MelodicRock Records is proud to announce the release of yet another debut album - this time Italian symphonic metal outfit Violet Sun. Their debut album Loneliness In Supremacy will be released November 19, with pre-orders shipping November 12.
The idea to create the band Violet Sun came in 2005 after Dario Grillo heard the voice of Alessandra Amata, a singer of great talent of Catania well known in the Sicilian musical circle. Dario had some very interesting unpublished work that proposed to her. Alessandra immediately showed herself to be very enthusiastic about the project and so in a few months they began to work to the drawing up and the realization of the songs contained in the debut album Loneliness In Supremacy.
Loneliness In Supremacy is not a normal Metal album, but a real blended work in which the styles such as classic and opera music, heavy metal, oriental, progressive, AOR music blend perfectly together to create impactful melodies. This record places itself midway between a real Metal Opera (Avantasia, Aina, Nostradamus) and bands as Nightwish, Epica, Kamelot.
MelodicRock Records owner Andrew McNeice: "There is nothing harder in this scene than breaking in a new name, but just as my other signings have impressed, so to do did Violet Sun. One listen and I called upon Dario to sign up. I wasn't looking for a heavier project to add to the label, but taking each release on it's merits, this just screamed out for attention. The production is simple world class. Intense themes, immense arrangements and the power and emotion of the material appealed to me instantly. I am very happy to have such a strong group of artists involved in the label and Violet Sun only enhance that."
The album comes with 12 powerful tracks and a deluxe 16 page booklet featuring the outstanding artwork of Ciao Caldas (Degreed).
Track Listing (and audio samples):
01) Dust In The Wind
02) Inside Out
03) Midnight [Instrumental]
04) When The Lights Go Down
05) Cross The Line
06) Falling In Love
07) Where Is My Way Home
08) My Flame Still Burns
09) Pray On The Grave
10) Break Your Chains
11) Synthetic Pleasures
12) Loneliness In Supremacy [Instrumental]
WebLinks: www.myspace.com/violetsunofficial / www.facebook.com/pages/Violet-Sun/219691939228 / www.melodicrockrecords.com
Some early reviews of "Loneliness In Supremacy":
"Right from the start, there was this cherry blossom fragrance that heralded the special character of the album. Special because I knew this journey would take several attentive listens before it would sink in. Special because there is so much going on here, any description will be inaccurate. After his break with Thy Majestie, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Dario Grillo kept himself busy with his new female-fronted band Violet Sun. Loneliness In Supremacy, the band's elegant debut, makes you dig through layers and layers of symphonic edges that draw up the blueprint, enough progressive hooks to prevent the album from being easy digestible, and even a few gothic abstracts which give color to the darker sides of the album. Clearly Grillo had still many more bright ideas up his sleeve, as Loneliness In Supremacy abounds in creativity, variety and versatility. Loneliness In Supremacy is a still-evolving journey. At one point I thought I had reached the heart of the album, where seemingly unrelated emotions are woven together. But then that thrill was gone as quickly as it had come, entangled in debris, and I knew I had to start all over again. A real tease indeed." - www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=8061.
"Violet Sun's music has its core in Symphonic Power Metal, with a wide variety of influences ranging from Gothic Metal and Progressive Metal. We like how the futuristic sounding keyboards enrich the music and make it sound very different than most bands (a lot like Anthropia). The overall Symphonic atmosphere of the album is top notch and creates a very unique world to "Loneliness in Supremacy". The female vocals feature a nice range and a very unique sound to them, allowing them to have (yet another) identifier to their own sound. The choir sections are just more icing on top of the cake, and just and grandiosity to the songs where they are used. "Loneliness in Supremacy" is a majestic release that has all the right elements and the correct sound to get worldwide acclaim. With the use of Sax, oriental instruments, a full on opera choir, and mastering by Mika Jussila, the band means serious business. If you like Power Metal, Progressive Metal, or Gothic Metal, give Violet Sun a try you will not regret it." - www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=reviews%2F001071-violet-sun-%E2%80%93-loneliness-supremacy-2010.