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ADRAMELCH - Lights From Oblivion

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    ADRAMELCH sign a worldwide deal with PURE PROG RECORDS/PURE STEEL RECORDS!
    Hell Yeah, ADRAMELCH – the cultband from Italy sign a worldwide deal with PURE PROG RECORDS, a sublabel of well-known PURE STEEL RECORDS. It will be the first release at this progressive rock and progressive metal specialized label.
    The new masterpiece "Lights From Oblivion" will be released on 27th of April 2012 – it´s the date of the first day of KEEP IT TRUE festival, where the band will play.

    The band states:

    “Thanks to PURE PROG / PURE STEEL we are given the opportunity to spread around, once again, our metal prog rock.
    We are really excited to be back after some years in partnership with such a label that deeply believes in our believes!
    Hear it all, Hear it loud!”

    Andreas Lorenz from the label is euphoric:

    “ADRAMELCH for me has always been one of the leading cult bands in the whole music scene. It’s a long time, but now they are back again! A dream comes true, a new album is ready AND we have the honour to release "Lights From Oblivion"! As I heard the rough mixes it was clear that the band has found again the way to be ahead, this time in a different way. ADRAMELCH’s new material shows a more mature band, knowing 150% what they do. “Lights From Oblivion” has a unique beauty, each song is perfectly defined and arranged, and each song is a little masterpiece full of feeling.

    Far away from the overproduced average music, ADRAMELCH shows once more clearly, how possible is to insert progressive parts and define melodies, never sounding unnatural and artificial. And everything backed with a unique sound, crystal clear and never redundant. I personally find “Lights From Oblivion” the best and most moving album of the latest years, if not of the whole last decade.
    It will be the first release on Pure Prog Records – we couldn’t start better!”

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    Line-Up:

    lead & backing vocals - Vittorio Ballerio

    electric & acoustic guitar, choirs - Gianluca A. Corona

    lead guitars - Fabio Troiani

    drums & choirs - Sigfrido Percich

    bass - Maurizio Lietti

    ADRAMELCH on PURE PROG RECORDS
     
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    Some weeks ago the new bassist Sarmax joined ADRAMELCH. Since the very firsts rehearsals he felt well fit in the band and blended in that human and musical alchemy which is at the heart of the band. 
See now the first pictures with him and the band – enjoy!

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    "Lights From Oblivion" - the new masterpiece of ADRAMELCH - was released on 27th of April 2012 (gig on Keep It True-Festival) worldwide.

    ADRAMELCH - a name enthused by admirers of Progressive Metal since decades! But this is just the beginning, because soon enough more music lovers will join the praise, as this Italian band is ready to open a new chapter in their legendary history!
    In 1988 ADRAMELCH released their fabulous debut »Irae Melanox« and became a cult band - despite the fact that they split up quite soon. After the musicians found together again in 2004 they were digging lost treasures for release on next years' sophomore album »Broken History«. They finally recorded these songs, that could not have been released due to the untimely death of the band.
    But it was not satisfying enough for ADRAMELCH to just polish their old repertoire, it was also a question of honour to deliver new songs to the fans. But how would these "new" ADRAMELCH sound? How would these new tunes, that were created more than 20 years after the cult works from the eighties, turn out to be? We are just about to find out the answer to this thrilling question, as the band has just completed their third masterpiece »Lights From Oblivion«
    Of course - and more or less unavoidable - this new album sounds different to the predecessors from the past, but is still clearly to be identified as craft from the hands of ADRAMELCH. Just the unique voice of Vittorio Ballerio would be enough to distinguish this group among million others. In addition we can always find that characteristic style of composing songs like a personal fingerprint for the band.

