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Band Biography

The Symphonic metal band StormbounD is an astonishing combination of well-crafted instrumentalism and the breath-taking vocals of the lead singer Yael Horwitz. The band is the musical theater that will carry you everywhere from the angelic to the diabolic, from joyous harmony to the sheer loneliness, and from the beauty to the beast.

 

The band was formed in 2017 in Tel-Aviv, Israel by bassist Pavel Kleiman and guitarist and vocalist Ofer Friedman. Next to join were Ofer's wife Shani Friedman on guitar, Yuval Partush on drums, Rotem Sadia on the keyboard, and Yael Horwitz as lead singer. All members of the band are well-established professional musicians.

 

Shortly after its formation the group began writing and performing and made a unique mark in the local heavy music scene. The band took part in all major metal events and festivals in Israel, opened for Epica at their concert in Tel Aviv, and its upcoming shows will soon be sold out. The band has released four videos so far for the songs "Desert's Roar", "Altar of Innocence", "Child's Play" and "Flying High". During the summer of 2022, the band released its debut album "December".

Videos

 

Desert's Roar

Child's Play

Altar Of Innocence

Flying High

Music

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"If you're a fan of the genre, there's a lot to be excited about"

Metal Hammer UK

"There are plenty of Symphonic Metal bands out there who are still churning out the same old Nightwish-influenced stuff that has been done to death, but StormbounD bring something different to the party, a vibrancy, and freshness that makes them very hard to ignore"

Ave Noctum Magazine

"It all conspires to transfer the listener to another, magical dimension... Such is the immersive nature of this album that the hour running time passes in the blink of an eye, and its addictive quality will have you pressing repeat"

Devolution Magazine

"If bands such as Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Delain, Evanescense, and others float your boat, "December" is next on your shopping list"

Powerplay Magazine

"Overall, it's clear that StormbounD is a force to be reckoned with! Their artistry, talent, and musicality, along with their vocals have them primed to take the world by storm!"

Ethereal Metal Webzine

"There's a new symphonic metal titan in town. Everyone is insanely skilled and outstanding songwriters, and created a well put together album as a result"

Overtone Magazine

Anyone with a soft spot for the genre will find much to be excited here."

Metal Hammer

"Vocalist Yael Horwitz has a delightful voice, moving from a sultry lower register to powerful, melodic upper range effortlessly... the band is tight and inventive, with some fine solos interspersed throughout. If any of the aforementioned bands (Delain, Evanescence, Epica) float your boat, then StormbounD should be next on your shopping list."

Powerplay Magazine

"Move aside Nightwish. Move aside Within Temptation. There’s a new symphonic metal titan in town. In all seriousness, this was fantastic. I have a very up-and-down relationship with the sub-genre but this was a ridiculous high for me. Everyone is insanely skilled and a very good songwriter and created a well-put-together album as a result. I cannot wait to hear more and hopefully see them live soon!"

Overtone Magazine

"STORMBOUND have more than proved their worth with this debut release, with the album taking you on the most wild journey. Whilst they clearly know the sound that works in their best interests, it is certainly admirable that they are willing to explore new genres and try something a little different. It is just astonishing that this band are fairly new in the game, as you would have thought they would have been around for decades with the sheer quality of work they are producing at this stage in their musical career. This album is remarkably contrasting in comparison to music of a similar vein, showing that STORMBOUND know exactly what they are doing and they do it so well. "

Distorted Sound Magazine

"Energetic, yet smooth. Highly technical, yet surprisingly consistent. Storytelling is embedded in powerful riffs, solos, and divinely crafted melodies. All of that is powered by Horwitz‘s powerful voice that we marveled at more than once. That’s what December is all about. StormbounD created an amazing debut album."

Rock Music Raider

"December is a great debut album, with plenty of elements to get your teeth into. I wouldn’t be surprised to see StormbounD featured in with the best newcomers of 2022 in this genre."

Metal Epidemic

"December is probably the best debut album I’ve heard so far this year and should be a must for all symphonic metal fans."

Velvet Thunder UK

"There are plenty of Symphonic Metal bands out there who are still churning out the same old Nightwish-influenced stuff that has been done to death, but StormbounD bring something different to the party, a vibrancy and freshness that makes them very hard to ignore. An excellent debut that I would hope will lead to much more for the band."

Ave Noctum 

"Fans of symphonic metal will find themselves right at home here. However, there’s so much more to StormbounD than meets the eye. A band not only able to capture the imagination with their epic stories but a band that infuses elements from a wide array of genres into their sound to create something even more detailed."

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

"Symphonic Metal fans who like experimentation with different subgenres will surely dig the album. "

Metal Temple

"December is a record in constant evolution and it shape-shifts like some strange life form. With only two of the album’s tracks under five minutes in length, things tend towards the epic (which is no bad thing) and they don’t come more grandiose than the monolithic title track. A huge structure built towards the heavens, it’s a song of several suites with plenty of sonic shifts and dizzying time changes that are layered with angelic female vocals juxtaposed with gruff growls. It all conspires to transfer the listener to another, magical dimension, and if you were ever called on a quest to save the universe, ‘December’ would make the perfect soundtrack. Such is the immersive nature of this album that the hour running time passes in the blink of an eye, and its addictive quality will have you pressing repeat. "

Devolution Magazine

"Symphonic Metal fans who like experimentation with different subgenres will surely dig the album."

Metal Temple

"Fans of bands such as Epica should find a great deal to like here. Stormbound do the female-fronted symphonic metal thing rather well."

Heavy Music HQ

Concerts

 
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