Written by ADK on December 9, 2020
Hailing from Pretoria, South Africa, Vortex is a six-piece rocking machine. Drawing inspiration from the ancient realms of folklore and fantasy tales, Vortex has forged a unique style of melodic fantasy metal. Vortex was formed in autumn of 2007 by sisters, Samantha (Lead vocals and violin) and Jessica Ferreira (Guitar). Keyboardist Christoph Weber joined in 2009 followed by Dominic Kafka on guitar, Bernie Schommarz on drums and Toby Hinsche on bass. Vortex has been touring around South Africa and has won a number of band competitions. With their orchestration and operatic vocals, they are being compared to bands such as Nightwish and Lacuna Coil. The use of electric violin and keyboards has led many followers to define the band’s sound as Celtic metal, but the roots of Vortex lie deeply embedded within the labyrinth of gothic, symphonic metal.