12/06/2013 in Music
Out from the darkness & into the light come Bellusira. Founding members Crystal Ignite and Mark Dalbeth are no strangers to seeing light through the darkness. From living on the streets to creating a new band from the ashes of the old, Dalbeth & Ignite are true inspiration for any musician that believes in their music and has sweated blood to make it work.
‘Connection’ is the product of the blood, sweat, and tears of Melbourne band Bellusira. After years of throwing everything they’ve got into their music and pushing gigs and publicity, Bellusira – whose name is derived from the Latin words for beautiful and anger - are finally due to release their debut album on June 14th.
Bellusira have already created a phenomenal fanbase in their hometown of Melbourne, as well as a substantial following across each state. Originally created under the moniker Fallacy, Dalbeth and Ignite have been collaborating since 2001. It was after the outfit’s disbandment five years later that the duo re-created the band as Bellusira. Picking up guitarist Vinny Mancuso, and drummer James Mileto along the way, the band have since shared the stage with the likes of The Misfits, and Dead Letter Circus along with many great local bands as well.
Each track on ‘Connection’ is dynamic and raw. The first single “Cachango” is the perfect intro track as it is energetic, powerful, and catchy. ‘Cachango’ is followed up with electrifying tracks like ‘Wake Up’ andWhile some tracks such as ‘Made Of’, and ‘Warrior’ are a little slower than the hard hitting ‘Soul Call’, ‘Culprit’ and ‘Follow’, each one is full of its own visceral emotion. Every track on ‘Connection’ is a fight, but it’s a fight of another kind. This is the fight for survival, the fight to be heard, and the fight that comes from the drive to succeed. Bellusira have proven yet again that there is a solid fan base for female fronted Alternative Rock in Australia. Crystal Ignite’s strong vocals are bold, and fearless. Vinny Mancuso is dynamite on guitar, adding fuel to Crystal’s vibrant vocal power. Mark Dalbeth provides perfectly balanced bass to the beautiful cacophony, and James Mileto’s drumming both tempers and spurs the band on.
‘Connection’ is long awaited, and definitely worth every second it took to get released. Bellusira are definitely a band to watch over the next few years.
Standout tracks include: ‘Cachango’, ‘Follow’, ‘Soul Call’, ‘Warrior’, and ‘Break It’.
Bellusira will be touring Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide until July. Check out their Facebook page for details
‘Connection’ is available for pre-order NOW at JB HiFi, and will be out on sale on June 14th