    Supported by a clear and breathing production the music of ADRAMELCH sounds nowadays more manifold than ever, has a more rocking drive, allows melancholic-meditative moments, without losing its' down-to-earth and heavy base. Above all that typical triumphant and anthem-like charakter of ADRAMELCH has bigger effect than before, making »Lights From Oblivion« simply addictive. The mastering, that took place in the world-famous "Finnvox"-studios helped the creation of a powerful and dynamic sound without covering these vital fine details.
    With their new album ADRAMELCH did not take the easy path by copying themselves, but developed their style with a great sense of phantasy, which gives them any possibilities for the future to come. With »Lights From Oblivion« they will inspire their present fans as well as reaching new listeners, that were not used to the band before. This comes because ADRAMELCH prove in 2012 once again, that they are one of these precious phenomena, that music history very rarely bears!

    Stefan Glas (Rock Hard Germany, Heavy, Underground Empire)

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    Tracklist:

    1 Lights 4:12
    2 Aelegia 4:49
    3 Islands Of Madness 5:31
    4 Truth Lies ... 5:00
    5 Wonderful Magician 5:53
    6 Beyond A Lifetime 5:33
    7 Tides Of My Soul 6:45
    8 Chiaroscuro 4:02
    9 King (Of The Rain Of Tomorrow) 4:55
    10 Pain After Pain 5:36
    11 We March, We Fail 6:53
    12 Oblivion 2:53

    Gesamtspieldauer: 62:03

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    ADRAMELCH "Lights From Oblivion" @ PURE STEEL SHOP
     
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    The releasedate of the vinyl edition of ADRAMELCH´s new masterpiece "Lights From Oblivion" is 20th of July 2012. Edition: double vinyl, gatefold, 525 pieces, 100 browm, 425 black, handnumbered.
    As special bonus we release on this vinyl edition 4 Songs in an pre-production status from "Lights from Oblivion" - Aelegia, Islands of Madness, Pain after Pain, King (Of The Reign Of Tomorrow).
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    Side A
    1. Lights
    2. Aelegia
    3. Islands Of Madness
    4. Truth Lies...

    Side B
    5. Wonderful Magician
    6. Beyond A Lifetime
    7. Tides Of My Soul
    8. Chiaroscuro

    Side C
    9. King (Of The Reign Of Tomorrow)
    10. Pain After Pain
    11. We March, We Fail
    12. Oblivion

    Side D
    13. Aelegia (Pre-Production)
    14. Islands of Madness (Pre-Production)
    15. Pain after Pain (Pre-Production)
    16. King (Of The Reign Of Tomorrow) (Pre-Production)
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    The Rocktologist 17/20
    Dangerdog 4,5/5
    Forgotten Scroll
    Blackwindmetal 4,5/5
    Entrate parallele 8,5/10
    Metalhead.it 8,5/10

    HEAVY 05-06/2012 11/12 Thomas Michel
    Powermetal.de 10/10
    Metal.tm 9/10
    Mega-Metal 9/10
    Metal Underground 4/5
    Medazzarock 8/10 Stormbringer 4/5
    XXL-Rock
    My Revelations 15/15
    Metal Inside
    Musikreviews.de 12/15
    Babyblaue Progseiten 10/10
    Oblivion.de 8,5/10
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    HEAVY 05-06/2012 - rank 5
     
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    ADRAMELCH "Lights From Oblivion" Vinyl Edition Release Today!

    The limited vinyl edition (100 brown, 425 black, gatefold) of ADRAMELCH's new masterpiece "Lights From Oblivion" was officially released today!

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    Get your copy in our web store.

    Tracklist:

    Side A
    1. Lights
    2. Aelegia
    3. Islands Of Madness
    4. Truth Lies...

    Side B
    5. Wonderful Magician
    6. Beyond A Lifetime
    7. Tides Of My Soul
    8. Chiaroscuro

    Side C
    9. King (Of The Reign Of Tomorrow)
    10. Pain After Pain
    11. We March, We Fail
    12. Oblivion

    Side D
    13. Aelegia (Pre-Production)
    14. Islands of Madness (Pre-Production)
    15. Pain after Pain (Pre-Production)
    16. King (Of The Reign Of Tomorrow) (Pre-Production)

    ADRAMELCH @ PURE PROG RECORDS
    Lights From Oblivion @ PURE PROG RECORDS
     
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    ‘Opus’ is a Latin word. It defines “an artistic work, especially on a large scale”. And this fits perfectly for the fourth release of Adramelch and will be released at 22.05.2015. The CD is already available for purchase at our "Keep It True Festival" stand (24./25. April 2015).

