Bravewords Premiere Goth Rockers VAN HALST Title Track ‘World of Make Believe’ From Upcoming Album

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Bravewords Premiere Goth Rockers VAN HALST Title Track ‘World of Make Believe’ From Upcoming Album

New Album ‘World of Make Believe’ Out March 4th


Photo Credit: Renee Robyn

     Edmonton, AB’s VAN HALST is a fierce, empowering force of hard rock fused with metal.  A project, which began as a solo artist for whom the band is named after — Kami Van Halst, has since become a full group producing socially conscious, lyrical tracks that focus on disenfranchised and marginalized populations. Their forthcoming 2016 album ‘World of Make Believe’ is set for release on March 4th and before its release VAN HALST want the world to hear the title track via premiere on, which can be heard at the following link below:

Vocalist Kami Van Halst comments about the single:

“World of Make Believe speaks to our version of an ideal world. Instead of make believe being about fairy tales, it’s simply about equality. The song talks about wanting to live in a world where everyone is equal in all measures.” 

Listen to ‘World of Make Believe’ at the following link: 




Track Listing: Van Halst – World of Make Believe
1. The End (4:31)
2. Save Me (4:12) [Bandcamp]
3. Ryan’s Song (4:11)
4. World of Make Believe (3:46)
5. Questions (3:23)
6. Denying Eyes (4:08)
7. Monster (3:29)
8. Plastic Smile (5:11)
9. Put Him Down (4:33)
10. Perfect Storm (4:44)

Album Length:  42:14


Upcoming Shows:

April 2 – Edmonton, AB @ Filthy McNasty’s

More about Van Halst:

The band’s influences stay true to goth rock, Kami Van Halst demonstrates an agile vocal delivery in combination with pummeling growls. Lyrically, the band draws from black metal due to its focus on people suffering from isolation and rising to overcome the preconceptions of a judgemental society. In This Moment’s industrial fusion remains a primary influence for Van Halst, employing a sampler, synthesizer, and distorted vocals.


Kami Van Halst dominates as the vocalist performing both growls and soaring vocals (Surviving Suzanne), Scott Greene (Derina Harvey Band/Dirty Pool) and Strathon J. Bajowsky (Havok Way) craft the guitar work while Brendan McMillan (bass) (My Darkest Days) and Brett Seaton (drums) (Cultured by Fire) drive the rhythm section of the band. Kami’s range and virtuosic vocal ability always captivates an audience and her attitude on stage truly delivers the meaning behind the songs. The main writing forces for the band are Kami and Scott working together to give listeners a vivid image of social injustices. The band’s live performance is a theatric experience as the utilize full-costumes, make-up and stage props.

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