Black Women In Metal: Part 1

It’s a common misconception that there are few people of color in metal bands, and particularly that there are no black women. In actuality, black women play very prominent roles in these types of bands — either guiding the group with their vocals, or powering through songs as instrumentalists.

Here are four black women who sing lead in metal bands:

Kayla Dixon (top left) – Lead vocalist for Witch Mountain, a doom/stoner metal band. Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/witchmountain/

Cammie Gilbert (top right) – Lead vocalist for Oceans of Slumber, a progressive metal band. Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/oceansofslumber/

Alexis Brown (bottom left) – Lead vocalist for Straight Line Stitch, a metal band from Tennessee (US). Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/straightlinestitch/

Audrey Ebrotié (bottom right) – Lead vocalist for Diary of Destruction, a French metal band. Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/diaryofdestruction/

Part 2 coming next week!

Photo Credits: Kayla Dixon (Hillarie Jason), Cammie Gilbert (Catberry Photography), Alexis Brown (Kevin D. Soney), Audrey Ebrotié (Nicolas Gaire)

A Style All Her Own: The Undefinable Cammie Gilbert

A Style All Her Own: The Undefinable Cammie Gilbert

Oceans of Slumber – “Devout”


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OCEANS OF SLUMBER


launch new track ‘Devout’

European tour with My Dying Bride announced

Just shortly before the release of their
upcoming album, Houston, Texas based progressive metal powerhouse OCEANS
OF SLUMBER premiere another track off ‘Winter’.

Check out the track ‘Devout’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN8f2ouaqfs

OCEANS OF SLUMBER are also proud to announce
that they will be supporting none other than the mighty MY DYING BRIDE
on their upcoming European tour. See below for all dates and venues!

The band comments on the tour: “We are
beyond excited to announce that we will be joining the magnanimous and
legendary My Dying Bride in the UK and in Europe!! To have the
opportunity to support our new record and share the stage every night
with such an amazing and genre defining band like My Dying Bride is
beyond our expectations. So “Feel The Misery”, and get yourselves ready
for our brand of bayou tinged darkened metal!“

OCEANS OF SLUMBER on tour with MY DYING BRIDE:

31.03.2016 – London, Islington Assembly Room, UK

01.04.2016 – Leeuwarden, Neushoorn, NL

02.04.2016 – Hamburg, Grünspan, DE

03.04.2016 – Saarbrücken, Garage, DE

05.04.2016 – Pratteln, Konzertfabrik Z7, CH

06.04.2016 – Paris, Nouveux Casino, FR

07.04.2016 – Tilburg, 013, NL

08.04.2016 – Antwerp, Trix, BE

09.04.2016 – Essen, Turock, DE

10.04.2016 – Utrecht, Tivoli Pandora, NL

The Century Media Records debut, which also marks OCEANS OF SLUMBER’s
sophomore full-length release, will see a worldwide release on Friday,
March 4th 2016.

Physical versions of the album are available here:

CMDistro

EMP

Digital pre-orders with the singles
‘Winter’, ‘Suffer The Last Bridge’ and ‘Turpentine’ as instant-grat
tracks are available here:

iTunes

AmazonMP3

OCEANS OF SLUMBER is:

Cammie Gilbert – Vocals

Anthony Contreras – Guitar

Sean Gary – Guitar

Keegan Kelly – Bass

Uaeb Yelsaeb – Synthesizers

Dobber Beverly – Drums

 

OCEANS OF SLUMBER online:

http://www.oceansofslumber.com

https://www.facebook.com/oceansofslumber

https://twitter.com/oceansofslumber

https://instagram.com/oceansofslumber

Century Media Records online:

http://www.centurymedia.com

http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia

www.twitter.com/centurymediaeu

www.facebook.com/centurymedia

http://gplus.to/centurymedia

Century Media webshop:

www.cmdistro.com

Black men and women in metal. via gates-of-horn-and-ivory

gates-of-horn-and-ivory:

Black men and women in metal. (Bands in tags)

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FOUND IT. Will tag later.

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EDIT: TAGGED, will add to Resource list