“Clashings On Armour Plates” marks a new chapter in VAN CANTO’s musical story: Metal Vocal Musical “Voices Of Fire”. The first song of the album to see the light of day perfectly demonstrates that the six musicians of VAN CANTO are not only able to imitate instruments such as guitars, basses and keyboards but instead and first and foremost tell stories.
“Clashings On Armour Plates” showcases the band’s variety with impressive and sometimes surprising vocal performances, a catchy sound to stick in your head for days to come, heavy drumming and a bombastic choir soundscape created by the London Metro Voices (“Lord of The Rings”).
Check out the lyric video for “Clashings On Armour Plates”:
VAN CANTO’s new album “Voices Of Fire” will be released on March 11th, 2016 on earMUSIC.
The band has teamed up with German bestseller author Christoph Hardebusch (“Die Trolle” – engl. “The Trolls”) who is going to release his new fantasy novel “Feuerstimmen” on March 17th, 2016 on Piper Verlag. The audio book for which Van Canto set the 17 bard songs included in the story to music will be released on the same day.
Working hand in hand on this crossover media project, Van Canto and Christoph Hardebusch created a whole new world filled with competing kingdoms, epic battles, dragons, of course the element fire and bards. It is hard to define if the novel influenced the music – or if it was the other way around.
Coinciding with the album release, Van Canto is going to tour throughout Europe in March and April 2016.
March 18 Leipzig – Hellraiser (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
March 19 Zlin – Masters of Rock Cafe (+ Grailknights + Winterstorm)
March 20 Prag – Meet Factory (+ Grailknights + Winterstorm)
March 24 London – O2 Islington (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
March 25 Tilburg – O13 (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
March 26 Vosselaar Biebob (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
March 27 Paris – Le Petit Bain (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
March 31 Wien – Szene (+ Grailknights + Dragony)
April 1 Pratteln – Z7 (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
April 2 München – Backstage (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
April 3 Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
April 9 Hannover – Musikzentrum (+ Grailknights + Sinbreed)
April 10 Berlin – Lido (+ Grailknights + Sinbreed)
April 15 Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (+ Freedom Call + Grailknights)
April 16 Hamburg – Markthalle (+ Freedom Call + Grailknights)
April 17 Frankfurt – Batschkapp (+ Freedom Call + Grailknights)