Sam Wolstenholme is a Brisbane-based musician and writer with over 20 years of classical music training and almost 10 years’ experience as a frontwoman for metal bands, including her own symphonic metal band Seraphic. Since making her live band debut in 2013 with Alpine Fault, the leading Brisbane symphonic metal band at the time, Sam has forged a reputation in the Australian heavy music scene as a powerful frontwoman flying the flag for Euro-style operatic vocals in metal, with the extensive vocal range, intricate piano compositions and memorable melodies she has demonstrated in Seraphic.
In addition to her musical pursuits, Sam has worked as a freelance music writer for more than five years, bringing her flair for the written word and her specialist technical knowledge of music to write for publications including Kill Your Stereo, Sense Music Media, Good Call Live and Insert Review Here.
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It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon for the first show of the Monolith Festival tour. But after being rescheduled multiple times, not even the dreary weather can stop Brisbane’s metal contingent from gathering at Eatons Hill Outdoors for what can only be described as the lineup of Australian progheads’ wildest dreams, with a few fun surprises thrown in for good measure.
This month sees the MASSIVE Monolith Festival tour kicking off. Melbourne's Festival and Adelaide's Sideshow are SOLD OUT, and the rest are DAMN CLOSE to capacity, so Sam Wolstenholme chatted with some of the amazing artists playing the Festival!