Mistheria – Dragon Fire
Release date: 15th October 2010
Label: Lion Music
Keyboard virtuoso Mistheria returns with an all star cast for the neo-classical progressive metal tour de force “Dragon Fire”. Home to 13 tracks of full on metal pomposity, this is music crafted around stirring vocal melodies and impassioned first class musicianship. The virtuoso meter of the personnel involved sets a new standard and fans of artists such as Symphony X, Malmsteen and Artension will find this a sheer musical delight.
The grandiose music on offer has its home within the classical music masters but the metal charge brings “Dragon Fire” firmly into the present day. Yet this is more than musical virtuosity. Mistheria has taken great care to produce songs first and foremost with catchy vocal melodies and big choruses and just one listen will prove that he has succeeded in his aim producing captivating compositions. After demos for the album had been made the personnel was then hand selected by Mistheria to bring out the best in each track with the highest calibre musicians within the genre chosen to do justice to his songs.
The vocalists comprise of John West (Artension/Royal Hunt), Rob Rock (Impellitteri/Solo), Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen/Ring Of Fire/Royal Hunt), Lance King (Balance Of Power) and Titta Tani (ex Astra / Ashent). Each vocalist’s unique style has been selected for the appropriate track to deliver Mistheria’s vision. The same process was used for the guitarists with George Bellas (solo/Ring Of Fire), Neil Zaza (solo), Roger Staffelbach (Artension/Angel Of Eden) and Emir Hot (solo) plying their virtuoso guitar work which blend beautifully with Mistheria keyboards to recreate the classic guitar/keyboard pairing in all its glory. The bass was ably handled by Alberto Rigoni (Twinspirits) and drums come courtesy of John Macaluso (Ark, TNT, ex Malmsteen) whose performance is full of high-power heavy grooves and tons of energy making this one of his best performances to date.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Mistheria.
Engineered by Mistheria at “Hit Produkcija Studios” (Croatia) and “Dragon Studios” (Italy) between January 11, 2009 and June 30, 2010.
Cover art by Alvaro De Amicis
Mistheria – Keyboards, Piano and Keytar.
John West – Vocals on 1, 3, 7, 11 & 12.
Rob Rock – Vocals on 2.
Mark Boals – Vocals on 6.
Lance King – Vocals on 4.
Titta Tani – Vocals on 1, 8 & 13.
George Bellas – Guitar on 2, 4, 6 & 10.
Neil Zaza – Guitar on 7.
Roger Staffelbach – Guitar on 3, 11 & 12.
Emir Hot – Guitar on 8.
Alberto Rigoni –Bass.
John Macaluso – Drums.
01. Dragon Fire.
02. Lies & Deception.
03. Killing The Pain.
04. Two Of Us.
05. Metal Opera pt.1: A.D.1982
06. Metal Opera pt.2: Eye Of The Storm.
07. Now It’s Never.
08. Fire & Flames.
09. Prelude 18 In F min.
10. Chopin Fantasy.
11. The Power Of One.
12. The Beast.
13. A Beautiful Dream.