Drums: Francesco Comerci
Guitar: Nicolò de Maria
Guitar: Luca Grossi
Bass: Alessandro Finocchiaro
Keyboard: Giorgio Mannucci
If music has a medieval theme with a castle as a back drop and you throw in a dash of anything Tolkien you immediately have my attention. Power metallers RUINTHRONE really broke the mold when they created the video for “I Am The Night.” Its exquisitely pulchritudinous and bewitching. The video is a visual and auditory peregrination.
Vocalist Haedus does an excellent job from start to finish. His singing is confident and powerful. He carries the song with charisma. The chorus is an epic maelstrom and the band works well together with skilled surgical precision.
When you’re listening to them you’re immediately transported into another realm filled with magic and mythology touched with stardust. This band has the goods to go very far in their music career and I very much enjoyed the song ‘I Am The Night.’
With a month until the release of their new J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired sophomore album “The Unconscious Mind Of Arda” due out this coming January 2023 via Rockshots Records,Italian fantasy power metallers RuinThrone are sharing with fans their latest music video for the single “I Am The Night”. In this song, the band tells the fair approval brought by those who dare to go in the opposite direction. The song is dedicated to those who bring divergence, for those who have the courage to be a dissonant voice. Morgoth is the symbol of all this; in the Iluvatar theme he refused to play music, which was supposed to be well-tuned with the others, instead, he played a dissonant melody. This daring action will be a messenger of new creations. Banished in the void, alone, the song imagines Morgoth laughing at his punishments while completing his work.
The band adds about the track:
“Talking about which song would every one of us would have picked as a single, everybody agreed we needed at least one to be a kick-ass power metal song. That kind of song that, while playing live, you can see people flying in the venue and head banging till the end. So the choice was between this one and Blessed By Loneliness. It wasn’t easy to choose, but eventually, we choose I Am The Night. The chorus is so epic, Haedus reaches the highest notes of his vocal extension and it’s also easy to be sung by the audience. The guitar and keys solos are so rad and fast, the double bass drum, the duration of the song…there was no other choice, but pick this one.”
Digital at https://bfan.link/i-am-the-
Ruinthrone‘s “The Unconscious Mind Of Arda”is the follow-up to their 2013 debut album “Urban Ubris”. “The Unconscious Mind Of Arda” is composed of storied songs inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem, “Legendarium”. The band hopes the concepts they wrote can be “messengers” of reflection for their listeners, turning in a better awareness of their daily life.
“With this album, we think we reached our own identity. Back in the early years, we started with a classic German power metal style, but year by year we changed and matured musically. This is why we use 7-string guitars with 1/2 step-down tuning, extreme vocals, etc. For this new record, we also focused on an alternative point of view of some stories written by Tolkien. We thought it would have been interesting to explore not only some interesting characters and heroes but also the mind of the main villains.” adds guitarist Nicolò de Maria.
“The Unconscious Mind of Arda” is mixed and mastered by Giuseppe Orlando (sound tech for Rhapsody of Fire) at the Outer Sound Studios.
The album is due out on January 13th, 2023, and is available for pre-order at the following link – https://bit.ly/RuinThrone_CD
Music Video – “Earendil” –https://youtu.be/Wr9PXgAgm64
Music Video – “The Past Is Yet To Come” – https://youtu.be/rjemjwlMLZ8
1 – Prologue – 2:19
2 – The Dreamweaver – 5:14
3 – I Am The Night – 4:50
4 – Earendil – 4:49
5 – The Past Is Yet To Come – 8:00
6 – Where Wise Men Stop – 1:17
7 – In Penumbra – 6:38
8 – The Eldest – 5:24
9 – Blessed By Loneliness – 4:23
10 – For Those Who Remain 9:54
11 – Where You Belong – 2:34
Alum Length: 55:26
RuinThrone was founded in 2009 in Rome, Italy by Adriano Strinati, Haedus and Alessandri Finocchiaro. Soon after, Giorgio Mannucci (keyboards), Nicolò De Maria (guitars), and Francesco Comerci (drums) joined the band. The sound of RuinThrone is inspired by German and American metal bands like Blind Guardian, Helloween, Iced Earth, and Nevermore, but they have their own distinguishable dark and modern character.