released one of the hottest debuts of recent
years with 2006’s “The New
Kingdom”. Now the band has returned
with another masterwork in
with the first pressing containing a bonus
DVD. Building upon the unique sound heard
on their debut,
is a fitting title for the numerous sounds
that make up the Venturia sound in 2008.
Venturia’s music sounding even more
modern, veering away from classical prog
metal edge heard on the debut and delving
into new territories. The majority of the
change can be heard on the new songs arrangements
with the addition of some ambient guitars
and keyboards being treated in a trip-hop
and electronic music style.
balance between the male vocals of Marc
Ferreira and female vocals of Lydie
Robin are now equal and “Hybrid”
saw Lydie involved in the writing of the
lyrics for the first time. The bands two
distinct vocal approaches help create the
distinguished Venturia sound with Marc’s
more aggressive style contrasting perfectly
with Lydie’s touch of sensuality,
passion, heart and soul. Lyrically most
of the words were written by Charly Sahona
with the main subjects covering the duality
between heart and reason, the buddhist wisdom,
art and transcendental idealism, addictive
seduction. Lydie Robin also wrote some lyrics
with Charly Sahona focus on the barbarian
ritual of Excision in Africa in the song
"Why? This women's life"
.This song is one of the highlights of the
album. Lydie's singing and the music of
“Why?” have never been so intense.
Lydie also wrote about the hypocrisy and
the abuse of power politicians use in the
song "Swearing lies".
amazing musicianship of Charly Sahona,
Thomas James and Diego
Rapacchietti is once again something
to behold with the final sound being a blend
between metal, prog, pop, classical, electronic
music and the technical parts are even crazier.
Despite these changes fans of the bands
debut will grasp the new album with open
arms with the sound never being mistaken
for anyone other than Venturia.
was recorded at Artsonik studio, Delémont,
Switzerland and produced by Charly Sahona
and Diego Rapacchietti. The sound is modern,
crisp and powerful yet sounding more organic
than the debut – in short a killer
• Killer second album from one of
the world’s most critically acclaimed
metal bands of the last few years.
• Venturia’s sound is unmistakeable
and covers a variety of sounds and tonalities
all with top notch musicianship.
• First pressing of “Hybrid”
features a bonus DVD packed full of exclusive
• Guitarist Charly Sahona is considered
one of the new millenniums best guitarists
and is endorsed by Line 6 amplification
and Ibanez guitars.
• Reviews in all leading printed and
electronic rock/metal/specialist musician
• Venturia are available for interview,
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