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Fortress Under Siege - 'Distant Voices' (official music video)

Fortress Under Siege - 'Envy'
Οι Fortress Under Siege δημιουργήθηκαν το μακρινό 1994 από τον Φώτη Σωτηρόπουλο μετά την διάλυση των Gladiators / Fatal Morgana (η ίδια μπάντα είναι που άλλαξε όνομα, τί ύμνος το "Close at Hand" που το πρωτάκουσα σε μία συλλογή του Metal Hammer;) και μας παρουσιάζονται κάπως έτσι:

«Fortress Under Siege hailing from Athens, Greece established on mid 90's delivering power metal connecting traditional and lyrical heavy metal with technical and melodic power metal.»

Οι Fortress Under Siege έμειναν ενεργοί για μία τετραετία (τους έμαθα από την κομματάρα "Legacy in Stone" σε μία συλλογή του Metal Invader) και επανήλθαν το 2010. Έχουν κυκλοφορήσει τρία full length albums ("The Mortal Flesh of Love" 2011, "Phoenix Rising" 2014, "Atlantis" 2020), ένα ep ("Fortress Under Siege" 1996), ένα demo - promo και τέσσερα singles.

Το νέο τους δισκογραφικό πόνημα, το τέταρτο full length album των Ελλήνων metallers φέρει τον τίτλο "Envy" και έχει προγραμματισθεί να κυκλοφορήσει στα μέσα του επόμενου μήνα, με το μουσικό βίντεο του τραγουδιού "Distant Voices" να προετοιμάζει το έδαφος και τον Φώτη Σωτηρόπουλο να μας λέει σχετικά:

«"Distant Voices" was born when I decided to see if I can do something with an old lead guitar theme that I used to keep for years. Even if I had my doubts at first, it turned out to be a really interesting song.

The lyrics are inspired by the famous sci-fi movie's "Blade runner's" last scene with Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford, when Rutger Hauer says his notorious short monologue just before he dies, accepting his tragic fate being a clone designed by humans with a limited life span.

We made a video for this song where you can see a dancer as a tragic figure of a clone, dancing a desperate and passionate dance.»

Δελτίο τύπου: «Formed in the mid 90’s, Athens based Fortress Under Siege deliver power prog metal, combining traditional heavy metal with technical and melodic power metal. Having released their debut self-titled mini-CD in 1996, Fortress Under Siege is among the first Greek bands that ever-played progressive power metal.

Since then, they have released three full albums “The Mortal Flesh of Love” (2011), “Phoenix Rising” (2014), “Atlantis” (2020). During the pandemic, the band started rehearsing the new material and consequently, in the summer of 2021, enters the Devasoundz Studios once again, with Fotis Benardo as the producer to record the new album “Envy”.

With the new record in its arsenal, the band at the ending of 2022 signs a new multi-record deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records, a deal that guarantees the professional prospect of the band throughout the years. “ENVY”, their most powerful album ever offer’s modern power metal without losing their connection with their past.

The lyrical background offers again a wide variety, dealing with social, historical, sci-fi, mythological matters. An original masterpiece painting of Ioannis Koutrikas decorates once again the cover of the new record, functioning as an allegory of envy, a female beauty with horns.

Having shared the stage with bands like Accept, Hammerfall, Guano Apes, Serious Black among others and played several gigs and festivals, Fortress Under Siege is currently on the process of booking as many gigs as possible both locally and abroad. The lyrical power prog metal adventure continues...»

Band: Fortress Under Siege
Country of origin: Greece
Location: Athens, Attica
Formed in: 1994
Genre: Progressive Metal
Lyrical themes: Greek mythology and history, Life, Love, Humanity, Dreams
Years active: 1994-present

Video: "Distant Voices"
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Bob Katsionis
Filmed, Edited and Directed for: Progressive Vision Group
Director of Photography / Camera Assistant: Alexander Haritakis
Make-up: Georgia Lambridou
Dancer: Manos Kopanakis
Filmed at: Rail Entertainment Studio

Album: "Envy"
Type: Full length
Release date: October 13th, 2023
Label: Rock of Angels Records
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Digital

Track listing:
01. Bring Out Your Dead
02. Ride The Thunder
03. Distant Voices
04. Look At You
05. Disobey
06. Envy
07. Broken And Torn
08. Deceptor
09. Straits Of Glory
10. Burning Fleshes

Band members:
Georgios Georgiou - Keyboards
Fotis Sotiropoulos - Guitars
Dimitris Kapoukakis - Drums
Tasos Lazaris - Vocals
Themis Gourlis - Guitars
Stevens Kopanakis - Bass

Miscellaneous staff:
Fotis Benardo - Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Photography
Aggelos Karatzas - Engineering
Aris Karatzas - Engineering
George Nerantzis - Mastering
Giannis Manopoulos - Pre-production
Ioannis Koutrikas - Cover art
Theodore Tarlantezos - Design, Layout

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