Volturian – “Crimson”

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Apr 062020
 

Symphonic power metal from Italy welcomes a new member to the club in Volturian a new project featuring the ethereal vocals of Federica Lanna (Sleeping Romance) and songwriter Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown).

Back in 2013, I reviewed Enlighten from Sleeping Romance and was struck by the vocals of Federica Lanna and before learning anything about Volturian, I knew I had heard the vocals before.  This time, Federica joins Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown) in a new project that combines Federica’s vocals with symphonic metal elements and a good bit of electronic music.  Finding information on foreign bands more than a month before their album drops is a bit of challenge.  What we do know is that in addition to Federico, drummer Alberto Mezzanotte, and bass player Massimiliano Rossi are all from Frozen Crown and Frozen Crown vocalist Giada “Jade” Etro contributes vocals to “In a Heartbeat”.  From the band’s perspective, this is obviously a terrible time to try to release any new material but the band is pushing on.  On March 19th, the band posted how they were supposed to be filming a video but obviously in Italy, that was not going to be possible as the country was being ravaged by Covid-19.  The band acknowledged basically all of their promotion for the album was going to be destroyed, but the encouraging feedback from the first single “New Life” encouraged them to keep pushing on.

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Feb 262020
 

Volturian – the Modern Metal band founded by singer Federica Lanna (Sleeping Romance) and songwriter Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown) – have released an official visualizer-video for the song ‘New Life’, the first single taken from their debut-album “Crimson” which wil be released on April 24th, via Scarlet Records (EU/US) and Marquee Avalon (Japan)

Watch the video below.

Based on the huge contrast between mellow, dreamy female vocals and heavy downtuned guitar riffs, with a massive infusion of electronic music, the Volturian’s sound is catchy, epic and dynamic at the same time. Lanna’s pristine and ethereal vocals move fluently between slow paced groovy songs and rigid, Industrial inspired hymns, held together by Mondelli’s Swedish Death Metal oriented guitar riffs (early 2000 In Flames and Soilwork) and by the powerful and precise drumming of the young talent Alberto Mezzanotte. Keyboards add a fundamental layer to Volturian’s music, ranging from New Wave to 90’s Europop to obscure gothic atmospheres.

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Feb 092020
 

Volturian are proud to announce that their debut album will be entitled “Crimson”, and will be out on April 24th 2020 worldwide, on Scarlet Records (EU/US) and Marquee Avalon (Japan). Album cover and the tracklist can be viewed below.

Volturian is a new Modern Metal project founded by singer Federica Lanna (Sleeping Romance) and songwriter Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown). Drawing heavy inspiration from 90’s and early 2000 Metal as well as 80’s Pop music, the talented frontwoman and the prolific composer join forces, creating a unique brand of melody and heaviness mixed with strong electronic elements.

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