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Female fronted progressive metal act EMPHASIS was formed in 2010 in Estonia by bassist Katya Gritskova and guitarist Pavel Korotaev. Their music is a mix of classical harmonies, heavy guitar riffs and powerful operatic vocals of their gorgeous front lady Anna Ganina. The band played dozens of shows in Baltics and Finland. Their debut full-length album "Revival" was released in spring 2016 under Italian label Underground Symphony and received a lot of positive reviews.

The second concept-album „Soul Transfer“ has been released worldwide on March 21 by Red Rivet Records (Japan). This is the story of a man, his fate and enticing prospects of eternal life in the context of global digitalization. "Soul Transfer" is a masterpiece for the fans of old-school progressive metal. Heavy guitar riffs perfectly intertwined with complex rhythmic and strong bass lines, melancholic melodies precisely developed with the delicate, noble and powerful voice of Anna Ganina. In addition to the core line-up, five guest musicians took a part in the recording process, including two well-known Estonian jazzmen Raul Sööt (sax) and Allan Järve (trumpet). They brought the bright elements of classical jazz, which blend in powerful metal music without any discomfort.