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Demised released new video for ”Fractures and Ashes”

Gothic metallers from Demised released a new video for ”Fractures and Ashes”, song taken from the band’s new album A Warm Place To Stay, out via WormHoleDeath records.

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Interview: Ida Elena

Ida Elena is a celtic/rock/metal singer from Italy. She have released a few solo projects, the latest one is ‘’Native Spirit’’, she is also the vocalist of the Greek metal band Bare Infinity which the band will release a new album soon this year. Below you can read an interview I had with Ida about her solo albums, the other music contributions she had and other stuffs regarding her.

Hello Ida, nice talking with you! How things are going? 
Hi Carla! Happy to talk to you! So far so good, thank you!

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Before speaking about your solo albums and the band that you are in, I’d like to tell me when your passion for music arose.
My passion for music was born the day I was born, probably, but it only showed up when at 19, with 8 year acting school on my back, I was invited to sing at the Italian TV, Raiuno. Love at first sight! Since then I cannot live without the thrill I have on stage: it’s basically my life.

Last ear you have released an EP, a solo project, under the name of ”Native Spirit”, what can you tell me about the theme of it and what response have you gotten from it from the fans and media?
Well, ’Native Spirit’ represents the bond with your roots and the return to the simple things in life such as enjoying the woods, the wild nature and feeling your spirit animal in you. All of my songs have a very deep bond to the natural elements. The response was incredible considering my label Maquette Records already reprinted the copies! The fans liked it very much, according to what the write on my fb page and they help me a lot sharing pictures or personal thoughts about their favourite songs. A large number of websites, including Mister Folk and Femme Metal made a review of Native Spirit and the ratings are way better than I thought. I could say I’m satisfied but I will never be!

To not be wrong, you have another solo album, right?
Correct, I produced and arranged my first solo album “My World Musicusic” which was completely acoustic, together with my friend and guitarist Gabriele Brisinello. Maybe one day I’ll work on a more “rock” arrangement.

 

You have collaborated and released an album with Cantus Lunaris aswell and you have been active this band in the past, especially in Germany…
Yes I have and thanks to them I performed in a large number of prestigious venues such as the Wave gotik treffen in 2013 and Semper memento historia in 2014. We also recorded the album “Fabula antiqua” together and it was a great experience, but we parted way and I wish them well.

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Interview: Ithilien

Belgian folk metal band, Ithilien, have released their seconf album, Shaping The Soul via WormHoleDeath recods. Below you can read an interview I had with Jerry, the drummer of the band, who had time to answer the interview regarding the band’s new album and other plans.

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Hi and thank you for your time. Please introduce yourself and Ithilien.
Hello, I am Jerry, the drummer of Ithilien. We play folk metal, more specificly Folkcore. This is a combination of traditional Belgian (Folk) music, played   with flemish bagpipes, a hurdy gurdy, a violin  and a bouzouki and a more modern metal genre. The band was founded 10 years ago, there weere several line-up changes but the last 4 years we finally had a steady line-up after I entered the band. They already gave me some stress from the beginning because I only had 3 weeks to learn the full set and start our first tour together. By now we already have reached some major highlights with several tours in Europe and Japan. We also signed with Mighty Music for our first album “From Ashes To The Frozen Land” and now with WormHoleDeath for our new album “Shaping The Soul”. Things can only get better.

You just mentioned about the deal with WormHoleDeath records and released your second full-lenght, ”Shaping The Soul”. What is the theme of this album and the musical direction?
About the theme, we decided to write about grief. It’s something that appeals to every single person and is realistic. Basically we wanted more mature lyrics, we then based the album around the Kubler-Ross Model which is, in short, the 5 important stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Every song of the album has its corresponding stage. The first song, ’Blindfolded’’ represents the denial, ‚’Lies After Lies’’ and ”Shaping The Soul’’ are a manifestation of anger while ’If Only’’ obviously represents the bargaining stage, ’’Edelweiss’’ feels depressing while ” The Bear Dance’’ represents acceptance. I encountered a bad moment in my life after the recordings were done with a relationship ending badly. It made me realize how the feelings were equal to what the album reflects. I never knew ’Shaping the Soul’’ would grow so much under my skin.

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