We are very excited to announce our final confirmations for Metal Gates Festival. This time we have 2 amazing bands to bring to your attention.
Votum is a dark progressive metal band from Poland, coming back to Bucharest after a mind-blowing performance last year at Maximum Rock Festival. They promise a very special show for the Romanian fans, so be prepared.
PSYCHOGOD is a very well known name in the Romanian metal scene, reborn now with a new frontman and a fresh sound. After a comeback show in Fabrica alongside Diabolical and a small tour with the Swedish band, they will come to blast the Metal Gates stage.
VOTUM combines dark and vibrant atmosphere within metal genre, bringing both force and ambience to play. They are no stranger to musical diversity with subtle cinematic frailty and modern electronica. Dealing in powerful guitars and acoustic ballads Votum creates a very specific blend of fresh and unusual approach to dark progressive rock and metal.
Votum released four critically acclaimed (all over the world) Long Plays (Average rating for all reviews – 8,5/10).
Fourth album, titled “:KTONIK:” is the first one with the new frontmand and second guitarist. The album was mixed by David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) at Ghost Ward Studio and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios (Paradise Lost, Kreator, Leprous, Dream Theater, Enslaved, Opeth, Katatonia).
Votum is currently still in process of promoting its latest album. In October 2016, the band was co-headlining (together with Moonspell and Kamelot) at Maximum Rock Festival in Bucharest.
PSYCHOGOD is a metal band from Romania formed in late November 2009 that combines melodic death metal with metalcore.
The band released two albums Alone (2012) and Destroy to Create – Create to Destroy (2015) and played more than 50 concerts in Romania and Europe.
It opened the stage for Rammstein, Trivium, Exodus, Dimmu Borgir, Diabolical and many others.