war before peace

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In the heart of a male dominated death metal landscape, stands Maatkare – an all-female lineup channelling the essence of ancient Egypt through their fierce musical expression. Founded in March 2020, this band of ambitious women has been steadily carving their path, culminating in the imminent release of their debut single, “War Before Peace,” due for release on May 16th, 2024.

 

In crafting their music, Maatkare draws inspiration from the rich tapestry of death and black metal, with influences from Nile, Scarab, Behemoth, Arch Enemy and Kataklysm. Infused with the untold stories of powerful women who have shaped history. 

 

Channeling this aggressive femininity is vocalist Janneke de Rooy (Beyond the Pale), guitarist Georgia Bell (Ex Pretty Little Enemy and current session guitarist for Harper) and Bassist Amie Chatterley (Dakesis and WomenOwar). 

Their debut single, “War Before Peace,” serves as a potent introduction to the band. Produced by Amie Chatterley, the track is a journey through ancient conflicts, adjoining the rise of the Roman Empire with the enduring power of Egyptian civilisation. As Janneke explains, the song is a poignant tribute to the countless women and children who were caught in the crossfire of history, their voices echoing through the ages in Maatkare’s thunderous cacophony.

 

Sirens of sound, women of history, Maatkare has arrived.

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WAR BEFORE PEACE

WAR BEFORE PEACE

SINGLE | RELEASED 16TH MAY 2024