TAIPAN Release Lyric / Tour Video Featuring the Vocals of Dianne Van Giersbergen (XANDRIA): Wartime Ballad
TAIPAN, has released their fourth video from their debut album, “Straight From The Underground”. TAIPAN’s ballad “There Will Come Soft Rains”, was released August 25th 2017 and is based on the wartime poem written by Sara Teasdale. The song is performed by Dianne Van Giersbergen vocalist for world-famous symphonic goth band XANDRIA and includes appearances by Mike Guerrero (Hirax), Mike Albert (Megadeth), Jerry Orie (Disquiet) and more. The lyric video was filmed in Tampico and Madero Mexico during TAIPAN’s 2017 tour.
Michael Black of TAIPAN writes, “As the concept of recreating the poetry of Sara Teasdale into a metal ballad developed, the vocals of Dianne Van Giersbergen became evident. Teasdale’s poetry, “There Will Come Soft Rains”, is powerful as is the vocals of Dianne Van Giersbergen. When the lyrics, vocals and melody combine you hear a truly haunting and emotional presentation.”
Wikipedia adds, “There Will Come Soft Rains” is a 12-line poem by Sara Teasdale. The work was first published in the July 1918 issue of Harper’s Magazine, and later included in her 1920 collection Flame and Shadow (see 1920 in poetry). The poem imagines nature reclaiming a battlefield after the fighting is finished. The poem also alludes to the idea of human extinction by war (lines 10 and 12), which was not a commonplace idea until the invention of nuclear weapons, 25 years later”.
TAIPAN’s debut album “Straight From The Underground” unites the leading musicians from all over the world. Guest members include: Aaron Rossi (Ministry, Ankla); Tony Campos (Soulfly, Static-X, Fear Factory), Michael Black (Black Oil, Stone Faced), Sergey Lazar (Arkona), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Dianne van Giersbergen (Xandria), Cristian Machado ( Ill Nino) and Andrey Nova (Crimson Blue).
TAIPAN’s previous videos, “Straight From The Underground”, “White Fog of Bohpal” and “1/6” has received over 85,000 views combined. The band can be seen in the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico and can be seen performing and headlining festivals. Since the band’s conception in 2015 the band has witnessed a continued growth and widening reach.
TAIPAN is preparing to enter the studio now to record their second album. The band is endorsed by Dead Sea Records, Echo Eyes Entertainment, Cold Cock Whiskey, Gilmore Custom Cases, Gorilla Snot Drumstick and Pick Grip, Lock It Guitar Straps, Rock N Roll Gangstar, Silverfox Drum Sticks, Sinister Picks, Sons of a Bitch, Soultone Cymbals, Venom Records, Torchr Lighters, Tusnami Cables, and Lumpen Street Clothes.
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