ARDUINI / BALICH have have released a lyric video for "The Wraith," a song from new album Dawn of Ages. Video concept and creation by YOD Multimedia. The 13-minute composition is one of the strongest of the album and sums up quite well the atmosphere of Dawn Of Ages. Precise drumming, heavy, doom-tinged and sometimes ethereal guitar work acting as a counterpart to the dramatic and passionate vocal interpretation - all elements that are a trademark of Dawn of Ages.
Dawn of Ages
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ARDUINI/BALICH is the result of two very powerful figures in their own right of the metal scene. VICTOR ARDUINI needs no introduction being one of the founding members of FATES WARNING, same can be said for BRIAN "BUTCH" BALICH, the mighty voice of ARGUS.
Dawn Of Ages is one of the most ambitious records ever released on Cruz Del Sur Music. A monumental piece of music on the level of WHILE HEAVEN WEPT or ATLANTEAN KODEX's releases (to name two Cruz Del Sur recording artists). A rollercoaster of emotions, an album that captures the collisions of two worlds, progressive and doom. The final result is a really amazing journey inside human soul. Through six original compositions that last for more than an hour, the audience will be captured and hypnotized by the eclectically familiar Victor's guitar melodies empowered by Butch's passionate interpretation. Indeed Dawn of Ages is an album that could have been easily recorded in the mid/late 70s for the total dedication that transpires through each and every note of it. It is not an album that wants to please any old or new trend in metal, rather an intimate expression of two musicians who have always put their passion for heavy music before anything else.
Dawn Of Ages will be released in a deluxe 6-panel digipack embellished by a wonderful, original Michael Cowell's (Alunah) artwork. The vinyl version will be released in a gatefold colored vinyl double LP with three incredible cover songs as a bonus. URIAH HEEP's "Sunrise", BEAU BRUMMELS' "Wolf Of Velvet Fortune" and BLACK SABBATH's "After All (The Dead)."
"Heavy riffs, powerful voice! This combines classic Heavy Metal with progressive edges and authentic Doom!" - Aardschok
"A fulfilling exercise in passionate, convincing doom." - Dead Rhetoric
"Dawn of Ages is one of 2016's best recordings, genres be damned, and hopefully heralds future collaborations between these two important artists." - Hellride Music
"There is an almost a 'Wall of Sound' created by textured guitars and vocals. Definitely a dark and doomy vibe throughout." - Progressive Power
"A powerful project! An offspring of While Heaven Wept, Fates Warning and Dio-Black Sabbath might be called ARDUINI/BALICH!" - Strike Magazine, 9/10
"A thick, blasting sound that is as full of melody as it is an open faced slap."
- Slickster Magazine
"This is one of those debuts that unexpectedly catches you by surprise, but above all for the quality that treasures" - Metal Brothers, 9/10
"Firmly at the forefront of the progressive doom subgenre." - Hellbound, 8/10
"Big-riff, big-melody, big-voice epic doom metal. A wonderful triumph." - Metal Bulletin
"If I had to describe it in one word: Monumental." - Tradicion Metalica
"An excellent hybrid that combines US power, doom and progressive metal."
"Giants of the progressive heavy metal scene." - JP's Music Blog