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To-Mera

From: United Kingdom
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Below is our complete To-Mera 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.

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To-Mera Going On Hiatus

U.K. prog metal outfit To-Mera has checked in with the following announcement about going on hiatus:

"We have much news to bear. As is often the case with 'news', some of it is good, and some of it less good.

"The less good news, as some of you may have gathered, is that we have put To-Mera on ice for the time being. Essentially, now is the time for each of us to focus on various other things in our lives, be they other bands and projects or just life in general, and as anyone who is or has been in a band will know, things only work properly when everyone is on the same page. Until that day....

".... the GOOD news for To-Mera fans is that the core creative forces behind the band's music from the very beginning have been using this down-time to pour their energies into not just one but TWO brand new projects over the past 6 months or so.

"Project no.1 is a collaborative venture between Tom and Julie, featuring symphonic film-score soundscapes and atmospheres blended with quirky jazz-rock grooves and serene vocals. More...

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To-Mera Splits With Drummer

Prog metal act To-Mera has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Paul Westwood:

"As some of you may have noticed from the Classic Prog interview, we have recently parted ways with our drummer Paul Westwood - Paul decided it was time for him to pursue alternative musical avenues.

"We are grateful for all the great times & wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours! As for what this means for To-Mera, that is to be seen...we might just take a little break and concentrate on other (new?) projects for a while. Watch this space."

To-Mera also released new album "Exile" last year, which can be heard in the Bandcamp player available below. More...

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To-Mera Streaming New Album

Female-fronted prog metallers To-Mera have posted their new album "Exile" online for streaming, which can be heard in the player below. The stream also features an alternate version of the song "The Descent." To-mera comments:

"Hey guys, Thanks so much for all the lovely messages you've sent us through various media to tell us how much you love the new album. It really means a lot. As promised, we've now released a free alternate (scream) vocal version of 'The Descent' on bandcamp - this is for the benefit of those who already got the digipak edition or downloaded the album from itunes/amazon/someone's blog (...naughty!). This version features the exceedingly talented Jesse Higginson, winner of the screaming competition! (The original version has Stephan Forte's soothing voice on it)."

The track listing is:

1. Inviting The Storm 03:02
2. The Illusionist 07:21
3. The Descent 07:54
4. Deep Inside 06:46
5. Broken 10:04
6. End Game 06:13
7. Surrender 11:05
8. All I Am 12:46 More...

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To-Mera Posts New Album Teaser

Female-fronted, progressive metal act To-Mera has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new album "Exile," which can be viewed below. To-Mera also commented:

"So guys, here it is (a little earlier than expected). Behold, the official video teaser trailer for 'Exile.' Best viewed full-screen and listened to nice and loud!

"We are offering a limited run of Digipak CDs available for pre-order from our webstore at our brand-new, revamped website (thanks Gogo!) right here.

"Order now to receive your CD up to a week or more before the official physical and digital release date of September 24 (and check out our new T-Shirts while you're at it)!" More...

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To-Mera Unveils New Album Artwork

Female-fronted prog metal act To-Mera has revealed that the band's new album will be titled "Exile." The band has also now unveiled the cover artwork for the release, which can be viewed below. According to a recent statement posted online, the album is currently in the mixing process, which will be finished by the end of the week. Further details on the release of "Exile" will be announced as they are made available.

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To-Mera Posts Studio Video

U.K. progressive metal act To-Mera is currently working on a new full-length album, and the band has now checked in with a brief video update from the studio covering a violin solo. Check out the clip below. To-Mera also commented on the video:

"Marcela Bovio takes you through her recording experience at Joost van den Broek's studio in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Marcela appears courtesy of Napalm Records GmbH."

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To-Mera Searching For The Most Evil Scream

U.K. based prog metal act To-Mera is currently recording a third full-length and follow-up to the "Delusions" album. The band has issued the following announcement about seeking fan submissions for a chance to appear as a guest vocalist on the album:

"Alright, so with the mixing fast approaching, we still have a few little things to finish up. One of which is deciding who is evil enough to record some guest 'black metal scream' vocals over a short section of music.

"To help us decide, we want to hear YOUR screams on video! To make the competition fair, it should be to the words (which have nothing to do with the actual lyrics): 'South-east England remains in drought.' That's a pretty dark subject for you.

"Entries can be posted on our Facebook page, or submitted to tomeraband@googlemail.com. A final verdict on the most evil scream will be made by next Friday evening (18th May). Feel free to get your friends involved!"

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To-Mera Posts New Album Update

U.K. female-fronted prog act To-mera has issued the following brief update about the progress of working on a new album:

"With the vocals as good as finished, the next month will be spent adding the finishing touches to the album, in preparation for mixing at the end of May."

Further details on the band's upcoming third full-length album will be announced as they are made available. To-Mera also recently posted a vocal recording video on Facebook, which can be viewed here.

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To-Mera Issues Recording Update

U.K. based prog metal act To-Mera is in the process of recording a third full-length and follow-up to the "Delusions" album. The band has now posted the following recording update online:

"Rhythm guitars on the cusp of completion. Keys in full swing. Next up, acoustic guitars and bass.

"In other news, we can confirm that we are enlisting the skills of the inimitable Brett Caldas-Lima for the mixing and mastering process, set to commence towards the end of May. If the name sounds familiar, check the sleeves from our first two albums."

Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, check out more info on To-Mera via the band's Facebook profile.

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To-Mera Posts New Album Guitar Clip

U.K. prog metallers To-Mera have been recording a third full-length album, and they have now posted a video clip online featuring some guitar riffs from the upcoming release. Check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

"You want riffs? We got 'em: Here's a selection of riffs from the recording of To-Mera's 3rd full length. From one song in fact."

