The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is a music creation born from an idea conceived and developed by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer MISTHERIA (solo artist, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Artlantica). The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks - all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi's original score plus two original new songs written by MISTHERIA. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!
The Bipolar Disorder Project is a romanian project, based in Brasov/Bucharest, fronted by Hteththemeth multi-instrumentalist Robert Cotoros. This one-man band explores different genres of music, from avant-garde and progressive metal to post-rock and pop.
"After spending a long time in limbo, my debut album, Anna, is finally out. Anna is a concept album, revolving around the title character who goes through a transformative experience alongside a dark entity that is endlessly courting her. The album features 8 tracks, each representing a different chapter in Anna's journey, highlighted by a distinct, yet familiar flavour in each. For fans of: Devin Townsend, Opeth, Dream Theater, Leprous, Arcturus, A Forest Of Stars, Ulver, Vulture Industries, Porcupine Tree."
Live on Earth is the first live CD and DVD by Arjen Anthony Lucassen progressive metal project/supergroup Star One. It features songs from their debut album Space Metal, but also numerous songs from Lucassen's other project Ayreon. This 'intergalactic' concert was captured in September 2002.
Consciousness Removal Project is a one-man post-metal band from Tampere, Finland. Its only member Antti Loponen is solely responsible not only for compositions, lyrics and arrangements but also for most instruments and the record production.
The different elements in Tacit aren't mixed impromptu to make it sound "loud". Surely the music may sound reiterative at one point or another, but it's not a boring mess at all. You don't feel as if everything was recorded hastily. The transitions in-between showcase Laponen's skills as a good composer and the overall impression proves that some of his ambitions are flourished thanks to his ingenuity.