RELEASE DATE: JUN 2020
CATALOG #: US CD-188
FORMAT: DIGI CD
STYLE: POWER METAL
Claudio The Reaper (Bass, Guitars, Vocals)
Undeground Symphony is proud to announce the forthcoming release of “Ancient Tales”, the debut album of Crystal Skull, one-man band devoted to Teutonic Power-Speed Metal, created by the mind of guitarist / bassist Claudio The-Reaper (Black Raven, Sacro Ordine dei Cavalieri di Parsifal, Akroterion, Violent Assault).
“Ancient Tales” was born as the first of three chapters of a fantasy concept, where, through 9 songs, we will discover glimpses of an untold story featuring three fearless adventurers in a ruined world devastated by the horrible invasions of the dark legions.
The songs are born from the inspiration and passion in Claudio’s Teutonic Power-Speed Metal, we can mention historical bands such as Running Wild, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Accept, X-Wild, Rage, Helloween, Heavens Gate, Grave Digger, Primal Fear , Stormwarrior…
All the artwork on the album was done by the magical pencil of Fabio Babich, an appreciated cartoonist of the “Dragonero” comic book by Sergio Bonelli Editore, who has masterfully managed to bring back the atmospheres and stories of the songs on paper.
The recordings was done by Marco Falanga (Overtures, Moonlight Haze) with the participation of various friends such as Carlo and Davide (Sacro Ordine dei Cavalieri di Parsifal), Andrea Sax (Revoltons), Marco Rosa and Jonathan Asmodeus Garofoli (Azrath-11 ). The mastering was done by Alberto Melinato at Bridge Audio Productions.
First edition will be released in a deluxe 6-panel digipack CD, and later it will also be available in other formats, in a limited edition for collectors.