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Divine Martyr

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | AFM

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States | AFM
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Covenant Metal Show"

“’Lament’, from Divine Martyr's EP ‘Trials’, is a pretty epic tune of symphonic metal! The song starts out with mesmerizing keys, breaking into heavy guitar riffs. The music really pulls you in!” - Dave Kruse

"Lament Records"

“’Beyond’ is a wonderful and magic song with a touch of emotive passages of melodic sounds, definitely we face the birth of a very awesome band.” - Abel Gomez

"ITNS Radio"

Bringing a message of hope through their music, Divine Martyr has done it again with their new single "More Than What You Are". With a haunting melody, hard driving vocal harmony and guitars, as well as a bit of encouragement too! There's something here for everyone "to be more than what you are!"!!! Get your copy now at https://www.divinemartyr.com/!! - Sam Watkins

"Indie Artist Recommendation: Divine Martyr"

The independent musical terrain is increasingly saturated with bands trying to set themselves apart. So when a group succeeds in their endeavors to be unique while creating a high quality and engaging product, it is most definitely worth shining a light on.

Divine Martyr is an Indianapolis-based heavy metal band formed in 2016 featuring tandem vocalists Natalie Lefevra and Luke Mellinger, Jason Hyde on guitar, Woody Hughes on bass and Mark McKowen on drums.

The group has released three singles in 2019, the latest being “How Do You Know?” In June, “Shatter The Doubt” was dropped, and is a high energy rocker with a robust and full sound that is refined and heavier than their debut single, “Martyr’s Hymn.”

“Shatter The Doubt” opens with an instrumental introduction, layering orchestration provided by Mark McKowen on top of the traditional elements of metal. Luke Mellinger enters on the verse, showing off his vocal range and control. One of the most intriguing aspects of Divine Martyr is the tandem vocals as Natalie Lefevra provides a beautiful balance on the chorus and subsequent verses.

The song is lyrically on point, adding to the musical excellence with a theme of breaking through a season of faithlessness by holding on to what is truth, hope and love.

This song is more than edgy and catchy enough to whet the appetite that will leave you wanting to hear more from this up and coming metal act. - Matt Durling (Rock on Purpose)

"Divine Martyr That Have Shattered The Doubt"

I've been hearing so many more bands these days over the last few years with the melodic power metal that hasn't really been a focus for me over the years, especially since my glam metal days of the 80's and Thrash/Death Metal beginnings in the early 90's, that as being a fan over time with all genres of hard music this particular genre is growing on me more and more every time I hear it.

Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana Divine Martyr who recently have been making waves in the Metal circles abroad have released their brand new single "Shatter The Doubt".

The most notable sound that I can grab at is of Nightwish, where their melodic and symphonic characteristics have created the beauty that is expected with the band, with their smooth electronic keys and guitars that compliment the track which continues with Luke Mellinger and his majestic vocals as the ever delightful Natalie Lefevra with her slight overtones that can be heard as she overlaps with her vocal duties.

Growling vocals add the elements that really expand the song with the tightness and fulfilment of the creation of such a beast. Intertwining in such an epic sound and overall structure that completely makes "Shatter The Doubt" a song that I can honestly peak as one of the best I've heard this year.

The balance of the bands musical and vocal directions with both Luke and Natalie, we have seen some of the most authentic and creative music that has graced ourselves for 2019.

I give it a 10/10 which quite frankly. The track has over excelled with their production and songwriting. I'm certainly looking forward to the next full release. - Metal Onslaught Magazine


"Martyr's Hymn" (single) - December 2016

"Trials" (EP) - December 2017

"Beyond" (single) - December 2018

"More Than What You Are" (single) - March 2019

"Shatter the Doubt" (single) - June 2019

"How Do You Know" (single) - July 2019



Divine Martyr combines 19th century 'romantic era' orchestration with traditional heavy metal / power metal/ progressive metal elements. Tandem vocals (dual- male and female leads), vocally the group moves between operatic, rock, and metal vocal techniques.

For detailed EPK:https://www.divinemartyr.com/press-kit

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