(contact info below)
Montreal, QC – August 2016
Album Promo Request here.
For Fans of In This Moment, Evanescence, Halestorm
VanHalstMusic.com | Facebook | Twittter | Soundcloud | Youtube
Bandcamp | iTunes
Reminder – VAN HALST Kick Off Western Canadian Tour Dates Presented By PureGrainAudio.com
Fest Dates At Our Fest & Metalocolypstick (Festival Celebrating Women In Metal)
Out Now! New Album ‘World of Make Believe’
Photo Credit: Renee Robyn
Music Video – Save Me – Watch here.
Lyric Video – Questions – Watch here.
Album Stream – Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Idobi
Canadian goth rock / metal band VAN HALST
will be hitting the road for a Western Canadian tour presented by PureGrainAudio.com
. The tour will kick off at OurFest
in Nevis, AB on August 20th and include a performance at this year’s Metalocalypstick Festival
in Valemount, BC
on August 27th to wrap up with a hometown show in Edmonton, AB on September 4th.
Aug 20 – Nevis, AB – Ourfest – info
Aug 27 – Valemount, BC – Metalocolypstick Fest – info
Aug 31 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub
Sept 2 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
Sept 3 – Vancouver, BC – Red Room
Sept 4 – Edmonton, BC – Mercury Room – info
A fierce, empowering force of hard rock fused with metal with strong socially conscious lyrics and advocacy for female rights, VAN HALST
recently released their debut album‘World of Make Believe’
on March 4th, 2016, which is now available on iTunes
VAN HALST, a project that first began as a solo endeavour for whom the band is named after — Kami Van Halst, has since become a full group producing socially conscious, lyrical tracks that focus on disenfranchised and marginalized populations. The band’s influences stay true to goth rock with Kami Van Halst demonstrating an agile vocal delivery in combination with pummeling growls. Lyrically, the band draws from black metal due to its focus on people suffering from isolation and rising to overcome the preconceptions of a judgmental society. In This Moment’s industrial fusion remains a primary influence for Van Halst, employing a sampler, synthesizer, and distorted vocals.
Kami Van Halst dominates as the vocalist performing both growls and soaring vocals (Surviving Suzanne), Scott Greene (Derina Harvey Band/Dirty Pool) and Strathon J. Bajowsky (Havok Way) craft the guitar work while Brendan McMillan (bass) (My Darkest Days) and Brett Seaton (drums) (Cultured by Fire) drive the rhythm section of the band. Kami’s range and virtuosic vocal ability always captivates an audience and her attitude on stage truly delivers the meaning behind the songs. The main writing forces for the band are Kami and Scott working together to give listeners a vivid image of social injustices. The band’s live performance is a theatric experience as the utilize full-costumes, make-up and stage props.
1. The End (4:31)
2. Save Me (4:12)
3. Ryan’s Song (4:11)
4. World of Make Believe (3:46)
5. Questions (3:23)
6. Denying Eyes (4:08)
7. Monster (3:29)
8. Plastic Smile (5:11)
9. Put Him Down (4:33)
10. Perfect Storm (4:44)
Album Length: 42:14
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