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Solstice - Welcome New Vocalist

After splitting up with Paul Kearns earlier this year, UK's epic doom metallers Solstice now proudly introduce the new vocalist - Hel Thorne - as the full time member. Full statement from the band can be read below.

Statement from the band: "After months of inactivity we are happy to introduce you to our new full time vocalist, H.Thorne. Some of you may recognise her as the former vocalist and songwriter from the US epic metal band Chalice, one of the best bands of the past decade to emerge from the country.

"Let us say this; as the band has grown it's important to recognise that Solstice represents not just an exclusive "men only" bastion, but an ongoing and ever evolving idea. And that idea does not exclude women. It would be churlish also to not acknowledge Tom (While Heaven Wept), Scott (Cianide) and Felipe (Procession) who provided valuable insights and advice during all this.

"As a consequence, we have with the aid of the sage like wisdom and technical skill of Mr. Richard Whittaker, made her audition recordings available via our bandcamp page as the White Thane release. These are free to download or leave or donation. You are under no compulsion to do anything else. In closing, the choice was ours to make, it was neither made with cynicism or avarice in mind. It was made because she worked hard and shared our vision."

Courtesy of the group's Facebook page

Band profile: Solstice
Posted: 07.12.2019 by Abattoir


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08.12.2019 - 07:45

Yes! I've always liked Solstice, but now they have a female vocalist?! Hell yeah! Can't wait to hear the music they make, now that Hel Thorne is on board. Currently listening to "To Sol a Thane 2019". Sounds splendid. She has a very strong contralto(?) voice quite befitting of epic compositions.

"'s important to recognise that Solstice represents not just an exclusive "men only" bastion, but an ongoing and ever evolving idea."

Admirable sentiment. All-male bands are a pet peeve of mine, to be honest, since there are so many of them. The narrative sometimes comes across that there are not enough bands/musicians who are otherwise (which is NOT TRUE; one just needs to do research, see local shows with women musicians performing, et cetera).
08.12.2019 - 12:56
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Dunno if it will work
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
08.12.2019 - 22:09

Female? Unknown? For this band?
Good luck...
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08.12.2019 - 22:28
Fucking SJW propaganda invading metal
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?

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