Imagine, Metal Nation, if you were to combine the best elements of Arch Enemy front woman Angela Gossow with Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia, and then added in elements of Meshuggah to back those powerhouse vocals. That’s what audiences get in the newest addition to Century Media’s roster, Destiny Potato. yes that is really the band’s name. Don’t let the name fool you. This is a band that the Metal Nation Worldwide may very well be hearing a lot from in the near future.
This Belgrade based group of musicians formed in the Spring of 2011. The band was formed by David Maxim Micic and vocalist Aleksandra Djelmas. The pair had been writing music since the age of 16. they attended the same high school. And their fathers were both members of one of Serbia’s most popular prog rock bands, YU GRUPA.
Maxim was first introduced to the world of heavier music during his time at the famed Berklee College of Music. He explains how his horizons started growing while he attended Berklee, saying, “From there I just started discovering so much more metal music. I decided to do a solo album inspired by these bands as well as Serbian and other Eastern European music though some of the heavier sounds also started to be incorporated into the music Alex and I were working on.”
Maxim explains that in deciding on a band name, he and his band mates wanted a name that people would remember and that was also light hearted. When asked about the meaning behind the band’s name Maxim said, “I really have no idea what it means or where it actually came from.”
The band is now hard at work on its Century Media debut record, which is currently sltade for release in early 2013. In the meantime, audiences can get an idea of Destiny Potato’s sound thanks to a rough mix of the band’s song, ‘Dark Side of You.’ The song can be heard at the link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTq5sIDryEs.
For more information on Destiny Potato, go online to http://www.facebook.com/destinypotato.
To keep up with the latest entertainment reviews and news, go to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it or its companion page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reel-Reviews/381028148587141. Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.