French melodic metal band VENTURIA are back
marking a “Dawn Of A New Era” with their third
album, one which boasts a more refined direct sound
full of powerful songs, beautiful melodies, catchy
riffs and sophisticated arrangements, released 21
origins stem back to the mid 2000’s. After
signing a record deal with Lion Music in
2005, Venturia’s first album "The New
Kingdom" was released in April 2006.
This debut album was highly acclaimed by
media worldwide with many calling it a new
voice for the progressive metal genre.
Venturia were invited by Swiss Television
TSR to record a one-hour live show. During
all of that year, the band wrote new songs
and worked on new sounds with the band
heading to Switzerland at tale end of the
year to begin the recording of their second
opus, "Hybrid" at Artsonik studios.
2008 saw "Hybrid" (Lion Music)
released and again media sang the praises of
the band. Venturia then played some gigs and
festivals in Europe during 2009. Later that
year for practical reasons the band parted
ways with American male singer Marc Ferreira
with guitarist Charly Sahona taking on the
duty of lead male vocalist in the band.
Sahona honed his vocal style on his 2010
"Naked Thoughts From a Silent Chaos"
October 2010, original drummer Diego
Rapacchietti quit the band for personal and
artistic reasons. A replacement was quickly
found in Frederic Marchal, a long-term
friend of the band. Charly Sahona comments,
“Frederic Marchal fits totally with the
band. His playing is rich, technical,
versatile and groovy. The choice of having
him in the band was obvious as he's been
friend with the band for a long time now”.
Venturia start recording their new studio
album "Dawn Of a New Era" with Kevin Codfert
(producer of Adagio, Myrath etc). This stage
of the album creation was delayed due to the
line-up issues with the original songwriting
taking place between 2009 and 2010. The same
year saw Charly selected from thousands of
contestants from all over the world to play
at the live final for the “Guitar Idol 3”
competition that took place in London in
December. The album was then mixed and
mastered in the first half of 2012.
new album “Dawn Of A New Era” is complete
and ready for release. The album title
represents the challenges that have faced
the band since their second album and the
new found positivity and fun that was had
recording the new material. Lydie Lazulli
comments, “There's a great connection
between everybody, we arranged the songs all
together so that everybody can express
themselves. We put away the progressive and
complicated side of our music. However,
there are all the musical elements of the
previous Venturia albums with beautiful
melodies, multi-layered vocals, technical,
powerful playing and keyboards so the core
sound is not so different”.
addition the band have filmed a big budget
video for “What If I”, one of the albums
most commercial songs with its world premier
due in August 2012 and plans are afoot to
tour in Europe to promote the new release.
A New Era” marks an extremely powerful third
album from Venturia, one of the freshest
bands heard in metal in the 21st century and
sees release through Lion Music on 21
01. Devil In Disguise.
02. Secret Dream.
03. A New Dawn Rising.
04. What We're Here For.
05. What If I.
07. Spiritual Path.
08. A Land of Dreams.
Lydie Lazulli: Vocals.
Charly Sahona: Guitars, vocals, keys.
Thomas James Potrel: Bass.
Frederic Marchal: Drums.