Sound The Drums! Symphonic Folk Metal AEXYLIUM New Single “The Bridge”

Italian symphonic folk metallers Aexylium are sharing their first single “The Bridge” from their forthcoming album “The Fifth Season”due out October 29th, 2021 via Rockshots Records.

The opening track of the full length, “The Bridge” is an instant war call, a powerful rush of drums, symphonic speed, and heaviness to immediately convey this clan’s followers ready for battle. 

The lyric video for “The Bridge” can be viewed and heard on Rockshots Records‘ YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/jyssCoDi9jo

Digital download and stream on the following platforms:
Spotify – https://spoti.fi/36M35fX 
Apple Music – https://apple.co/3xMU6Hc 

Mixing traditional folk instruments (Flute, Violin, Bouzouki) with the modern symphonic metal, Aexylium‘s sophomore full length follows 2018’s “Tales From This Land” (Underground Symphony Records) and their 2016 self-produced EP “The Blind Crow“. “Tales From This Land” has had over 110k streams on Spotify along with its powerful single “Revive the Village’ placing on the top 200 metal song charts in Germany on Apple Music. Aexylium has also released fan-praised covers of Game of Thrones and Vikings main themes with reinterpreted folk metal sounds.

Since their inception in 2014, the Varese, Italy band has performed at renowned festivals in Europe such as Dumeltica International Music Festival, Montelago Celtic Festival, Malpaga Folk & Metal, Rock Inn Somma, Druidia and Strigarium along with sharing the stage with Elvenking, Wind Rose, Nervosa, Furor Gallico, Temperance and more. In August 2020, despite Covid restrictions, Aexylium was chosen by the city of Milan to perform at the historical Castello Sforzesco.Their new album “The Fifth Season” is a concrete step towards growth and musical maturity with its offering of festive ballads, tighter riffs, advanced orchestrations and heavier dark songs that are all inspired by Norse Mythology. The record also features guest vocals from Samuele Faulisi (Atlas Pain), Arianna Bellinaso and the members of Coro Facoltà di Musicologia Vocal Ensemble. The album was recorded at Twilight Studio by Davide Tavecchia with the artwork done by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Manowar, Testament, Korpiklaani.
The band adds:

“This work is the result of different approaches toward music, and different interests between the members of the band. For example, “An Damhsa Mór” – one of our completely acoustic pieces – reflects the interest of our flutist for Irish tradition and Gaeilge, while “Yggrdasil” is obviously a reference to Norse mythology, which our singer is passionate about. The title track is dedicated to something we would prefer to avoid, but, on the contrary, since the world we are facing is showing its environmental and social limits, the song “The Fifth Season” seems to express all our doubts and anxieties toward the future.”

“The Fifth Season” is due out October 29, 2021 via Rockshots Records and is available for pre-order at the following links:
CD – https://bit.ly/TheFifthSeason_CD 
Digital – https://bfan.link/the-bridge 

Track Listing:
1. The Bridge (4:47)
2. Mountains (4:16)
3. Immortal Blood (5:54)
4. Battle of Tettenhall (5:59)
5. Skål (4:54)
6. An Damhsa Mór (2:39)
7. Yggdrasil (4:47)
8. Vinland (4:09)
9. The Fifth Season (5:20)
10. Spirit of the North (5:40)
11. On the Cliff’s Edge (2:40)
Album Length: 51:10

Band Line Up:
Steven Merani – Vocals
Fabio Buzzago – Guitar / Backing Vocals
Andrea Prencisvalle – Guitar
Gabriele Cacocciola – Bass
Matteo Morisi – Drums
Stefano Colombo – Keyboards / Accordion / Backing Vocals
Federico Bonoldi – Violin
Leandro Pessina -Flutes / Bouzouki / Mandolin

Album Credits:
Special Guests:
Arianna Bellinaso – Vocals (‘Mountains’ / ‘The Fifth Season’)
Samuele Faulisi – Vocals (‘The Bridge’) – Backing Vocals
Coro Facoltà di Musicologia Vocal Ensemble – Choirs
Produced by: Aexylium, Davide Tavecchia
Music and Arrangements: Aexylium
Orchestral Parts: Stefano Colombo, Buzzago Fabio
Lyrics: Fabio Buzzago, Steven Merani, Gabriele Cacocciola
Recording, Mixing and Mastering: Davide Tavecchia (Twilight Studio)
Cover Art and Booklet:  Jan Yrlund – Darkgrove.net
Band Photo: Sasha Martinelli – Salazart

For more info:
Rockshots.eu
Aexylium.it
Facebook.com/aexylium
Instagram.com/aexylium_official

“The experience of hearing ‘Tales from this Land’ is a wonderful voyage through time and music at the same time” – Metal Temple (9/10)

“They just need to keep honing the direction, it’s on the right track for sure! I’m not even a big fan of folk metal, but I just became a fan of Aexylium!” – BucketList (9/10)

“A significantly well done, fun and excellent debut album if you love this genre of music” – Metalwave (80/100)

“‘Tales from this Land’ is not afraid of foreign competition and shows, together with a handful of CDs released in recent months, great talent” – Mister Folk (8/10)

 “The first song of their concert is unmistakable for those who have followed this TV series, I’m obviously talking about ‘Game of Thrones’ and is welcomed by an ovation from the crowd, that is getting bigger under the stage … They are eight on the stage and the energy they spread is perceived and celebrated several times by the horn sounds among the crowd” – Malpaga 2016 live report by Metalpit

“Aexylium from Varese, a band that I personally had never listened live and that turned out to be a pleasant discovery … The crowd is jumping, and even though their show is at the hottest time of the day, the audience for them is consistent, and it is undeniable that they appreciate the exhibition” – Malpaga 2016 by Suoni Distorti Magazine

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