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Sound Storm

Formed: 2002
From: Turin, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Sound Storm News

Below is our complete Sound Storm news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Sound Storm Parts With Drummer

Italy's Sound Storm has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"It's with much regret that today we announce the split with our brother, friend and band-founder Federico 'Sadwise' Brignolo.

"He decided to leave the band a few months ago, after that some personal reasons forced him to miss the last tour and festival appearances.

"The split has totally been friendly, no conflict or dispute inside the band took place. This was an hard decision on both side due to force majeure of some private-life events.

"However we remember with joy the unforgettable moments we spent together, 2 albums, tours and a lot of shows all over the world, from the small pubs in Turin to the international gigs sharing the stage with bands such as Blind Guardian, Haggard, Angra, Tristania and many more... We will never forget it!

"We want to wish him a bright and shining life and want to thank Federico for everything he did for Sound Storm over the years, we would never have been who we are without him and his precious contribution!"

You can also check out a song off the band's "Immortalia" album below (and read our review of the disc here). More...

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Sound Storm Live Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage of Sound Storm is now available online, courtesy of YouTube user endryus75. Check out the clip below of Sound Storm performing "Torquemada" at Konzertfabrik Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland on December 18th.

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Sound Storm Releases Lyric Video For Bonus Track

Italian symphonic metal act Sound Storm released a new lyric video for the track "Bloody Tears." The song appears as a bonus track on the band's latest album "Immortalia" (see review here). The album was released in 2012 via Scarlet Records.

Sound Storm is set to embark on a European Tour with Therion and Arkona in a few weeks. Information on dates and venues can be found over here. For the tour, the band will be joined by David Folchitto (Stormlord) on drums and Lisy Stefanoni (Evenoire) on backing vocals due to the fact that the band's own drummer Federico Brignolo and vocalist Ilaria Lucille De Santis will not be able to take part due to personal reasons. The band is also in the process of writing the follow up album - see update here.

Check out "Bloody Tears" here:

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Rommelrock Festival Cancelled

The upcoming Rommelrock festival, which was to take place Friday and Saturday in Maasmechelen, Belgium, was cancelled. According to the promoters, the mayor of the town enforced a decision made back in May, in which he refused to issue a permit on the grounds that that the festival would cause unsafe conditions.

The announcement reads: "To our greatest regret, Rommelrock is forced to cancel the whole event. Seven years of intense labour, the spotless reputation, legal terms and liberties, in vain... Two court sessions made little difference... [The] mayor steps in to enforce the prohibition to organize Rommelrock, refuses to issue a license to permit Rommelrock 2013... such an improbable tale, as the decision of the Maasmechelen mayor made on May 13, 2013, is maintained, on so-called grounds of safety and public order... A boiling cauldron that spawned the anti-rommelrock story!

"Despite all the efforts taken and the fact we have the law and justice at our side according to the law and the constitution itself, the struggle ended in the worst possible way, forcing us to pull the plug out of this year's Rommelrock.

"We wish to express our deepest respect to all that supported us, and we apologize in the same time to all that suffered because of all this, despite all perseverance and tenacity.
We never wanted to see Rommelrock 2013, a special edition with exclusive shows and such, to end in this way."

Among the acts that were scheduled to perform: Therion, Civil War, Haggard, Morton, Tokyo Blade, Furyon, Dragonsfire, Sound Storm, Pursuing the End, Lord Volture, Iron Fate, Black Widow and Weeping Silence. More...

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Sound Storm Updates On Third Album

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm posted an update on the progress of the writing for the band's third release and follow up to "Immortalia" (see review here). The update was posted on the band's Facebook page and reads as follows:

"NEW ALBUM UPDATES: SUMMER CAMP!

"Hello Stormheads,

"We'd like you to inform that since August - between Rommelrock fest and Into the Limelight fest - we will be off to a sort of summer camp for the new (it's the 3th!) album pre-production!

"Most of the songs are already composed and ready to blast some ears, so we'll have a lot of work to do on the lyrics and orchestral/choir arrangements. The new album is a natural follow-up of 'Immortalia', but with a lot of new ideas, concepts and...dark epicness! Guitar riffs are probably the heaviest ever done and the drums are the fastest that Federico ever played (Valerio feels the blame for that..).

"Soon we will disclose new details about the new themes, we cannot say more at the moment but...We are sure that you will like it!

