Dark Italian Metallers SELVANS have released details of their second full-length album. Titled “Faunalia”, the album is set for release on Avantgarde Music on the 2nd November, and will be available in Digital and A5 CD formats, as well as a double gatefold vinyl and a limited edition wooden box. At the same time “Faunalia” will also be released on cassette by Folkvangr Records.
Sub-titled “A Dark Italian Opus”, “Faunalia” is the work of SELVANS mastermind Haruspex, in which he explores elements of history, myth and Italian folklore. It is an album that features tones that are dramatic, and at times even horrific, drawing from a variety of influences that range from Italian dark-progressive, to symphonic in the cinematic style of ENNIO MORRICONE, to neo-folk.
For the recording of “Faunalia”, SELVANS‘ Haruspex and Fulguriator have, for the first time, been joined in the studio by the band’s live members HK on drums and Acheron on guitars, as well as by a number of guests including Agghiastru (INCHIUVATU), Mercy and Gianluca Virdis (IANVA), and Tumulash (FIDES INVERSA).
Recorded in various studios throughout Italy, “Faunalia” was produced by Haruspex, and was mixed and mastered by Haruspex and Acheron at the Atrocity Exhibition Studio. With artwork by Haruspex and Ghoul, tracklisting for “Faunalia” is as follows:
I. Ad Malum Finem
II. Notturno Peregrinar
III. Anna Perenna
IV. Magna Mater Maior Mons
VI. Requiem Aprutii