Federica Lanna of Sleeping Romance and Federico Mondelli of Frozen Crown unveil the debut single of their new modern metal project Volturian. You can listen to “New Life” below.
Founded by Federica and songwriter Federico Mondelli of Italian power metal band Frozen Crown, Volturian’s music is based on the huge contrast between mellow, dreamy female vocals and heavy downtuned guitar riffs, with a massive infusion of electronic music.
Lanna’s pristine and ethereal vocals move fluently between slow paced groovy songs and rigid, industrial inspired hymns, held together by Mondelli’s Swedish death metal oriented guitar riffs (early 2000 In Flames and Soilwork) and by the powerful and precise drumming of the young talent Alberto Mezzanotte. Keyboards add a fundamental layer to Volturian’s music, ranging from new wave to 90’s Europop to obscure gothic atmospheres. Volturian’s line-up is completed by bass player Massimiliano Rossi.
“This album is dark and sexy, with a bit of melancholy but also has a pop and tough soul, reminding the 90s atmospheres that made me dream when I was a teenager,” says Federica. “Crimson” comes out on April 24th via Scarlet Records in Europe and the US and via Marquee Avalon in Japan.