Drums,keys and vocals recorded in Roy and Meg's basement
Guitars and bass recorded in Eldon's basement
Mixed and Mastered by Graham Smith @ Ripshred Recordings in Edmonton,Alberta (Now called Atreus XO studio)
"The Beckoning is a study in extremes and opposites that really works where so many bands usually fall into cacophony." - Down The Line Zine (U.S)
"The Beckoning are one of the better bands that I've come upon lately" - Battle Helm Magazine (Sweden)
"what a cool debut by this amazing Canadian group that fuses so many disparate elements, from majestic black metal and symphonic metal with a heavy dose of pretty sophisticated progressive hard rock for good measure! Killer combination of male and female vocals." -Prog Metal Zone ".
"Despite some of the theoretical incongruity possible by mixing so many styles, The Beckoning have managed to craft coherent pieces that flow. Transitions abound and work seamlessly. Vocals are definitely a strong suit as well. The female vocals are beautiful and haunting while the male vocals growl and snarl in black/death metal fashion but also work when they shift to clean singing. Musicianship is excellent throughout and production and mixing are very well done."-The Metal Resource (Holland)
"If you're up for some progressive extreme metal you should definitely check this out! This is quality stuff! " Kjell-Ivar Aarli (Legacy Of Emptiness)
"The Beckoning" is an Extreme Progressive/Gothic Metal band from Edmonton,Alberta,Canada that fuses the aggression of Extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic music and the eccentricity and odd song structures of progressive Rock/Metal.Founded by Meghann and Roy Turple and joined together with guitarist/bassist Eldon Loewen, the trio combine their influences together in a songwriting formula that is both unorthodox and organic.
Originally started as a Gothic/Doom Metal band "The Beckoning" has evolved into a more progressive unit,leaving behind the more straight ahead approach that was heard on their earlier releases.Merging influences from 70's Prog Rock such as Rush,Pink Floyd and early Genesis with a myriad of Extreme Metal bands and Goth Rock/Metal acts such as Saviour Machine and Virgin Black the trio feel like they have found their stride with a sound that most adequately expresses their musical aspirations.
released 01 July 2014
" I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man,dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. " Revelation 1:12-18
The Beckoning' is an Extreme Progressive Gothic Metal band from Edmonton,Alberta,Canada that fuses the aggression of Extreme Metal with the majestic ambience of Gothic soundscapes and the odd song structuring of Progressive Rock.