theatrical rock / metal cabaret
"THE CHILD AND THE BITCH"
(2017, Rogue Records America/SORE MEdia)
The third official full-length album "The Child And The Bitch” (subtitled “Chronicles 1984 - 2014”) has been in production since 2015 and came out April 17th, 2017. With all artistic gears spinning to a maximum, it’s a big leap forward - not only its heavily emotional and expressive content, but also in its audio and visual presentation. Heavy-hitting, stompy riffs are supported by epic, aggressive orchestral arrangements and cut through with razor-sharp melancholy.
„The concept carries a strong psychoanalytic undertone.” Snovonne says. “It's about perception, points of view. It's the battle between two voices - how you were born vs. what the world turns you into. There's no right or wrong, both the entities have values to stand on, but that doesn't stop them from clashing... I wanted to give room to both voices.” The album was introduced with the super-melancholic “Best Days”. The video that came out March 17, presents the album’s concept of duality, musically and visually. "Home" was the 2nd video to come out, on the day of the release, and represents the elegant and anthemic shades of this record. It was also released on the globally popular game FALLOUT 4, as part of Rogue Radio.
Sno´s grandfather was, in his time, a reputable psychiatrist with a passion for fine arts and swing music. That had a significant influence on her artistic life. She continues: "I’ve always been fascinated by old medical journals and books… Grew up around it, family of doctors… So given the self-analytical tone of the record, it was only natural to make the artwork an old medical journal. The lyrics are my entries with dates when they were written, some of them I wrote when I was very young. As a parallel, I put in old articles from the 20’s, which I scanned from the original personal scrapbook of Dr. Frederick Finch Strong. He was a renowned persona of the last century - promoter of electrotherapy, cutting-edge in developing methods of treatment, and highly esoteric and eccentric. He was the first American to employ Tesla Coils therapeutically."
“THE NIGHTMARE BRIDE”
(2012, Rogue Records America/SORE MEdia)
Album is a finely tuned, darkly gothic concept album based around our deepest human dreams and fears. Hard rock and thrash elements combine beautifully with Sno’s soaring vocals to create a deeply melodic but heavy sound. The album contains 17 tracks including six singles “The Difference”, “Puppet's Lyric”, "Zombie Zone", "Toys", "Snowhite" and "One Word". All these songs were released with videos. It also features a unique cover of Sick of It All’s "Evil Schemer" endorsed by Armand Majidi from the band. Continuing the heavy-hitter endorsement theme, the album also includes a duet “Ill Will” with Bjorn Strid of Swedish death metal giants Soilwork, confirming Snovonne’s metal credentials.
"Snovonne shows that when you strip hardcore of all the machismo, the rage in it can still be captured in a whisper. It's refreshing to hear our brutal music performed with a completely different energy, and this song displays Snovonne's openness, freedom and creativity as an artist."
- Armand Majidi (Sick Of It All) on the cover of "Evil Schemer"
“I didn't want the song to be the typical ‘the beauty and the beast’. I was more hearing a ‘dark duet between David Bowie and Kate Bush’ sort of thing that would stand out.”
- Bjorn Strid (Soilwork) on his vocals in "Ill Will"
IT'S SNO, BABY - NOT SUGAR
(2010, Magic Minds/SORE MEdia)
Was recorded by Sno at her home studio in London. She spent the last days of 2009 in Hannover, Germany with Jan Nemec (Magic Minds Music, worked with Celtic Frost, Grave Digger, Running Wild) mixing and mastering the album. "My Sweet Fiend", the twisted rock epic, was post-produced by Ryan Chapin and Chris Domingo (Global Mastering, FL, USA) who’ve achieved a Grammy award for one of Seal’s albums.
The title track It's Sno, Baby - Not Sugar's made into a popular video game Rock Band.
In Roadrunner "SignMeTo" campaign, Snovonne reached #1 in several charts among of hundreds of bands and achieved very good reviews and awards from fans and label's representatives.
Growing up in a family of academics and doctors who all shared a huge passion for arts in their free time, Sno's artistic taste began to take shape very early on. Her grandfather, a renowned psychiatrist in his time, led her down the path of fine arts and swing music, however she couldn't keep her eyes off his medical books. The vintage melancholy cut with modern wit would quickly become home to Sno's restless mind and inspire her visually as well as musically. To this day, she pays very little attention to music genres and prefers focusing on the 'soul' of each song individually. Given the frequent use of heavy guitars, the industry has labeled her music anything from 'orchestral metal', 'modern theatrical rock' to 'industrial pop' and 'rock cabaret'.
Having lived in three different countries by the age of 11, constant inspiration as well as alienation only fired up the need to express herself artistically. With boxes full of sketches and over 200 songs written by the age of 18, she abandoned her college art studies to fully focus on her music and visual arts career.
Today, Snovonne is not only known to be the woman behind the music but also the video and graphic artist behind her music's visuals.
The interest in her "elegantly disturbing" work has been growing steadily and she's done plenty of graphic and video work also for other musicians.
Touring with her live band throughout the years, she's been building her following the organic way. Ranging from clubs to bigger venues and festivals, the shows always lead to a strong connection with the audience. Snovonne's authenticity attracts genuine fans. Fans that crave new music, emotion and cathartic art.
After residing in England, Germany and USA, Sno moved to Italy In 2019 and started a new project with Billy T. Cooper (JTR Sickert) entitled The Designs. Artistic electro-metal polished by Italy's renowed producer Eddy Cavazza (Paramore, Machine Head). The Designs released their debut album '[IN]VENT' in August 2022 and followed by a successful European tour with death-rock icons Christian Death.
This year, Sno also joined Inner Fear - an epic cinematic metal band with a stellar line-up, including Martin 'Marthus' Skaroupka (Cradle Of Filth) and Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate). They released 'Cäzilia', their first album with this line-up, in May 2022.
On top of balancing these projects, Snovonne is currently working on her new album as well as her first short film entitled 'COPE - Illustrations Of The Mind'.