The Heretic's Dream project was born in 2010 when guitarist Andrej Surace and singer Francesca Di Ventura came to the UK.
Due to their different musical influences, ranging from various forms of Death Metal & hardcore to more melodic mainstream sounds found within pop rock/metal, the music they began writing was not pinned down to any one genre and held itself well within its diversity, also with the added help of English bass player Rick Sivier, who provided a classic groove bass approach and assisted in the early stages of the song writing process.
The band has gone through numerous line ups during the last 2 years, counting on musicians coming from the UK and from Italy, despite the band’s busy activity in the UK, especially in 2012. The band has performed more than 100 gigs over the last 24 months.
The debut album, "The unexpected move", recorded in February 2012, is available for digital download through recommended online stores such as Amazon, iTunes etc, under the Videoradio Edizioni Musicali & Discografiche recording label (associated with Italian National Television), which the band signed with in April 2012. The album has obtained numerous good reviews, both in Italy and the UK, and has been on air in different radio stations in Italy, the UK and Canada.
The two official videos released for that album were awarded as Best Recommended Videos on UnoTv in October 2012.
The band has supported Blues/rock artist RICHIE KOTZEN in Rome in November 2012, and was the official support act for CRUCIFIED BARBARA on all their Italian tour in December 2012. In November 2013 they were the support act to goth band GODYVA and in January 2014 to prog metal band ELDRITCH. The band also played at Live Forum in Assago in January 2014.
The new album, “Walk the time”, recorded at the Kick Recording Studio in Rome throughout June, will be released in September 2013, under Videoradio label. Two of the 11 tracks have been produced by Gabriele Bellini, who featured as a guest star in the band’s single, “Chains of blood”, which was released in March:
Further guest stars appearing on the new album: Terence Holler (Eldritch singer), Steve Volta (Pino Scotto), Pier Gonella, Gabriele Caselli, Marco Pastorino.
The band has released the new video in November. Directed by Adriano Giotti, the video symbolically represents the pain of feeling tighten by social constrains and judgements and the will to get free and express ourselves and be accepted for what we really are, following the message of “Outcasted”, the band’s new single.Outcasted, together with The broken silence, is also be part of The Underworld Collection II, produced by Gabriele Bellini.
The new album enlightens the evolution of the band’s sound, though still keeping the tendency for exploration into different genres which is a characteristic of the band. The track “Believing in you” is an example of the many and varied skills of the band, with a flute solo from the drummer Maurilio Di Stefano and a bossanova/swing performance by the guitarist Andrej, while the track “Behind the mirror” demonstrates Francesca‘s skills into the goth/dark.
The album sound is totally unique, and perfectly figures the band’s ability to sweep into trash metal, goth, progressive, pop metal.
Walk the time exposes some of the experiences we face through our existence, the intricacy of human relationships, between father and daughter or a betrayed partner or a lifetime friend, the disguised place into a society that so often forces us to wear a mask.
“Take your time to listen to your soul, identify your talents, and let your passion grow. Live your life to the full, explore your possibilities, seek opportunities and overcome your limits.
Walk the time of your existence.”
Heretic’s Dream are:
Francesca Di Ventura: lead vocal
Andrej Surace: guitar
Francesco Condoleo: keyboards
Maurilio Di Stefano: drums
Federico Colaizzi: bass
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