Swedish Veonity is somewhat a hidden gem, scratching the surface of power metal glory. With their third album soon to be released, let’s hope they get the recognition they deserve.
From the debut album in 2015, Gladiator’s Tale, with Tommy Johansson (Sabaton) on one track, to the second album in 2016, Into The Void, with guest appearance by Piet Sielck (Iron Saviour), Veonity has always stood by their call: to create classic power metal without any symphonic elements.
No, they are soon ready to conquer the power metal world with their third album, Legend Of The Starborn. This time with guest appearances from Paul Logue (Edens Curse), Patrik Selleby (Bloodbound, Shadowquest) and Tommy Johansson (ReinXeed, Sabaton).
But, how is it to actually get noticed by possible fans and promoters these days?
Veonity: Of course, it is difficult to stand out from the crowd when there are so many power metal bands out there, and where everyone’s trying to break through. But we think we have found our own style. And that helps, of course.
Yes, about that. How would you describe the music of Veonity. For me it takes me back to the late 90’s early 2000.
Veonity: A lot of bands within our genre use a lot of synths and string instruments. But not Veonity; we want to play pure, classic power metal without adding extra instruments. Our focus is on cool riffs and fast drumming. It’s true power metal, and nothing else!
And now your third album, Legend Of The Starborn, is soon to be released. What can you tell me about the album?
Veonity: The new album is a mix between Gladiators Tale and Into The Void. We have tried to create a mix where we play faster, happier and heavier. More is more, as we say.
Legend Of The Starborn is the sequal to Into The Void. What is the story about, and how did you get the idea to write a saga?
Veonity: We have grown up listening to concept albums and power metal stories about dragons and swords. We wanted to keep the concept albums alive! Into The Void and Legend Of The Starborn is about a man’s journey through space and time, in order to save mankind. He must fight with both space and time-knights and vikings, against various threats. Few people have killed as many evil enemies as our hero!
And what is next? Will there be tours and concerts to promote the upcoming album?
Veonity: Yes, there will be concerts, but nothing is officially yet.
And finally, who are your musikal influences?
Veonity: To be honest we listen a lot to power metal… Or, to be correct: we only listen to power metal!
Legend Of The Starborn is due for release November 27th on Sliptrick Records.