Band Photo: Lullacry (?)
From: Helsinki, Finland
Last Known Status: Active
In a time where an abundance of U.S. pop sensations such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are trying to tap into the rock market, Helsinki’s LULLACRY continues to harbor one of the best young female vocalists, a siren who can put all other pop stars to shame. With the attitude, looks and voice to back them up, LULLACRY’S Tanja is waiting to unleash her talent upon the masses and take the world by storm.
Determined to leave a visible mark on the atmospheric heavy music scene, LULLACRY recorded their first demo, Weeper's Aeon, in the fall of 1998, and immediately started to gain a rabid following. They established a reputation as a solid live band by supporting groups such as Edguy and The Gathering, and playing monumental gigs at the Tuska Metal Fest and Nummirock Festival, where they received excellent reviews in many Finnish mainstream music magazines for the first time. Inspired by the press raves, the band started to quickly prepare their debut full-length, Sweet Desire (Heart, Trust and Respect Records), released in late 1999. The title track of the album also found its way onto the best selling Spinefarm Records double CD compilation, Millenniumliitto, which quickly alerted the label to this exceptional rock force.
At the end of 2000 Lullacry signed a deal with Spinefarm Records, and the first product of this new relationship was Be My God. These 11 tracks are the finest examples of well-executed modern, Gothic-influenced heavy rock in the vein of H.I.M and Sentenced, but nevertheless always remained fresh and entertaining with a pounding groove and the ever-present vocal beauty of original vocalist Tanya´s very impressive and atmospheric performance. This was the band’s first album to be released in the U.S. helping them further expand their growing fanbase.
In the spring of 2002, Lullacry experienced the departure of Tanya, which many saw as a threat to the future of the band. However, the group seized the opportunity and quickly forged ahead, and after numerous female hopefuls auditioned they secured a perfect replacement to fill the slot. The new vocalist came by the name of Tanja, ironically sharing the same name as her predecessor, albeit with a slightly different spelling. The new Tanja showed fire and passion in her vocal approach, traits that will most assuredly take Lullacry to the next level in their career.
Lullacry now faces the biggest challenge of their musical career and passes with flying colors. Their third album, Crucify My Heart, easily demonstrates to any naysayers and critics that Lullacry is indeed up to the task of not only outdoing the musical quality of their earlier releases, but also opening new doors towards a more crossover and alternative audience. Crucify My Heart was recorded at Finnvox Studios in September 2002 with famed producer Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, H.I.M, Moonspell, Children Of Bodom) providing the record with a flawless production sound. The first single to be released, “Don´t Touch The Flame,” also features their cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole” and further proves the band’s vast musical capabilities. Lullacry aspires to have a deep impact on all lovers of emotional rock music and this is much more than just a pop rock sensation.