It was guitarist and keyboardist Dario Bortot and bassist Fabrizio Zilio who started the Althena project in Milan. A project intended to grow and explore progmetal and without any kind of limitations, and consequently with great will to experiment. Early next year the Italians will release the album The Art Of Trees. Althea are back with a new line-up, a clarity of concept and an evolution of sound on their new album The Art of Trees.
The Art Of Trees defines the very special and personal sound of Althea in 10 new tracks with nice arrangements and impressive variations in style and sonic landscape. All the lyrics and atmospheres evoke a wide range of images that may be far in terms of space, but still clear and touching in the life of every one of us. All instruments recorded by Dario Bortot, and he have together with the bands voacalist Alessio Accardo written all the lyrics. The album is mixed & mastered by Danilo Di Lorenzo at Moonhouse Studios.
Guests who participated in the album includes, Michele Guaitoli (mighty and tireless!) (Temperance, Kaledon, Overtures), vocals on Away From Me. Tommy Nemesio (Kaledon), guitar solo on Away From Me. Paolo Campitelli (Kaledon), synth on Away From Me. Dario Toscano, sax on The Shade