Montreal, QC – March 29, 2023
Canada’s SOVEREIGN COUNCIL Dig Into The Past With New EP “ World on Fire” Out May 2023; Unveil Music Video For Title Track
L-R – Joe Moon – Lead Guitarist & Backup Vocals, Brandon Schneider – Drummer, Lisa Thompson – Lead Vocals, Shaun Vanhooser – Bassist, Chris Thompson – Rhythm Guitarist
Photo Credit: Dark Moon Productions
From headlining performances as well as supporting slots for some of the biggest bands in metal, Ottawa, Canada’s Sovereign Council have hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since they formed in 2012. They have released two full-length albums to date “New Reign” (2013) and “Laniakea” (2015) and now they have a fresh new EP “World On Fire” for listeners and ahead of its release, the band is offering up the title track as a single accompanied with a music video. The majority of the EP comes from vocalist Lisa Thompson’s personal experiences and this five-song progressive, symphonic, and power metal-influenced record will take listeners through a range of emotions and imagery ranging from inspiring, motivational lyrics to darker subject matter. The band shares their thoughts on the single:
“This song was chosen as a single because everyone in the band felt it to be one of the stronger songs on this release. It has an edge to it while still being very accessible to a wider audience compared to our previous releases. Each one of us takes a different meaning from the song itself and we hope that our listeners will enjoy it just as much as we do. We simply want people to enjoy the ride.”
Sovereign Council got together through a shared love of music and the emotional release that comes with writing, recording, and performing. As a band, they have evolved drastically since being first formed and continue to change each time they sit down to write music. They are proud of their new sound and look forward to their continued growth and change.
Dynamic solos and incredible vocal range come together in the impressive display of melodic metal that is “World On Fire”. It is recommended for fans of Delain, Within Temptation, and Lacuna Coil.
Watch and listen to the music video “World On Fire” via its premiere on Bravewords HERE.
EP pre-order is available at https://sovereigncouncil.bandcamp.com
1. World On Fire – 4:43
2. The Wait – 4:24
3. Aberration – 4:00
4. Breathe You In – 3:34
5. Of The Ashes – 4:13
EP Length: 20:52
For more info: Facebook.com/SovereignCouncilpage | Twitter.com/sovcouncil | Instagram.com/sovereigncouncil
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“Here’s living proof that shows that Female-Fronted Symphonic Rock/Metal isn’t an exclusive domain and does reach beyond the boundaries of the Netherlands and mainland Europe…The Euro Symphonic Rock connection is strengthened with Delain’s Timo Somers pitching in with a trademark solo on the single ‘The Human Condition’, while the album also features Brazilian-based violinist Marina Andrade…An album with a title which offers up the suggestion that, like the galaxy it describes, is vast and with limitless boundaries, ‘Laniakea’ is a collection which is more epic and melodic rather than Symphonic and orchestral. It’s going to be a record which has fans of Nightwish and Delain pricking up their ears as this is something along the same lines yet a little bit different.” – Mike Ainscoe – Rocktopia (Laniakea – 2015)
“There are not many Symphonic Metal bands coming out of Canada at the moment, but Sovereign Council is certainly one band from that country to watch out for! This is a grower and well recommended..8.5/10” – Ravenheart Music (Laniakea – 2015)
“Here is another great work of this great band that will surely please the most demanding heavy metal fans as well as fans of good music in general.” – Cássio Pagliarini – Heavy Metal Brasil (Laniakea – 2015)
“Progressive Symphonic Metal (new Canadian symphonic metal band that has a strong orchestral sound with some wonderful violin and piano along with the beautiful, theatrical vocals of Lisa Thompson contrasted against very harsh male vocals.” – Prog Metal Zone – Prog Metal Zone (Laniakea – 2015)
“There is something hidden within Canada…I think this band will be hot in 2015.” – Odie – Rock Fanatic Rockcast (Laniakea – 2015)
“The CD is well-presented with a simple, but elegant album cover reminiscent of something House Of Lords might do, with a regal-looking logo that visually matches the image of the bands name. The back cover photo and layout messed up my brain. The band put a bit of time and energy into the 10-page booklet with nice photos, (the band look slightly gothic), lyrics and liner notes. It was self-produced and sounds quite good for a homemade recording…. This is a pretty impressive debut. The band has it together with good songwriting, production, performances and presentation. I could see a European label like Napalm or Massacre showing some interest in Sovereign Council, based on the strength of NEW REIGN.” – JP – Metal-Rules.com (New Reign 2013)
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