    Yes, the outstanding progressive metallers from Milan, Italy, are back with a new album. And this only a few years after their beautiful ‘Lights From Oblivion’, the debut for the Pure Prog record label. As a welcome exception, this time Adramelch have speedup their pace, and with a reason.

    On the one hand, ‘Opus’ marks the official end of Adramelch discographic career. For a number of reason, the band has decided to call it quit, drawing the final curtain on the career of Italy’s most influential and charismatic combo. But, before leaving forever, the band has decided to produce yet another milestone, set to leave a mark on the scene, as every output of them did so far. And man they made it. On the other hand, ‘Opus’ is probably the most atmospheric and mature album of Adramelch career. Once again, the band has not limited itself to repeat is glorious past, but has looked forward, managing to create a new masterpiece, adding new colors and atmospheres, yet totally in line with its past heritage.

    ‘Opus’ has all the trademarks of the Adramelch sound. From arcane progressions to epic atmospheres, from the overwhelming arrangements to the unique vocals of Vittorio Ballerio, this record shows once again all the facets of the very peculiar sound that has made Adramelch an absolute cult-band, not only in their homeland but around the world.

    As always, it’s very hard to pick up single songs, as every Adramelch album is conceived as a composite work, to be received and appreciated as a whole, but a very personal preference goes to the pounding ‘Long Live The Sun’, the beautifully progressive-tinged ‘Only By Pain’, the amazing ballad ‘Fate’ and the astonishing uptempo ‘Forgotten Words’, with its arcane and epic melodies. To make a long story short, ‘Opus’ definitely deserves its name, turning in to be the latest (and last, unfortunately) masterpiece in the history of one of the most talented bands on this planet. Do yourself a favour, pick randomly each song on this album, you won’t regret it at all.

    ‘Opus’ – some additional quick facts
    This last release is also the first time for Adramelch with a professional artistic producer: Guido Block, native German singer and bass player, who gave to this project a real higher gear. The album has been recorded at his “Lo Studio” in Milan. ‘Opus’ also counts on the participation of 2 singers as special guests that offer to this musical prism a further hue. Simona Aileen Pala and the same Guido Block jointhe band in four tracks further embellishing this last masterwork. The album, mastered @ the NewSin Studios (by Luigi Stefanini), will be issued, as the previous one, by the German label Pure Prog, also in vinyl.

    ADRAMELCH - a brief history
    Their name rose to the headlines 27 years ago, when ‘Irae Melanox’ stunned fans and critics because of its being as catchy as amazingly “out of the ordinary” (4K received from Kerrang! should tell more than a thousand words!). 2003 is the year of the reunion, or rather, of the re-establishment, as Gianluca and Vittorio call to the army new musicians (Sig, Fab and Mau) to revive the project: in 2005 ‘Broken History’ confirmed the power of the band is still there, with an epic metal, tinged with progressive, screaming the pain caused by the madness of the Crusades. In 2012, ‘Lights from Oblivion’, issued by the German label Pure Prog / Pure Steel, though keeping the usual distinctive imprint, red line to the previous albums, drives to an unpredictable evolution, with tremendous ballads and lofty solos. And today it’s the turn of Adramelch’s fourth and last chapter: ‘Opus’ has the arduous task of acting as the final milestone of this extraordinary pathway.

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    GUIDO BLOCK
    As singer, bass player, guitarist and songwriter, has been founder or member of a number of recording projects (The Event, Lauroja, Noize Machine, Neon Karma...), with hundreds of collaborations with music system first tier players (among which also Dario Mollo, Graham Bonnet, Cesareo - Elio e Le Storie Tese) and countless live shows.

