A new progressive symphonic metal band is coming to you from South Wales. Paraskenia was formed in March 2017 by six like minded and creative musicians.

The Players:

Lee Bowen – Vocals
Gareth Long – Keyboards
Andy Slade – Lead Guitar
Richard Emanuel – Rhythm Guitar
Ben Thomas: Bass Guitar
Ceiran Jenkins: Drums

Bringing together a vast range of musical genres and experience into the writing process, each band member is contributing to the melting pot of metal, opera, rock, choral, symphonic and classical music to create an exciting symphonic metal sound. Mixing confident melodies, well written parts and symphonic orchestration with singer Lee Bowen’s soaring vocals, Paraskenia are opening the door to something new in the music world.

With their rehearsal trailer of debut song Legends getting nearly 4,000 views in 2 months on Facebook and the band going from strength to strength in the writing and rehearsal process, great things are clearly ahead for these six extremely talented musicians.

“When Darkness Falls is the debut single from the Cardiff based operatic metal band, Paraskenia. Consisting of Lead Vocalist Lee David Bowen (The Phantom of the Opera Movie), Guitarist and Composer Andy Slade, Guitarist Richard Emanuel, Drummer Ceiran Jenkins, Bassist Ben Thomas, and Keyboard Player Gareth Long. The track combines a powerful mix of Operatic Theatre and crunching Symphonic Metal to create an epic sounding, metal power ballad. With so many amazing female fronted Symphonic Metal bands in the world right now, Paraskenia felt it was time to introduce an Operatic Male equivalent.”

New single released on 1st Jan 19, the epic Call To Arms

Paraskenia – Call To Arms

Paraskenia – When Darkness Falls

Paraskenia links:

Band location – Wales

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