Solstice Rider Talks of Upcoming Single, New Album, and Some Touring As Well!

Melodic death metal band SOLSTICE RIDER have had a couple of single's released, along with a new EP and new album out this year for 2023! New music is coming within the next couple of weeks, with some talks of even touring about, releasing even more music, and wanting to connect with the fans!

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Solstice Rider was formed in 2020 in the State of Maryland in the USA. It was birthed from my desire to combine elements from the European Metal Scene with some elements from my home country. I had already been writing power metal over the years and decided I wanted to get serious about making music. This was the birth of Solstice Rider.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The Band’s name origin is meant to signify a people who walk through big changes. The solstice is when the Earth moves back in one direction or the other, Summer towards Winter, Winter towards Summer and to be a Rider is one who walks through and lives through that.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Solstice Rider hails from Baltimore and is based out of Southern Maryland. We do not have relationships with the local scene as the band was birthed out of the events in 2020. We have instead built relationships with other bands across the world. In this age of connection through the internet friends can be made across the world. We recommend people check out Sylvatica, Upiór, or Okkultist. All excellent bands.

4. How would you describe your style?

Solstice Rider’s style is best described as melodic death metal. But I find labels to be restricting. We’ve combined elements of black metal, power metal, folk metal, doom metal, and other genres as well. We’ve seen fans upload our content to YouTube and even they can’t seem to decide what they are. We’ve seen from epic folk metal to melodic black metal. 

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We’ve released Star of the North and Suffer to Glory in 2021 and we expect to release a new EP and new album this year in 2023.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Sure do! A new single in the next couple weeks and a new album this year.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We’re in the talks for doing some touring. :) 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Release more music most likely, and connect with our fans more.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Bandcamp! Please buy the album off Bandcamp or merch from Shopify. We are an independent band. We’ve had a few offers for record deals, but the terms were not ideal for us, :)  We press on with support from fans like you!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

Probably the effect that the music has on your emotions. I write songs to be melodic and full of feeling, atmosphere with aggression. If you’ve felt joy, sorrow, or a whole host of emotions. I feel like the message is getting across.

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