The all-metal-stars Vivaldi Metal Project which involves more than 70 world-famous musicians all around the globe such as Yes, Helloween, Stratovarius, Rhapsody of Fire, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt, Avantasia, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Symphony X among others, presents a video diary about the recording of a metal version of the legendary classic masterpiece “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi.
By the following link one can check video greetings of some musicians from the cast specially sent from various parts of the world:
The international Vivaldi Metal Project was launched at the end of 2013 by keyboardist, composer and producer Mistheria (solo artist who also worked with such top artists as Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z among others) together with his co-producer, bassist Alberto Rigoni (solo artist, TwinSpirits). It has been a big challenge for the project creators and for all the participants to re-arrange and to perform this classic masterpiece beloved by millions people all over the globe in the vein of metal music power. It took about two years to form a cast of top rock and metal singers and instrumentalists.
The recordings started in June 2015. At the moment, the international team has finished most of the drum parts and started recording bass.
The album release is set for March 2016. It’s already available for pre-order via crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic as mp3 or CD with various exclusive options such as autographed CDs, CD special boxes, USB keys, Skype interviews, CME Xkey mobile keyboard + travel badge, online lessons and shows and more! A part of donations will be used for charity purposes. More information is available at this location:
Full list of The Vivaldi Metal Project participants at the moment:
Mistheria, Alberto Rigoni, Rick Wakeman, Academic Choir Manolov, Mark Boals, Michael Lepond, John Macaluso, Dani Loeble, Marco Sfogli, Vitalij Kuprij, Mark Cross, Andreas Passmark, Rolf Munkes, Benjamin Lechuga, Andrea De Paoli, Atma Anur, Csaba Zvekan, Steve Di Giorgio, Andy Midgley, Armand Melnbardis, Nicolas Quinteros, Mirkko De Maio, Nicolas Waldo, Max Aguzzi, Maria Diese, Simone Mularoni, Dr. Viossy, Basak Ylva, Chris Adler, Tommy Denander, Douglas Docker, Pawel Penksa, Roger Staffelbach, Fabrizio Leo, Chity Somapala, Lars Lehmann, Pier Gonella, Emir Hot, Rick Renstrom, Maurizio Boco, Maria Diese, Giovanni Tomassucci, Dino Fiorenza, Keiko Kumagai, Goran Nystrom, Roni Sauaf, Andy Basiola, Nicolas Quinteros, Ivan Mihaljevic, Gabriels Shiro, Francesco Dall’O’, Iliour Griften, Tom Asvold, Neil Zaza, Srdjan Brankovic, Niels Vejlyt, Stefano Sbrignadello, Filippo Lui, Katerina Simeonova, Giorgia Gueglio, Dimitar Belchev, Milan Polak, Rachel Pedri, Leonardo Porcheddu, Tomas Varnagiris, Richard Marks, Tony Liotta, Roberto Scarpa Meylougan, Chris Caffery, Fabio D’Amore, Henrik Klingenberg, Oliver Holzwarth, Rolf Pilve, and more to be announced…
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