01. The Forbidden City [10.18]
02. Taste The Infinity [5.54]
03. Number One [4.39]
04. Everything [7.44]
05. One Of Us [6.31]
06. BTR [5.40]
07. Hide This Feeling [4.41]
08. My Future [6.39]
09. Reaction [6.02]
10. I Am Free [10.25]
Produced by Daniele Liverani.
Drums recorded at New Frontiers studio,
engineered by Ugo Bolzoni.
Mixed and mastered at Fear studios, Alfonsine,
Italy by Simone Mularoni and Gabriele Ravaglia.
Cover and artwork by Dario Ciccioni.
Music are pleased to announce the release
of the second album from progressive metallers
TWINSPIRITS. The new album “The Forbidden
City” is set for release on September
11th 2009 and builds upon the sound heard
on the bands 2007 debut “The Music
That Will Heal The World” .
“The Forbidden City” takes the
progressive metal approach of the debut
and adds more musical depth, more memorable
songs along with the ever present sublime
musicianship featuring some of the genres
best musicians. A key feature of the new
album is the band’s new Swedish vocalist
Göran Nyström, whose stunning
range, power and projection has propelled
the bands trademark mix of technical progressive
metal with strong song structures and melodic
elements onto a higher level.
again Twinspirits keyboard genius and musical
mastermind Daniele Liverani (Genius / Khymera
/ Cosmics) wrote all the music and lyrics,
yet its the first class interplay from guitarist
Tommy Ermolli, bassist Alberto Rigoni and
drummer Dario Ciccioni which bring the music
alive. The Twinspirits sound has been energised
and tightened by gigs in support of the
debut album and this comes through on the
new album. In addition “The Forbidden
City” possesses a darker edge to it
than its predecessor, something Göran
Nyström’s voice was instrumental
in bringing out. Liverani comments, “After
the departure of original vocalist Nico
Søren we went through many demos,
was the obvious choice to be the new singer
of Twinspirits. His raw yet warm voice,
sheer versatility and expression in combination
with great vocals skills caught the attention
of the band from the initial demo we heard.
After some rehearsals it was clear this
was the voice that could give justice to
the bands sound and songs”.
initial writing of “The Forbidden
City” began back in 2005 when Liverani
began working on what would become the epic
10 minute opening title track. The rest
of the album was then written from 2007
onwards with “My Future”, “Reaction”
and “Number One” being the last
tracks to be penned in the summer of 2007.
Recording and production began in 2008 whilst
the band was still searching for a new vocalist
and was completed in the second quarter
Forbidden City” is a concept based
on the impact characters with differing
natures can inflict on others. The story
and all the songs run through a path of
liberation of the weak natured character
who finally rises to a better consciousness
of himself and life and gets free from his
oppressor. The path of this process is described
in different moments of self-thought considerations
that the weak character has about himself
and his life status (“Taste the infinity”,
“Hide This Feeling”, “My
Future”) till the finale reaction
to it, and his final liberation on “I’m
Free”. On the other, the oppressive
and arrogant character runs through his
delirium of power describing his insane
nature through the songs “Number One”,
“One Of Us”, “Everything”,
where he tries to rise himself as the owner
of the objective truth and thus trying to
become the only choice for the other character
life that he’s oppressing. Yet scope
is left to let the listeners the chance
to paint their own explanations and deductions.
“The Forbidden City” is released
on September 11th 2009 on Lion Music.
Stunning second album.
• Accessible progressive metal.
• Daniele Liverani has a big fan base
thanks to works with Khymera, Genius and
Empty Tremor amongst others.
• New vocalist Göran Nyström
is a superb new addition.
• Reviews in all leading rock/metal
• Twinspirits are available for interview
with English, Italian or