    SIMONA AILEEN PALA
    Simona (Thought Machine, Holy Shire) is a talented and very skilled singer that studied with the best coaches. Her voice is strikingly versatile, covering with heart and passion a range that goes from Opera to Growl, passing through Heavy Metal.

    TRACKLISTING:
    1. Black Mirror
    2. Long Live The Son
    3. Pride
    4. Northern Lights
    5. Only By Pain
    6. A Neverending Rise
    7. Fate
    8. Ostinato
    9. As The Shadows Fall
    10. Forgotten Words
    11. Trodden Doll
    12. Where Do I Belong
    Total Playing Time: 66:41 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Vittorio Ballerio - vocals
    Gianluca A. Corona – guitars
    Fabio Troiani – guitars
    Sarmax – bass
    Sigfrido Percich – drums
    Gualtiero Insalaco - keyboard

    www.adramelch.com

    www.facebook.com/pages/Adramelchofficial/270226516358870
    www.myspace.com/adramelch
    www.lastfm.de/music/Adramelch

    „Opus“ @ PURE PROG RECORDS
     
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    The release date of the ADRAMELCH album „Opus“ on Vinyl is September 4th, 2015. The pre-order phase will start on August 21th, 2015 in our webshop.

    ‘Opus’ is a Latin word. It defines “an artistic work, especially on a large scale”. And this fits perfectly for the fourth release of Adramelch. Yes, the outstanding progressive metallers from Milan, Italy, are back with a new album. And this only a few years after their beautiful ‘Lights From Oblivion’, the debut for the Pure Prog record label. As a welcome exception, this time Adramelch have speedup their pace, and with a reason.

    After the CD release in May follows the album "Opus" in a limited edition of 300 black copies with Gatefold and two Bonustracks on double vinyl.

    On the one hand, ‘Opus’ marks the official end of Adramelch discographic career. For a number of reason, the band has decided to call it quit, drawing the final curtain on the career of Italy’s most influential and charismatic combo. But, before leaving forever, the band has decided to produce yet another milestone, set to leave a mark on the scene, as every output of them did so far.

    And man they made it. On the other hand, ‘Opus’ is probably the most atmospheric and mature album of Adramelch career. Once again, the band has not limited itself to repeat is glorious past, but has looked forward, managing to create a new masterpiece, adding new colors and atmospheres, yet totally in line with its past heritage.

    ‘Opus’ has all the trademarks of the Adramelch sound. From arcane progressions to epic atmospheres, from the overwhelming arrangements to the unique vocals of Vittorio Ballerio, this record shows once again all the facets of the very peculiar sound that has made Adramelch an absolute cult-band, not only in their homeland but around the world.

    As always, it’s very hard to pick up single songs, as every Adramelch album is conceived as a composite work, to be received and appreciated as a whole, but a very personal preference goes to the pounding ‘Long Live The Sun’, the beautifully progressive-tinged ‘Only By Pain’, the amazing ballad ‘Fate’ and the astonishing up-tempo ‘Forgotten Words’, with its arcane and epic melodies.

    To make a long story short, ‘Opus’ definitely deserves its name, turning in to be the latest (and last, unfortunately) masterpiece in the history of one of the most talented bands on this planet. Do yourself a favour, pick randomly each song on this album, you won’t regret it at all.

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    TRACKLIST:
    Side 1
    1. Black Mirror
    2. Long Live The Son
    3. Pride
    4. Northern Lights
    Side 2
    5. Only By Pain
    6. A Neverending Rise
    7. Fate
    Side 3
    1. Ostinato
    2. As The Shadows Fall
    3. Forgotten Words
    Side 4
    4. Trodden Doll
    5. Where Do I Belong
    6. Pride
    7. Iridis
    Total Playing Time: 76:01 min

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    LINE-UP:
    Vittorio Ballerio - vocals
    Gianluca A. Corona – guitars
    Fabio Troiani – guitars
    Sarmax – bass
    Sigfrido Percich – drums
    Gualtiero Insalaco - keyboard

    „Opus“ @ PURE PROG RECORDS
     
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