( PR4US.com | Press Release | 2017-06-01 18:07:27 )
Latvian alternative / modern metal band «Once Upon» has just released their first EP called «Morningstar» .
Blindness. Betrayal. Violence. Agony.
«Morningstar» tells you about struggles and frustrations of life. But it tells us that no matter how hard we struggle we will always find our way back home to our star.
«Morningstar» was recorded in KS Records, an independent record studio with the help of Dmitry Panfilov and Vadim Mamonov form the band Mayla.
You can listen to «Morningstar» here :
«Once Upon» is a modern/alternative metal band which was founded in the autumn of 2012, in Riga, Latvia. Since then it has went through several highs and creative lows, as well as multiple reorganizing processes, which has made the band’s sound just as it is today. At the moment band consists of five members – Arthur RYD (vocals), Edgars Meijers (guitars), Jānis Brolišs (guitars), Sandis Ķirsis (bass) and Artūrs Krasts (drums).
It is practically impossible to clearly define the genre of the music that they make, since every member shares a part of their heart and soul in the process of creation, therefore making something completely original and unique. Also, even if some inspirations from different artists can be noticable, their sound does not resemble anyone else, as it is often the case with other relatively new bands or projects. Their unique sound is a mix of fast and agressive rythms alternating with mellow and sometimes soul-burning melodies with a hint of almost magic atmosphere and, of course, psycho vocals all over it.
On April 2014 «Once Upon» participated in the selection of competition «Metal 2 the Masses» and got the opportunity to represent Latvia at UK’s biggest heavy metal festival «Bloodstock Open Air 2014».
Last year a song from this EP - «A Letter to My Agony» was nominated for the «15th Independent Music Awards» as the best metal/hardcore song of 2016.