Serenity is an internationally renowed Symphonic Metal band from Austria founded in 2004. They already released five studio albums via their label Napalm Records: Words Untold & Dreams Unlived (2007), Fallen Sanctuary (2008), Death and Legacy (2011) and War Of Ages (2013) and The band currently consists of its four bandmembers Georg Neuhauser (vocals), Christian Hermsdörfer (guitars), Fabio D’Amore (bass, backing vocals) and Andreas Schipflinger (drums).
Following the historical concept of their more recent albums Death and Legacy and War Of Ages, their Austrian Amadeus-Award winning album Codex Atlanticus (Jan. 29th 2016) is this time inspired by the life of Leonardo Da Vinci. So be prepared for the thrilling stories and sciences of this famous universal genius!
I am very honoured that my music and my arrangements are part of this epic journey. Once again, I was responsible for the orchestration and synth programming and I also contributed with the instrumental introduction to the album. The intro is at the same time the title track of Codex Atlanticus and it involves the performances of two incredibly talented musicians: Simon Huber on Cello and Amanda Somerville on vocals.
The other tracks on the album cover everything from soft ballads to sing-along melodies to ‘in-your-face’ heavy metal and it really was a joy to support them with my orchestrations! Of course, I did my best to make the orchestra to sound as monumental, movie-scorish and epic as possible and at the same time support the heavy guitars and the excellent riffing by Christian Hermsdörfer.
Guest appearences include Amanda Somerville (vocals), Simon Huber (Cello) and Natasha Koch (vocals)and the CD was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studioes Munich.
The album is full of great musical moments and little surprises, so go and get yourself a copy!
I will update this page as soon as more news and audio snippets will be released by the band!