The all-metal-stars VIVALDI METAL PROJECT involves 70+ world-famous musicians from all around the globe such as Rick Wakeman (YES), Michael Lepond (SymphonyX), Chris Caffery(Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Savatage), Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Angra), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Dani Loeble (Helloween), Marco Sfogli (J. LaBrie), Andreas Passmark (Royal Hunt), Steve Di Giorgio (Testament), Atma Anur (T. MacAlpine/G. Howe), Tommy Denander (Radioactive/Toto).
The Project is a Symphonic-Metal remake of Antonio Vivaldi’s legendary masterwork “THE FOUR SEASONS”.
Moreover, the project features the “Sinfonietta Consonus Symphonic Orchestra” conducted by Szymon Morus and the “Academic Choir Manolov” conducted by Darena Popova.
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/composer 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 1.5 years to form a cast of top rock and metal singers and instrumentalists. And finally recordings have recently started after a full year of working on arrangements by a strong international arrangers’ team from several countries.
The album release is set on 2016. More names will be unveiled soon.
Mistheria and Rick Wakeman at Blue Train’s studio
In the meantime, The Vivaldi Metal Project announced a crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic with the album pre-sales (will be available as mp3 for digital download or USB key and on CD) and various additional exclusive options such as autographed CDs, CD boxes, Skype interviews, online lessons and shows. A part of donations will be used for charity purposes.
More information is available at this location: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/vivaldi-metal