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The Beckoning

“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 and a sound that most adequately expresses their musical aspirations.

The band looks forward to releasing “Megiddo” – the upcoming album tentatively set for release in late 2014 which promises to deliver their love for all things raw,extreme,and progressive.