|Global Metal Apocalypse||
A new spark of hope has started glowing in the darkness of the rock music scene and with their untamed female lead vocals and haunting melodies the new wildfire named Forever Still is starting to spread from Denmark. Hailing from the same musical shores as Lacuna Coil, Flyleaf, Halestorm or BMTH, the band has been building a solid fan base since 2013 and toured tirelessly throughout Europe. Now they are ready to unleash their fresh debut record entitled Tied Down on October 21st.
"People who have followed the band for a while know that we’re very self-sufficient and haven’t been in a rush signing with a label", singer Maja Shining states. "If we were to sign, we wanted to find someone who believed as much in the band as we do, without wanting to change us and who wants to work hard together with us to push it to the top. We believe we’ve found that in Nuclear Blast and we’re very excited to start working with them and reach new heights with the band."
While many young rock bands with a charming frontwoman are often labelled as ‘industry products’ or ‘engineered’, nothing is artificial or marionette-like about Forever Still – writing their own songs is obvious for Maja and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup, but the band also put their heart and soul into every other aspect affiliated with their music. Over the years they have booked their own tours, shot their band photos and music videos themselves, produced and mixed their new songs and have consequently climbed their self-constructed ladder to success.
Something that instantly impressed Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger:
"With Forever Still it was love at first sight! The Metal Hammer article in which they had been named 'Band Of The Month' immediately caught my attention and after checking out their music via their homepage, I was overwhelmed! This band is young, ambitious, sounds fresh and has a massive amount of potential hits! Their modern and melodic metal is breathtaking and with singer Maja, Forever Still has the perfect frontwoman! We loved the DIY-Status of the band and their high ambitions and it's an honour to welcome them to the Nuclear Blast family!"
Their first album Tied Down is a journey through emotional devastation, hope and recovery, it mixes passionate clean vocals with raging screams from singer Maja and contains rock hymns that instantly capture the listener.
Forever Still have also just unleashed a new video for single 'Miss Madness' - watch it above
"The clip for 'Miss Madness' was shot at the oldest amusement park in the world over the course of 6 months. Half of it in the summer time and the other in the winter time to portray the contrast filled dream and the brutal reality for 'Miss Madness' herself", singer Maja Shining remembers.
But shooting the video in the middle of the crowded amusement park 'Bakken' was of course not particularly easy - you have to let yourself go, ignore the staring people and Maja laughs when she's thinking back to the scenery: "...haha, it was exactly as horrible as you can imagine!"
And since the madness is just about to begin, Forever Strill's debut album Tied Down is now available for pre-order. The physical copy will be a special CD+DVD digipack:
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