"The Calling", the debut CD from New Jersey-based symphonic/power metallers OPERATIKA, will be made available in Mexico and Japan in early 2009. Exact release dates will be announced soon.
"The Calling" came out in Europe on October 24 through Scarlet Records. According to a press release, the album has been described as "the perfect combination of singer Slava Popova's harmonious operatic vocals, powerful guitar riffs and solos, melodic keyboard harmonies, intense bass (handled by Michael LePond of SYMPHONY X) and fierce drumming" — a "must-have for every fan of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, HELLOWEEN, CHILDREN OF BODOM and PRIMAL FEAR."
"The Calling" track listing:
03. Tears Of The Sun
04. Dark Horizon
05. Ice Queen
06. Life Saving Flame
07. No. 3/23 In A Minor
08. Mask In The Mirror
09. Secrets Of The Past
10. The Storm
11. The Calling
12. Last Quest
The song "Dark Horizon" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
OPERATIKA has previously shared the stage with such internationally renowned artists as NIGHTWISH, HELLOWEEN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TWISTED SISTER, STRATOVARIUS, SONATA ARCTICA, SEBASTIAN BACH and KAMELOT.
OPERATIKA's "Dreamworld" four-song EP came out in 2005.
For more information, visit www.operatika.com.