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    Posted: May 11 2015 at 07:01
Armed Cloud is a Dutch band from Nijmegen playing symphonic rock with influences from (progressive) rock, metal, and pop. The music is written by Wouter and Remco van der Veen, who choose for a song-oriented approach of the genre. Armed Cloud’s songs are characterised by in-your-face guitar riffs; catchy melodies; thick grooves; atmospheric keyboards; melodic drums; and powerhouse vocals. Their inspiration flows from bands like Dream Theater, Queensr˙che, Rainbow, Iron Maiden, and Sonata Arctica. 

The band’s first EP Shroud of Rain was recorded in De Pit Studios and released in March 2012. Due to a positive reception the band was selected for the final eight bands of the Dutch Exposure band competition, an initiative by Freia Music to discover new talent within the symphonic genre. This resulted in the Dutch Exposure LP/CD, which features two Armed Cloud songs.

The five-piece’s live shows are tight and energetic, allowing virtuosic feats and entertainment to be moulded into a dynamic experience. The band has played in many different venues, including but not limited to W2, dB’s, Boerderij, de Groene Engel, Stairway to Heaven, Willemeen, and SJIWA. Furthermore Armed Cloud won the band competition Jampop (2013-2014) with the maximum amount of points achievable.

The band is currently in the recording phase of the upcoming debut album Obsidian Desert, which will be recorded in Spacelab Studios. It is due for release early 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/ArmedCloud
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http://www.armedcloud.net/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2015 at 16:41
Thanks - this sounds like symphonic/power metal mostly.
I have found it on Spotify so could evaluate, thanks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2015 at 16:44
Actually, the info in the OP is a bit outdated. The album release party was last Saturday...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2015 at 02:04
Is this band stil being reviewed? I can't think of a single reason they would not be allowed for progressive metal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 06 2015 at 13:21
Sorry outright rejected 3 months ago
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