"And of course, you will be informed on the release date but it's a bit early for that...

"We are more than excited on the new stuff, and we cannot wait to show you guys what we have been working for the last - hard - months.

"Meanwhile Philippe is warming up his vocal cords...

"Stay tuned for the Summer Camp diary report!"

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Tiamat And More Added To Eindhoven Bill

This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.

The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:

"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!

"Get your tickets through our official website here." More...

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Drakkar Announces Drummer For New LP

Italian power metal act Drakkar, founded by Crimson Dawn's Dario Beretta, have announced that the drummer for the upcoming follow up to "When Lightning Strikes" (See review at this location) will be Sound Storm's Federico Brignolo. The album is currently in the writing stages with a tentative release time of 2014.

The announcement reads as follows: "Ok, it's time for the announcement you were waiting for!...because you were, right? Anyway...the next Drakkar album, coming in 2014, will have a very special guest on drums: our friend Federico Brignolo from the awesome Sound Storm! These guys are one of the most promising young bands of the Italian Metal scene. We'll be back with more great news about our next record! Stay metal!" More...

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Sound Storm Posts New Music Video "Promises"

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm posted a new music video for the track "Promises." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Immortalia," which was issued in Europe in 2012, but which finally saw a North American release earlier this year via Scarlet Records (a review for the release can be found at this location.

Check out "Promises" here:

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Sound Storm Posts Preview Clip Of New Video

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm posted a preview clip for the upcoming music video for the track "Promises." The song appears on the band's 2012 sophomore LP "Immortalia," which is available now via Scarlet Records (see Metal Underground.com's review over at this location).

The release date for the video has not yet been announced. Check out the trailer here:

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Therion European Tour With Arkona Announced

This December the new tour dubbed "Rock Opera Unveiled" will hit Europe with Swedish symphonic masters Therion, Russian folk metal band Arkona, Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm and gothic metal act The Devil. Dates are set to begin on December 6, 2013 in Krakow, Poland and end in Franfurt, Germany on the 22nd.

The dates are as follows (venues TBA):

Dec. 6th: Krakow, Poland
Dec. 7th: Warsaw, Poland
Dec. 8th: Wroclaw, Poland
Dec. 10th: Budapest, Hungary
Dec. 11th: Vienna, Austria
Dec. 12th: Brno, Czech Republic
Dec. 13th: Iena, Germany
Dec. 14th: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Dec. 15th: Lausanne, Switzerland
Dec. 17th: Romagnano, Italy
Dec. 18th: Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 19th: Paris, France
Dec. 20th: London, UK
Dec. 21st: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Dec. 22nd: Frankfurt, Germany More...

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Sound Storm's "Immortalia" To See U.S. Release

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm announced that the band's latest LP "Immortalia" will be released in North America on February 26, 2013 via Scarlet Records/Eone Distribution (See Metal Underground.com's review over at this location.

The band's announcement reads as follows:

"IMMORTALIA TO BE RELEASED IN U.S.A. and CANADA!!!

"'Somewhere in Italy there lies a well...that contains the key to immortality...'

"Sound Storm - symphonic metal's best kept secret - will finally see its highly acclaimed masterpiece "Immortalia" hit North American Shores on February 26, 2013 through Scarlet Records/Eone Distribution.

"By expertly weaving symphonic, power, progressive and extreme styles, Sound Storm trascends the boundaries of metal genres with a spell binding album that explores the historical and literary realms of man's bigget quest!

"North American fans will now bear witness to what Europe and Japan have come to regard as one of the best albums of 2012 and for years to come." More...

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Sound Storm Posts "Immortalia" Trailer

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm posted a teaser trailer for"Immortalia," the band's forthcoming sophomore release for Scarlet Records. The album is scheduled for release on August 28, 2012. Shortly after the band will support Norwegian Gothic Metal veterans Tristania on their new European tour, commencing September 13, 2012.

Check out Metal Underground.com's review of "Immortalia" along with the recent interview with guitarist Valerio Sbriglione.

The track listing for "Immortalia" is as follows:

1. Immortalia
2. Back To Life (streaming at this location)
3. The Curse Of The Moon
4. Blood Of Maiden
5. Faraway
6. Promises
7. Call Me Devil
8. Seven Veils
9. Watching You Fading
10. Wrath Of The Storm
11. The Portrait

The trailer can be seen here: More...

