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Monday, May 16, 2011

New Find: Crysalys

Eve's Apple is, according to their official Facebook page, "is a worldwide community of professional female singers, designed to be a platform that informs about women's work in the world of music, supports new female fronted bands, and offers advice for navigating the music business world." It's members include Lisa Middlehauve (ex-Xandria), Sharon den Adel, Heidi Parviainen (Amberian Dawn), and Charlotte Wessels (Delain), amongst many others. Their FB promotes quite a few new bands, and one I recently came across was Crysalys, fronted by Chiara Malvestiti.

Crysalys hails from Italy, and this is the description that appears on their web site and Facebook page: "Surrounded by a magnificent modern metal scenery, a theatrical soprano goes back to the roots of Italian Opera Lirica and leads us through this wonderful Post-Opera masterpiece."

As for Chiara herself, it sounds like she has had some impressive training, studying with opera singers like mezzo-soprano Isabella Conti and Italian-Brasilian soprano Patrizia Morandini. Currently she is at the Italian music school, studying classical singing with tenor Nazareno Antinori.

Crysalys will release a debut album entitled The Awakening of Gaia in September, and involves some impressive credits including mastering done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studios.

The band has an official video for their single "The Awakening of Gaia", and here it is!

When it was initially posed on FB, one of the comments was, "Intense." And, yes, I think that pretty much sums it up. But I think this is promising. I'm glad the lyrics appear below the video, because I can't understand a word she's singing.

I'm curious about the whole album.

In the meantime, you can find Crysalys at these fine locations:

Official Site

Crysalys is:

Chiara Malvestiti - VOCALS
Alessandro Camela - DRUMS
Fabio Amurri - KEYBOARD
Giuseppe Cardinali - BASS
Janos Murri - GUITARS

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