Six years after „Lucifer’s Fate“, A TORTURED SOUL returns with their fourth studio album “On This Evil Night”, packed with 10 great new songs. Originated in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the quintet is ready to conquer the world again.
Orenda is a progressive metal band from Rouen/Haute-Normandie, France consisting of Stéphane Coubray (keyboards, vocals), Anthony Lefebvre (vocals), Raphael Léger (drums, vocals), Cédrick Saulnier (guitars, vocals), and Juliene Estève (bass, vocals). Orenda was created in 1998 at the University of Rouen as a Dream Theater cover band. The band started to work on original compositions in September of 2000 but was severely delayed to a serious car accident in February of 2002. In August of 2005, the band started recording their debut album "A Tale Of A Tortured Soul" which was released on Musea in February of 2008. "A Tale Of A Tortured Soul" is a concept album with nine songs, but is intended to be one piece…
Kiss Of The Thorn's 10 songs are a combination of solid Metal riffs and strong guitar work, heavy drums, and a slightly-evil and sinister mood combined with gloomy and dark lyrical content, which often deals with macabre subject matter and/or religion. While an enjoyable album to listen to, Kiss Of The Thorn isn't a happy disc that you'd play to cheer yourself or someone else up … unless you were an axe-murderer or something. Kiss Of The Thorn is a solid album from A Tortured Soul, and is definitely worth checking out.
The main goal of A Tortured Soul is quite obviously to develope the mystical and theatrical style of the Mercyful Fate and King Diamond onward to something fresh and furious, filled with youthful power. Lucifer’s Fate is a powerful statement of a still young and hungry act saying that the epic and theatrical mystic power metal has just unfolded its full blossom of unearthly majesty and beauty.
During the war against advanced colo-rectal cancer (from 2006), which included two primary tumors and two recurrences, Fred Ho, hammered by massive chemo and radiation, found inspiration in the fight for his life from watching movies of The Greatest, Muhammad Ali. Ali s bold, militant, defiant and spirited resistance to the forces of American racism, combined with his élan, grace and humor (both poetical and personal), his indisputable athletic abilities and genius, and the inspiration to the world s peoples (especially the oppressed) and their embrace of him, served as constant inspiration to Fred Ho. During one of his recovery periods, Ho decided to compose a work for his Green Monster Big Band to honor The Greatest.