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What do you get when you throw together a post-grad English student, a self-proclaimed sex god, a pirate photographer, a goth, a kid with ADHD, and some guy called Niell? Some would say “an anthropological study” others would yell “Not a deff merrul band!”
The answer of course is STRIDENT!
These power metal heroes hailing from Cape Town, with their fist-pumping, sword swinging, glory-drenched brand of metal always gets a crowd going. Having been on the local circuit since the dark ages (2008), they are no strangers to the the seasoned gig-hopper. If you’re new to the scene, you’re in for a treat! Name a place, and I can guarantee you that they have brought fire raining down from the sky upon it, even a little barn on a farm somewhere!
If you’re into bands like Blind Guardian, Manowar, Sabaton, Hammerfall or Iced Earth; Strident is an act not to miss at M4A’s Winterfest. Their sound is characterized by galloping riffage, offset by harmonized melodies, thunderous double bass, clean vocals, catchy choruses and of course, guitar solos; oh, how they flow, each a treat to the ears.
Oh, and cheese, I almost forgot about the cheese. Gouda to be precise, or is it cheddar? A gentleman might say, “It is bombastic, this heavy metal, is it not, James?”
I present now some facts about Strident and their brand of metal:
Strident, adjective ( LOUD ) /ˈstrīdnt/ adj
Definition: Describes a sound which is loud, unpleasant and rough.
“People are put off by his strident voice.”
The following is an extract from a reputable medical journal:
It has also been noted by professionals that prolonged exposure to the radioactive element of “power metal” (as of yet not denoted on the periodic table,) may lead to a metallic taste in one’s mouth, facial disfigurement, often referred to as “melted faces” and an increased sex drive. Other side effects may include the need to consume beer, a compulsion to pump one’s fist in the air, and use the word “Epic” outside of polite conversation. – Dr. M.E Thall (Phd)
Having found acclaim with their debut album Oath, they are currently working on an as of yet untitled follow up due for release next year. They plan on hitting the studio with their original bassist and orchestrator extraordinaire, Piet Delport who has recently returned from the United States.
“We are taking this album in stages, so that all the epicness can be contained. We might even be using a full choir to add to it. Oh yes, there is indeed a new track on the way. The new track will be jazzed up, with more widdley widdley bits and lots more epicness added especially for the Winterfest performance. In addition we might have a little surprise for all our geeky fans. Which is pretty much all of them.”
In fact, they travelled to the Ladismith studio of Joe Ellis on the 24th of June and should return to our fair cape before Winterfest is upon us. They had damned well better!
When I spoke to the self-proclaimed sex god about what to expect at the Winterfest performance, he said, “We are currently in talks with all the dictionary companies to try and patent a new word that will adequately describe Winterfest’s performance. I would tell you what it is, but so far simply writing the word down has already caused three scientists faces to melt off completely. I would pay anything just to see that, but to see that and Strident playing? You’ve got to be damaged in some way to not want to be there.”
Strident will be decimating the Winterfest stage at 20:50, meaning that the bands to follow will be playing in a smoudering crater, and that’s pretty fucking metal!
And one last thing, remember the following lyrics, you’ll need them:
POWER METAL FROM SPACE
MELTING YOUR FACE
ROCKING THE STARS, OUT OF THEIR PLACE
WE CARRY THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF OUR RACE
SEARCHING FOR STEEL ACROSS TIME AND SPACE!
Streaming below is their track “Above the Ashes”. Strap a furnace door to your face, kids, this is a hot one!