Austrian symphonic melodic metallers SERENITY will release their third album, "Death & Legacy", on February 25, 2010 via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by Oliver Philipps, Jan Vacik, Thomas Buchberger and Georg Neuhauser and it features guest appearances by Ailyn (SIRENIA), Amanda Somerville (AVANTASIA, EPICA, KISKE/SOMERVILLE) and Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN). The album was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany. The artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann (LEAVES' EYES, ATROCITY, SONS OF SEASONS) and it "represents the historical based concept dealing with famous characters such as Galileo Galilei, Sir Francis Drake, Marco Polo and many more," acording to the band. "An angel of of death holding the book of time, symbolizing their legacy."
"Death & Legacy" track listing:
01. Set Sail To… (intro)
02. New Horizons
03. The Chevalier
04. Far From Home
05. Heavenly Mission
06. Prayer (interlude)
07. State Of Siege
08. Changing Fate
09. When Canvas Starts To Burn
10. Serenade Of Flames
11. Youngest Of Widows (limited edition only)
12. Below Eastern Skies (interlude)
13. Beyond Desert Sands
14. To India's Shores (limited edition only)
15. Lament (interlude)
16. My Legacy
"New Horizons" audio sample:
"The Chevalier" audio sample:
"Far From Home" audio sample:
"Heavenly Mission" audio sample:
"State Of Siege" audio sample:
"Changing Fate" audio sample:
"When Canvas Starts To Burn" audio sample:
"Serenade Of Flames" audio sample:
"Youngest Of Widows" audio sample:
"Beyond Desert Sands" audio sample:
"To India's Shores" audio sample:
"My Legacy" audio sample:
Commented the band: "SERENITY found the perfect female counterpart to leadsinger Georg Neuhauser for a song called 'The Chevalier' dealing with Giacomo Casanova. Ailyn from famous Norwegian band SIRENIA sings this duet and will also star as a main character in the upcoming SERENITY music video, ready to launch in January. On the album Ailyn is joined by Charlotte Wessels from Dutch band DELAIN and Amanda Somerville, fairly well known for her appearances on AVANTASIA, EPICA, KISKE... All of them have absolutely beautiful voices and bring a new nuance to this all new SERENITY experience."
In other news, SERENITY has announced the addition of bassist Fabio D'Amore (PATHOSRAY, FAIRYLAND) to the group's ranks.
Bassist Simon Holzknecht recently left SERENITY due to personal reasons.
SERENITY's last album, "Fallen Sanctuary", was released in August 2008 via Napalm Records. The CD was mixed by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, INVOCATOR).
SERENITY's debut album, entitled "Words Untold & Dreams Unlived", came out in April 2007.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/serenitybandtyrol.