TULIP Debuts New Music Video

TULIP – Total (Official Music Video) [Progressive / Symphonic Metal – 2019

TULIP is a collaboration between a classically trained opera singer and songwriter Ashleigh Semkiw and cinematic progressive metal band Monolith’s creator, Colin Parrish, whose recently released self-titled, debut EP contains five deeply personal tracks where Parrish composed the music and Semkiw supplied original lyrics.

Ashleigh Semkiw is a singer and performer known in the elite world of opera and classical music with over 10 years of touring. She started singing “for real” at 17 when a retired opera singer heard her sing in a high school play and offered to teach her how to sing opera. This lead to her earning her Master’s Degree in Voice from Northwestern University and studying privately with her hero and leading soprano Anna Moffo:

“Opera is the olympic sport of vocalism and singing, these people are the greatest trained voices in the world, and I had to compete with that in my old life. No microphones, always having to sing in tune. No backing tracks. Now that I’ve transitioned into metal, the vocal style is very different, also impressive, but different, and the live performances are something I really admire, but vocally, I think there is a gap that’s missing with the female fronted women. Some are great singers, but many aren’t. Melissa is making me the best in the game. I need to add heat and grit to my sound, and she’s getting me ready.”

Colin Parrish is the other half of TULIP. Parrish’s brainchild Monolith was a solid segue way into this musical collaboration with Semkiw, noting the similar foundational style both metal bands share and consider themselves a “symphonic groove metal” band, pairing melodic death metal with soaring female vocals and “grooving orchestration”, their debut EP shows musical sophistication with pop-oriented hooks.

TULIP has also added the talents of guitarist Brandon White (ONI and Pomegranate Tiger), who brings a wealth of touring experience along with his virtuosic eight-string technique and drummer Ryan Claxton, a drum educator and well known online personality (@claxtondrums).

Bandcamp – https://wearetulip.bandcamp.com/album…
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/tul…
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1u0w7J…
Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/a…
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HCRXJHX/…
Official Website – https://wearetulip.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/wearetulip
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wearetulipof…
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wearetulip/
YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwgzWH69ATjCSlByfdHP77Q/featured

Find and download TULIP on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and more.

Progressive / Symphonic Metal Opera

Bandcamp – https://wearetulip.bandcamp.com/album…

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/tul…

Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1u0w7J…

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/a…

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HCRXJHX/…

Official Website – https://wearetulip.com/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/wearetulip

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wearetulipof…

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/wearetulip/

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwgzWH69ATjCSlByfdHP77Q/featured

Find and download TULIP on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and more.

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