Saturday, 19 April 2014

Ancient Bards set to release A New Dawn Ending - April 2014

Italian Symphonic metallers, Ancient Bards are releasing the third and final chapter of the first part of the Black Crystal Sword saga.  The album is called A New Dawn Ending and is released in the UK on 25th April 2014.  The saga began with 'The Alliance of the Kings' in 2010 and continued with 'Soulless Child' in 2011.

The cover artwork for A New Dawn Ending was designed by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody) and the album features a guest appearance by Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Angra, Kamelot).  Check out the trailer that was released in December 2013.

Ancient Bards are made up of Martino Garattoni on bass, Federico Gatti on drums, Daniele Mazza on keyboards, Claudio Pietronik on guitars and vocalist Sara Squadrani.  They were formed in 2006 and a New Dawn Ending is their third studio album release.

A New Dawn Ending features 10 tracks:

Before the Storm
A Greater Purpose
Flaming Heart
Across This Life
In My Arms
The Last Resort ft. Fabio Lione
In the End
Spiriti Liberi
A New Dawn Ending

The video for In My Arms, taken from the new album, was released at the beginning of April.  The track is a ballad and showcases Sara's vocal range beautifully.

Like what you hear?  What to hear how the sage ends?  Pre-order a copy of the album here.  Ancient Bards have recently been announced as playing the Metal Female Voices Festival in Belgium this October.