Rising: Christoffer Holm tells us all about his new metal band Vengeant

Swedish metal band Vengeant finally released their first single last month to the joy of 13,000+ fans. The female fronted band promise to bring power metal and operatic vocals, orchestral arrangements, heavy riffs, lightning fast guitar solos and progressive, symphonic metal inspired by Magic: the Gathering, strategy card game.

Read our review of their first track here

Give us a potted history of Vengeant

Hi, this is Christoffer Holm, co-founder of Swedish metal band Vengeant.
The band was formed in 2020 by me and our manager Emma Elmén, the band lineup consists of me (guitar + bass), Danae Komodromou (vocals), Alfred Fridhagen (drums) and Dennis Eriksson (rhythm guitar).

We are an international band, due to our vocalist being from Athens, Greece.

Who inspired you to start making music and the band in particular?

I’m not sure I can site any particular musician as the catalyst for my songwriting, although I’ll say that around the time I started exploring songwriting, I listened quite rigorously to Stratovarius and Firewind.
The conceptual inspiration for Vengeant is taken from the famous trading card game, Magic: The Gathering.

Can you tell us about the one (or maybe two) records that inspired you artistically?

One record that completely blew me away and probably impacted me most musically is Paradise Lost, by Symphony X.
The first time I heard that record, I remember thinking to myself “this is musical perfection”.
I still hold that record as my number one album of all time.

If you’re trying to explain who you sound like to someone that’s never heard you, what do you say?

I’d say a mix of Power, Symphonic, Progressive Metal and Djent.
I’m fully aware that this explanation leaves more questions than answers but that means whoever reads this will just have to find out by checking out our first song “Angel’s Battle Cry”, which is available on all streaming services worldwide.

Tell us about your new track Battle Angel Cry?

Conceptually, the song is inspired by one of the five colors of mana in Magic: The Gathering, in this case the white mana, which is quite synonymous with angels in the game.
The song is part of a 5-track EP, which was recorded mainly in Panic Room Studios (SE) with the exception of vocals, which were recorded at Bigfoot Sound (GR).
The core of the guitar sound on the track is a EVH 5150, through a Mesa cab and the guitar used is a Schecter Hellraiser c-7, tuned to drop A.
We released this song independently.

Where can we get hold of it?

The song can be streamed on all streaming services worldwide.

Tell us how you write?

For this song and the four remaining songs on the EP, I wrote all the material from guitar to orchestra, to vocals and lyrics.

Tell us about your live show?

We haven’t had a chance to play live since we formed the band during the pandemic, but we really look forward to bringing the show to our fans in the flesh!

What can we expect from you in the near future?

You can expect four additional songs, showcasing different aspects of the Vengeant sound.

Tell us your favourite records (apart from your own) that you are enjoying?

Some of my favorite records are Paradise Lost by Symphony X and Angel of Salvation by Galneryus.

Check out the bands first single below:

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