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Amathyst

They were friends from their school days in Newcastle, Australia. Peta and Renee contacted the drummer Regina, who not only brought her friend Kristy to be in charge of the vocal duties but suggested the name which brings together the same line-up since then, Amathyst.

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Country: Australia
History: 2002 – 2009
Status: Inactive
Style: Alternative metal

Biography:
They were friends from their school days in Newcastle, Australia. Peta and Renee contacted the drummer Regina, who not only brought her friend Kristy to be in charge of the vocal duties but suggested the name which brings together the same line-up since then, Amathyst.

Under the dispersed label of alternative metal it hides an original style, which has assimilated the essence of Pearl Jam, giving it a dark gothic touch and sometimes approaching the anger of Rage Against The Machine. The quartet takes much care of the rhythm section, with the bass playing a very important role, as the alternation of melodic and screaming (in anger) vocals.

After sending their first demo to the renowned Nick Launay (Silverchair, INXS, Nick Cave), he got to be their mentor/producer ever since. Under his experience they recorded their first EP, “Amathyst”. As an outstanding band from the “MySpace generation”, assess the media coverage focusing on the network. 23,000 views of its biggest hit “Emily”, and around 10,000 friend requests accepted, they are consolidating an emerging fan base.

They stopped touring in 2008, focused recording new tracks and leaving the stage they’ve shared stages with such as The Sleepy Jackson, Karnivool, 28 Days, Bodyjar or Cog. But in October 2009, they announced a farewell gig to be celebrated the 16th this month, at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle.

Lineup:
Kristy – Vocals
Renee – Bass, vocals
Peta – Guitar
Reg – Drums

Discography:
2008, “Amathyst” (EP)

Related links:
Amathyst Myspace
Amathyst facebook

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