Symphonic Power Metal Maestros TEMPERANCE Unveil New Single “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal”

[photo credit: Tim Tronckoe]

After releasing their vibrant fifth studio album, Viridian, in 2020, TEMPERANCE – maestros of modern melodic/symphonic metal – delight their devotees with the persuasive new offering Diamanti, to be released on November 19, 2021 via Napalm Records. With Diamanti, the exceptionally skilled Italian outfit once again showcases their extraordinary ability to merge brilliant vocal melodies, hefty power metal guitar riffing, and symphonic soundscapes in perfect harmony – all dressed in modern surroundings. This is an offering that fans of bands like Amaranthe will fall in love with immediately!

The new single, “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal”, breaks in with full force, telling an epic tale and creating a far-reaching sense of common bond. This absolute anthem showcases the powerful strength and energy of all three vocalists Alessia Scolletti, Michele Guaitoli and Marco Pastorino, providing a taste of the upcoming album.

Michele Guaitoli (vocals, piano) on the new single:
“If there is one thing that makes Temperance unique on the scene, is that we just don’t care about any commercial rule. We write our music for how we like it. We don’t ask ourselves “will this work?” We don’t question our songwriting putting it in relation of the market.
This attitude is the same that we have when it comes to accepting limits: we don’t accept the idea of having limits. We are here to break the rules. Why just one singer? Let’s have three. Why just a style? Let’s play many. If we want something, we fight for it even if we need to break the rules of a certain scheme. What about heavy metal? Does it have rules? Does it have a scheme? If yes, we’re here to break it.”

Diamanti was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Amaranthe), with the cover artwork once again created by Yann Souetre (Ayreon).
Marco Pastorino (vocals, guitar) on the new album:
“With Diamanti, we’ve managed to combine our best qualities and select the best TEMPERANCE songs so far.  It’s not our heaviest album, it’s not our fastest work, but surely it’s our favourite one so far! We weren’t necessarily supposed to record a new album only one year after Viridian, but luckily we made it! In this album you will find our trademarks: the vocal harmonies, the catchy melodies, but also epic stuff, strong arrangements, and long tracks – I am very proud of Diamanti and I am convinced we have written a bombastic album!”

Pre-Order Diamanti NOW!


  1. Pure Life Unfolds
  2. Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal
  3. Diamanti
  4. Black Is My Heart
  5. Litany Of The Northern Lights
  6. You Only Live Once
  7. I The Loneliness
  8. Codebreaker
  9. The Night Before The End
  10. Fairy Tales For The Stars
  11. Let’s Get Started
  12. Follow Me

Diamanti will be available in the following format

  • 1- CD Digipak
  • 2 – LP Gatefold BLACK
  • 2 – LP Gatefold CURAÇAO SEA
  • 2 – LP Gatefold DIAMOND CLEAR
  • Digital Album

06/11/2021 Apeldoorn, NL @ Brainstorm Festival 
20/11/2021 Mantova, IT @ Milady Metal Festival*
As Tarja’s special guest
02/02/2022 Glasgow, UK @ Garage
03/02/2022 Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill
04/02/2022 Milton Keynes, UK @ Craufurd Arms**
05/02/2022 Manchester, UK @ Academy
06/02/2022 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
07/02/2022 Paris, FR @ La Cigale
09/02/2022 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie Artefact
10/02/2022 Lyon, FR @ Transbordeur
11/02/2022 Milan, IT @ Live Club
13/02/2022 Marseille, FR @ Espace Julien
14/02/2022 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
15/02/2022 Madrid, ES @ Teatro Kapital
02/03/2022 Lyss, CH @ KuFa
04/03/2022 Ljubljana, SL @ Kino Siska
05/03/2022 Vienna, AT @ Szene
06/03/2022 Munich, DE @ Backstage
08/03/2022 Nürnberg, DE @ Hirsch
09/03/2022 Leipzig, DE @ Hellraiser
10/03/2022 Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
11/03/2022 Eisenhüttenstadt, DE @ RockHütte**
12/03/2022 Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion Complex
13/03/2022 Herford, DE @ X
14/03/2022 Bochum, DE @ Matrix
16/03/2022 Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
17/03/2022 Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
18/03/2022 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat
19/03/2022 Roeselare, BE @ De Verlichte Geest**
20/03/2022 Trier, DE @ Mergener Hof**
* Festival
** Headline show
Headlining the ‘International Women of Rock Unity Tour 2022’:
UK March 24-April 3
Europe April 4-April 24

Alessia Scolletti – vocals
Michele Guaitoli – vocals, piano
Marco Pastorino – vocals, guitar
Luca Negro – bass guitar
Alfonso Mocerino – drums

Band webstore – pre-order Diamanti
Napalm Records

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