La-Ventura is a Dutch female fronted melodic Metal/ Rock band founded in early 2007. With just one single out called “Trefoil”, it caught the eye of labels around the world, battling it out for an exclusive deal. Eventually the band released their first full length album called “A New Beginning” in 2008 through USA based label Renaissance Records.
Though released in a period where Gothic was THE hottest thing for female fronted bands, it was clear La-Ventura made their own mark. Press, critics and fans agreed on one thing: La-Ventura had its own sound: a great blend of melody mixed with Metal, topped with groove and powerful Rock vocals. It made the album accessible for a wider range of listeners instead of just one group. All these elements combined was and still is La-Ventura.
With an EP released with three new tracks in 2010, it was a bridge between the first and the second album. La-Ventura wanted the new music to confirm the band was matured and ready for the big league. The new mindset forced the band to rethink what made La-Ventura and how they could improve themselves.
With an offer the band could not refuse, they forged an alliance with French top metal producer Didier Chesneau, to record the second full length the old-skool way. Recording in a top notch studio, blending analogue with digital, the sound of the band improved immensely. The tracks gained in power and conviction, never losing the real live sound and feel. The whole experience brought out the best of La-Ventura.
La-Ventura’s second album was a fact; “White Crow” has seen the light of days in 2013 with an independent release for The Benelux first. Even after three years of production, the album sounded fresh and huge! The Benelux press could not believe that it was an independent release: this was one of the best productions they had ever heard!
What wasn’t in play for “White Crow”, was a full on release done by a label. Seemed very odd to the press: a band with this potential, but without a label?!
Well this statement turned quickly, cause the band signed not one but two deals to release “White Crow” in a good part of Europe.
Labels Ravenheart Music Records UK and Valkyrie Rising released the album in The UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, plus a re-release has been done for The Benelux! Valkyrie Rising has released a special edition of White Crow. The digipack contained extended artwork, a booklet plus two bonustracks.
In 2014 La-Ventura played on the biggest stages like Metal Female Voices Fest in and outside The Benelux. Establishing themselves as one of the more household names in the scene with an ever growing fan base from all around the world.
The band is now working on new material to release a mini-album in 2015. Working together with more and more professionals in the bizz, La-Ventura’s aim is to see if they can grow even more.
More to be announced SOON!
Ten tracks, heavier, more consistent, more mature …it was worth the wait for sure!.. Rock Tribune Magazine 2013
…this band sounds awesome almost “un-Dutch”… Aardschok magazine 2013
…great heavy grooves, tight riffs and overall terrific catchy songs… LiveXS magazine 2013
…this band can make it big! 90/100 ZwareMetalen
-Carla van Huizen Vocals
-Sasha Kondic Guitars
-Mike Saffrie Bass
-Stefan Simons Drums