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Sound Storm Officially Introduces "Immortalia"

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm officially unveiled "Immortalia" today, the band's forthcoming sophomore release. In addition, the band announced that they have signed a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records for release of the album.

Since its inception, Sound Storm has developed its own unique blend of metal mixed with a theatrical sense of drama, which was introduced on the debut release "Twilight Opera." With "Immortalia," the band mixes an even wider range of influences with powerful guitars, symphonic choirs, gothic atmospheres and baroque melodies.

"Immortalia" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Metal House Studio by Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi), and is an original concept album about the quest for eternal life, derived from literature, poetry and history, resulting in a collection of songs linked together by the common theme of the immortality of the soul. The artwork (shown below) was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire).

"Immortalia" is scheduled for release on August 28th, 2012. Shortly after the band will support Norwegian Gothic Metal veterans Tristania on their new European tour, commencing September 13, 2012. More...

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Sound Storm Streams New Song "Back To Life"

Italian symphonic metal act Sound Storm is streaming the new song "Back to Life." The song appears on the band's forthcoming album "Immortalia," which will be released soon via Scarlet Records. The album is the first to feature new keyboardist Davide Cristofoli, who joined in June.

The artwork for the release can be viewed here:

Check out "Back to Life" here: More...

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Sound Storm To Support Tristania On European Tour

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm announced the first leg of the European Tour 2012 in support of Norwegian gothic metal act Tristania in September. The shows will feature new keyboardist Davide Cristofoli, who recently joined the band this month. Confirmed dates are as follows:

14.09 Dordrecht - Bibelot (NL)
15.09 Mons - On air studio (BEL)
16.09 Zoetermeer - Boerderij (NL)
17.09 London - Underworld (UK)
18.09 Paris - Glaz art (FRA)
20.09 Irun - Tunk (SPA)
21.09 Madrid - Carasol (SPA)
22.09 Barcelona - Mephisto (SPA)
23.09 Marseille - Poste a galene (FRA)
25.09 Osnabruck - Bastard club (GER)
26.09 Berling - K17 (GER)
27.09 Pratteln - Z7 (SWI)
28.09 Frankfurt - Nachtleben (GER)
29.09 Essen - Turock (GER)

The band is happy to meet old and new fans at each venue. Sound Storm is also planning to release some additional news over the course of the next few days. More...

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Sound Storm Recruits New Keyboard Player

Italian act Sound Storm has issued the following update about recruiting a new keyboard player.

"Sound Storm, close to the new album release, are glad to announce a change of line-up: the new keyboard player Davide Cristofoli, a very high-level musician, has joined the band! He will surely give freshness and positive energy to the Storm. Stay tuned with the band, Sound Storm are coming back!"

“I’m very happy for that,” says bassist Massimiliano Flak, “Thanks to him we’ll be definitely more creative, powerful and stronger than never before. Davide is already working along with the band on the new video clip and…on all the new stuff which will be shortly disclosed…!"

For more details on Sound Storm, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Sound Storm Issues Recording Update

Italian symphonic metal act Sound Storm has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:

"The band is glad to announce all the drums, bass, guitar, orchestral and vocals parts have been recorded in the past weeks. The new stuff is something impressive, and also the producer Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi) is definitely satisfied with that.

"He says: 'I’m very pleased with the pre-production, the album will be very original and involving.'

"Production is taking place at Ettore’s The Metal House studios. In the next weeks the choir parts will be recorded: this time a much larger choir than in 'Twilight Opera' recordings has been employed.

"Last updates for now: the title of the album is a SINGLE word, and the first letter is 'i'… More news about the production and much more very soon…Stay tuned!"

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Sound Storm To Enter The Studio

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm has announced it will enter the recording studio at the end of September with producer Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Slowmotion Apocalypse, Stigma) to begin work on a new album. The as-yet-untitled album is set for release in early 2012.

"The new album is very different from the previous one" says Dusk, guitarist and composer of the band, "because the sound is much more extreme and elaborate, thanks to the huge work of arrangement done with Alex. As usual, all the other guys have been working on these songs, making them unique."

"After the many albums I recorded in the past with other bands," adds Alexandros, keyboardist and piano player, "I can easily say this is going to be the most inspired and complete album that I've ever composed."

Studio reports from the band, along with additional details on the upcoming album, will be released in the coming weeks.

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