we are happy to announce the release of our second studio album CRUSADE 1212!
After a long battle the band has returned victorious with a result that is truly worth hearing!
Dorian Operas “Crusade” is an epic piece telling a story full of war and romance, loss, grief and hope. With racing speed this drama takes you along on an adventures journey, which is perfectly represented by the music. Constant restlessness, war and tempests are pictured and driven into a dramatic climax through complex and impulsive rhythms. The new concept album is based on a true event from the European medieval history: in the year of 1212, some thousands of French and German young people made their way to the Holy Land – the event which later became known as the Children's Crusade; this journey was at times just torterous, and had ended up in a disaster .
After the successful debut of “No Secrets” in 2008 where the musicians have already shown a great hit-potential this album is going to a completely new level. One can really say that this band has found their own, unique style. Also in terms of members the band has become richer. With “Sven the axe” - vocal and songwriter of Solemnity the music has found an impressive and strong interpreter. Also the rhythm section has expanded: bassist Wolfgang Fetzer is in no way less skilled and professional as the rest of the group.
Oliver Weislogel on the guitars who is also responsible for the songwriting as well as the production, drummer Harry Reischmann – momentarily on tour with “Gregorian” and famous for his fire-show, and keyboardist Andrew Russak who has brought the story to life with his epic texts and some beautiful compositions too, are showing what is possible for a well rehearsed team. Who was surprised by the good quality of the guitar-solos and the clear and fast riffs will be delighted with the sound on “Crusade” that shines with thrust, clearness and preciseness.
Everyone who loves complex and epic metal can really look forward to this CD!
To get to this CD, please visit band's website www.dorian-opera.de