“The Extended Sessions” EP is the follow-up release to the extremely successful “The Four Seasons” album release by Vivaldi Metal Project which hit the shelves in Summer 2016 on CD & double vinyl on Pride & Joy Music. The album up to today is one of the label’s best sellers and now being continued with this valuable EP which will shorten the waiting time for the fans until the next full album!
Featuring: Mistheria (piano), Tsena Stevanova, Angel Wolf – Black, Dimitar Belchev (vocals), Abigail Stahlschmidt (violin).
The DIGITAL VERSION of the EP will be available at the usual outlets; the PHYSICAL EDITON DIGIPAK is LIMITED to 300 copies and will only be available at the band’s shows, at the label’s online shop and at selected mailorders.
Created and produced by Mistheria, Vivaldi Metal Project are currently working on bringing the project onto stage with full band, orchestra and choir. During Summer/Autumn 2017, the band played a series of unplugged shows in Finland, in Bulgaria and in Italy in advance which resulted in the idea to put some of the extraordinary material onto this EP! “The Extended Sessions” includes four tracks which are centered around the group’s performance at Kitee International Music and Art Festival which took place in Kitee (Finland) on July 13th, 2017. Arranged by Mistheria, the performance at the “Sleeping Sun” event featured Mistheria himself on piano and Tsena Stefanova on vocals. An epic video for this track will also be available soon online.
“The Extended Sessions” EP opens with a newly recorded unplugged studio version of ‘The Four Seasons’ medley which again was arranged by Mistheria who performed on this track on piano and was joined by vocalists Tsena Stefanova, Angel Wolf-Black and Dimitar Belchev plus Abigail Stahlschmidt on violin.
Additionally to this track, the song ‘Vita’ – one of the album’s single – is featured twice on the EP: once as exclusive “original vocal session” as recorded by Dimitar Belchev on the first demo version of this song which impressed Mistheria at the first listening, and once as instrumental “karaoke”. Both versions are delivered with a brand new mix by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika studios.
‘Vita’ was originally released with different singers on last year’s album. The track was arranged by Zhivko Koev and the line-up here includes Dimitar Belchev on vocals, Srdjan Brankovic on guitars, Chris Caffery (TSO, Savatage) with a guitar solo, Jeffrey Revet on keyboards, Royal Hunt’s Andreas Passmark on bass and Martijn Peters on drums.
Like the Vivaldi Metal Project‘s full length album “The Four Seasons”, “The Extended Sessions” EP was mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika Recording Studio in Italy and produced by Mistheria.
Vivaldi Metal Project is currently booking more unplugged shows over Europe and USA. Dates will be announced soon!
01. “THE FOUR SEASONS” – Unplugged Trio Medley [studio Version],
02. “VITA” [original vocal session] – Spring #2 – Largo [Part 2] “Light”,
03. “VITA” [instrumental version] – Spring #2 – Largo [Part 2] “Light”
04. “THE FOUR SEASONS” – Unplugged Duo Medley [live Version]
STANDARD PRE-ORDERS are already available at this link (only 100 copies are available here out of 300 copies worldwide):
SIGNED PRE-ORDERS are already available at Vivaldi Metal Project’s shop page (only 30 copies are available here out of 300 copies worldwide)
Vivaldi Metal Project‘s album “The Four Seasons” is released on July 22nd 2016 via Pride & Joy Music.
The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks – all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s original score plus two original new songs written by Mistheria. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!
A cast of ten arrangers joined Mistheria creating epic and memorable music, combining a standard metal band lineup with strings, orchestra and choir. Full arrangers/artists roster at vivaldimetalproject.com
It took more than 2 years of intensive non-stop hard work to get the album done. Mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at “Artesonika” recording studio in Italy and assisted by Fabio D’Amore, the album is a full 75 minutes of intense, passionate, fascinating, powerful and majestic experience!
Our review of “The Four Seasons” can be found here.