The debut offers modern power metal. Each song borrows - some more, some less - a motif from classical composers, ranging from Bach to Paganini and Beethoven. On All My Kingdoms, Stefan takes care of rhythm guitar and vocals, and is supported by drummer Jörg Michael (ex-STRATOVARIUS) amongst other musicians. The epic songs are filled with mighty choirs, which are performed by members of the BLIND GUARDING choir-team and of course, Stefan's friends in Van Canto.
The artwork was created by the renowned fantasy artist Kerem Beyit. Check it out below:
Opus I - All My Kingdoms tracklisting:
'All My Kingdoms'
'Elysium At Dawn'
'Long Way Home'
'Born To fly'
'The Look Above'
'To The Metal'
Says Stefan Schmidt: “I am very happy, that Heavatar cooperates with Napalm Records. They are doing a great job for Van Canto and I am convinced that together we can get a lot of people hooked on Heavatar. To the metal!"
Nadir (A&R, Napalm Records) states: "Never change a winning team. For three years we’ve been doing our best for our A Capella heroes Van Canto. Thus, it was a no-brainer that we also sign Stef’s new band Heavatar. All My Kingdoms turned out to be a melodic power metal beast that will also take new fans by storm, who prefer 'traditional' metal with guitars and bass!"
Check out an album teaser below:
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