Souls Of Diotima: With wonderful mythological tales and characters.

Souls Of Diotima – The Princess Of Navarra

Italian female fronted metal band Souls Of Diotima unveils the official video for The Princess Of Navarra. The song is taken from their 4th studio album Janas, released early this year via Diotima Records/Rockshots Records.

The video masterfully directed by Daniele Diana was shot on the wonderful coasts of the band’s homeland, Sardinia, right on those slopes, between land and sea, where the legend of which the same song speaks is born. The prefect union between the style of this track, with choral parts and sounds coming directly from their mother earth, and the splendid images, take us back in time in a dreamlike and rarefied atmosphere.

 The Princess Of Navarra is the first ballad of the album. We love this song very much; it transports you, cradles you, encompasses you. Claudia’s singing is almost heartbreaking, moving, and enters straight into your soul. For the first time we hear the choral inserts, but it is not a classical choir, it is a Sardinian singing group called Amici Del Canto Sardo. The Sardinian choral group has a very particular, unique sound that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. In fact, in 2003 it was named by UNESCO as an example of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This song also tells a Sardinian legend, set in a small town called Santa Maria Navarrese. It is the story of the princess of Navarra and her escape to stay with a servant she had fallen in love with, against her father’s will.

The princess manages to escape from the tower of the castle where she was locked up by her father, but together with her man she has to face storms at sea to be able to break free and finally live their love story. They manage to save themselves from the stormy seas by landing on a beach, where the town which takes its name from the story is today. Nobody knows whether or not there is any truth is this story”, explains the band.

 Janas was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios in Mölndal (Sweden).

 The album Janas is a concept, the second chapter of a journey that began with the previous album, The Sorceress Reveals – Atlantis. Janas”tells the stories and legends of band’s land, Sardinia. Their island is full of wonderful mythological tales and characters, of esoteric stories that are often macabre, but which portray a truly fascinating historical and cultural journey.

 «We have a shared interest in the history and culture of the peoples of the sea, of the Mediterranean, and we are one of them. Much of Western history is rooted in the tales of the peoples of the sea, skilled conquerors who crossed the seas to conquer new lands or to defend their own. But there is more. Within Sardinia there are places that often remain undiscovered. Far from the more accessible touristic locations, these places are steeped in stories both true and fictitious, which we were often told during our childhood, and which probably formed the basis of our personality and the way we see the world. In brief, Janas talks about these stories, about us, and about the Earth we have been walking on since we were born», enthuses the drummer Giorgio Pinna.

Janas track list:

1. The Black Mask

2. Sleep Demon

3. The Princess of Navarra

4. Janas

5. The Dark Lady

6. Ichnos Superhero

7. My Roots

8. Maty

9. Mediterranean Lane

10. Sherden

Souls Of Diotima is a band with a unique style, featuring recognizable elements of traditional, progressive and symphonic metal, as well as unconventional elements, woven together musically in a powerfully expressive new way. Their style recalls Mediterranean atmospheres and traditions, and you can call it Mediterranean Metal.


Claudia Barsi – Lead Vocals

Giorgio Pinna – Drums

Antonio Doro – Bass, Scream Vocals

Fabio The Black Mask Puddu – Guitars


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6227 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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