Jun 222019
 

The Brainstorm Festival has two nice additions. Both the Italian power-metal band Kalidia and the Polish gothic-wave band Metus can be seen in the Netherlands for the first time. Kalidia at the mainstage, Metus in the theatre.

No-one seems to be able to stop Kalidia anymore. The Italian band is on the rise in Europe with shows in Germany, England, Switzerland and of course Italy. Brainstorm Festival has the honour of being the first in the Netherlands to offer the band a stage. You bet the band around singer Nicoletta Rosellini will surprise you with modern, infectious power metal.

At least as special is the coming of Metus, the Polish band that has been releasing albums for many years but scarcely can be seen live. The band hasn’t played in the Netherlands before. Metus gives a performance in the theatre of the Brainstorm Festival. In other words, an environment that suits the melancholic gothic, doom and wave of the band. This promises to be a show not to be missed. Continue reading »

Mar 202019
 

The Italian melodic metal band Kalidia has signed a deal with Desert Rose Agency. The Dutch bookingsagency will represent the band exclusive in The Netherlands and Belgium and non-exclusive in Europe. This Spring the first results of this co-operation will be made public.

Kalidia with female vocalist Nicoletta Rosellini is a fast rising star within the melodic metalscene. Since the release of their third album “The Frozen Throne” (2018, Innerwound Recordings) the name of the band is spreading fast all over Europe. The band can be seen on festivals in England, Switzerland and Italy. Because of the co-operation with Desert Rose Agency the band hopes to get shows in The Netherlands and Belgium as well.

Nicoletta about the deal: ,,We are really excited about this partnership with Desert Rose Agency since we’ve followed their great work for other bands, epecially for the Italian ones. We really can’t wait to play for the first time in countries like Belgium and The Netherlands where our fanbase has always been strong. It’s finally time to meet you all there!” Continue reading »

Kalidia– “The Frozen Throne”

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Dec 112018
 

Power metal stands synonymous with fast guitar riffs, cinematic soundscapes, married with upbeat and anthem like singing style. The Italian band Kalidia, formed in 2010, stands true to this definition, released their first demo-EP in 2012 and their debut album “Lies’ Device” in 2014, and are out with their latest album ‘The Frozen Throne’, released on Nov 23rd 2018 under the record label of Inner Wound Recordings. The album was recorded and mixed by Lars Rettkowitz [Freedom Call], mastered by Achim Köhler [Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Brainstorm] and the artwork was created by Stan W Decker [Vanden Plas, Primal Fear]. Kalidia toured around the major centres of Europe namely Italy, Germany and the UK and list Rhapsody of Fire, Hammerfall and Stratovarius and Beast In Black as some of their influences.

The album opens up with “Frozen Throne”, the name reminds of the Warcraft’s game of the same name, and as it builds up and gathers momentum it outleashes fast paced guitar riffs meddling well with keys. Nicoletta Rosellini’s impressive voice keeps the song upbeat and full of energy. “Circle’s Spell” opens up with middle-eastern styled riff and brings forth a catchy and uplifting rhythm. Nicolletta showcases her tremendous vocal range and Federico churns out an impressive palm muted riff right after the chorus and doesn’t shy away in making the guitar bleed with a melodic solo. Continue reading »

Nov 172018
 

The Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia just released a music video for ‘Circe’s Spell’, the third single from their new album “The Frozen Throne”.

“The Frozen Throne” will be released on November 23rd via Inner Wound Recordings. The album will be available on CD, digital and as an exclusive black wooden box edition, limited to 250 hand-numbered copies.

Inspired by classic power metal bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Hammerfall and Stratovarius as well as new bands like Beast In Black, Kalidia have created an uplifting melodic power metal album with the roots in classic power metal with a modern and fresh touch. Continue reading »

Oct 262018
 

The Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia just released a lyric video for ‘Black Sails’. the second single from their new album “The Frozen Throne”. The video can be seen below.

“The Frozen Throne” will be released on November 23rd via Inner Wound Recordings. The album will be available on CD, digital and as an exclusive black wooden box edition, limited to 250 hand-numbered copies.

Inspired by classic power metal bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Hammerfall and Stratovarius as well as new bands like Beast In Black, Kalidia have created an uplifting melodic power metal album with the roots in classic power metal with a modern and fresh touch. Continue reading »