NEW SINGLE "NO RETURN" OUT NOW
Today we have revealed a brand-new lyric video for their second single "No Return", cut from their exciting concept album "Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt.2" out October 20, 2023 via Napalm Records
Immediately catching on with an energetic upbeat, “No Return” gleams with the band's top-notch sing-along refrain and operatic fragments. Underlined by the captivating rhythm of the orchestration and drums, the song comes along with a magical lyric video that visualizes a new chapter of the story.
Marco Pastorino on “No Return”:
“After the opening track of the album, ‘Daruma’, we decided to give you something from the middle of the story. You will discover some details about Viktor's journey, the main character of Hermitage plus one of the best vocal performance of Kristin Starkey.”
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NEW SINGLE & NEW VIDEO RELEASE + NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT
Welcome to Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt 2, a spectacular fantasy story
We will unleash their new concept album, Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2, on October 20, 2023 via Napalm Records!
Today, we have finally released their new single “Daruma”, together with a colorful official music video that perfectly introduces the mood and exciting story of the multifaceted album galloping guitar passages open the single while the album narrator and multitalented Arjen Lucassen guides through the catchy melodies. The dark timbre of Kristin Starkey introduces the villain Anningan, who will turn the life of the album’s protagonist Viktor upside down.
Our singer Kristin Starkey on “Daruma”:
"I'm so excited for you to hear our new single called "Daruma". It not only sets the stage for the dramatic storytelling of our new album, Hermitage: Daruma's Eyes Pt. II, but also marks the beginning of my chapter with TEMPERANCE. I really believe our new sound will be loved by fans new
and old, and I am looking forward to your feedback! See you on the road"
Watch the official music video for “Daruma” HERE: https://youtu.be/9iAW5LdRwjg
Catapulted into another era by finding the Japanese doll, Daruma, protagonist Viktor wakes up in a magical village called Hermitage, exploring its secrets track by track. Getting into a fight between the
siblings Anningan and Irin, only Viktor’s destiny is the key to their conflict. “Welcome To Hermitage” presents the magical world of Hermitage with fairytale-like flutes, twinkling chime elements, and the vocal arrangements of singers Fabienne Erni (Eluveitie, Illumishade) and Laura Fella (Faun). “No Return” glances with the band's characteristic sing-along refrain and operatic fragments while the track “Join Me” ranges from marvelous vocal harmonies to grand compositions. The spellbinding “Darkness is just a Drawing” and uplifting “Full Of Memories” gather the atmosphere of Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 once again, before “Cliff” closes the album with rising melodies, epic orchestration arrangements, and inimitable vocal spotlights. The concept album was produced by Marco Pastorino and mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli, Michael Romeo, Twilight Force) at Domination Studio in San Marino. Come explore Viktor’s legacy!
Our guitarist and singer Marco Pastorino on the upcoming album, Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2:
“We are so excited about this new chapter called Hermitage. Personally, I’ve dreamed of writing a real concept album like this since the release of the suite called Daruma’s Eyes Pt 1 on the album Of Jupiter and Moons, and finally, we made it - a complete story with six characters (represented by six singers) plus such a great narrator. We decided to change the production team, 100% from Italy; we worked together with Simone Mularoni on the mixing, as we did in the first three albums of the band, plus for the very first time, I worked together with someone else for the orchestrations: Daniele Mazza, the mastermind of Ancient Bards. The artwork also was made by the talented artist Giada Belviso. Get ready for a journey through magic and dreams, and welcome to Hermitage.”
Pre-Order Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 NOW HERE:
Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 Tracklist:
3. A Hero Reborn
4. Welcome to Hermitage
5. No Return
6. In Search of Gold
7. Join Me
8. Trust no one but You
9. Darkness is just a Drawing
10. Into the Void
11. Brand new Start
12. Where we Belong
13. Full of Memories
Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 will be available in the following formats:
2LP Gatefold SOLID RED- ltd. to 300 copies worldwide