01. New Kingdom
02. The Unholy One
03. Words of Silence
04. Take Me Down
05. Fallen World (Is there a reason?)
06. Walk On To The Daylight
07. Candle Of Hope Through A Night Of Fears
08. Dear Dead Bride
Marc Ferreira - Vocals
Lydie Robin - Vocals
Charly Sahona - Guitars, programming, piano,
Thomas James - Bass
Diego Rapacchietti - Drums
Recorded at Artsonik studios, Switzerland
X.fade studios, France.
Engineered by Carryl Montini.
Engineered and mixed by Kevin Codfert.
Mastered by:Jurgen Lusky at House of audio,
All songs arranged by Kevin Codfert, Diego
Rapacchietti, Charly Sahona.
Booklet Design, layout and Venturia logo
by Martha Smagacz-Vergeot.
Layout and design of the frontcover by:
Photography by: Martha Smagacz-Vergeot (Charly,Lydie,
Thomas) Danni Caccin (Diego) Marc Ferreira
VENTURIA are a new classic prog metal sensation
hailing from France with their music being
a mix of metal, clean pop-melodies, technical
progressive rock and high virtuosity. The
band has already gained a reputation in
France as being “the future of metal”.
music on “The New Kingdom” is
a filtered blend of the bands influences
with the final product unique to VENTURIA.
This sound offers something for everyone
from the heavy, to the pop influences. The
progressive side and high-virtuosity will
please all the musicians, and both male
and female fans will be able to relate to
Venturia’s very talented and beautiful
female singer. All these things mixed together
make VENTURIA different from the norm.
was formed in 2000 by French guitarist CHARLY
SAHONA and drummer DIEGO RAPACCHIETTI, who
had already made a name for himself through
his great playing with artists like Zero,
Paganini and BPM. Charly had previously
worked with various French artists and participated
on the Shawn Lane tribute record "Shawn
Lane Remembered", released on Lion
Music. Bass player THOMAS JAMES later joined
the band and added his versatile talents
to VENTURIA's music. Male vocalist MARC
FERREIRA is a solo artist from New York
who shares vocal lines with VENTURIA's female
vocalist LYDIE ROBIN. The pop/rock-like
singing of Marc (reminiscing that of Savage
Garden vocalist Darren Hayes) contrasts
with the pure, clean and sensual female
voice of Lydie Robin, creating a fantastic
blend of aggressive and melodic vocal duet
lines. To complete the line-up, KEVIN CODFERT
(voted best keyboardist of the year 2004
for the magazine "Castle of Pagan"
for his playing with the band Adagio) was
invited to share the guitar/keyboards parts
with Charly on the record. Kevin appears
as a guest artist in VENTURIA.
late 2005 VENTURIA signed a management deal
with Danish based metal agency Intromental,
and shortly afterwards a deal with Lion
Music for the release of "The New Kingdom"
was in place, with a release date set for
April 21st 2006.
New Kingdom is set to herald a new era for
French Progressive Metal with Venturia being
the band at the front of this movement.
• Venturia is one of the leading progressive
metal bands hailing from France.
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