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Kilmara

Formed: 2003
From: Barcelona, Spain
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kilmara News

Below is our complete Kilmara news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Kilmara To Play Il Male Festival

Spanish heavy metal band Kilmara is confirmed for the Il Male Heavy Metal Festival that will be held on the 29/30 of January 2016 in San Lazzaro Di Savena, Italy.

Kilmara comes on stage Saturday the 30th to present songs from third album "Love Songs And Other Nightmares" with the band's new singer Daniel Ponce. The group is confident of choosing that new vocalist well and is sure that Daniel Ponce is the right candidate to reach new goals, new fans worldwide and new horizons. More...

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Kilmara Names Daniel Ponce New Vocalist

Spanish heavy metal act Kilmara has parted ways with singer Christian Wolfgang Kohl and has replaced him with North American singer Daniel Ponce.

The break with Kohl was done in a friendly manner and the rest of the band members intend on continuing to forge, maintain and increase the status that they have worked so hard in building over the past 15 years with Kilmara.

The band is confident that they have chosen well, and they are sure that Daniel Ponce is the right candidate with whom they will be able to reach new goals, new fans worldwide and new horizons!

Daniel Ponce was born in Tampa, Florida from a circus family (he is the fifth generation) and has traveled all his life around the world starting to appear on stage at the early age of 2. It would have been normal for him to have followed his father or his older brother’s steps, and also become a juggler like them, but from a very young age, what he really liked and what motivated him the most was music and singing. Since Daniel became 18 and settled in the south of Barcelona, he began his career as a singer, studying the voice and becoming a part of numerous projects, most of them related to hard rock and heavy metal, that gave him the opportunity to perform all around the Iberian Peninsula, some points of Europe and even in a few venues at Los Angeles in California.

Now a new chapter begins full of motivation, the best of hopes and of course a lot of work with Kilmara, to whom he is immensely grateful for this opportunity and with whom he will give his absolute best so that they can grow the most possible together and reach the highest goals.

Daniel commented: "The truth is that the try outs to become the singer have been very very hard and I know that there were very talented candidates also trying out for the position… So I really want to thank my band mates of Kilmara for trusting in me and for choosing me. And I want both them and the fans to know, that I will strive to the maximum to keep Kilmara’s name and legacy high where it belongs! Destiny has given me this chance and I don’t intend on letting down!!! More...

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Kilmara Signs With Sony Music

Spanish heavy metallers Kilmara have signed a publishing/distribution deal with Sony Music for the release of the new 12 track album "Love Songs And Other Nightmares." The album will be released worldwide on April 8th. The new single “The Break Up” out now, can be streamed at this location.

“If our preceding record was something like a tribute to bands like Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Scorpions or Helloween themselves, in this new album our references are Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet for my Valentine“, explains guitarist John Portillo. “We’ve created more solid sound bases, we’ve lowered tuning, we’ve got more forceful riffs and we’ve worked hard on guitar and vocal melodies“, he adds.

The album title "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" given by the Bavarian singer Wolf is based on personal experiences, with Love as a powerful and dangerous addiction, alcohol, drugs and gambling. “Although it’s not a concept album, Love and addiction are strongly related in every song“, explains Portillo. Songs like “The Break Up” or “Cold Rain“, the first single off the album are the evidence that KILMARA and Grapow have created a powerful and electric wrapping for a set of songs endowed with great magnetism.

The album was produced and recorded at Grapow Studios with Mr. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween). The cover artwork for "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" was done by Canadian artist Jessica Allain, known for work in digital photo manipulation. Photos were by Gina Roma from Spain.

KILMARA are: Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals), Jonathan Portillo (guitar), Enrique Torres (guitar), Javier Morillo (drums), Raul Ruiz (bass guitar). Guests on the new album are Dave Imbernon from Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from young Spanish pagan death metal band Drakum on the violin. More...

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Kilmara Posts New Lyric Video

Spanish heavy metallers Kilmara have released an official lyric video for the new song "Fantasy." The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album "Love Songs and other Nightmares," featuring on vocals Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) and Pilar Villatobas (Resilnece).

Kilmara is now searching for a record label to release "Love Songs and other Nightmares," which was tracked at Grapow Studios with Mr. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween). The cover artwork was handled by Canadian artist Jessica Allain. More...

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Kilmara Comments On New LP

Spanish melodic metal band Kilmara revealed some more details of the band's forthcoming third LP "Love Songs And Other Nightmares." The band is recording the release at Roland Grapow’s (Masterplan/Helloween) studios in Slovakia, which is targeted for release this year.

The band had the following comments on the album: “We want to inform our fans that the release of our new album Love Songs and other Nightmares need longer as expected. After listening the pre-mix, we’ve realized that it’s not only the third record in our career, we want it to be the most perfect album we’ve ever recorded, that’s why we started thinking about new collaborations and elements. We cannot announce a release date yet, we’ll do things in the best way, our goal is to create a great piece of heavy metal.”

Kilmara enlisted former Xeru, Chaman and DM X Project guitarist David Muñoz to lay down guitar solos on the song "Devil’s Eye" and former guitarist and singer Pilar Villatobas (Resilience) on guest vocals with her guttural voice on the song "Fantasy."

"Love Songs And Other Nightmares" will also feature guest appearances by Dave Imbernön of Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from the Spanish pagan death metal band Drakum on violin.

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Kilmara Posts In-Studio Footage

Spanish act Kilmara has released video footage online from the "Love Songs and Other Nightmares" recording sessions, which can be viewed below. The final recording sessions for the new album are set to begin early next month. Kilmara consists of:

Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals)
Jonathan Portillo (guitar)
Enrique Torres (guitar)
Javier Morillo (drums)
Raul Ruiz (bass)

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