“EpiClassica” is a double-album (18 tracks ~ 95 minutes) that collects the immense talent of about two-hundred musicians involved including soloists, orchestras, and choirs.
Vivaldi Metal Project's first record "The Four Seasons" revolved around the concept of the various "seasons" of the human life - from birth to death. As a continuation of the last, this new album explores the "seasons" of our emotional experience as human beings - from joys to sorrows and from frailty to deep strength. Each song creates a rich musical tapestry expressing the “colors” of raw human emotion, while weaving a common thread throughout the album.
"EpiClassica" not only features classical masterworks by Vivaldi, but the works of other great composers such as F. Chopin, J. S. Bach, G. Fauré, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, F. Liszt, C. Saint-Saens, A. Dvořák, L. V. Beethoven, W. A. Mozart, and T. Albinoni.
While based on classical themes, these songs are largely composed of original material, representative of Vivaldi Metal Project’s symphonic-metal style.
All songs include vocalists, band, orchestra and choir, as well as a featured cast of internationally-recognized metal and classical artists, among them such sensations as Mike Portnoy, Rob Rock, Jeff Scott Soto, Mike Terrana, Mark Boals, Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Anders Johansson (Manowar), Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius), Gerit Lamm / Aeva Maurelle (Xandria), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Zaher Zorgati (Myrath), Coen Janssen (Epica), Jennifer Batten, Joe Stump (Alcatrazz), Aeva Maurelle (ex-Xandria), Nick Z Marino (Y. Malmsteen), Chris Caffery (Savatage), Mark Cross (ex-Firewind/Scorpions), Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Roy Z (Bruce Dickinson), Elina Siirala (Leaves' Eyes), Melissa Ferlaak (Plague of Stars), Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai), Kelly Simonz, Matt Bissonette (Elton John/Joe Satriani), Giacomo Voli / Roberto De Micheli (Rhapsody of Fire), Felipe Andreoli (Angra), Andreas Passmark (Royal Hunt), Bob Katsionis (Firewind), Henrik Klingenberg (Sonata Arctica), and many more!
Produced by Mistheria.