La-Ventura is a Rock / Melodic Metal band based in the Netherlands. It was founded by ex-Orphanage drummer Erwin Polderman and vocalist Carla van Huizen in 2005. Its sound is characterized by groovy drum beats, raunchy riffs and melodic female vocals.
The band terminated their agreement with Razar Ice Records in July 2007 --- just two months before the planned release date for their first album, and continued the production themselves. Their first album, "A New Beginning," debuted on October 6, 2007, and the band signed a record deal with the American-based Renaissance Records in January 2008. The album was officially released in North America on March 18, 2008.The band has shot the video for their first US single, "Trefoil."
A second album called “White Crow ” has seen the light of days in 2013 with an independent release for The Benelux. Recorded at the MII Recording Studio in France, mixed and produced by Didier Chesneau and mastered by Bruno Gruel at Elektra Mastering. In November 2013 the band officially announced the signing of a license deal with Ravenheart Music Records for The UK/Ireland and Valkyrie Rising for the territories Germany/Austria/Switzerland. A digitale release of the single "Song For An Idiot" taken from the album "White Crow" was released on 15 november 2013.
- Carla Van Huizen – vocals
- Sascha "Saz" Kondic – guitar
- Michael "Mike" Saffrie – bass
- Renzo van Poecke – drums
- Marco van Boven – keyboards
- Erwin Polderman – drums
- Trefoil (demo) (2006)
- A New Beginning (full-length) (2007)
- Breaking the Silence (EP) (2009)
- White Crow (full-length) (2013)
- Roadrunner Records News Archives - LA-VENTURA Parts Ways With RAZAR ICE RECORDS
- Roadrunner Records News Archives - LA-VENTURA Signs With RENAISSANCE RECORDS
Web & Social MediaEdit
- The Web: http://www.la-ventura.com/
- Metal Archives: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/La-Ventura/84924
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Ventura-official-bandpage/465553533488503?ref=br_tf
- On Twitter:
- ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/laventura
- MySpace: https://myspace.com/laventura