Italian Gothic Metal band Levania have signed a deal with Dreamcell11/Aural Music Group for the release their debut album “Parasynthesis”. The album, that includes 10 very original tracks with a sound never listened before, was recorded and mixed in December 2010 at Zenith Recording Studios in Italy and produced by Frank Andiver. The mastering was taken care of Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in Finland. The artwork and photos for the album was made by Patrizia Cogliati of Musicphoto Designs.
Levania is enthusiastic to annunce the signing with Dreamcell11 of Aural group. For us it’s the best opportunity to make known to all the world who we are and listen to it how deep is our sound. After some years playing and three demos recorded in studio, under label Dreamcell11, it will be released our first full lenght album entitled “Parasynthesis”.
Parasynthesis is a conceptual synthesis that expresses the essence of the notion of gothic-metal, a sort of definition of the absolute meant as a union of opposites in a complementary dichotomy in love-death that has its roots in the twentieth century and romanticism.
The two opposites that can be seen in the various songs on the album are not static but rather charged with different tones and details gradually, starting from a lack of erotic boost seen as the beginning of everything (Agharti I), through a wild and emotional research about what is missing from our completeness (Agharti II, Basteth’s Kiss,Midnight of Silence), through anger (The Narrow Way of Juliette, Carthago Nova), despair (Sibyl of the Dark), beliefs (Natural Motion) and the acceptance of this absence (Agharti III, Eroica) until you reach a sort of rapture limbo where the absence is satisfied only in our hearts, where the Seeker takes refuge from the outside world. Parasyntesis just tells us in this long inner journey through a quest that will never end, because that will coincide with the end goal of research, mixed blessing of our ego.
The Stompcrash was born in Milan in 2002 as a darkwave project inspired by the gothic stories of writers like Lovecraft, Poe, Kafka. Tales about love and death. The first album “Requiem Rosa” was released in 2007 for Nomadism Records as the result of researching melodies and atmospheres to give special emphasis to every story told. The aim of the band was to catch all the energies and emotions felt and put them in songs. “Requiem Rosa” contains some classic like “Dorian”, “The London Fog” and “Like a noise” and achieved great reviews from all the gothic scene all over the world.
After involvements in compilations from Greece, Russia and Germany in 2009 a new song called “The Buried Cat” was released for german magazine “Dark Spy vol. 21” and the same year the band was included in the english goth journalist Mick Mercer’s book titled “Music To Die For”. In 2010 the band start to look for new musical directions writing new songs and began the collaboration with Alkemist Fanatix Management, in 2011 the agreement with DreamCell11 for a new album is signed.
The Stompcrash is back with a whole new sound, more fine and conscious, 12 new tracks in a new album called “Directions”, an album about love, sorrow, regret, about blood on the wheels of history, about how in life “behind each corner new directions lie in wait”.