As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of Darkening Light, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, Melted Space, the album's track listing and cover art has been posted.
Melted Space's Darkening Light features very immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centred on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson. Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017.
Darkening Light Track Listing:
1. The Void Before
3. The Meaning of this Place
4. From the Beginning to the End
5. The Dawn of Man (I'm Alive!)
6. Trust in Me
8. Man and Future
9. Missing Creed
10. Fallen World
Darkening Light will see worldwide release through Laser's Edge division Sensory Records, on February 16th, 2018. The album will be issued on all digital platforms, on CD, and with an extended double-LP pressing which features exclusive bonus material, which will be disclosed in the days ahead.
Stand by for the list of all-star album guests, audio samples, videos, pre-orders, and more on Darkening Light to be released in January.
While remaining in the realm of the symphonic metal opera that defined the band's sound on their 2015-released The Great Lie, Melted Spaces Darkening Light delivers ten new movements which culminate into an even more powerful and catchier opus. Mastermind and creator of the group, French composer/musician Pierre Le Pape, pulls the listener into the depths of his imagination where tone and rhythms are envisioned as cascading shadows and light. Darkening Light sees Le Pape once again joined by an extensive cast of guest vocalists and musicians hailing from a wide array of bands and musical entities from across the genres of metal, classical, jazz, and more. The album also sees Melted Space once again collaborating with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra as heard on The Great Lie.
Opera core metallers Elegy Of Madness are proud to announce that their video for the song “Apokalypsis” is out today via VEVO. The video, directed by Cesare Bignotti (Eves Vision) for Opera Core / Wormholedeath, will launch the band’s third album “New Era” with the following release dates:
Following the 2015 Sensory Records release of their debut album, The Great Lie, France's epic metal opera collective, Melted Space, has issued special remixed versions of several tracks from the album through a new digital EP, titled Remix Remodel, which is now streaming Additionally, an official video for the revamped version of the track "Titania" has been completed, and is playing.
Melted Space is the ambitious venture forged by French composer PierreLe Pape. After the outfit's European tour with Symphony X and Myrath, the live line-up of Melted Space decided to reconstruct and remix several songs with vocal contributions from the live crew from the venture. These three new versions have been collected in Remix Remodel, with new track versions as remixed by Beau Hill (producer, Europe, Alice Cooper, Ratt) on "No Need To Fear", After Forever's Joost Van Den Broeck for "Lost Souls From The Other Side", and François-Maxime Boutault (producer, Dagoba, others) for "Titania", with mastering handled at Fascination Street Studio by Tony Lindgren.
Simultaneously, Melted Space announces the completion of the act's first official video for the song "Titania" - the remixed version of the track, found on Remix Remodel. The video was directed by Rusty J. Matalou in a German Expressionism style, bringing a new visual dimension to to Melted Space, and extending Pierre Le Pape's musical universe to the outfit's fanbase.
See Melted Space's video for "Titania" RIGHT HERE, and stream/purchase the entire Remix Remodel EP HERE.
Melted Space's The Great Lie was entirely written and conducted by founder Le Pape. An incredibly powerful, layered masterwork, the album features an intense storyline with a wide cast of characters performed by guest vocalists, including David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Attila Csihar (Sunn O))), Mayhem), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Ailyn Gimenéz (Sirenia), Kobi Fahri (Orphaned Land), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania) and other vocalists, as well as music by an all-star cast of musicians and the entire City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Finnish theatrical metal newcomers Lost In Grey shied the public so far. Founded back in 2013, the Finnish sextet around front man Harri Koskela entrenched themselves over the course of the last years to give their debut album "The Grey Realms“ the final polishing.
But who are the people entering the stage? It is time to introduce the cast. No need to fear, have a peek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo1WHCKV4Dc
Lost In Grey states:
"Greetings all thee! Now listen carefully, and you will see. Let us introduce ourselves: we’re Lost in Grey. Our entourage is here portrayed. This time on stage undisguised, hoping that you feel surprised. However, gentle, do not reprehend. If you pardon, we will mend. As this may seem quite distorted eventually you’ll be rewarded. Just stay out of quarrel and of fray,
Yours sincerely, Lost In Grey"
The debut album will be released March 03rd, 2017 via NoiseArt.
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