Ivory Moon are back! The third album of the Italian power/symphonic band will be entitled Dark Time, following the great "On The Edge of Time" and "Human Nature".
Dark Time will be distributed officially through Spider Rock Promotion for digital market starting on 1 October 2012.
The band's lineup is still of 7 members, with the new singer Gabriella Aleo who substituted Cecilia Serra, and joined Sandro Manicone on male vocals, Fabrizio Zucchini and Davide Calisse on guitars, Fabrizio Sclano on bass, Filippo Natoli on keyboards and Emanuele Valabrega on drums.
Dark Time has been recorded at Temple of Noise in Rome and produced by Cristian Ice. It shows since the first listening all positive elements belonged to its predecessors, but it adds mature songrwitings, straight and catchy riffs and refrains, with a mixture of styles that is typically Ivory Moon. Another selling point is the contrast and armony between the two singers, Sandro Manicone and Gabriella Aleo with her strong lyric sophran voice.
11 songs of pure Heavy Metal with many influences that will leave the listeners astonished: from the classic-power metal of "Apocalypse" (a videoclip will be included in the physical version CD, for this song, too) to the gothic dark "Heroes", where lyric vocals by Gabriella will tell about deaths on-the-jobs.
From symphonic progressive "New World Order", "Rogue" and "New Horizons" to classic metal "Merchant of Venice" and "Out of Control".
"Darkness" and "Soul Disguised" are deeply different, but both are based on heavy riffs, the first going straight to the heart for 4 speed metal minutes, the second being a climax of progressive elements.
Finally, "Endless" and "Away" close the platter: the first with a touching solo and a singalong vocal line, the second with a plenty of emotions among vocal duets and keyboard melodies.
Dark Time is a complete album, for every Metal fan.
Here is the cover artwork.