International gothic symphonic metal project VITA NOVA, the brainchild of Los Angeles singer/songwriter VK Lynne and Italian guitarist/composer Federico Salerno, will release its self-titled debut CD in August.
Recorded entirely remotely, "Vita Nova" is the work of 13 artists from six different countries in a labor of love that nearly fell apart several times.
'Everyone's schedule was already full with their own projects, so we were especially grateful when all the guest artists got on board without hesitation," says VK. "However, we still had time differences, language barriers and budget restrictions to contend with, and pretty much everything that could go wrong, did, at one point or another, but still… we couldn't deny that we had something here, so we pushed on."
Lynne and Salerno wrote and orchestrated all the material, and gathered their wish list of guest singers and players to perform.
Featured artists include:
* Maxi Nil (VISIONS OF ATLANTIS)
* Gogo Melone (LUNA OBSCURA)
* Iliana Tsakiraki (ex-MEDEN AGAN)
* Helen Vogt (FLOWING TEARS)
* Kerstin Bischof (ex-XANDRIA)
* Grace Meridan (CANDLELIT)
* Babis Nikou (ASTRAL DNA)
* Shane Gibson (ex-KORN, STORK)
Physical copies of the CD can be purchased in advance.
The official lyric video for the title track can be seen below.