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From Italy – Symphonic Metal:

Sound Storm

Tuesday 03 October 2017

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Sound Storm+ special guests MirrorMaze

Sound Storm was founded in 2002 in Turin, a city in the north west of Italy. The band started composing their own material, with the first three or four tracks finished by the end of 2003. After two self-released titles ("The Storm Is Coming…" – Demo, 2005 and "Northern Wilderness" – EP, 2007) in 2008 the band releases the debut album "Twilight Opera" which has got an incredible high quality production, strings section, a 9-piece choir. The album has been mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila and released worldwide by Rising Records (UK)

In summer 2010 Sound Storm toured Mexico for the first time; the band played 11 gigs across the country getting incredible success and many hundreds of people were attending each show. In 2012 Sound Storm have signed a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new album ‘Immortalia’. This new chapter marks another important milestone for the band, mixing their wide range of influences in a piece of work perfectly balanced between powerful guitars, magnificent symphonic choirs, gothic atmospheres and baroque melodies, which is definitely worth listening to. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Metal House Studio by Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi), ‘Immortalia’, is a stunning concept album on the quest for eternal life, an amazing journey through literature, poetry and history, a collection of songs linked together by the common theme of the immortality of the soul. The evocative artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire). ‘Immortalia’ has been released August 28th, 2012.

Shortly after the band supported Norwegian Gothic Metal veterans Tristania on their European tour. At the end of 2012 Sound Storm also toured Italy with Epica and Haggard. The "Immortalia tour" goes on also in 2013, first with some headlining shows across Italy, then with some international festivals and at the end of the year on tour over Europe again. The "Rock Opera Unveiled" tour took place in December of 2013 featuring Therion, Arkona, Sound Storm and The Devil and hit the best stages all over Europe, including the "Eindhoven Metal Meeting" festival. Between 2014 and 2015 Sound Storm got on another European tour with the German Metal Orchestra Haggard: The "Symphonic Autumn/Winter Blast" tour and the "Dragonfest" tour, kicking off in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia for a total of 15 shows across the best European clubs. After several line-up changes between 2014 and 2015, the band eventually found a top-quality team by recruiting Elena Crolle on keyboards, Alessandro Bissa (Vision Divine, Labyrinth) on drums, Sascha Blackice on the rhythm guitar (new addition!) and Fabio Privitera (actor) as lead singer. "Vertigo" Is the new project of the band, created by an extra purpose than the "simple" music.

Formed in 2009, MirrorMaze released a namesake EP in the same year, while their first LP entitled Walkabout was released in 2012 via Bakerteam/Scarlet Records.

In 2013, during the promotional tour of Walkabout, MirrorMaze played with great success at the 2Days+1 Prog Festival in Veruno, opening for Haken and Neal Morse Band.

In 2015, after the recording of the second LP Break The Horizon, in which the vocals were done by the guitarist Davide Penna, the singer Gabriele Bernasconi (The Clairvoyants, Art X) joined officially MirrorMaze forming the actual line-up.

In 2016, MirrorMaze opened the Italian tour of the French progressive rock band Lazuli.

MirrorMaze new album Break The Horizon was released on July, 7 2016, via Bitterpill Music.

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