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DARK BEAUTY – Classically Influenced, Gothic, Progressive Band Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in gothic rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music, vocalists with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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DARK BEAUTY – There are a host of music genres that New Jersey’s Dark Beauty can be attributed to, from Symphonic Metal to Gothic, with Classical being the omnipotent glue that gives Dark Beauty their overall musicality. Dark Beauty released their new studio concept album, Fall From Grace, on August 19th, 2014. Lead vocalist (coloratura soprano), songwriter and band founder, Liz Tapia, has an alluring voice; even her shades of vocal darkness is mesmerizing.

As a songwriter, Liz Tapia can already rival that of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Paul O’Neill. Seriously. Greatness is not always mainstream or screaming from the pages of Rolling Stone and Dark Beauty’s musical greatness profoundly exists. Liz Tapia has assembled a consummate band of musicians with Dark Beauty, in my straight Metal opinion. I am absolutely thrilled that Dark Beauty has crossed my Metal path. Music is a powerful voice and universal language within our Universe; Dark Beauty easily reminds me of this.

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Above photo: Liz Tapia

If you are a fan of Gothic, Symphonic Rock/Metal, Progressive, Epic and/or Dark music, you should absolutely adore the artistic works of Dark Beauty. Become transfixed below and listen to Dark Lullaby, from Dark Beauty’s new studio concept album: Fall From Grace:

Listen to track previews below:

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DARK BEAUTY:

 Liz Tapia – Lead Vocalist/Songwriter/Founder

Bryan Zeigler – Lead Guitarist

Warren Helms – Keyboardist

Gary Perkinson – Bass

Dan Granda – Drums/Percussion

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Purchase Dark Beauty – Fall From Grace on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fall-from-grace/id908888106

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Engineered by Arsenio Rodriguez of Artie Productions

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* For more info on DARK BEAUTY:

Facebook: Dark Beauty

http://darkbeautymusic.com/the-fans

Website: http://DarkBeautyMusic.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE DARK BEAUTY.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

Stone.

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Whitney Houston – Rest In Peace

Posted in female vocalists, pop culture, pop music, rock music news, vocalists with tags , , , , on February 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

WHITNEY HOUSTON – It’s enormous and sad news when a prolific name in the world of Popular Music, such as Whitney Houston, passes away at the extremely young age of 48. I first read the news early evening Saturday, on twitter, via a tweet from 99.1 WPLR FM (a New Haven, Connecticut radio station I grew up listening to). This was during the very first moments of this dismal news. I was beyond shocked, for the entertainers of the world always seem to be invincible, regardless of how many times a high-profile figure of the music world leaves us too soon.

Putting my steadfast allegiance for Metal Music aside for just a moment, I do listen to a wide representation of music. I listened to Whitney Houston throughout the 80’s and beyond. Whitney’s voice was always unrivaled to my ears, (although Celine Dion can sing her heart out). Whitney Houston had that captivating voice that was difficult for me to ignore. Whenever any song of Whitney’s came on the radio, I found it challenging to turn off, for her voice had that ability to carry me away.

As years passed along and Whitney received numerous awards, I looked upon her as the epitome of a deserving female vocalist. Whitney always came across to me as the crème de la crème of female Pop vocalists of her era. Compared to today’s sea of Pop Music lip synchers and one-hit wonders, Whitney absolutely cannot be spoken in the same sentence with any of these spoiled and wide-eyed Disney, Nickelodeon and American Idol youngsters. As I always gravitate to the bands and musicians who’ve always made an honest attempt to keep it real with their music, Whitney Houston was no exception.

As I always love to end my posts with “Long Live _”, this post says goodbye to an American icon of Popular Music who influenced and brought joy to an impressive cross-section of musicians, vocalists and music lovers worldwide. Whitney Houston helped give the Pop Music world an identity that shall never be duplicated. There will never be a voice like Whitney’s ever again and her songs I will forever consider timeless. Whitney will still continue to stop me in my tracks with her beautiful voice… and I’m certain I am not alone.

Rest In Peace, Whitney Houston.

1963 – 2012

Stone.

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