I discovered Van Canto randomly on YouTube, and their music is so fascinating, not to mention awesomely good, that I felt like sharing it with you on my blog.
The guys (and girl) of Van Canto are from Germany, and play what they call “a cappella hero metal”. In stead of using real guitars, they try to emulate the sound with their voices. The band is signed to Napalm Records and are going on tour with Blind Guardian in Germany in November.
Van Canto is:
- Dennis Schunke – lead vocals
- Inga Scharf – lead vocals
- Stefan Schmidt – lower “rakkatakka” vocals and “wahwah solo guitar” vocals
- Ross Thompson – higher “rakkatakka” vocals
- Ingo Sterzinger – bass vocals
- Bastian Emig – drums
In case you’re curious about how they do it, here’s a video of Stefan explaining it:
You can find more videos on their official YouTube channel.
Listen to Van Canto in Spotify.
If you like their music, you should go “like” their Facebook fanpage.
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