Origin: England
Genres: Progressive Metal
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To-Mera  


To-Mera was founded by the pair of Julie Kiss (former vocalist for the Hungarian gothic band Without Face) and Lee Barrett (one-time bassist for the cult grindcore act Extreme Noise Terror, and more recently a respected record exec with Candlelight and Elitist Records). In short order a lineup was in place and a record, Transcendental, was released in 2006. And an impressive record it is, a mature progressive rock/metal album with graceful, soaring vocalist from Julie (for whatever reason, it's rare to find a female vocalist fronting a prog metal band, even as women have succeeded in singing in other metal genres), outstanding musicianship from all members with keyboardist Hugo Sheppard and drummer Akos Pirisi (since departed) in particular deserving high marks. This is clearly one of the better prog metal albums released in some time, thus earning To-Mera a highly-recommended tag.

As of February 2008, Barrett has decided to step down from the band as bassist, as he cannot commit to touring (though he will remain involved with the band in a behind-the-scenes capacity).

Current Members

Julie Kiss

vocals (Without Face)

Tom MacLean

guitars

Mark Harrington

bass

Richard Henshall

keyboards (Haken)

Paul Westwood

drums (Rogue Male)

Former Members/Guests

Lee Barrett

bass

Hugo Sheppard

keyboards

Akos Pirisi

drums


Discography



Transcendental 
2006 Candlelight
  1. Traces
  2. Blood
  3. Dreadful Angel
  4. Phantoms
  5. Born of Ashes
  6. Parfum
  7. Obscure Oblivion
  8. Realm of Dreams
  • Julie Kiss
  • Tom MacLean
  • Lee Barrett
  • Hugo Sheppard
  • Akos Pirisi

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Delusions 
2008 Candlelight
  1. The Lie
  2. Mirage
  3. The Glory of a New Day
  4. Inside the Hourglass
  5. A Sorrow To Kill
  6. Asylum
  7. Fallen From Grace
  8. Temptation
  • Julie Kiss
  • Tom MacLean
  • Lee Barrett
  • Richard Henshall
  • Paul Westwood

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility 



(EP) Earthbound 
2009 self-released
  1. Mesmerized
  2. Earthbound
  3. Arcane Solace
  4. Another World
  • Julie Kiss
  • Tom MacLean
  • Mark Harrington
  • Richard Henshall
  • Paul Westwood




Exile 
2012 self-released
  1. Inviting the Storm
  2. The Illusionist
  3. The Descent
  4. Deep Inside
  5. Broken
  6. End Game
  7. Surrender
  8. All I Am
  • Julie Kiss
  • Tom MacLean
  • Mark Harrington
  • Richard Henshall
  • Paul Westwood


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