“AQVA” Out January 21, 2022
Rockshots Records is proud to announce their signing of Beriedir for the release of their new album “AQVA” on January 21, 2022.
Beriedir (from the Sindarin word for “Guardians”) is a progressive melancholic power metal act based in Bergamo, Italy. The five-member band was founded by Stefano Nüsperli and began its live career in 2015 with the release of “The Line”, their first demo. Their first full-length album “The Path Beyond the Moon” was unveiled in 2018, which launched them to perform on multiple musical events such as Fosch Fest (Italy) along with sharing the stage with bands such as Korpiklaani and Pathfinder. After the 2020 release of the EP “Lullabies Beyond the Moon”, which contained three tracks from their debut album rearranged in an acoustic key, they are now ready to launch their new album “AQVA” in 2022.
The second full-length features ten tracks of progressive, power, and melodic death metal influenced tracks that were mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Domination Studio).
“We think AQVA will positively surprise our older fans and lead new ones, this record is much more diverse and has definitely matured in songwriting. The main goal of AQVA as a whole is to figuratively “submerge” the listener with a spectrum of themes, both musical and lyrical, related to water and its shapes. Water is the element of flow, it’s the substance that conceals, preserves, and washes all away. The lulling nature of a silent shore or a rapping rain is juxtaposed to the fearsome imagery of the undertow, riptides, and tidal waves. We tried to convey these atavistic sensations differently from track to track. The singles were chosen to showcase the variety of approaches to this theme.” adds band founder Stefano Nüsperli.
“AQVA”, despite not being a real concept album with a story articulating itself throughout the tracks, touches its various topics through the various forms in which water manifests, be it a river, a storm or tears. The album deals with rather introspective matters, trying to give a new perspective on situations that Biriedir thinks their listeners will find relatable and hoping that they will maybe take shelter in their audio experience, using them as their own voice when only music can speak for us.
In preview to “AQVA”, Beriedir is sharing their first single “Departure Song”, a hymn to a rightful departure, the ability to just choose to leave when we find ourselves uncomfortable with our predicament, willing to accept that we could end up in pain, just elsewhere, but at least with the consciousness of knowing that at least it’s only us who can choose what pain to endure.
Recommended for fans of Vision Divine, Dream Theater, Dark Tranquillity, Pain of Salvation and Katatonia, “AQVA”, due on January 21, 2022, is available for pre-order at the following link: https://bit.ly/AQVA_DIGICD
1. At Candle Light (4:38)
2. Departure Song (6:05)
3. The Dove and the Serpent (6:46)
4. The Angel in the Lighthouse (6:10)
5. The Drowned (5:33)
6. Stormbound (4:19)
7. Arkangelos (6:58)
8. Of Dew and Frost (4:57)
9. Rain (6:46)
10. Moonlight Requiem (5:12)
Album Length: 57:29
All music by Beriedir
Artwork by Ludovico Cioffi
Recorded by Stefano Nüsperli
Mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio
Lyrics by Stefano Nüsperli