[ Bands ] [ Pictures ] [ News ] [ Tourdates ] [ Contact ] [ Hell Over Hammaburg ] Home > > Bands > > Alte Promo > > Stormlord Fotos Hesperia Stormlord Facebook / Website / Twitter Release: Trollzorn / Soulfood 20.09.2013 Distribution worldwide: AFM Records Info: English version: With a career spanning over 20 years, four full-length albums released so far and hundreds of live gigs performed worldwide, Stormlord is one of Italy’s most celebrated extreme metal bands .The style of the band, classified as Extreme Epic Metal, blends influences from black metal, death metal, mediterranean folk music and symphonic music, creating an unique and recognizable sound supported by legions of loyal fans since 1991. Their fourth and most successful album so far, “Mare Nostrum”, was released in 2008 for the Spanish label Locomotive Records and was enthusiastically welcomed both from the magazines and the crowd. The new album, entitled “Hesperia”, is the first concept album of their career and it’s inspired by “Aeneid”, the Latin epic poem written by ancient Roman poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) between 29 and 19 BCb.The album features various languages, including english, italian and ancient latin; the lyrics of the opening song, “Aeneas”, are taken from the proem of the "Aeneid" and are sung in latin following the original metrical accent (dactylic hexameter), an experiment never tried before in metal music. The production was handled by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Necrodeath, The Foreshadowing, Klimt 1918, Crest of Darkness, Hour of Penance, Deinonychus etc.) at The Outer Sound Studios (Rome, Italy), while for the mastering the band has chosen Mika Jussila (Stratovarius, Nightwish, Wintersun etc.) of Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland). The cover and the booklet artworks were created by Hungarian illustrator Gyula Havancsák (Destruction, Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Tyr etc.). Stormlord toured Europe several times (with Graveworm, Ancient, Mystic Circle, Suidakra etc.) and performed at various Italian and international festivals, sharing the stage with bands like Slayer, Carcass, Meshuggah, Testament, At The Gates, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, Sodom, Stratovarius, Lacuna Coil, Opeth, Type O Negative etc. In June 2006 the band conducted the first shows oversea, headlining a tour in Canada. These shows were filmed for the Dvd “The Battle Of Quebec City: Live In Canada 2006”, released in 2007. On November 2008 the band had the privilege to headline the 2J Rock festival in Tunis, playing for the very first time in Africa: due to the outstanding feedback shown from the crowd, the band was also requested to headline Tunis’ “7ème Festival Méditerranéen De La Guitare” on March 2010. German version: Rückblickend auf eine bereits zwanzigjährige Karriere, mit bislang vier veröffentlichten Alben und weltweit hunderten von Konzerten, sind Stormlord einer der berühmtesten Metal Bands in Italien. Den Stil der Band kann man am ehesten als Extreme Epic Metal einstufen, verbindet er doch Einflüsse aus Black Metal, Death Metal, mediterrane Volksmusik und symphonischer Musik. Ihr viertes und erfolgreichstes Album war bisher, "Mare Nostrum", welches im Jahr 2008 veröffentlicht wurde und frenetisch von der Presse und den Fans abgefeiert wurde. Das neue Album mit dem Titel "Hesperia" ist das erste Konzept-Album der Band und wurde inhaltlich inspiriert von "Aeneis", dem lateinischen Epos des römischen Dichters Vergil (Publius Vergilius Maro), geschrieben zwischen 29 und 19 vor unserer Zeitrechnung. Der Text des ersten Songs, "Aeneas", ist aus dem Gedicht der "Aeneis" entnommen und in Latein gesungen, im Original metrischen Akzent - ein Experiment welches im Bereich des Heavy Metal bislang nie zuvor versucht worden ist! Die Produktion übernahm Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Necrodeath, Klimt 1918, Crest of Darkness, Deinonychus usw.) in den „Outer Sound Studios“ in Rom. Das Mastering wurde von keinem geringeren als Mika Jussila (Stratovarius, Nightwish, Wintersun usw.) in den Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finnland durchgeführt. Cover und das Artwork gestaltete der ungarische Illustrator Gyula Havancsák (Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Tyr usw.) Stormlord tourten bereits häufiger durch Europa (unter anderem mit Graveworm, Ancient, Mystic Circle, Suidakra usw.) und teilten sich die Bühne mit Bands wie Slayer, Carcass, Meshuggah, Testament, At The Gates, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, Sodom, Stratovarius, Lacuna Coil, Opeth, Type O Negative, Blind Guardian u.v.m. Im Juni 2006 spielte die Band die ersten Shows in Übersee: Headliner-Tour in Kanada! Diese Shows wurden für die DVD "Live In Canada 2006 Die Schlacht von Quebec City“ gedreht. Im November 2008 bekam die Band das Privileg, als Headliner beim „2J Rockfestival“ in Tunis / Afrika zu spielen. Tracklist: 01. Aeneas 02. Motherland 03. Bearer of fate 04. Hesperia 05. Onward to Roma 06. Sic Volvere Parcas 07. My lost empire 08. Those upon the pyre Line-Up: Cristiano Borchi - Vocals Gianpaolo Caprino - Electric, acoustic and classical guitars, keyboards, clean vocals, FX's Andrea Angelini - Guitars Francesco Bucci - Bass Riccardo Studer – Orchestral programming, Piano David Folchitto - Drums Discography: Under The Sign Of The Sword (1997 EP - Metal Horse rec.) Where My Spirit Forever Shall Be (1998 EP - Last Episode rec.) Supreme Art Of War (1999 CD - Last Episode rec.) The Curse Of Medusa (2001 EP - Scarlet rec.) At The Gates Of Utopia (2001 CD - Scarlet rec.) The Gorgon Cult (2004 CD - Scarlet rec.) The Battle Of Quebec City: Live (2007 DVD - Scarlet rec.) The Legacy Of Medusa (2008 2CD Compilation - Scarlet rec.) Mare Nostrum (2008 CD - Locomotive rec.) [ Promotion ] [ Publishing ] [BILD] [BILD] [BILD]