TO-MERA, the U.K.-based dark progressive metal band fronted by former WITHOUT FACE vocalist Julie Kiss, were IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests earlier tonight (Friday, May 2) during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to a replay of the program at BBC.co.uk.TO-MERA recently parted ways with bassist Lee Barrett (ex-EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DISGUST, MUSSOLINI HEADKICK). Barrett's replacement in TO-MERA is Mark Harrington, also of DEMAGOGUE. TO-MERA released its sophomore album, "Delusions", on February 18 via Candlelight Records. Regarding the new CD's musical direction, Barrett previously said, "All the elements present on [last year's "Transcendental"] have been greatly expanded upon. The music will display a much greater range of moods, tempos and dynamics (ranging from fragile subtlety to epic bombast via everything in between), whilst being simultaneously more sophisticated, yet more melodic and coherent than before. Julie's vocals have become substantially more versatile and powerful. There will be loads more guitar and keyboard (even drum!) solos. But most importantly, we feel this music has a much deeper and more genuine emotional impact to it." Check out audio samples on the group's MySpace page Watch TO-MERA's "Blood" video (taken from 2006's "Transcendental"):
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