"Bella Novela say they love both Iron Maiden and Abba 'with equal levels of intensity,' and it sounds like they probably love Heart and maybe Thin Lizzy too. They also sound a bit like a 'less indie' version of that new Ex-Hex album." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Bella Novela was voted among the 10 best live bands by LA Weekly in 2014, and OC Weekly named them among five most underrated bands in Orange County.
The band’s forthcoming third album Telemetry is once again a concept album, like their previous rock opera The Archeress which chronicled the last woman on earth and her battle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. The concept of Telemetry is based on a popular 1980’s Mexican telenovela entitled “Cuna de Lobos.” They’ve been described in print as “Pat Benatar meets Iron Maiden,” “Metallica meets Queen,” and “a ballsier Gwen Stefani backed by a guitarist who could be fronting Muse with Meg White on steroids pounding the drums.”
The band released a demo of songs, Battlelines, in 2010 and toured across the United States selling CDs and handmade T-shirts for gas money out of their converted prison transport van, guarded with steel mesh-covered windows. Upon the release of The Archeress in 2013, the title track was featured on L.A.'s longstanding freeform radio station KLOS 95.5’s ‘Heidi and Frank Show’ in their weekly segment “Stay or Go,” receiving the highest percentage of listener approval for the entire year. They were later invited to headline the 95.5 KLOS end- of-the-year listener party, SOGFest.
Telemetry will be available November 25th on LP, CD and download via Bella Novela Records.
BELLA NOVELA LIVE:
11/21 Long Beach, CA @ The Prospector (Album release show)
11/22 San Diego, CA @ Bar Pink
11/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar + Grill
Artist: Bella Novela
Label: Bella Novela
Release Date: November 25th, 2014
02. Telemetry (STREAM)
06. Four Walls (STREAM)
07. Eye For An Eye
08. Leave It All Behind
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