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StormbounD insist “The Show Must Go On”

Following on from the release of their debut album “December” in August 2022, Israeli symphonic metallers StormbounD have returned with a video cover of the Queen’s classic track “The Show Must Go On”, which released on April 7th, 2023.

Speaking about why they chose to go with this track, the band stated:

“First of all, most of us are Queen fans. One day we were just fooling around with this song’s intro at rehearsal, and it felt like something that could fit our sound and style, so we learned the entire song and played it at the next show. Ever since then, we can’t do a show without it so we figured out that if everyone enjoys it, we might as well record the thing. It felt really good to take such an iconic song and give it a little energy boost while keeping the original version’s harmonies, and we hope we’ve done it justice.”

Symphonic metal act StormbounD is an astonishing combination of well-crafted instrumentalism and the breathtaking vocals of the lead singer Yael Horwitz. The band is the musical theatre 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 shows were 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’, and it has been garnering great compliments from countless metal magazines along with a lot of airplay on various radios and playlists all over the world.

The album was produced by StormbounD and Ian Post, it was mixed and mastered by Alex Zvulun at A.G Studio and the album artwork was done by Gogo Melone ART. The band says they are currently working on their second album, so fans can expect a lot more from the StormbounD camp in the near future!

Diverse and harmonic, with hints of darkness while staying heavy, StormbounD is accessible for both metal veterans and those new to the scene. They are recommended for fans of Delain, Amaranthe, and Nightwish.

“December” was released on August 5th, 2022, and is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.

1. Desert’s Roar 
2. Altar of Innocence 
3. Sacred Lies 
4. Away from Here 
5. December 
6. Shadows 
7. Flying High 
8. Fragments 
9. Child’s Play 

Album and live band line up:
Yael Horwitz – vocals
Ofer Friedman – guitar & vocals
Shani Friedman – guitar
Rotem Sadia – keyboard
Pavel Kleiman – bass
Yuval Partush – drums