The official lyric video for "Clashings On Armour Plates", a brand new song by German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO — which consists of five singers and one drummer (no guitars, no bass, no keyboards) — can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's new album, "Voices Of Fire", which will be released on March 11 via earMUSIC.
"Clashings On Armour Plates" marks a new chapter in VAN CANTO's musical story: metal vocal musical. The first song of the album to see the light of day perfectly demonstrates that the six musicians of VAN CANTO are not only able to imitate instruments such as guitars, basses and keyboards but instead and first and foremost tell stories.
"Clashings On Armour Plates" showcases the band's variety with impressive and sometimes surprising vocal performances, a catchy sound to stick in your head for days to come, heavy drumming and a bombastic choir soundscape created by the London Metro Voices ("The Lord Of The Rings").
VAN CANTO has teamed up with German bestseller author Christoph Hardebusch ("Die Trolle"; English-language translation: "The Trolls") who is going to release his new fantasy novel, "Feuerstimmen", on March 17 on Piper Verlag. The audio book for which VAN CANTO set the 17 bard songs included in the story to music will be released on the same day.
Working hand in hand on this crossover media project, VAN CANTO and Christoph Hardebusch created a whole new world filled with competing kingdoms, epic battles, dragons, of course, the element fire and bards.
Coinciding with the album release, VAN CANTO is going to tour throughout Europe in March and April.