On this episode of the Adventures of Pipeman, Pipeman speaks to Lisa Thompson from Sovereign Council, a metal band with some cool new music. Lisa is a multi-genre artist who has put out albums in almost every genre and has always sung other people's...
On this episode of the Adventures of Pipeman, Pipeman speaks to Lisa Thompson from Sovereign Council, a metal band with some cool new music. Lisa is a multi-genre artist who has put out albums in almost every genre and has always sung other people's music. This is her first time as a lead vocalist in the metal scene and being the front person for a band with this new release, which she says is a little stressful, nerve-wracking, and exciting at the same time. Sovereign Council has been a band since 2011, and their sound has changed over the years, going from a gothic symphonic sound to something a little more mainstream. They are hoping that their new music will be well-received by those who have heard them before, and that anyone who hasn't will just dig the new tunes.
Pipeman asks Lisa what made her pick metal to do this. Lisa says that Chris, who is actually her cousin and was the guitar player for Sovereign Council, approached her dad, asking if she would lend her vocals for their first album. At the time, Lisa was in a country band and felt that metal wasn't for her as a musician. She had very little knowledge of how extensive the sub-genres were and wasn't aware of just how beautiful and vast metal music is. She lent her vocals, recorded in her own home studio, and sent vocals off to their producer in Kingston. At that point, she wasn't a band member, but they wanted her on the photo shoot for all of their promo material. Lisa was a little hesitant at first, but after being asked to perform at their first show with them as the vocals that she had recorded, she became a band member for Sovereign Council.
Pipeman tells Lisa that a lot of people who aren't in the metal scene think that metal is scary and that everyone's a devil worshiper. He says that he goes around and does radio coverage for a bunch of different music festivals, and one weekend he had two festivals in the same weekend. He had someone else that worked for him, who was a country girl and had never listened to rock, much less metal. She had that intimidating feel about it, but Pipeman assured her that there are no fights in mosh pits and that the metal scene is one big happy family.
The best way to check out the new album is by going to their band which you can find under Sovereign Council World On Fire, and if you want to keep up with them on social media, you can find them all over Facebook, TikTok and Instagram, or stream their music on Spotify
The interview is with Lisa Thompson, female vocalist for Sovereign Council. They are a female fronted metal band from Kingston/Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Current line up is Lisa Thompson (Vocals), Chris Thompson (Guitar), Joe Lyko (Guitar), Shaun Vanhooser (Bass Guitar), and Brandon Schneider (Drums). New singles off our upcoming EP release "World On Fire" released on March 31st 2023 ("World On Fire") and April 13th 2023 ("Breathe You In"). Both tracks can be found on Spotify and music videos for both tracks on Youtube as of April 13th. Full five song EP will be released on May 5th and can be pre-ordered through our Bandcamp.
Link to "World On Fire" single MP3: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l_Z7BdGK4y3b8wfUWnYTfv0-CV6HsvfV/view?usp=sharing https://bravewords.com/exclusives/videos/sovereign-council-world-on-fire https://www.youtube.com/@SovereignCouncil