Πέμπτη, 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2010
AZEROTH, heavy metal band from Argentina, was founded in 1995 by Fernando Ricciardulli (bass and keyboards) and Maria Eugenia Ricciardulli (drums). Their first album was published in Argentina in late 2000 for the record label Nems Enterprises. During 2001, it has been distribuited in South America (Mexico, Chile, Uruguay) and in Europe by Arise Records (Dark Moor, Labyrinth, etc) and in Japan.
Two vocalists participated in this first work, entitled simply “Azeroth”: Adrian Barilari (vocalist of the famous Argentinian heavy metal band Rata Blanca) and Christian Bertoncelli (Imperio - Renacer).
The album has been mixed and burned by the famous German producer Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Helloween, Angra, etc) in the Mission Digital Studio and in the Karo Studio in Hamburg, Germany. The work gained therefore a sound and a production quality at the same level of the best bands on the market. The brand and the cover have been created by the Belgian artist Eric Philippe (Rhapsody, Sonada Artica, Luca Turilli, etc).
During 2001/2002 the band presented their first work in a long tour and in several festivals throughaout Argentina and also Uruguay, proving their high potential in live shows. Also AZEROTH have been special guest in live shows of important groups like Helloween, Nightwish, Shaman, Labyrinth and Vision Divine, gaining a huge audience and a very good reception from the media.
AZEROTH decided to record their new album both in Spanish an English, considering the good worldwide feedback they had, both ifrom music magazines (including some reviews from: Rock Hard – Germany, 8/10; Metal Hammer – Spain, 8/10; Rock Brigade - Brasil, 9/10; Metallus – Italy, 8/10; Epopeya – Argentina, 9/10) and in the international audience (it has been considerably increasing throughout the years). Moreover their first album has been recorded only in Spanish. The second issue has been recorded in Argentina between January 2002 and October 2003 with the prestigious participation of Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian) in choruses. The title of the second album will be simply “II” and was burned by Kimmo Ahola.
The album was released in spanish in 2008. The album has 11 songs in which is exibited a considerable maturity of the group both as performers and as authors. Moreover a certain solidity and a complexity in rhythm and melodies deserve to be highlighted. Meanwhile AZEROTH recorded 2 covers to be included in “II”: a song of Lorena McKennitt – famous Celtic and Oriental singer - (The Mummer's Dance), and another one of the legendary Manowar (Sing Of the Hammer).
At the moment, the band live and work in Mexico and the new CD will be published by Duskwood Records in 2010.