Published on April 20th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


Bella Novella – Incinerate

Bella Novela pounce out of the gate with a new record titled, Incinerate. The new album elucidates the changes bubbling up in the current political climate, brought to light by the #metoo movement, and embodies the ‘lady rage’ generated by the lack of parity for women. The band’s work on this record is a musical call to arms to incinerate the patriarchy.

With album tracks titled “The Reckoning” and “Darkest Hour” the band sets the stage for what their intentions are. “We’re really excited to release our fourth studio album, Incinerate,” Bella Novela explain, “we worked hard to try to capture the energy and the anger that we wanted to voice with this record. It is definitely our most political and most passionate album. We wrote it in response to the outrage we’ve felt over the past couple of years wading through all of the bullshit in the current state of affairs.”

Wearing their influences on their sleeves (Iron Maiden, Queen, Abba, The Runaways, Thin Lizzy) the band recorded and co-produced the album with Johnny Cerneka in October 2018 at Pot O’ Gold Recording in Orange, Calif. The tracks were mixed at High Noon Recordings and mastered at Infrasonic Sound by Pete Lyman and Daniel Bacigalupi. Incinerate was released digitally on 4/5/19, followed by the CD release on 4/6/19.

Bella Novela is Jackie Laws on vocals and keyboards; Jacob Heath on guitars and bass; Jannea McClure on drums and percussion. The ten tracks on Incinerate are 1. “The Reckoning,” 2. “Incinerate,” 3. “Darkest Hour,” 4. “Loved Ones,” 5. “Dreams,” 6. “War Woman,” 7. “Tides,” 8. “Haunted,” 9. “Faster Than Lightning,” and 10. “Battlelines.”

Bella Novela’s previous releases are Telemetry (2014), The Archeress (2011) and Battlelines (2010). The band delivers high-energy, guitar driven, progressive rock’n’roll with passionate, thunderous female vocals and rapid-fire, aggressive beats. The songs are moody and at times dark, contrasting dramatic vocal harmonies with soaring guitar leads. The band has toured with Fartbarf and Well Hung Heart and have shared the stage with artists like Jane Wiedlin (Go-Go’s), Ry Cooder, David J (Bauhaus), Ikey Owens (The Mars Volta, Jack White), Alice Bag, Girl In A Coma, Mike Watt, Chicano Batman, The Dollyrots, Prima Donna and many others.

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