British symphonic folk metal band Serpentyne was created by Maggiebeth Sand, inspired by Celtic, Folk, operatic and cinematic music styles.
The band’s previous album “The Serpent’s Kiss” featured mythic & medieval themes, combined with a hard rock metal sound.
This fusion won the band its place as finalists in the Metal To The Masses, London contest, 2018. In 2019 Serpentyne is pleased to be signed to Hell Fairy Records, for the release of their album “Angels of the Night”
Serpentyne has been playing extensively around the UK and the rest of Europe.
Recent major tours include “A Nordic Symphony” supporting Tarja Turunen and Stratovarious with 22 dates throughout 11 European countries, a hugely successful and well received tour, again with Tarja throughout Ukraine and Belarus, and touring throughout Europe supporting legendary metal band Soulfly.
Fronted by classically trained soprano singer Maggiebeth Sand, and backed by Lee Willmer on guitar, Nigel Middleton on bass, Vaughan Grandin on bagpipes and John Haithwaite on drums, Serpentyne combines a unique mix of symphonic and folk metal styles, with themed songs about historical figures and legends, such as Boudicca, The Valkyries, Viking Blood, Helen Of Troy, Jeanne d’ Arc, and The Dark Queen, amongst many others.
What the media have said about Serpentyne’s album “The Serpent’s Kiss”
“Lavishly orchestrated cinematic majesty.” (Progression, USA.)
“Through this fusion of medieval sounds with biting electric guitars and pounding drums Serpentyne develops further. The serpent has arisen!:
Claudia Zinn-Zinnenburg, Orkus magazine, Germany.
Supporting act on the evening is Dream Ocean
Symphonic metal band Dream Ocean was formed by the mezzo-soprano Ylva Basak on vocals and the guitarist Oz Khan . Inspired by many different genres, Dream Ocean is coming forward with powerful vocals, heavy guitars and stunning symphony. The band has played many shows in metal festivals and local metal clubs through the years with releasing “Missing” single and “Daydreamer” EP. As located in Germany since 2017, they have finalized the first full-length album “Lost Love Symphony” with great guest musicians as Mark Jansen (Epica, Mayan) and Jake E (Cyhra, ex-Amaranthe). Jacob Hansen has mastered the album and orchestrations have been arranged by Ruben Wijga and Joost van den Broek. To feel the first breeze from the album, “Beyond the Greed” was released in October 2017 and “Forever” was released in January 2018. The full album was released on the 22nd of February 2018 via Painted Bass Records.