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Immortal Guardian - Candlelight

Immortal Guardian is FFO Iron Maiden, Helloween, Symphony X, Kamelot, Marty Friedman, Dragonforce. Extreme progressive metal group Immortal Guardian unveils music video for Candlelight.

IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO KNOW

I HAD TO READ IT IN BLOOD

OF EVERYONE WE LAID TO REST

WHO GETS THEIR PLACE IN THE SUN?

THEY SAID ONLY A FEW HAD TO DIE

WHILE OUR DEATH TOLLS RISE

NO WAY TO END THINGS RIGHT

AS WE KNOW, ALL OUR PAST

WAS LEFT BEHIND

THE FASTER WE GO

MORE IS PASSED

WITHOUT US ASKING WHY?

CHORUS:

CANDLELIGHT

FOR THE SOULS THAT PASSED

NO TEARS ON THE OTHER SIDE

CANDLELIGHT

MAKE OUR SHADOWS DANCE

BURN WITH THE MOON TONIGHT

CARRY ON, CARRY ON…

ALL THE LOVE AND HATE

LEFT THE OPEN GATE

FOR US TO TAKE

BUT WE’VE GIVEN IT ALL AWAY

IT’S OUR CHANCE TO SAY OUR

LAST GOODBYES

TO THE ONES WE LOVED ALIVE,

WE CELEBRATE THEIR LIVES

AS WE KNOW, ALL OUR PAST

WAS LEFT BEHIND

THE FASTER WE GO

MORE IS PASSED

WITHOUT US ASKING WHY?

CHORUS

CHORUS

Line-up:

Gabriel Guardian (Guitars/Keyboards)

Carlos Zema (Vocals)

Joshua Lopez (Bass)

Justin Piedimonte (Drums)

Candlelight is the latest single from their critically acclaimed concept album Psychosomatic. The clip which was produced by Brett Rivera and features former Cirque Du Soleil performer Olga Pikhienko and world-renown dancer Danny Davalos filmed at the location at the Valley of Fire outside Las Vegas – is being released in the wake of the band’s return to the road, which began last week with a concert in their newly adopted hometown and was followed by a show in guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian’s original hometown of Harlingen, Texas.

Says Gabriel, «Candlelight is a beautiful song written by (vocalist) Carlos Zema as a tribute to all of our loved ones that passed away during these hard times. 2020 was a very difficult year for all of us, with lockdowns, deaths in the family and having to cancel all of our plans as a band. Making our album ‘Psychosomatic’ helped us cope with the tough times and be able to channel our thoughts and emotions into lyrics and melodies. Candlelight was a very tough song for Carlos Zema and I to do with all of the emotional weight it brought, but in the end, we were very happy with how it came out and finalized on the album. This song goes out to all our friends, family and heroes who are no longer with us today».

Immrortal Guardian`s cross-country journey – which includes a series of shows alongside Atlanta power-thrashers Paladin, as well as a headlining appearance at the Mad With Power Fest in Madison, Wisc marks the band’s first live performances in support of Psychosomatic. The group will be performing every night backed by a visually entrancing laser/light show designed by Guardian himself.

Psychosomatic has been lauded by Metal Temple for its melody and power, two things displayed in a smashing way throughout this album, and it led Metal Rules to call the group one of the most interesting bands that have emerged in recent years on the international power metal scene.

 Video clips for the title track and Phobia, the latter of which featured a guest appearance by Angra guitarist Marcelo Barbosa, have captured the ears of heavy metal fans worldwide, while their videos for Clocks, Lockdown and Read Between The Lines have earned praise from the likes of MetalSucks, Metal Injection and Gear Gods. The track Phobia featuring Agra guitarist Marcelo Barbosa,

After making a splash via their 2018 full-length debut Age Of Revolution – which featured its own fair share of creative music videos, including the Armageddon-meets-telenovela clip for Stardust – and through tours with the likes of Marty Friedman, Exmortus and Powerglove, Immortal Guardian gathered in Las Vegas at the beginning of 2020 to record their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, shutdowns around the world began being enforced, resulting in the band completely scrapping the record that they had been working on and writing and creating a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events. The title track Psychosomatic,

The resulting Psychosomatic was a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian – known for his uncanny ability to play the two instruments simultaneously – remaining in Las Vegas, singer Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, drummer Justin Piedimonte tracking from Montreal and bassist Joshua Lopez recording from Immortal Guardian native Texas.

Psychosomatic is a product of the extraordinary turmoil of 2020 that affected millions of people around the world, as well as the next step in mmortal Guardian`s exhilarating melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies. The group is looking forward to bringing their scintillating sounds and dazzling visuals to the road for fans to experience live.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6684 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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