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German melodic metal band
will release album
‘Dark Mother Rises’

We Ride The Storm
Bone Thomahawk
My Journey
The Heathen
Perfect Illusion
Sweet Lizzie
Evil lives here

Cat Rogers – vocals
Flo Schulz – guitar
Chris Müller – guitar
Jan Philipp Merten – bass
Shawn Layer – drum

‘Upon The Forgotten’ (2021)
‘Dark Mother Rises’ (2023)

Lankester Merrin, just founded in 2019, is quickly preparing to become a serious heavyweight in the genre of female fronted melodic/power metal.
The debut ‘Upon The Forgotten’, released in 2021, was a first sign of life of a band that seems they had still to find its place, but less than two years later, the successor ‘Dark Mother Rises’ is a result of a sheer explosive development.
‘Dark Mother Rises’ offers 9 powerful, mature melodic metal hymns, which are performed with a self-conception that even long-established scene greats are sometimes unable to crown their musical work with.
The album impresses not only with its razor-sharp riffing, great solos, driving drumming and the incisive voice of Cat Rogers, but also with its unbelievably sophisticated arrangements, which turn almost every song into a catchy one!
Recorded in spring 2022 at the Institut für Wohlklangforschung in Hannover (a.o. Drone, Grailknights) under the direction of Hannes Huke and Willi Dammeier, ‘Dark Mother Rises’ is a first-class album for all fans of melodic metal who, despite the attribute ‘female fronted’, do not expect symphonic metal, but simply powerful modern metal of the highest order.
The album will be released on march the 24th, 2023.

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