In Greek mythology, APTERA was the site of the battle between the Sirens and the Muses, where the Sirens lost their wings and were cast into the sea — the Greek word “aptera” literally means "wingless". The incarnation of Aptera is not one of defeat, but rather a cry of rebellion and of challenging establishments, taking flight and pushing forward despite opposing forces. But this Berlin-based foursome (with members hailing from Italy, Belgium, the US, and Brazil) is less of a contest and more of a raucous party. APTERA sonically revamps this clash with a tasty tornado of doom, sludge, psych, thrash, and classic metal blended with punk. Joining the sirens and muses at the table are a coven of reanimated witch spirits and a gang of man-eating mermaids with a healthy appetite for destruction.

With Michela Albizzati on guitars and vocals, Celia Paul (Arde) on bass and vocals, Sara Neidorf (ex-Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mellowdeath) on drums, and Renata Helm on guitar, APTERA’s lashing riffs and propulsive rhythms evoke elements of Mastodon, Windhand, Neurosis or Black Sabbath. Weaving together contemporary and mythological tales of rebellion, revenge, and rising from the ashes, Aptera is a guttural cry, a battle call, and a resurrection with wings of fire. Following up with 2019 self-titled EP, they are set to release their debut album “You Can’t Bury What Still Burns” via Ripple Music in June 2022. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Oberg at Hidden Planet Studio in June 2021, with an artwork designed by Brokesia Studio.


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