Making their first UK appearance are Dutch symphonic blackened death behemoths Pictura Poesis, taking up a slot as the Friday night special guests!
Pictura Poesis was founded in the south of the Netherlands at the start of 2013. Taking their inspiration from paintings and literature, the band succeeds in combining a broad spectrum of classical music with energetic blackened death metal. The band released their latest CD Miseriae Mundi on the 6th of May 2017, following their two earlier releases in 2013 and 2014.
Unfortunately, Bas decided to part ways with the band. In the second half of 2017 Pictura Poesis once again had to set out to find a new vocalist. Linda van Vugt soon appeared on the band’s horizon, and proved to be a good addition to their sound. With Linda on vocals, Pictura Poesis are now set to reach further heights.
Bringing a proper Northern touch to the fifth edition of the UK’s leading symphonic metal event, Winter In Eden will be appearing as special guests. This marks their first appearance at the festival since they headlined the first edition in 2015.
Formed in 2009, Winter In Eden have become one of the most recognisable names in the UK’s symphonic metal scene. Their energetic live performances have been enjoyed by capacity crowds in the UK at events such as The Cambridge Rock Festival and various Femme Metal Festivals alongside the likes of Delain and Revamp. Most recently, Winter In Eden have taken their live show into mainland Europe, performing to increasing numbers in the Netherlands and Belgium, playing with acts such as Stream of Passion and Maiden uniteD.
The band have been in the studio working on their fourth album, which will be the follow up to their 2014 album Court Of Conscience.
Northern Symphony Festival is set to take place at O’Rileys, Hull on 5th & 6th April 2019.