“I am the Huntress, I’m on your trail. When I want you here you’d better not fail” screams Jill Janus, vocalist with California bangers Huntress. The track? “I Want To Fuck You To Death”. The creator of these lyrics? One Sir Lemmy Kilmister. So, let’s take those elements – awesome lyrics written by a heavy metal legend, a female vocalist with a voice capable of shriveling testicles at fifty yards and a song called “I Want To Fuck You To Death” – how can Starbound Beast, the new album by the California quintet, be anything other than heavy metal magic?

After several months of contemplation and over five years of live shows, line-up changes and other shakeups in the music industry, the four musicians behind the band Vesperia decided that it was time for a change, a big change. So the band changed its name from Bolero to Vesperia and totally tweaked their mentality while they were at it. Just because they’ve made some changes though doesn’t mean that Vesperia is a completely different band. They’re still generally playing the same music, taking their inspiration from the thrash, black metal and folk music that they so love.