Brand new Romanian/Swedish symphonic power metal act Crossing Eternity is gearing up to release the debut album “The Rising World” to the world June 15th via Rockshots Records. Check out the video clip for the eponymous track "Crossing Eternity" in the player above. Pre-order the new album at this location.
"The Rising World" blends elements of modern metal with psychedelic soundscapes alluding to the innocence of the 70s' rock music. The album contains thirteen epic songs, widely varied in composition and arrangement. The lyrics are a natural extension of this musical experience and they are tales of a spiritual journey. At times the band touches on the invisible side of the world, other times the band touches on fairy tale magic characters. Human nature and the causal dynamic of human interactions are also among the approached topics.
In regards to recording of the album, singer Berti Barbera says: “Recording this album was the most challenging vocal experience of my life. It brought back the times me and Manu were playing in a rock band, with all the jokes and high energy. The serious effort made me use a lot of techniques and ways of expression I thought I lost or never use again. This is a great achievement and definitely our best work together in a time I stopped believing in magic. There is something cosmos related in this, it must be. I can’t wait to be on stage with these guys.”
Manu Savu (Guitar/ Bass/ Keyboards) also reflects on the album: "I wrote the music for this album as an introspective journey, like a confession, a deep soul search, a backward connection, a connection with the almost unseen world of metaphors and symbols, an essential part of our existence. It's an act of honesty, a musical statement about what we can and cannot see, a story between the tangible and the magical world.”
The adventure of Crossing Eternity started in the summer of 2017, when guitarist/composer Manu Savu entered the studio with a head full of great song ideas alongside fellow Romanian Berti Barbera, the band’s singer and Swedish Uffe Tillman taking on drum duties. Although the band is brand new, the three passionate, experienced musicians bring 25-30 years of experience across all genres with them. This mix of experience and wide variety of musical influences allows the band to create a sound they describe as big, organic, personal, vibrant and honest.
Enjoying the privilege of sharing the stage with big names like Uriah Heep, Ten Years After, Scorpions, Larry Coryell, Blood, Sweat and Tears, the band’s main priority is to expand the boundaries and play worldwide, finding opportunities to make the music known and appreciated in as many countries as possible.
Check out the artwork and track listing here:
1. Crossing Eternity 2. Ghost Of A Storm 3. Sand In The Sky 4. High Above The Crown 5. Kingdome Come 6. Embrace Your Voices 7. Journey To The End Of Dreams 8. Winter Poem 9. Haunted 10. Dreams Fall 11. Angles Cry, Rainbows Hide
12. Spirit Of The Forest 13. War Of Gods