Sonja LOUD ARRIVER cassette tape
LOUD ARRIVER is the debut release by Sonja, a gothy/classic heavy metal 3-piece from Philly. Frontwoman Melissa was an early Toxic Femme collaborator, and watching her band blow up lately has been super exciting for me.
If you haven't seen Sonja live, put them on your list right away. To be perfectly honest, I'm not really a huge metal person. I grew up in punk scenes, and to me metal always seemed like something for gruff, older men -- it wasn't for me. Sonja absolutely shatters that stereotype. Sonja shows offer such an intriguing mix of glamour and heaviness, high production values and DIY ethos. The songs are poppy enough to make an immediate impression, but technical enough to keep the audience enthralled.
These people are the absolute best at what they do, and if you like any combination of local Philly music, classic heavy metal, goth, glam or post-punk, you owe it to yourself to give them a listen.
I purchased these tapes directly from the band, at prices set by the band, and I'm selling them here with their blessing. CDs, vinyl LPs, shirts and other merch are available for purchase at Sonja's Bandcamp.