I am the drummer in a band called Counting Wolves. We are a metal band from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and are releasing our first album on the 28th of August which is called ‘Nero’.
This is a pretty special project for us. After years of searching, we still haven’t found ourselves a vocalist. So in order to keep moving forward, we decided to write vocal lines and lyrics ourselves and reached out to different vocalists that we found online to feature on our songs. Even though we technically identify as a ‘melodic metalcore’ band, we are definitely influenced by Visual Kei. For some of us (me for instance) it is all we listen to. And with VKei having more and more core influences nowadays, we see ourselves as a nice middle ground.
That being said, we recently pre-released two songs off of our upcoming album. The second song is the ballad of the album, which is called ‘Entity’. On that ballad we had the chance to work with Saki Rose, who you could know from their amazing Diru covers on Youtube. We saw that as a chance to show our love for VKei on this album, which isn’t really referenced in the other songs.
It would mean a lot if you’d check it out and share your opinion!
You can also see the influence in our promotion material. I’ll post the album SPOT we released as well, in case you might be interested.
That’s all! I hope you enjoy!