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Formed: 1986
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

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Adramelch Releases More Details On "Opus"

"Opus" is a Latin word. It defines "an artistic work, especially on a large scale." This fits perfectly for the fourth release of Adramelch, which will be released on May 22, 2015 via Pure Prog Records, a division of Pure Steel Records. The CD will be available for advanced purchase at the Pure Steel Records stand for the upcoming "Keep It True Festival" on April 24-25, 2015.

"Opus" is the first release in which the band has used a professional artistic producer: Guido Block, native German singer and bass player. The album was recorded at his "Lo Studio" in Milan, Italy and mastered at NewSin Studios by Luigi Stefanini. "Opus" also features two guest singers: Block and Simona Aileen Pala, who join the band on four tracks.

As a welcome exception, the band quickened the pace for "Opus," and with good reason. On the one hand, "Opus" marks the official end of Adramelch's discographic career. For a number of reasons, the band has decided to call it quits, drawing the final curtain on the career of Italy’s most influential and charismatic combo. But, before leaving forever, the band has decided to produce yet another milestone, set to leave a mark on the scene. On the other hand, "Opus" is touted as the most atmospheric and mature album of the band's career. Once again, the band has not limited itself to repeat it's past, but has looked forward, managing to create a new masterpiece, adding new colors and atmospheres, yet totally in line with its past heritage.

"Opus" has all the trademarks of the Adramelch sound. From arcane progressions to epic atmospheres, from the overwhelming arrangements to the unique vocals of Vittorio Ballerio, this record shows once again all the facets of the very peculiar sound that has made Adramelch an absolute cult-band, not only in their homeland but around the world.

The track list is as follows: More...

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Adramelch Announces New Album "Opus"

Italian power/progressive act Adramelch announced that the band's new album will be entitled "Opus." The release is set to drop on May 22, 2015 via Pure Prog Records, a division of Pure Steel Records. "Opus" marks the first release since 2012's "Lights From Oblivion."

The track list for "Opus" is:

1. Black Mirror
2. Long Live The Son
3. Pride
4. Northern Lights
5. Only By Pain
6. A Neverending Rise
7. Fate
8. Ostinato
9. As The Shadows Fall
10. Forgotten Words
11. Trodden Doll
12. Where Do I Belong More...

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Adramelch Posts "Lights From Oblivion" Teaser

Italian power/progressive metal act Adramelch, featuring Time Machine drummer Sigfrido Percich, recently signed a deal with Pure Prog Records/Pure Steel Records for the release of the "Lights From Oblivion" album. You can now check out a trailer for the album in the player available below. Pure Prog Records also commented:

"With their new album Adramelch did not take the easy path by copying themselves, but developed their style with a great sense of phantasy, which gives them any possibilities for the future to come. With 'Lights From Oblivion' they will inspire their present fans as well as reaching new listeners, that were not used to the band before. This comes because Adramelch prove in 2012 once again, that they are one of these precious phenomena, that music history very rarely bears!"

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Adramelch Signs With Pure Prog/Pure Steel Records

Italian power/progressive metal act Adramelch, featuring Time Machine drummer Sigfrido Percich, has signed a worldwide recording deal with Pure Prog Records/Pure Steel Records. The band's forthcoming third release "Lights From Oblivion" will be released on April 27, 2012 through the label.

Adramelch was founded in 1986 and went on a long hiatus after the 1988 debut release "Irae Melanox." In 2005, the band resurfaced and issued the sophomore album "Broken History" through Underground Symphony Records.

The band commented on the signing:

Thanks to PURE PROG / PURE STEEL we are given the opportunity to spread around, once again, our metal prog rock. We are really excited to be back after some years in partnership with such a label that deeply believes in our believes! Hear it all, Hear it loud!”

Pure Steel's Andreas Lorenz commented:

Adramelch for me has always been one of the leading cult bands in the whole music scene. It’s a long time, but now they are back again! A dream comes true, a new album is ready AND we have the honour to release "Lights From Oblivion"! As I heard the rough mixes it was clear that the band has found again the way to be ahead, this time in a different way. Adramelch’s new material shows a more mature band, knowing 150% what they do. “Lights From Oblivion” has a unique beauty, each song is perfectly defined and arranged, and each song is a little masterpiece full of feeling.

"Lights From Oblivion" will be the first release for sub label Pure Prog Records. More...

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