Jan 252020
 

Following up the previous albums “In the Name of the Father” and “In The Name of The Son” composer Enzo Donnarumma teamed up once again with Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery) for the production of the new record entitled “In The Name Of The World Spirit”.

Enzo and The Glory Ensemble’s stellar line-up includes Enzo Donnarumma, Marty Friedman, Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), Nicholas Leptos (Warlord, Arrayan Path), Derek Corzine & Amulyn Braught Corzine (Whisper from Heaven) , David Brown (Metatrone), Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon), Maria Londino and Francesco Romeggini (S91), Mr Jack, Claudia Coticelli and Clara People.

In addition to this out-of-this-world line-up, bass player Philip Bynoe (from Steve Vai’s backing band) joined the Glory Ensemble for the new album.

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Mar 162018
 

Play the first few seconds of the opening track “Waiting for the Son” and you might come to the same conclusion I did – EPIC! I enjoy the symphonic stylings in the power metal genre, and if you’re a fan of Aldaria you may just like this release too. “In the name of the Son” is the second album in a series by Enzo & The Glory Ensemble, its precursor being “In the name of the Father” released in 2015. This album took Scripture and prayers and set it to metal music. “In the name of the Son” continues in a similar vein, and traces first Israel’s desire for a Messiah – the Suffering Servant whom we recognise as Jesus Christ prophesied in Isaiah 53, before continuing with Jesus’ invitation to take up His yoke in Matthew 11:25-30.

Listen out for the messages contained in the songs that reference specific passages of scripture in their titles, like “Luke 1:28”. These songs link Old Testament prophecies with their fulfilment in the New Testament. I love how the instrumentation in each track paints a picture of a distant time, yet remains current by wrapping everything in a heavy metal cloak. Enzo Donnarumma and his collaborators amalgamate past and present effortlessly, and this is a testament to the calibre of the musicians involved in the project. Here they are, pictured below. Continue reading »

Sep 092017
 

The Christian metal opera Enzo And The Glory Ensemble have released a new music video ‘Psalm 133’. The song features guest vocals of Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land). The song appears on the upcoming album “In the Name of the Son”. Check out the trailer below.

“In The Name Of The Son” is the sophomore album of Enzo Donnarumma‘s project and confirms the stellar line-up “The Glory Esemble” of the first record, including Marty Friedman (ex Megadeth), Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord, Graham Bonnet Band), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), David Brown (Metatrone) and many more.

Enzo Donnarumma‘s sound explores and unifies different genres: prog metal, classical music, symphonic soundtrack, musical, ethnic music, world music. The new concept “In the Name of the Son” delivers a gospel metal sound thanks to the “Weza Moza Gospel Choir” from Congo, and follows up the critically acclaimed “In The Name of The Father” by pursuing the “sign of the cross” chronology. Continue reading »

Jul 252017
 

Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of the Christian metal opera “Enzo and the Glory Esemble”.

“In The Name Of The Son” is the sophomore album of Enzo Donnarumma‘s project and confirms the stellar line-up “The Glory Esemble” of the first record, including Marty Friedman (ex Megadeth), Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord, Graham Bonnet Band), Gary Wehrkamp & Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), David Brown (Metatrone) and many more.

Enzo Donnarumma‘s sound explores and unifies different genres: prog metal, classical music, symphonic soundtrack, musical, ethnic music, world music. The new concept “In the Name of the Son” delivers a gospel metal sound thanks to the “Weza Moza Gospel Choir” from Congo, and follows up the critically acclaimed “In The Name of The Father” by pursuing the “sign of the cross” chronology. Continue reading »

Dec 202015
 

In The Name Of <The Father_ArtworkEvery once in a while a project emerges that leaves you scratching your head in amazement at the people involved and Enzo Donnarumma has amassed quite the supporting cast of musicians for this ambitious project centered on various prayers and Psalms.

For those who don’t know of Enzo Donnarumma, he is a Christian singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist, currently lead singer in the band Messengers of God.   In The Name Of The Father has been described as the “most ambitious Christian metal project ever made,” largely due to the ensemble of musicians participating. The guest musicians include Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear), Mark Zonder (Fates Warning & Warlord ), Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery),  Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery), Amulyn (Whispers From Heaven) and Nicholas Leptos (Warlord).  The album was mixed and mastered by Gary Wehrkamp at New Horizons Studio. Continue reading »