Thursday, February 9, 2017

NEWS: Noveria

At the links below you can hear two songs from Italian power prog band Noveria. The songs come from the band's late 2016 album Forsaken on Scarlet Records. Below you can learn more about this promising band and its second album.
OFFICIAL: ‘Forsaken’ is the new album by Progressive Metal powerhouse Noveria. The album is a concept based on the theory of the five stages of death by Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross and written in memory of a brilliant young woman who was taken away from her family by an aggressive cancer. Each track describes the different states of mind of a person facing a fatal illness, taking the listener on an emotional rollercoaster through denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance at the end of the journey.
Musically every song reflects a specific lyrical theme. Francesco Corigliano's vocals impersonates the emotions of a victim of sudden illness and their inner journey to redemption. Francesco Mattei's violent guitar riffing is contrasted by Julien Spreutels' atmospheric keyboards, creating dynamic pieces where lyrics, melody and harmony unite to touch the multiple aspects of each emotion described in the songs. Omar Campitelli's drum grooves and Andrea Arcangeli's sturdy bass lines add depth to the songs, steadily accompanying them through every mood. Duelling solos between the guitar and keyboard reflect the inner conflict to move from one emotional stage to the other and the electronic drum loops depict the relentlessly advancing tumor.
‘Forsaken’ has one purpose: trying to understand the emotions of a person confronted with an existential crisis. It's also a reminder for those who are affected by cancer that a diagnosis is not to be intended as the end. Not even those who have been fosaken by fortune are lost while their memory lives on in our hearts.
OFFICIAL: Prog metal band Noveria was formed in 2014 when guitarist Francesco Mattei returned to Italy after four years in pilgrimage for metal in Finland.
Our goal is to create a complete headbanging experience with a melodic twist through our music, combining massive guitar riffs with atmospheric keyboards on top along with technically challenging solos. Our main sources of inspiration come from genres like Symphonic, Industrial and Death Metal.
While our first release, Risen (Scarlet Records, 2014), told the stories of people trying to survive in a world that seems to put all odds against you, our new album, Forsaken (to be released by Scarlet Records on the 28th of October), focuses on the emotional struggle of a single person facing a life-threatening illness, taking things to a much more personal level. Forsaken is a concept album written around the theory of five stages of death (the Kubler-Ross model): Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Our first album Risen had a warm welcome from critics and metal fans alike and was chosen Best Metal Newcomer of the year 2014 by
The original lineup saw Emanuele Casali (DGM, Astra) on keyboards. Since 2016 Emanuele has moved on to work on his other numerous projects and now Julien Spreutels (Epysode, Ethernity) has taken his place in the band. Julien proved a great resource and inspiration for the band and with his collaboration, the new album soon started taking shape! In August 2016, we returned to Domination Studio in San Marino to record our second album. Thanks to the expertise of Simone Mularoni, we feel that the sound of Noveria on Forsaken is more solid than ever. While Risen brought us a mini tour in the north of Italy in addition to a few sold out gigs in and nearby Rome, we have bigger plans for the future! Stay tuned to see where the road takes us next!
NOVERIA - '[W]HOLE' official video
NOVERIA - 'Utopia'

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