- Gabriel Nicholas - Vocal
- Manu Savu - Guitars
- Uffe Tillman - Drums / Percussion
- Johann Hentz - Bass
CROSSING ETERNITY "RISING WORLD"
"There is real magic in this world! The soul is asking for it! We just need to listen with love and courage inside us and what you'll find deep inside, then we will find in the outside world!...." - Manu Savu
Bio Crossing Eternity is a Romanian - Swedish metal/rock band founded in 2017 by experienced musicians who are truly passionate in the way they approach music. Starting with the recording of their first studio album, "Rising World", the band members aspired to an organic, old school sound, resisting the temptation of an over production. The adventure started in the summer of 2017, when Manu, the band's guitarist and composer entered the studio with a new band in mind a lots of good song ideas. On the way, the rest of the band joined the process of recording and producing, working until everything was well done, in January 2018.
"Composing the music for this album was like an inner journey for me, almost like a sort of a confession, a deep search of the soul, back and forth, a connection with the mostly unseen, sensitive world's symbols and metaphors, an essential part from our original existence. This album is a continuous act of honesty, a musical statement between what we can see and what we can't, a story bordering our touchable and magical worlds. It was beyond any mercantile approach and my vision was beautifully supported by my bandmates. We tried to dial down our virtuosity spurts to obtain a more direct and sincere approach" - declared Manu Savu, the guitarist and songwriter of the album.
"Recording this album was the most challenging vocal experience of my life. It brought back the times me and Manu were playing in a rock band, with all the jokes and high energy. The serious effort made me use a lot of techniques and ways of expression I thought I lost or never use again. This is a great achievement and definitely our best work together, in a time I stopped believing in magic. It is something cosmos related in this, it must be. I can't wait to be on stage with these guys." - says Berti Barbera, the band's singer.
"To be one in this band is big for me. Playing with these guys is amazing. I am really looking forward to this, to be out there and play those fantastic songs with these fantastic guys and musicians" - says Uffe Tillman, the Swedish part of the band.
"Rising World" album blends elements of modern metal with psychedelic soundscapes alluding to the innocence of the 70s' rock music. The album contains thirteen epic songs, widely varied as composition and arrangement. The lyrics are a natural extension of this musical experience and they are tales of a spiritual journey. At times they talk about the invisible side of the world, other times they speak of fairytale magic characters. Human nature and the causal dynamic of human interactions are also among the approached topics.
Even if the name of the band is new, it's members are serious professional, with a 25-30 years experience on the battlefield, a time span in which they had the opportunities of approaching different genres and styles, from rock/metal/progressive to blues/jazz/funk, both on stage and in the studio. They also enjoyed the privilege of sharing the stage with big names like Uriah Heep, Ten years After, Scorpions, Larry Coryell, Blood, Sweat and Tears and many more. The band's main purpose is to expand the boundaries this time and play worldwide, finding opportunities to make their music known and appreciated in as many countries as possible. And of course, spread some magic!