Antonamasia

Antonamasia

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Biography

Nineteen-year-old lead vocalist Cassie Lee Dallas will take you on an empowering lyrical journey through passionate, dark, introspective musings emotively entwined with love, desperation and despair. Her vocals intimately stroke the uniquely power-driven arrangements emanating from the rest of the band.

The instrumental power comes from the combination of dynamic musicians, Chris King (guitar), Rage Carter (drums), Justin Gonzales (keyboards/ samples) and Andrew Barrington (bass). Blending solid song structure with complex instrumentation, Antonamasia creates a potent blend of raw energy and instrumentally muscular beauty. Individual influences as diverse as 36 Crazyfists, Metallica, Killswitch Engage and Mudvayne bring powerful ingredients to the musical mix.

Since forming in 2003, Antonamasia’s dedicated following has continued to swell as audiences across Australia have been treated to the captivating contrast of Cassie’s luxurious vocals and the dynamic intensity of the band’s consuming live performance.

Antonamasia have also been invited to support national and international acts such as 10 Years (US), Nitzer Ebb (UK), Liv Kristine’s Leaves’ Eyes (Germany) and Atrocity (Germany), Skinless (US).

After locking themselves away for 2 and a half weeks, Antonamasia completed recording their debut EP at 313 Music Studios with acclaimed producer dw Norton. The record was released Monday 2nd October 2006, through esteemed metal/hard rock label, Faultline Records.

“The angelic vocals of Cassie Dallas soar and echo over some of the best metal riffing and pounding beats you’ll witness this year” Blunt Magazine

“Cassie has the sheer damn power… There is a wisdom beyond their years…” Drum Media

“This will probably be the independent Aussie release of the year” Buzz Magazine

“With one of the best voices I’ve heard in ages…Keeping Nothing is a top album” Live To Ride

“They have a real future ahead of them” Sinister.com.au

“I’m sure they’ll be an act that will certainly go places” The MetalForge.com

Management
Idle Threats Entertainment
Glen Burns
+61 2 9520 9364
glen@idlethreats.com.au

Lyrics

Gone

Written By: Antonamasia

I stand stagnant and alone
Bitter to the bone
Dismay is my own friend
I carry home again

Flee me, love me
Abandon what it is you gave me
Hate me, let me
Never knowing what you saw in me

Impossible to live within this mind of shattered dreams
Impossible to love when I can’t see past my scene
Plays again in my own head
Story's left inside me said
(Cut you down but you won’t hurt
Crush the crave I’m draw to first)

Flee me, (kill me), love me, (leave me)
Take my woeful heart and bleed me
Hate me, (need me), let me (be me)
Bring this sorrow home and give me peace

At first the thought to end
Invites it's only friend
The sickness of a heart
That tears this life apart

Impossible to live within this mind of shattered dreams
Impossible to love when I can’t see past my scene
Plays again in my own head
Story's left inside me said
(Cut you down but you won’t hurt
Crush the crave I’m gone)

I find I do not know you, or even know myself
Nothing I’ve kept sacred has helped me fight this hell
I wanna feel you inside
I wanna keep you
(I want to hide)

Impossible to live within this mind of shattered dreams
Impossible to love when I can’t see past my scene
Plays again in my own head
Story's left inside me
(Cut you down but you won’t hurt
Crush the crave I’m gone)

Discography

"Keeping Nothing" - Faultline records, 2006.