Soulspell – “The Second Big Bang”

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Jul 172017
 

The fourth act of the Soulspell metal opera returns with The Second Big Bang and does not disappoint with another all-star roster of talent showcasing power metal at its finest.

For those unfamiliar with Soulspell and I suspect that may be many readers, Brazilian drummer Heleno Vale writes songs and then assembles and all-star cast of Brazilian and global performers to record the songs.  For this fourth installment, the cast includes and number of signers with impressive careers including: Ralf Sheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), and Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), as well as Daisa Munhoz from Vandroya (which released one of my favorite albums so far this year).  As a general rule, the Soulspell rock operas do follow a general musical theme of European power metal with some symphonic and progressive elements thrown in.  Given the all-star cast and genre, one can expect blazing guitar solos throughout as well as an emphasis on the vocals.  This is where some of challenge comes in listening to a project like this in that every song seems to have a different combination of singers and some of the combinations don’t work as well as others  and as a result there can be a disconnected feel to the album since every song sounds different. Continue reading »

May 112017
 

Soulspell Metal Opera project, hosted by Heleno Vale, has just released the first music video for the upcoming album “The Second Big Bang”which will be released in Brazil by Hellion Records and the rest of the world through Inner Wound Recordings. The song chosen was ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ featuring vocalists Fabio Lione (Angra, Rhapsody, Vision Divine), Daísa Munhoz (Vandroya), Victor Emeka and Jefferson Albert. The video can be watched below.

The album “The Second Big Bang” features incredible guest appearances from Andre Matos, Arjen Lucassen, Fabio Lione, Blaze Bayley, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Ralf ScheepersTimo Kotipelto etc. The production remained the charge of Tito Falaschi and mixing and mastering was performed by Denis Ward.

“The Second Big Bang” participating musicians are: Continue reading »

May 042017
 

Soulspell Metal Opera project, (Heleno Vale) has just released the first song of the upcoming album “The Second Big Bang”, which will be released in Brazil by Hellion Records and the rest of the world through Inner Wound Recordings. The song chosen was ‘Horus’s Eye’ and featured vocalists Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Dani Nolden (Shadowside). The lyric video can be seen below.

The album “The Second Big Bang”  and features incredible guest appearances from Andre Matos, Arjen Lucassen, Fabio Lione, Blaze Bayley, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Ralf ScheepersTimo Kotipelto etc. The production remained the charge of Tito Falaschi and mixing and mastering was performed by Denis Ward.

“The Second Big Bang” participating musicians are: Continue reading »

Dec 262015
 

my heart will go on-SoulspellMerry Christmas everyone! Check out a video of the cover Soulspell did for ‘My Heart Will Go On’, which was just released as a Christmas present for their fans. Enjoy!

Soulspell‘s latest album “Hollow’s Gathering,” has been released in Europe and North America on October 12th. 2012 through Inner Wound Recordings.

The album contains 10 tracks and features incredible guest appearances from metal icons such as Tim “Ripper” Owens [ex. Judas Priest, Iced Earth], Blaze Bayley [Iron Maiden], Michael Vescera [Obsession, ex. Loudness, Malmsteen], Markus Grosskopf [Helloween], Amanda Sommerville [Avantasia], Matt Smith [Theocracy] and many more, “Hollow’s Gathering” is an epic metal album filled with fantastic performances and nice diversity. Continue reading »

Mar 302015
 

soulspell_band‘We Got The Right’ is a tribute to the German power metal band Helloween by Soulspell Metal Opera. Guest vocalists on this song are: Arjen Lucassen [Ayreon, The Gentle Storm], Blaze Bayley [ex. Iron Maiden], Daisa Munhoz [Vandroya], Victor Emeka, Tim “Ripper” Owens [ex. Judas Priest, Iced Earth], Matt Smith [Theocracy], Jefferson Albert [Vandroya], Glauco Alves, Manuela Saggioro, Michael Vescera [ex. Loudness, Yngwie Malmsteen, Animetal USA], Pedro Campos. The track was mixed and mastered by Matt Smith at Theocracized Studios. The video can be seen in the clip below.

The track is taken from “30 Years Of Happiness” (a Brazilian tribute to Helloween) which has been released in 2014. The album includes an impressive list of Brazilian metal band’s who are influenced by Helloween. See the tracklist below. Continue reading »