diamorte - a brief history
The search for entertaining writing, both in music and the collective literature, has become an extremely important aspect for any group that wants to go beyond the usual clichés. Employing such writing is a way to show their future listeners something unusual and exciting that could spark their interest in a project and not let that feeling weaken for many years. In the medium of heavy music, this is usually achieved through complex and bold experiments of mixing different styles, a method that allows groups to sometimes give rise to a new genre.
Theatrical Opera Metal has become one of these newly emerging genres, and the one that the group DiAmorte has rooted themselves into with their personal twists. The presentation of the material paired with the charisma of the performers has helped to turn the performances into something slightly more than just music. Having combined symphonic and operatic metal with theatrical work through the use of a three-act story has allowed their first album to be depicted in a different world with its own history and characters. Alongside that, they have united the aggression found within death metal, the penetration of opera music, and elements of an elegant dark fantasy middle-aged era. All of these different themes can be seen incorporated in the very first album cover.
The creation of the name “DiAmorte” was brought up in the mind of the composer, artist, and writer Drake Mefestta. It is a collection of concepts that, when combined, reflects the cyclical nature of the simple ongoings in the world from his view. The Spanish word “Amor” means love, whilst “Morte” means death. The beginning of the name is connected with the expression “Dia de Los Muertos” or the Day of the Dead. All this adds up to the general essence of the theme of the narrated works, which is DiAmorte.
Whilst pursuing his idea, Drake showed the initial musical ideas to his first co-composer back in 2015 during the small EP “Prelude to Shadow” - even then the music was already distinguished by the ideas that had been developed and evolved for many years and it all came to fruition, being released in 2019 and turned into an album, called The Red Opera.
With multiple backgrounds and experiences, DiAmorte has taken it upon themselves the task to rethink the canons of symphonic metal to make it their own and add new, fresh blood to the genre with their differences.
This is all to allow people to experience not only their abilities as musicians but as actors who are dedicated to their crafts, all of who are willing to be part of the epic story being created. As with each work published under the DiAmorte banner being a separate episode surrounding a different story, The Red Opera album is just the beginning of the journey that this new group will embark on together.
Lovers of the different incorporated sounds will hopefully find a piece of soul here for themselves and plunge into a completely new universe. A place where love and hatred, trust and betrayal, and many other opposing forces are mixed into one string concoction.
THE TRAGEDY OF
In the final hours before the death of everything...
Boundaries of life and love dissolve, as passions turn the madness.
What deeds will be sung when no one is left to remember?
Delve deeper into the realm of Shadelands, where the tale unfolds, recounting the fragmented halves of a fallen kingdom torn asunder. A land consumed by internal strife following the pivotal event known as "The Night of Betrayal." Alas, our efforts to rescue them from their own demise proved futile.
This realm bore the humble name of Vestillas; within its borders, two loyal souls, LaCroix and Dorian, were bound in service to the royal guard. This formidable force operated under the watchful gaze of a wise monarch, known for his merciless pursuit of victory and unwavering resolve. His reign birthed a glorious kingdom for his subjects while striking fear into the hearts of all adversaries.
Years passed in the service of this King, allowing each soldier to form their own perception of their sovereign's character. They whispered amongst themselves about the kingdom's fate under his guidance and the potential destinies that lay ahead.
Dorian, resolute until the bitter end, found solace in convincing himself that the actions of the King and his loyal subjects would ultimately lead to a noble outcome. He yearned for a future where the lands conquered and the lives within them would be governed by uncorrupted justice, rather than pain, tyranny, and arbitrariness.
Such understanding came from firsthand experience in countless skirmishes with neighboring realms. Dorian, fighting alongside Fayte, gradually embraced a sense of duty toward her, as together they weathered relentless waves of violence. In the quiet of night, he envisioned a new path—a journey with Fayte's aid. They would travel north, seeking refuge amidst the mountains—a tranquil abode untouched by the chaos of the world. An escape from the ravages of war.
A RISE TO BETRAYAL
Amidst pale days and bitter nights, Dorian carried the heavy burden of a kingdom increasingly plagued by the rising tide of bloodshed, a threat poised to engulf the realm from within. Beyond prying eyes and ears, he confided in his comrade, LaCroix, seeking solace atop a desolate hillside, where a broken tree stood defiantly at the cliff's edge. There, their conversations took place, shielded by an unspoken trust.
Outwardly, they continued as if naught were amiss, while the weight of their knowledge bore down upon them. The Legionnaires, now a formidable force—swift and unyielding—were coveted by neighboring kingdoms, who sought to secure their allegiance in the face of their own self-centered and petty disputes. With every fallen adversary, The Legionnaires' reputation grew, radiating both inspiration and fear.
On a fateful eve, by the whispering hearth, Dorian disclosed the course of action necessary to avert their involvement in the tragic, irreversible future hurtling toward them. LaCroix concurred, yet the quandary remained—a people who adored their King, their vision clouded by unwavering loyalty, blinded to his flaws.
Thus, Dorian embarked on a clandestine mission to locate those whose lives had been marred by the King's wrath, aiming to unite them under a shared cause. Together, they would gather those disenchanted by the creeping corruption within the monarch's decrees, and lead them away from decaying pastures toward a brighter horizon. In time, a modest group formed, comprising royal guards and local peasants who embraced the ideals envisioned by Dorian.
Even the frail and ailing risked certain demise, shouldering the remnants of a shattered past, as they ventured into the unknown northern realms. This grand exodus stained the night streets crimson with the blood of unexpected rebellion, leaving countless lives lost in its wake. Dawn's first light ushered forth the anguished cries of widows. No matter the victor, revenge was assured.
Where will you stand as the world falls?