Dianthus - Jessica and Jackie Parry
Jessica and Jackie Parry of Dianthus

Twin Stars Shine

On the Progressive Metal scene, one band is definitely one the rise with their unique approach to songwriting and original sound is Dianthus on Deko Entertainment Records. Identical twin sisters that share a passion for all things metal, have formed a band that showcases their guitar and drum skills, while blending in dreamy pop influenced vocals to create something different, and exciting.

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten had a chat with Jessica and Jackie Parry of the Progressive Metal band Dianthus. The twins talk about their new album Realms, working with Steve Evetts, how the pandemic affected them as working musicians, their upcoming comic book and more!

Dianthus is:

Jessica Parry – drums, percussion and vocals
Jackie Parry – Guitars and lead vocals


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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