After the already in January released single “Until I Leave”, the outstanding BELLS AND RAVENS debut album “In Our Blood” follows today via Dr. Music Records as well as the lyric video for “Now”, that appeals to live life according to one’s own ideas. With his solo project former Contracrash guitarist Matt Carviero brings fresh blood to the Symphonic Metal scene and covers with an excellent sound and the combination of Classic and Progressive Metal elements the whole range of feelings between wild Metal rage and epically scored tales.
Besides five bombastic original compositions, BELLS AND RAVENS also deliver three spectacular Metal arrangements of world-famous classical symphonies, which would impress Beethoven and Yngwie Malmsteen equally.
The album, impressively sung by We Are Legend frontman Selin Schönbeck, appeals especially to fans of bands such as Kamelot, Mystic Prophecy and Savatage, who can look forward to a virtuoso Power Metal symphony. In the following trailer, Matt Carviero describes how the songs were created and what meaning they have for him personally:
BELLS AND RAVENS debut “In Our Blood” is now available at all download shops and streaming services: Amazon (DE) | Amazon (ES) | Amazon (FR) | Amazon (IT) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | iTunes | Google Play | SMStracks | Spotify | Apple Music | Deezer | Tidal
Originally started as a side project, BELLS AND RAVENS quickly developed to become the main focus of virtuoso mastermind Matt Carviero. He composes and produces the songs alone and Selin Schönbecks gives them a fascinating dynamic with his remarkable voice. In his project, Matt Carviero combines his influences from traditional Metal with symphonic and sometimes even electronic sounds to a detailed, emotionally profound and unique soundscape. With “In Our Blood” he is now composing his first symphony, in which BELLS AND RAVENS pay homage to both the highs and lows of human existence. Surrounded by a modern and brute soundscape and the wonderful cover artwork by Mattias Frisk (Ghost, Poltergeist, Siberian), they take the listener on a journey through heaven and hell. Not only fans of the mentioned bands or open-minded and tolerant listeners of classical music should not miss the solo debut of this exceptional songwriter!