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Alithia - The Moon Has Fallen

The Moon Has Fallen is hardly correct, but it’s now the title of Alithia`s new album. The band is from Melbourne in Australia and plays progressive psychedelic tribal rock. They are renowned for their spellbindingly powerful live shows and hypnotizing tribal flavors, Australian 6-piece progressive rock livewire Alithia will release their highly anticipated sophomore record The Moon Has Fallen worldwide on October 26th 2018 through Wild Thing Records.

Some words about the band from various sources,

«The kind of emotional fireworks that could send the world’s festival stages into orbit». «They exist in a genre of one. They are indefinable…their live show is starting to attain legendary status». «Alithia don’t put on a show – they provide an experience». «Impossible not to marvel at their performance». «Tearing the stage to pieces while delivering a warped futurist take on post-metal». «Alithia live are quite spellbinding».

The new record is produced in Athens, Greece, and delves deep into the realm of psychedelic tribal post-prog rock. The band embraces heavy percussive grooves, new wave Blade Runner-esque synth blasts, and striking melodic vocals with an emphatic punk attitude, resulting in an exciting and diverse albums to infect your senses.

The Moon has Falle is Alithia’s first record written entirely collectively with the inspired addition of percussionist Jeffrey Raul Ortiz Castro interlacing the album’s sound with Latin rhythms, celestial synthesizers, and distinctive secondary vocals. The band’s original foundations, however, remain intact with John Rousvanis’ inspiring lead vocals and mesmerizing guitar styling apparent throughout, none more so than the epic album opener The Sun. From the pulsating engine room of bassist Tibor Gede and drummer Mark ‘Vel’ Vella, shining on highlight track Empress, to the stirring keyboard soundscapes of Danny Costantino, which command the single Diamonds,

Alithia, meaning truth in Greek, was formed by singer John Rousvanis in 2004. Following the release of two experimental EP’s in The Rising (2009) and A Realm O Null (2011), AlithiA honed their sound with the ethereal debut album To the Edge of Time (2014). Recorded in Budapest, Hungary, To the Edge of Tim” garnered international interest in the group, with the record receiving rave reviews worldwide. Metal Hammer (UK) proclaimed “the kind of emotional fireworks that could send the world’s festival The band’s momentum gathered steam, becoming a core component of Australia’s progressive rock scene revival, leading them to tour Australia and Europe several times.

In 2018 saw the band tour Australia with Leprous, and The Contortionist and SikTh. Alithia have directly supported some of the biggest names in progressive music such as Animals As Leaders, Alcest, Dead Letter Circus, Ne Obliviscaris, The Ocean, Sleepmakeswaves, Caligula’s Horse, Tides From Nebula, Mother’s Cake, Vulture Industries, and many others. Alithia will tour Europe with Norwegian avant-garde rock specialists Shining as direct support in November 2018

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (2567 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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