In response to the devastating Coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Italian post/doom metal stalwarts POSTVORTA have put together “Siderael Pt. One”, a benefit album to aid those affected by the pandemic.
100% of the proceeds of this experimental album, which finds no term of stylistic comparison with other releases by the band, will go to the Red Cross and be used toward relief efforts in Italy.
Stream/buy the album HERE.
“Siderael Pt. One”:
Andrea Fioravanti / Mohamed Camel: all instruments, programming, recording.
Additional Vocals: Agnese Alteri
Additional Bass: Raffaele Marra
Trumpet and Trombone on Track 1: Francesco Bucci / Paolo Raineri
Song 2 and 3 written and performed by A. Fioravanti
Song 1, 4, 5, 6 written and performed by A. Fioravanti / M. Camel
Lyrics by A. Alteri
Mixed and mastered by Riccardo Pasini
POSTVORTA released their last album, “Porrima”, in February via Sludgelord Records and 22 Dicembre Records on 2CD and MC (strictly limited to 50 copies) format.
Produced by Riccardo Pasini (The Secret, Nero Di Marte, Ephel Duath), mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult Of Luna) and featuring artwork by Andrea Fioravanti and Nicola Donà, “Porrima” features musical textures and contributions by Francesco Bucci (Ottone Pesante), Francesca Grol and Alberto Casadei (Solaris).
POSTVORTA have always been hard to classify. Since 2009, they have played music that’s heavy and progressive, cinematic and intimate, dense and sometimes minimal. You could call them “post” metal, as thunderous elements of pure doom often contrast with moments of introspection. Their entire musical trajectory seems like a gradual disclosure of intimate secrets.
The album’s five tracks showcase the band facing life’s pain and wonder with their eyes wide open. The collection’s emotional landscape is one of existential dread, melancholy and loss. Despite these existential conundrums, “Porrima” at times also displays some uplifting, euphoric vibes.
After years of writing, recording and playing live, POSTVORTA look to leave some of their traditional roots behind and forge a new sound devoid of any restrictions and limitations. No move is ever out of place, nor any possibility unexplored.
– “Beckoning Light We Will Set Ourselves On Fire” (2014, Bleeding Lights Records, 22 Dicembre Records, Third I Rex Records, Drown Within Records)
– “Aegeria” (2015, 22 Dicembre Records, Third I Rex Records, Drown Within Records)
– “Carmestis” (2017, Third I Rex Records)
– “Porrima” (2020, Sludgelord Records, 22 Dicembre Records)