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    Posted: July 31 2012 at 18:18
I know about a few of them, like Renaissance, Madder Mortem, Mostly Autumn, and some others, but is there a comprehensive list or a category somewhere on PA?

I did a search and one topic, about 1 band, showed up.

I listen to quite a bit of metal bands that have gals singing, like Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica, Xandria, Diabulus In Musica, etc etc etc. but for all the prog albums I have, I don't think I have one with a female singer.
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White Willow's new album, Terminal Twilight is quite good.
Marriages is a side project of Red Sparowes that has Emma Ruth Rundle singing.
Introitus has female vocals, not sure if she is the only lead vocalist though.

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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Marriages is a side project of Red Sparowes that has Emma Ruth Rundle singing.


More importantly, The Nocturnes.
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Marriages is a side project of Red Sparowes that has Emma Ruth Rundle singing.


More importantly, The Nocturnes.

I don't know how i always forget that project. Still haven't sat through the whole thing - though what i've heard is great. 
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Try these for starters:
Strangers On A Train
: - 'The Key Part 1: The Prophecy', & 'The Key Part 2 : The Labyrinth' (Tracy Hitchings - who also sings on Landmarq's excellent 'Science Of Coincidence' and 'Entertaining Angels' studio albums, and a couple of live ones too: -  'Thunderstruck' and 'Aftershock').
 
Janison Edge -  'The Services of Mary Goode' (Sue Element) - excellent melodic neo prog!
 
Legend: - Four fine albums (Debbie Chapman (3) & Kerry Parker (1) - see http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=602)
 
Arion - Arion (Tânia Braz) Three live videos embedded on their main page: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=2609
 
Flamborough Head (last three albums: - Margriet Boomsma - see http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=109


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Albion POL Ania Batko
Ambeon NL Astrid Van der Veen
Aries I Simona Angioloni
Babe Ruth UK Jennie Haan
Blackmore's Night UK-USA Candice Night
Breathing Space UK Olivia Sparnenn
Cirrus Bay USA Sharra Acle
Conqueror I Simona Rigano
Crimson Sky UK Holly Thody
Fauns D Kirsten Meineke
Flamborough Head NL Margriet Boosma
Frequency Drift D Antje Auer
F.r.e.u.d. D Cora O'Donovan
Introitus  S Anna Bender
Iona UK Joanna Hogg
Karnataka UK Lisa Fury, Rachel Jones, Hayley Griffiths
Legend UK Debbie Chapman, Kerry Parker
Magenta UK Christina Booth
Mostly Autumn UK Olivia Sparnenn, Heather Findlay
Nemezis POL Karolina Struzicka 
Oldfield UK Maggie Reilly
Panic Room UK Anne-Marie Helder
Quasar Lux Symphoniae I Annalisa Malvisio
Quidam POL Emilia Derkowska
Renaissance UK Annie Haslam
Shine Dion N Anna Jenssen
Stolen Earth UK Heidi Widdop
Strawberry Fields POL Robin
The Gathering NL Annieke van Giersbergen
The Reasoning UK Rachel Jones
Touchstone  UK Kim Seviour
UTO I Anna Torres Fraile
White Willow N Silvia Erichsen, 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2012 at 00:31
hmmm....I think there is much that women could bring to prog, including their innate good artistic tastes (well, often!), compositional talent and skill on many instruments. 

This album is perhaps my favorite of the genre, showing how King Crimson might have sounded with women vocalists!!  Highly recommended!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2012 at 01:26
Originally posted by cstack3 cstack3 wrote:

hmmm....I think there is much that women could bring to prog, including their innate good artistic tastes (well, often!), compositional talent and skill on many instruments. 

 

 
 
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hAND, SubRosa and Grayceon are all worth checking out.
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Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

hAND, SubRosa and Grayceon are all worth checking out.
 
Yeah, this
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I tend to go for the more 'witchy' types of women in regards to prog. Annie Haslam is beautiful no doubt, but I feel like drinking straight butter listening to more than a couple of tracks at a time. 

These are some of my faves:
COS


Popol Vuh(Well not strictly speaking, but this album is 'female fronted')


Catapilla(heh, I just posted this one in another thread, but hey this band need all the love they can get)


Catherine Ribeiro + Les Alpes


Koenjihyakkei


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I wouldn't mind a female fronting my prog band, if you know what I mean.
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Yes to Andy's recommendation on hAND and Jacks' on To-Mera
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Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes Ambient Hurricanes wrote:

UneXpect

Yes. Love her voice with the chaotic music. Also Aghora too
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Something tells me I'm not the only one eagerly awaiting their third album here.LOL
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