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New release from: SPIRITS OF FIRE – Embrace The Unknown (February 18, 2022)
Heavy metallers Spirits Of Fire have announced their return with new vocalist Fabio Lione (Angra, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire), who joins original members Chris Caffery, Steve DiGiorgio, and Mark Zonder on their second album, Embrace The Unknown. The album will land on February 18, 2022. Produced by Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Sweet Oblivion), Embrace The Unknown sees Spirits Of Fire picking up where they left off on their debut, with Caffery‘s skillful songwriting and fiery fretwork leading the charge. A new single and video, “A Second Chance” is out now and viewable below.
Heavy metal supergroup Spirits of Fire first formed in 2017, released their first single in late 2018 and unleashed their debut album in February 2019. Originally formed by Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.), Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest), the band’s self-titled debut was met with fan and critical praise upon its release. As it approaches two years since the release of their debut, Spirits of Fire are now set to return with a new album, Embrace The Unknown that sees renowned Italian metal vocalist Fabio Lione taking over frontman duties for the band. Production this time comes courtesy of Aldo Lonobile, whose recent work on releases by Archon Angel featuring Zak Stevens, Sweet Oblivion featuring Geoff Tate, and his own band, Secret Sphere, makes him the perfect fit for the band.
Once again, the band worked on a set of songs that were primarily put together by Caffery, with Lione and Lonobile adding their own touches to Caffery‘s stellar songs. The final result sees a killer musical output that continues in the vein of “classic Priest meets Savatage” sound that the band has pursued since their formation. With Caffery‘s renowned guitar playing, the undeniable power of the rhythm section of Di Giorgio and Zonder, and the world-class vocals of Lione, Embrace The Unknown sees Spirits Of Fire pushing their sonic stamp further and further. From the biting riffage of the charging opener “Embrace The Unknown”, the band is firing on all cylinders and prepared to appease the heavy metal gods.
Spirits of Fire are built to deliver classic in-your-face heavy metal and they have accomplished that goal on every level on Embrace The Unknown. From Lione‘s soaring vocals to Caffery’s guitar pyrotechnics, to the propulsive and crushing rhythms of Di Giorgio and Zonder, the performances are stellar from beginning to end. There is no shortage of memorable, metal hymns to raise your fist and bang your head to on this all killer, no filler metal journey.
1. A Second Chance
3. Wildest Dreams
4. Into The Mirror
5. Embrace The Unknown
6. My Confession
7. Sea Of Change
8. Shapes Of A Fragile Mind
9. Hearts In The Sand
10. House Of Pain
11. Remember My Name
12. Out In The Rain
Fabio Lione – Vocals
Christopher Caffery – Guitars
Steve Di Giorgio – Bass
Mark Zonder – Drums
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