Hoist your weapons!
The mighty titans of Middle-Earth, WIND ROSE, call out for their warriors once again with a brand-new lyric video for “The Breed of Durin” off their classic sophomore album! Grab your armor and claim your copies of the band’s essential albums, “Shadows Over Lothadruin” and “Wardens of the West Wind”, reissued and released via Napalm Records on December 9, 2022 as LP.
Watch the lyric video below and pre-order WIND ROSE previous releases here.
WIND ROSE’s debut album continues the musical tradition of the symphonic and neoclassical styles of Italian power metal bands Rhapsody of Fire, Labyrinth, Vision Divine and Thy Majestie, presenting power metal elements of fast riffing, heavy guitars, haunting atmospheres, vocal harmonies, and fantasy lyrics but with a twist of progressive elements to deliver an exciting new experience.
“Shadows Over Lothadruin” presents long and monumental pieces such as the almost ten minute long “Majesty”, changes from flowing softness to plodding heaviness in “The Fourth Vanguard” and “Close to the End”, and knee-jerking syncopated rhythms in “Endless Prophecy” and “Led by Light”.
Claudio Falconcini’s crunchy guitar tone provides stellar riff work, sweeping arpeggios, and soaring solos alongside Federico Meranda’s keys that create harmonic trills and the perfect atmosphere for the album. Daniele Visconti’s drums prod along with fast galloping sections and a slow, hard rock style accompanied by Alessio Consani’s bass work. And the incredible Francesco Cavalieri leads the battle with his powerful voice that commands the warriors off to fight for glory!
Following their breakout album, WIND ROSE quickly became one of Italy’s rising power metal acts, with many fans anticipating what the band would bring with their next release – and they were not disappointed. “Wardens of the West Wind” is a massive, bombastic, epic and outrageous album packed with large riffs, symphonic layers, guitar solos, and bold vocal arrangements!
The amazing musicians of WIND ROSE crafted elaborate songs that contain twists and turns to further push their unique sound of progressive power metal to their current fans and any new fans they amass. The band’s debut album made waves in the power metal scene, and “Wardens of the West Wind” kept their storm of progressive power metal churning, poising the band to become one of the modern key players of the power metal scene!