VAN HALST Announce New Guitarist Tara McLeod (Kittie)
Opening For September Mourning Nov 20th In Toronto
Out Now! New Album ‘World of Make Believe’
Photo Credit: Renee Robyn
VAN HALST announce guitarist Tara McLeod (Kittie) will be joining their line up and performing her first show with the Canadian goth rock / metal band on November 20th in Toronto, ON supporting September Mourning at the Hosrseshoe Tavern. Full details here.
“We are super excited to have Tara joining the project. Not only is she a phenomenal guitar talent she is a remarkable person. We’re very excited about the future.” comments vocalist Kami Van Halst
A fierce, empowering force of hard rock fused with metal with strong socially conscious lyrics and advocacy for female rights, VAN HALST released their debut album ‘World of Make Believe’ on March 4th, 2016, which is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
A full album stream can be heard at the following link https://vanhalst.bandcamp.com/album/world-of-make-believe
Plus the following videos:
Lyric Video – Questions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJyR-ua_xaM
1. The End (4:31)
2. Save Me (4:12)
3. Ryan’s Song (4:11)
4. World of Make Believe (3:46)
5. Questions (3:23)
6. Denying Eyes (4:08)
7. Monster (3:29)
8. Plastic Smile (5:11)
9. Put Him Down (4:33)
10. Perfect Storm (4:44)
Album Length: 42:14
VAN HALST, a project that first began as a solo endeavour for whom the band is named after — Kami Van Halst, has since become a full group producing socially conscious, lyrical tracks that focus on disenfranchised and marginalized populations. The band’s influences stay true to goth rock with Kami Van Halst demonstrating an agile vocal delivery in combination with pummeling growls. Lyrically, the band draws from black metal due to its focus on people suffering from isolation and rising to overcome the preconceptions of a judgmental society. In This Moment’s industrial fusion remains a primary influence for Van Halst, employing a sampler, synthesizer, and distorted vocals.