Port Elizabeth, South Africa: local female-fronted nordic-folklore-inspired power metal act LadyAxe releases its debut album Ásatrú.
Ásatrú: a prophesy fulfilled
Independently created and self-recorded, the album comes as a long-gestating passion of front-woman Tasha (aka: Ladyaxe) to pursue a recording project; finally, after approximately two decades since her most active years on the live circuit. Ladyaxe is said to be one of the first – if not the first – South African women to become active in the South African metal scene circa 1992.
The essence of the band is inspired by Nordic folk legends. However, Ladyaxe introduces a part of her own heritage as a South African by including some Afrikaans lyrics as well. An especially remarkable feature of the album is the extremely high vocal range.