One of the most known and recognisable Metal bands in Italy coming out of the pagan and Celtic scene, MaterDea has a new video entitled One Thousand and One Nights in support of their latest album ‘Pyaneta’ released this past July on Rockshots Records.
Following the direction started with ‘A Rose for Egeria,’ MaterDea’s new record is a further step forward into the melding of Metal and Celtic music, in the personal style that MaterDea’s fans will acknowledge and love once more. It is a powerful symphony where all the instruments and the voices join the sounds of nature, painting new grandiose landscapes enriched by colours and sophisticated arrangements. The melodies reveal themselves along with the sumptuous guitar riffs, a powerful rhythmic session and the twist of strings and orchestration, allowing the listener to be carried away in a dimension full of energy, beauty and hope by these magical tales.
The band describes ‘Pyaneta:’ “In this new album the stories are inspired by the deep interconnection that exists between every living thing and the largest sentient organism that hosts us, our planet Earth. It is an exhortation to the awareness of the environmental danger, a cry of hope for its future and a message of love for life in its gorgeous wholeness.”
MaterDea goes to great lengths to ensure that their listeners can be thrust away from reality and thrown into a fantastical world full of enchantment and magic and ‘Pyaneta,’ their fifth album promises to do just that. Citing influences such as Genesis, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin, the band creates a gentle yet powerful type of Metal with various classical overtones. With a desire to create powerful, intense, emotional music that features pantheistic themes the seven classically trained Italian musicians paint a rich fantasy world for their listeners. To date they have released four full lengths, ‘Below the Mists, Above the Brambles’ (2009), ‘Satyricon’ (2011), ‘A Rose for Egeria’ (2014) and ‘The Goddess’ Chants’ (2016).
Album digital download and stream here!