Evergrey su u našim krajevima rado viđeni gosti, no kako za ovaj dio europske turneje neće posjetiti naše krajeve, najbliži koncertni datum nam je u susjednoj Sloveniji u dobro znanom prostoru Orto Bara i to u nedjelju 09.10.2022. sa početkom u 19:00 sati gdje će promovirati svoj ovogodišnji album ''A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)''. Kao support bendovi pridružit će im se francuski tehnical death majstori Fractal Universe koji će promovirati svoj prošlogodišnji album ''The Impassible Horizon'' i manje poznati švicarski progressive metalci Virtual Symmetry.
Bez sumnje očekuje nas jedna kvalitena metal večer gdje nema mjesta razočaranju.
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Gothenburg’s finest export of darkness, EVERGREY, enters an astonishing new chapter in the band’s history with their thirteenth studio album and Napalm Records debut, A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), to be released on May 20, 2022. This overwhelming journey through progressive heaviness and searing emotionality is repeatedly accented by sonic melancholy and gripping lyrics – leaving the listener speechless and re-cementing the Swedish five-piece at the top of the scene without a shadow of a doubt!
Celebrating over 25 years of metal mastery, EVERGREY, led by founder, singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund, are known for wandering the realms of progressive and heavy melodic metal and painting sonic renderings with their twelve studio records released as of today. Now, the follow-up to the unit’s highly successful 2021 full-length, Escape of the Phoenix (which landed at numerous chart positions worldwide), reveals a 10 track mélange of which every note, every riff and every word seeps pure poetry – creating a ceaseless intensity that mesmerizes from the very first second. A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) impresses with flawless, meticulous production that deftly depicts both heartfelt honesty and scorching metallic intensity, while its instrumental force of furious, technically driven riffs, skyrocketing solos and dramatic synths merges with the expert, brooding vocal performance of Englund – one of the most distinctive vocalists in metal. He skillfully balances harsh and heavy tones with an inarguably soulful approach, all topped by melancholic, thought-provoking lyricism that digs deeper with every spin, leaving a long-lasting impact.
Pounding opener “Save Us” reflects everything the album stands for, as it kicks in immediately with stunning guitar work and unveils a chorus sure to top the annals of EVERGREY history! To spice things up even more, EVERGREY invited their fans to join them on this special track and recorded hundreds of voices that ended up on the final result. Songs like “Midwinter Calls”, which also contains fan participation with atmospheric audience recordings from the band’s latest tour through Sweden, and “The Great Unwashed”draw the listener in with grooving, glistering instrumentation, flowing between boisterous dynamics and a next level vocal performance, while emotive “Wildfires” turns the volume down as a goosebump-worthy ballad that hurts and heals all at once. “Call Out The Dark” begins atmospherically with accented keys, suddenly evolving into an intense opus of symphonic and power metal attributes in the blink of an eye, whereas the record’s longest track, “The Orphean Testament”, impresses by revealing its heaviest facet. A sensitive introduction lures the listener into “Heartless”, and offers one of the album’s most engaging verses, followed by a hauntingly beautiful chorus and variety in pace to create a magnificent listening experience.
A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament) is a striking testament to the fact that while the Swedish five-piece doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone at this phase, they still impressively showcase that, after over 25 years of existence, their creativity sees no bounds – dropping yet another sensation within their impressive catalog!
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FRACTAL UNIVERSE is a French Progressive Metal Band founded in 2014.
With their 2019's sophomore record Rhizomes Of Insanity, the band created one of the most musically, lyrically, and emotionally complex and compelling progressive metal works of the twenty-first century.
The band toured the record hard, joining heavyweights Obscura in February/March of 2020, making for one of the last tours in the world pre-pandemic, and in doing so sated their faithful while winning legions of new followers.
With its successor, The Impassable Horizon, they have gone even deeper, effortlessly following the trajectory they set themselves on to create an album that is riveting from start to finish.
"We wanted to keep developing our musical personality and the natural sound we managed to get on 'Rhizomes'," says drummer Clément Denys.
"It's a very versatile and complex album. Musically speaking, you will find catchy songs which are really direct, progressive and mysterious ballads with epic saxophone solos, and technical songs with intricate riffing." Elaborates vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Vince Wilquin, "despite the record being even more diverse, dynamic and including more clean vocals than its predecessor, the overall atmosphere is also slightly darker and more melancholic."
And with the introduction of Wilquin's newly honed saxophone skills to their live set, alongside working with Gojira's Christian Andreu on their stage scenery and production, once the band return to the road they are sure to be an unmissable act.
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VIRTUAL SYMMETRY is a swiss-italian progressive metal band founded in 2009 as a solo project of guitarist Valerio Æsir Villa, while the first ideas for the debut album “Message from Eternity” began taking shape.
After several line-up changes, the band now consists of vocalist Marco Pastorino, guitarist Valerio Æsir Villa, keyboardist Marco “Mark” Bravi, bassist Alessandro Poppale and drummer Alfonso Mocerino.
Virtual Symmetry is a revelation in the progressive metal universe, stunning their fans and listeners with influences which range from classical music to contemporary metal and a style characterized by epic suites, rich of cinematic elements and balance between melody and technique, leading the listeners through a dynamic and emotional journey in each track.
Every Virtual Symmetry show is an astonishing fully-immersive experience, with light games, on-screen animations and interaction with the audience, which make every performance a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Among their live shows some honorable mentions are 2015’s debut live show with Evergrey and Dream Theater, 2017’s live show supporting Deep Purple’s keyboardist Don Airey and 2018’s live performance in a cinema for the release of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
The band now has 4 releases which put them among big names in the progressive landscape:
2016’s MESSAGE FROM ETERNITY, with guest appearances of Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess, singer Alessandro del Vecchio, saxophonist Ruben Paganelli and polish symphonic orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus, conducted by Michal Mierzejewski.
2017’s EP X-GATE SUITE, their first album including a female singer, Diane Lee Balzari, and
2018’s XLIVE PREMIERE, Virtual Symmetry’s first live recorded album, a 2-hour-long show with exclusive solo sections and special guests, such as classical ballet teacher Zvetomira Todorova and hip-hop dancer Amos Guastella.
Between 2018 and 2020 the band composed and produced EXOVERSE, their first concept album, and recorded it at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, UK, featuring many special guests, such as legendary drummer Thomas Lang, the return of Dream Theater’s keyboardist Jordan Rudess, saxophonist Ruben Paganelli and the symphonic orchestra Sinfonietta Consonus, Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund, singer Jennifer Vargas and the gospel choir NuVoices Project.
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