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Antonamasia

Antonamasia

Antonamasia

Antonamasia is an Austalian Power Metal Band. They won great acclaim with their debut album Keeping Nothing. This earned them billing alongside the biggest metal bands in the country such as the prestigious Metal for the Brain Festival and Metalstock and securing them exclusive supports with bands such as 10 Years (US), Leaves’ Eyes (SWE) and Atrocity (GER), ‘Keeping Nothing’ was received with open arms, rave reviews and 5/5 ratings in Drum Media and Blunt Magazine and on online publications including Sinister.com, dBmagazine.com and Fasterlouder.com. Almost immediately after recording their debut release in January 2006 with 2 time ARIA nominated producer dw Norton (Superheist, Daysend, Vanden), Antonamasia signed with esteemed Metal/Hard Rock label Faultline Records. Helmed by Norton, Faultline Records released a highly anticipated ‘Keeping Nothing’ in October 2006 which quickly elevated the band to towering heights. With immediate attention from Triple J’s Full Metal Racket and online radio stations such as Hard Rock Radio Live, ‘Keeping Nothing’ has seen high rotation since its release. The following month their debut effort saw the band among the top 5 at the 2006 Musicoz Awards when Asphyxiation Theory” was nominated in Best Metal/Hardcore category. After 4 solid years of touring and sharing the stage with the biggest names in Australian metal and their 27 date 2006 Keeping Nothing Tour, Antonamasia have, in a very short time, proven that they possess the talent and undying work ethic that will take them to the top and far beyond. They have been going through some changes recently in their line up. Antonamasia is currently looking for a new Singer, Bass Guitarist and Drummer.

Discography (That I Own)

  1. Keeping Nothing (2006) – EP by Antonamasia. This is Antonamasia’s first release, but after you listen to track one, you would believe that they have been producing fantastic albums for years. Keeping Nothing is showcases perfectly what this band is all about. Melodic keyboard lines courtesy of Justin Gonzales, dark passionate lyrics of love and desperation delivered flawlessly by Cassie Dallas, coupled with powerful melodic guitar and bass riffs provided by Chris King and Andrew Barrington, all backed by Rage Carter’s energetic drumming. Not to mention the clearly metal influenced screams of Rage Carter and Justine Gonzales that accompany Cassie Dallas’ stunning vocals.

In Conclusion
After I listened to Keeping Nothing, I was really looking forward to a full length album. Now I fear that day may not come. I hope that Antonamasia can pull it together and produce music that is on the same level if not better than their first EP Keeping Nothing.

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