After releasing their new album a few weeks ago, Italian Symphonic Metallers IVORY MOON, have teamed up with Metal Shock Finland to premiere exclusively their new single and video for the song ‘Man With A Face’, taken from the band’s new album ‘Lunar Gateway’, released on October 2nd, via Volcano Records & Promotion.
‘Man With A Face’ is a melodic and powerful song, accompanied by an intense and delicate video, illustrated and masterfully created by Sergio Giardo, designer of Nathan Never. The video tells a story of a hyperuranic journey, between planets and oneiric visions, which ends in an unexpected way.
Watch and enjoy ‘Man With A Face’ here:
To celebrate the video premiering Metal Shock Finland‘s Tarja Virmakari had a pleasure to interview the the band, please read below:
- Hello IVORY MOON and welcome to Metal Shock Finland. Today we’ve a pleasure to premiere your stunning new single and video ‘Man With A Face’, please tell us the story behind it?
Hi Metal Shock Finland and hello to all your readers too! The new video was a beautiful unexpected gift from our graphic designer, Sergio Giardo, a fantastic artist, illustrator and cartoonist of the comic Nathan Never for the comic book publisher Bonelli Editore; The song is about how in the world people have and forced to wear many faces. Therefore it is always difficult to be yourself and not feel judged for what you are.
- What are your musical influences, besides symphonic metal?
Our musical tastes range from extreme metal to 70s progressive rock, from Metallica to Yes, Queen, Megadeth, Slayer, Dream Theater and each member of the band has a different musical background.
- Please introduce us the band members and their roles when writing music and choosing song topics.
Fabrizio zucchini is the founding member of the band and rhythm guitar. He is the composer of almost all the songs. Andrea Campisano is the solo guitarist and arranger of the songs. Fabrizio Sclano is the band’s bassist and historical member of the band. Fabio Bonuglia is the keyboardist and composer, together with Andrea, of the atmospheres of the new album. Patrizio Izzo is the male voice and singer who has been active in the field for a long time. Loretta Venditti is the female voice and composer of some of the album’s lyrics. Emiliano Cantiano is the drummer and is another well known member of the metal scene. Mainly, as anticipated, the songs were born from a collaboration between Fabrizio Z. And Andrea with the contribution of the other members.
- Your new album “Lunar Gateway” came out on October 2nd, via Volcano Records & Promotion. How it’s been welcomed by Symphonic Metal lovers?
We had good feedback from old fans and new ones, positive reviews from the press. We can be satisfied with how the promotion and listening of the new album is going.
- We’re living now quite difficult times, due to Covid-19 pandemic. Now that touring and playing live seem to be nearly impossible, how will you promote your new album?
We would have liked to do some dates in the national territory starting from December but with the current situation we have to adapt to the new provisions and we hope to be able to return live as soon as possible, and in the meantime we are preparing to be ready!
- What are your highlights, so far?
The songs: Based on the feedback from the critics we can say that the songs have all had a good response as we hoped.
The line-up: having changed almost completely, has a lot to give in view of the live shows and can guarantee continuity to the project
- Now the word is yours, what is your message to our readers, your fans and music business?
Thanks for the support from our old and new fans! Listen to all the music possible, go to concerts to be able to support and keep the scene alive! Support those who, like us, have the same passion as you! Stay metal!
IVORY MOON was born in the summer of 2000, in Italy, and May 2002 saw the first Ivory Moon promo cd being released. In early 2004, the debut album, “On The Edge of Time” was recorded and released by Battle Hymns Records. In late 2005, the line-up underwent some changes, and the band started to work on new songs and ideas for the next album. During 2006, Ivory Moon took residence at Temple of Noise Studios in Rome, to record “Human Nature”. The album was tracked, mixed and mastered by Christian Ice and released by Ulterium Records. “Dark Time” was released in 2012 by Spider rock promotion and was followed by a promotion tour with Freedom Call. The New album ‘Lunar Gateaway’, released on October 2nd 2020, via Volcano Records and Promotion, was mixed and mastered in Temple of Noise studios, with a renewed line-up made up of old and new friends: Patrizio Izzo and Loretta Venditti voices, Andrea Campisano and Fabrizio Zucchini guitars, Fabrizio Sclano bass, Fabio Bonuglia Keyboards and Emiliano Cantiano drums. ‘Lunar Gateaway’ will keep true to the style of the previous records but with a much more modern sound. It will surely be the most complete album of the band: 10 songs of pure metal with symphonic, prog and hard rock influences, in the classic style of Ivory Moon.
“Lunar Gateway” tracklist:
- Human Greed
- Here We Are
3.Man with a Face
- Darkside-The Angel of the Night
- Blood Vampire
- Lochness – The Legend of the Lake
- The Dominion Saga
- The Game of Life
Running Time: 50’59”
IVORY MOON Line-up:
Loretta Venditti – Voices
Patrizio Izzo – Voices
Fabrizio Sclano – Bass
Andrea Campisano – Lead Guitar
Fabrizio Zucchini – Rhythm Guitar
Fabio Bonuglia – Keyboard
Emiliano Cantiano – Drums
Here We Are [OFFICIAL AUDIO] – https://youtu.be/XIqhLz9LL0k
Human Greed [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO] – https://youtu.be/2nGAmewEusc
The Dominion Saga [OFFICIAL VIDEO] – https://youtu.be/rpwLry05mx4