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To-Mera Posts More Studio Footage

U.K. prog metal act To-Mera recently hit the studio to record a new album and follow-up to the "Earthbound" EP and "Delusions" album (reviewed here). The band has now checked in from the second day of recording with a brief drum playthrough clip, which can be viewed below.

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To-Mera Posts Drum Recording Clip

Female fronted prog metal act To-Mera entered the studio today to recording an upcoming new album. The band has now also posted a brief video clip online from the drum recording sessions. Check out the clip below.

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To-Mera Issues Recording Update

Female-fronted prog act To-Mera has issued the following announcement about recording a new album:

"Well, it's been a long time coming, but we can finally announce that we will hit the studio to begin recording our new album on January 21st. Watch this space for video updates. If you have a Youtube user account, subscribe to us at this location.

"We'd like to thank each and every one of you for your patience and for sticking with us through the highs and lows over the years. It's been a long, occasionally painful and definitely emotional, road to reach this point, but we can assure you that this album is going to be 'THE ONE' you've been waiting for ;)

"Oh, and Happy New Year, by the way."

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To-Mera Issues Recording Update

After finishing the writing process earlier this year, female-fronted prog metal act To-Mera has officially commenced the pre-recording for an upcoming third full-length album in the band's new studio.

The new, as-yet-untitled album will be the follow-up to the "Earthbound" EP and the "Delusions" album (reviewed here).

Further details will be announced as they are made available, and you can also keep up with To-Mera by heading over to the band's Facebook profile. More...

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To-Mera Gearing Up To Record New Album

Progressive metal act To-Mera has issued the following brief update about preparing to record the band's upcoming third full-length album:

"About time for another album update. The majority of album 3 is now written. There are still a few things to finish off and some bits to rewrite, but, all being well, we should be making a start on the recording in December."

The upcoming album will be the follow-up to the "Earthbound" EP and the "Delusions" album (reviewed here). You can also check out photos of the band rehearsing the new material by heading over to the To-Mera Facebook profile.

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Prog Sphere Offers Free "Generation Prog" Sampler

Prog Sphere is offering a free sampler download ahead of the Generation Prog Festival in Nurenburg, Germany, which is scheduled for September 23-24, 2011. The sampler is available at this location.

The track list for the sampler:

1. Haken – "The Point Of No Return" (from "Aquarius")
2. Relocator – "Aavishkar" (taken from "Relocator")
3. Effloresce – "Sunset in the Snowdome" (taken from "Shades of Fate")
4. Exivious – "Waves Of Thought" (taken from "Exivious")
5. Theory Of Elements – "In the End" (taken from "Faces")
6. To-Mera – "Earthbound" (Bonus Track) (taken from "Earthbound")
7. Andromeda – "Veil of Illumination" (taken from "The Immunity Zone")

A parial list of the "Generation Prog 2011" festival schedule:

Friday, September, 23, 2011:

23:15 Haken
21:50 Exivious
20:25 Effloresce
19:30 Ocean Spout

Saturday, September 24, 2011:

23:00 Andromeda
21:45 Relocator
20:25 Subsignal
19:30 Theory of Elements

For more information on the festival, visit this location.

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Pythia Splits With Bassist

Pythia has posted the following statement online about splitting with bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield:

"We are saddened to inform you that bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield has left the troops of Pythia in order to pursue other musical interests! Good Luck Andy!

"In good news we are delighted to announce the recruitment of Mark Harrington. Mark is no stranger to female fronted metal as he is also a member of expert proggers To-Mera. Welcome Mark!

"Box set pre-orders: There is a slight delay in the shipping of the box sets due to unforeseen problems. We are looking at a mid September delivery and we would like to thank everyone for their patience. They will certainly be worth the wait.

"Live dates: Please note we have some new UK live dates for October 2011.

6th October Face Bar, Reading, UK
7th October Scream Lounge, Croydon, UK
9th October With Lahannya Asylum, Birmingham, UK"

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To-Mera Begins Work On New Album

To-Mera has issued the following update about playing the Fused Festival and working on a new album:

"We will be playing the first installment of a brand new progressive metal festival in April next year. Fused Festival is being put on by the organizers of the fabulous Summer's End, and with Vanden Plas and Threshold already confirmed, it's looking set to be a great event!

"In other news, rumour has it that we are stubbornly, shamelessly, and even spitefully, beginning work on what may just happen to be album number 3. Watch this space."

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To-Mera Added To Compilation Album

Progressive metal act To-Mera has checked in with the following announcement about contributing a track to an upcoming compilation album:

"We have contributed the track 'Mesmerised' from the Earthbound EP on a 2CD compilation called 'Des Filles et des Riffs,' due out on Season of Mist records in October. The compilation features songs from Epica, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Pin-up went down, Pythia and many more. So as the title adequately describes, plenty of filles and plenty of riffs. Check it out here for more information."

You can also check out To-Mera's music via the band's MySpace page.

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To-Mera Announces Mini U.K. Tour

Progressive metal act To-Mera has announced three upcoming live shows for their U.K. mini-tour. The band commented on the tour dates: "We shall be headlining on the 16th and 18th. Please note that the 17th is a pre-club night early show (check times with the venue), so get there early if you don't want to miss us!"

The details are as follows:

7/16 - The Underworld, London
7/17- MOHO Live, Manchester (w/ Liquid Sky and Weeping Silence)
7/18 - Asylum 2, Birmingham

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