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Metal 1on1 proudly presents their 2016 release of 

”To Haunt a Quiet Realm” album, by the USA Gothic Rock/

Symphonic Metal band Lipshok

FFO: Nightwish, Siouxsie and the Banshees,

Within Temptation, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil,

Bad Pollyanna


Band: Lipshok

Home: USA (San Francisco Bay Area)

Style: Gothic Rock/Symphonic Metal
Title: To Haunt a Quiet Realm (2016)

Type: Full-length

Release: 31st October 2016

Runtime: 50:02

Label: Unsigned

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: The guitar work within this album, are power-driven with clean-melodic hooks and passages and full of energy and with a progressive feel, along with plenty of harmonies, chord changes and solos

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Operatic and clean/melodic vocals, which is fronted by a female (also the keyboardist (making this band unique and eye-catching)), with these vocals, are powerful, beautiful and hunting and outstanding

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Reminiscent of old-school/classic heavy metal, full of life, catchy and clean drumming and beats, with an anthem powerful feel…

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: With ten mesmerizing and haunting songs, with a lot of build-up within the songs, that are just breathtakingly beautiful and magical and grabs the listener’s soul, and takes the listener to one's self alternate dimension dream or a magical realm. The keyboard on this album and the keys are mesmerizing smooth and full of beautifully dark & malefic melodies

When reaching the last track, is a must-listen Just Beauteous and soul-stirring instrumentation

An album that will transport your soul  to

A beauteous, magical, mystical journey

of a fusion of progressive, Gothic, Symphonic & Graveyard ballets


𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: The artwork, is unique and eerie but beautiful a the same time… With the title of the album, the songs and lyrical themes (especial the track ‘Carry On’, the picture of an entrance to a graveyard)… telling of someone demise and enter the other side and/or dimension or realm

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: For me, this album is just outstanding, each song are interesting, ear-awe-inspiring, with their own characterization & fantastical elements, just full of wonder and magical *** dark and epic. Lipshok is for fans who love their Gothic Rock and Symphonic Metal bands/music!

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none !!!


Scarlett Dark (Debbi Douglas) (lead vocals and keyboards)

Massimiliano Maggiari (guitar)

Phil Jameson (bass)

Joe Londeree (drums)


#01. Bad Place (04:59)

#02. A Soul That Dreams (04:03)

#03. Crawl Back Home (05:26)

#04. The Unwinding (04:09)

#05. Wanderer (05:45)

#06. More of You (04:25)

#07. Through It All (04:56)

#08. Carry On (04:50)

#09. You're Not Alone (06:22)

#10. To Haunt a Quiet Realm (05:03)


In Darkness, Light (2010)

The Soul of a Broken Mind (2013)

To Haunt a  Quiet Realm (2016)

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