As Sensory Records prepares to unveil Darkening Light, the latest opus by French metal opera collective MELTED SPACE, later this month, a lyric video for the song “The Dawn Of Man (I’m Alive!)” has been issued as the label issues preorders for the album.
MELTED SPACE’s Darkening Light features immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centered on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson. Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017.
The music of Darkening Light was created with Pierre Le Pape on keyboards, with guitarist Adrian Martinot, bassist Brice Guillon, drummer Mike Saccoman, a guitar solo on the song “Trust In Me” by Gildas Le Pape, and selections performed by the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The album also features a vast array of character-driven vocal performances by Catherine Trottmann – Chaos, Clémentine Delauney (Visions Of Atlantis, Exit Eden) – Harmony, Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) – Time, Pierre Le Pape – Space, Ailyn Giménez Garcia (Sirenia) – Earth, Lucie Blatrier – Water, Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic, Scarve) – Air, Black Messiah – Fire, Øyvind Hægeland (Arcturus) – Death, Silje Wergeland (The Gathering) – Life, Jeff Scott Soto – Man, and Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) – Lie.
Issues Le Pape, “A few weeks before the release date of Darkening Light, MELTED SPACE is proud to reveal a lyric video! Called ‘The Dawn of Man (I’m Alive!)’, this powerful song is interpreted by Jeff Scott Soto and almost all the singers of this new epic album.”
See MELTED SPACE’s “The Dawn Of Man (I’m Alive!)” video RIGHT HERE.
Darkening Light will see worldwide release through Laser’s Edge division Sensory Records, on March 23rd, 2018. The album will be issued on all digital platforms, on CD, and with an extended double-LP pressing which features exclusive bonus material. Find physical preorder options HERE.
Initiated by pianist and composer Pierre Le Pape, MELTED SPACE stands as the first metal opera created in France having the air of a huge choral fresco. His 2017 album The Great Lie gathered together members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia, and many more, in addition to the work of The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Following European tours with both Symphony X and Leaves’ Eyes and much more comes the follow-up album, Darkening Light, the culmination of an even more powerful and catchier opus.
Le Pape pulls the listener into the depths of his imagination where tone and rhythms are envisioned as cascading shadows and light on the third MELTED SPACE album. Darkening Light sees the composer once again joined by an extensive cast of guest vocalists and musicians hailing from a wide array of bands and musical entities from across the genres of metal, classical, jazz, and more. The album also sees MELTED SPACE once again collaborating with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.