Who: Zola Jesus
What: Synth pop. Dark wave
Why: Her voice is really spectacular. She could sing anything that she desires.
Who: Thundermother of Sweden
What: Rock and roll.
Why: You might be thunderstruck by the ladies of Thundermother. They are fans of Janis Joplin. I think Janis Joplin would be a fan of Thundermother.
It is my opinion that they will deliver on a solid rock and roll album, which will be out in the fall of 2020. Their music videos are also a good time. Check out their links and videos.
Who: Jenner of Serbia
Aleksandra Stamenković – vocals & guitar
Marija Dragićević – drums
Katarina Henc – bass guitar
What: Heavy/Thrash Metal.
Why: They rock as much as any other great rock or metal band. Jenner reminds me of Vixen if Vixen was a touch more metal.
Where: If you feel so inclined, visit the band at the following links. Show them some love!
The post is part of the 2020 installment of the A to Z Challenge. My topic for 2020 is Rock Goddesses. All of the bands have female lead singers.
Who: Gallia of Belgium.
Elyn Vandenwyngaert: Vocals
Yannick Maris: Lead guitar, compositions
Davy Coningx: Rhythm guitar
Laurens Vandebroek: Bass guitar
Dieter Vantilt: Drums
What: They play symphonic metal. Their name reminds me of a spooky ghost town that is within an hour of where I live. Gallia is also a little spooky. Do they go on ghost hunts in between gigs? I think that whenever it’s possible, Gallia should do a concert/ghost hunt. Play music and hunt for ghosts at the same event.
Why: Besides being spooky, they are pretty kickass. I’m hoping that they get the following that they deserve – millions and millions of fans that love metal and ghost hunting.
If you are looking for a new favorite metalcore band, The Anchor should definitely be on the list. Who is going to tell if you are rockin’ out to The Anchor in the privacy of your own home? Plus, we’ll all have time to get psyched up for their next concert – fingers crossed.
Who: The Anchor of Denver, Colorado. Linzey, Sham, Cory, Adam, Ryan
What: Metalcore with a rock goddess. Check out their album, Breathe.
Why: They are badass. They also have awesome merch. Go buy some to support the band.
The post is part of the 2020 installment of the A to Z Challenge. The topic is Rock Goddesses.
Can you believe that I’ve never seen KISS in concert? I can’t either.
I have watched two seasons of Gene Simmon’s reality show but no live concerts. Gene Simmons in footie pajamas is one of my favorite things in the world.
So this summer, my boyfriend and I are going to the Chicago Open Air Festival. KISS was the deciding factor between that show and Rock on the Range. We’re driving three extra hours.
It will all be worth it so I can cross the KISS concert off of the bucket list.
P.S. I was not able to attend the concert. My boyfriend went with his dad and they had a great time.
Alina Urusov has done art and colors for comic books such as X-Force and Young Avengers Presents and X-Force #11. She has also done the cover art for NYX: No Way Home and other Marvel Comics’ publications.
I’m still in shock that she agreed to do this interview. Enjoy!
What was the first thing that you were proud of drawing?
Some early things include Jesus, naked women, horses and princesses, and this one awful painting in art class at age 5 that must have looked like a tortured soul’s divulgence into insanity..
What are you working on now?
I will soon start work on a personal contribution to a comics anthology, but I have been taken a hiatus to travel and raise my toddler lately..
Who has influenced you the most as an artist?
Everything has, but probably the art books my mom had when I was a child, because I became so familiar with art that I could easily see myself carving masterpieces too, haha
Who is your favorite female superhero/villain/comic book character?
honestly I dont follow comics and I never attach myself to characters, I just enjoy pieces of fiction as a whole, for the atmosphere they create and to escape my own headspace.
Do you think people expect a certain type of art from you since you are female?
I hope by now I have sufficiently proven myself, so that’s probably not the case and I enjoy the darker things just as much as the cute things, actually when the two are combined it creates an indispensible balance..
How often do you go to comic book conventions? Do you enjoy conventions?
I dont go anymore.. I used to when I was producing more.. they are work for me.. another way of selling my product, and doing sketches for 3 days straight can get tough. I enjoy the cosplays immensly though..
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Introvert mostly, but its important for me to have one on one connections with others. I dont do well in groups as much.. unless we are all busy being useful.
Where do you find your inspiration?
In visual things of an articulate design.. I have a lot of wondefully designed nicknacks.
What do you do if you have writer’s block?
well I havent tried being a writer but inspiration and meditation or just Doing Something Else should solve that problem.
Have you had any interesting or awkward experiences since you’ve been an artist/writer?
Yes and yes, I actually have a great memory for awkward moments in my life, but listing them here would just cause a daylong journey into a bad frame of mind.. in a nutshell I will simply say, deadlines and perfectionism don’t mix, for those who are looking to be a writer or artist, mkay..
Beverage of choice?
green smoothy.. I am into health and taking care of the temple that is my bod these day ya dig.
When was the last time that you dressed up for Halloween?
Haha what is this Halloween, I have deadlines and a baby to dress down to.. but seriously, I just wore raver gear and hooped at a rave last time – something everyone should do.. every day..
What do you want people to know about you?
I am no longer an artist.I am a citizen of mother earth and I am committed to dedicating my life to taking good care of her and myself by doing creative things when i please and staying healthy and happy dammit! People, make sure you are doing what feels right and feels right the morning after as well.. it is high time end the suffering we create for ourselves so we can have no regrets later.. the end.
ALL ARTWORK © 2010 ALINA URUSOV
ALL CHARACTERS © TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS.
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