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SYMPHONIC FOLK METAL QUINTET​ BRING TO BEAR RELEASE THE SHADOW RUSE


For fans of Nightwish, Korpiklaani & Epica

Bring to Bear is a UK Symphonic Folk Metal band on an adventure, playing their favourite styles of Folk Melodeath infused with Symphonic influences. Formed in May 2020 by long-time friends and bandmates Ian Tarboton and Hristo Nikolov, the determined duo wasted no time in preparing their first material and expanding the Bring to Bear clan. By January 2021 the current lineup was clinched, adding Simon Jones on Drums, Nikiforos Rotas on Guitar & Izabela Smyt on Lead Vocals. In May 2021 the indomitable quintet entered the studio to record their debut EP (set for release in 2021), with the first single and video being 'The Shadow Ruse'

 

The intro riff to 'The Shadow Ruse' starts strongly by demanding attention, which then settles into an energetic verse riff. This is followed by tremolo guitars driving in with the power and harmonies reminiscent of viking metal and accompanied by accordion played in a way that feels more serious than is often associated with the instrument. The tension builds with blast beats that launch into a beautifully melodic and spacious chorus. The vocals alternate between singing and growling, a contrast that fits perfectly with the lyrical theme.

 

The lyrics, written by Ian Tarboton (Accordion, Keyboard & Growls), ponder the relationship between 'light' and 'dark'. Ian shares that "in life, we often categorise things into good and bad, and colour them light and dark respectively, as we go through ups and downs. But, what one person perceives as good is often perceived as bad by another, and vice versa. So, what exactly does that mean? Who can say other than good and bad are merely perceptions? Where there is light, there are also shadows, yet light looks brighter when it shines in the dark. Ultimately, it is all games in the mind and we either see through the game or we become the game. We evolve and grow as we learn to see through the game and find the balance. The music for this song was mostly written by our Guitarist Hristo Nikolov, and was originally intended to be more punk in style. But, it was soon obvious that while it had all the energy of punk, it had a darker undertone that just had to be in a metal song. So, it became the first song worked on by Hristo and I and it laid the foundation of Bring to Bear's style."

Artist: Bring to Bear (UK)

Single: The Shadow Ruse (04:01) No Explicit Lyrics

Genre: Symphonic Folk Metal

Performed by Bring to Bear

Lyrics by Ian Tarboton

Music by Hristo Nikolov

Publisher: Independent DK UPC: 196253470988

ISRC: QZHNC2173552

Lyric Video by Mir Hisham's Art of Heavy Metal

Photography by Nikiforos Rotas

PR by Devographic Music Agency

LYRIC VIDEO
LYRICS

Sometimes it feels like everything goes well

Sometimes it feels just like a living hell

The light of day is calling out my name

But when I answer the shadows start their game

 

You’re gonna move

To the shadow ruse

 

Round and round, my head is spinning now

The sun arose but it’s still night somehow

Inside my head I know it’s shadows playing games

Try to make sense of it, it’s light and dark the same

 

You’re gonna move

To the shadow ruse

 

It's dark and it's light

It's wrong and it's right

The shadows dance all around

One will deceive

But with both you believe

The balance of life is profound

 

The dark makes the light brighter

And the light makes the shadows appear

 

The night and day complete a revolution

Show me the way to my evolution

And when the shadows come, I will join their game

With some lucidity, it’s light and dark again

 

You’re gonna move

To the shadow ruse

Fantasy muse

Controlling you

 

It's dark and it's light

It's wrong and it's right

The shadows dance all around

One will deceive

But with both you believe

The balance of life is profound

 

It's dark and it's light

It's wrong and it's right

The shadows dance all around

 

One will deceive

But with both you believe

The balance of life is profound

 

The dark makes the light brighter

And the light makes the shadows appear

ABOUT THE SHADOW RUSE
MEET BRING TO BEAR

Simon Jones (Drums)

Ian Tarboton (Accordion, Keyboard & Growls)

Izabela Smyt (Lead Vocals)

Nikiforos Rotas (Guitar)

Hristo Nikolov (Guitar)

Photo: Nikiforos Rotas

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