011, the band structure was so stable that not only were acclaimed appearances possible, but finally the recording of the mini-LP 'Death's Crown Is Victory'.

In 2018 'White Horse Hill', the third "real" SOLSTICE album, wasreleased, and fans and critics agreed: It was one of THE albums of the year. The epic, sublime metal pearls sparkled (and sparkle) as brilliantly as ever, and next summer the band will make them shine at Balingen: at BANG YOUR HEAD !!! 2020 and along with the new singer Hel Thorne (also known as Hagthorn from the US metal band CHALICE), who passed her live fire test with flying colors a few weeks ago.

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