To-Mera was formed by Julie Kiss and Lee Barrett (ex:Extreme Noise Terror / Disgust / Mussolini Headkick) following her departure from the Hungarian progressive metal band Without Face. At the start of 2004 Lee Barrett began searching for full-time members and Akos Pirisi, a huge fan of Meshuggah and a master of polyrhythmics, was brought in on drums. Later Tom MacLean was found after he, a big Without Face fan, recognised Julie and introduced himself at a Dillinger Escape Plan concert. After the band's demo was recorded, To-Mera finally found a full-time keyboard player in the shape of Hugo Sheppard.TO-MERA GENRES
The band recorded their debut demo in July 2005 at The Peel rehearsal rooms (Kingston-Upon-Thames) on a laptop, and it was mixed in France by producer Brett Caldas-Lima (Kalisia / Malmonde / Fairlight).
The demo was sent to many webzines and magazines, where universal acclaim was given. The band received "Demo of The Month" at Organ Magazine, Zero Tolerance magazine and Imperiumi.net (Finland). These, and many other, great reviews led to a number of interested record labels getting in touch. It soon became clear that Candlelight Records (Emperor, Opeth, 1349, Zyklon, Enslaved, etc) was the best choice for the band and a multi-album, worldwide deal was signed on 7th January 2006.
To-Mera recorded their debut album Transcendental in May/June 2006, again with producer Brett Caldas-Lima. Drums, guitars and vocals were recorded in Veszprem (Hungary), while the bass and keyboards were recorded in London (England). The audio mixing took place at Tower Studio in Montpellier (France). The release date is given as 11th September 2006.
United Kingdom (Surbiton/Surrey), formed in 2005
TO-MERA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
TO-MERA CURRENT LINE-UP
Julie Kiss - Vocals (ex-Without Face)
Tom MacLean - Guitars
Lee Barrett - Bass (ex-Extreme Noise Terror)
Paul Westwood - Drums (ex-De Profundis (UK))
Hen - Keyboards, Guitars (Haken)
TO-MERA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Akos Pirisi - Drums
Hugo Sheppard - Keyboards