For Italian legendary Speed/thrash metallers CELTIC HILLS 2021 has been a very positive year! The reviews of the ‘Mystai Keltoy‘ album have been many, published on the major world newspapers and all with an average rating of around 9.
After the reviews in all languages, another important recognition comes from the well-known channel dedicated to Heavy Metal, European Metal Channel lists CELTIC HILLS among the best European bands. And while this important recognition arrives, on the American platform Number1 Music the number of plays by Celtic hills has reached 500,000 plays!
Watch the European Metal Channel ranking video HERE.
Just recently the band announced that the recordings of their upcoming album will start soon. More information TBA.
About the upcoming album Jonathan revealed:
“Again this time we will talk about Friuli, and the theory is at work that the location of the American Air Force Base Aviano is used to control an ancient access to the underground world, which has been used by the pagan gods since ancient times. The magical rites of the inhabitants of the mountains and the places where elves, fairies and gnomes once lived among the people are revealed. There are already definitive titles such as The Sound of the Earth in F sharp minor. A text tells how you can use the beneficial energy of the trees at dawn to strengthen your energies, but there will be no lack of historical events that accompany every CELTIC HILLS album.”
“Mystai Keltoy” (which is an enigmatic name that alludes to the Eleusian Mysteries) was released on May 15th 2021 via Elevate Records, and it’s inspired by themes ranging from ancient alien civilizations, European pyramids, legends and historical facts of Friuli, as you can already guess from the album cover. The disc was recorded and produced at the Groove Factory in Udine by Michele Guaitoli, a prominent name for being the lead singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis, Era.
“Mystai Keltoy” Tracklist:
Blood is not water
The tommorrow of our sons
The 7 heads dragon of Osoppo
Landing of the Gods
Battle of Frigidum
Eden (sung by Germana Noage)
Temple of love
Alliteratio (sung in Italian)
Coverart was created by Sheila Franco.
Order the album here: http://smarturl.it/zr31wj
Stream the album on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/5pPqQTeqqhudestuaOr8KC
The formation of the power trio is Simone Cescutti on drums, Jacopo Novello on bass and Jonathan Vanderbilt on vocals and guitars. The cover is hand painted by Sheila Franco, the same girl who painted Blood Over Intents, and represents the myth of the ancient visitors. Jonathan Vanderbilt played and recorded the album with Panico Custom instruments, the Italian sponsor of custom lutherie of Luca Panico di Ravenna, a guitar specially created with the specifications requested by the Canadian guitarist.
Also watch/ stream the earlier videos:
‘The 7 Headed Dragon of Osoppo’ (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/Qn4cQykiyZg
‘Eden’ (Official Video), Feat. Germana Noage – https://youtu.be/5rWiTOzKdHI
‘Alliteratio’ (Official Audio) – https://youtu.be/jAG7A4G2t-E
‘The Blood Is Not Water’ (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/5SwaiwcMuho
‘The Tomorrow Of Our Sons’ (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/J6el2hinrqE
Guardian Of 7 Stars (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/odGPBPbEK6M
Blood Flows Down (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/9uDHXPp03PE
A Happy Abdicant King (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/kLaB9QfVAdU
Forum Julii (Official Lyric Video) – https://youtu.be/fMFSBhtx24U
Time (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/o-DCnVNYsbw
Warpriest (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/6kFIovUDn_c
CELTIC HILLS were born in 2010, in 2020 they sign a recording contract with Elevate Records with which they release the album “Blood over Intents” and the EP “Schrage Musik” both in 2020.
In 2021 another album is out “Mystai Keltoy” produced and recorded by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis and Era. The style played is difficult to place in a single vein of metal, as there are many influences ranging from death to power, with sound elements that can also recall a certain type of 90’s thrash. The singing is quite varied, and for some listeners it may seem unusual in a metal band. power, speed and good melodic lines distinguish the band from others. Between 2010 and 2020 they released “Horns helmet fighters” and for the Slovak Music Globalliance they came out on international compilations on volumes 2,3,4.
Celtic Hills are
Lord of the voice: Jonathan Vanderbilt
Lord of the bass: Jacopo Novello
Lord of the drums:Simone Cescutti
New CELTIC HILLS’ logo was created by https://www.wappenschmied.com.
More information at
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/CELTIC-HILLS-OFFICIAL-279464367306 | https://www.n1m.com/celtichills/
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