Our debute album Lost is out now! 👀
For those of you who haven't heard it yet, you can listen to it here:
Today 'The Pirate Queens' has been released!! We'd like to thank each and every guest for making the Woods of Wonders possible! We'd like to thank every single person who has been sharing our posts.
If you haven't heard the single yet, you can find the link under this message! Hope you enjoy!! 🤘🔥
We have a special announcement today. 🤘
We can proudly say that we are signed by Love Anarchy. Thank you William and Maria Rogers for having faith in us!
Finally we can announce that you can pre-order the album, and buy shirts. To do so, take a look at the link below! The album will be available for digital download or the jewel case with digital download.
ALBUM COVER AND TRACKLIST OF OUR DEBUTE ALBUM:
After a long time, we can proudly announce that 'Lost' will be released on the 7th of October!
This beautiful album cover is made by Thomas Ewerhard Artwork
Our debut album 'Lost' consists of 9 epic symphonic metal songs:
1. Woods of Wonders (3:40)
2. Owen en Emma (5:08)
3. Elvish Hell (6:40)
4. Inside a dream (8:48)
5. The witch's daughter (3:42)
6. Castle of Wisdom (8:38)
7. Pirate queens (7:30)
8. The Dragon Slayer (9:16)
9. The Darkness (8:06)
Judging by the title and track duration, which song are you most curious about? 🤘🔥
We know that we said "last guest reveal" a few weeks ago.. But we couldn't help adding just one more name to the list of guests!
We have a second drummer! He is an amazing skilled drummer and his drumskills are on 🔥🔥We are talking about the one and only Alessandro Kelvin Drummer. This crazy guy can hit those drums like no other can!
Some words from Alessandro:
I'm a Brazilian drummer born on March 23, 1994. Completely self-taught 1, 3 years old the power of metal when he first heard "New age 3 years" by Angra, his native band.
My bands: Perc3ption (Power/Prog Metal), Avantasia Tribute Brasil, Visions (Stratovarius Tribute Brasil)
I've recorded more than 20 albums, eps and singles. Among them: Marius Danielsen, Anniken, Eunomia, Orlando Pacheco, Sefirot, Symphonia Eterna among others...
I have an event known here in Brazil as Power Metal Live, in honor of a band of the style with a repertoire of 10 songs live on YouTube. I'm also a composer, arranger and I'm composing my first solo album.
I wanted to say that it's been an honor to be a part of this project and that I'm delighted with the songs and how it will touch the hearts of all power metal fans around the world.
Make sure to follow him on Instagram and keep your eyes open! 😉
It is been a while. We are still alive and kicking!
Sadly, we have got some sad news. We are sorry to announce that Nitte Valo will no longer be avaible. Due to unforseen circumstances, Nitte Valo is currently not able to participate on the Woods of Wonders. Don't worry, we will definitely work together in the future. For now, we wish Nitte all the best! 😁🤘
But as always, with bad news comes good news.
We are happy to announce that Susy Eskarlett will replace Nitte! Susy has an amazing and powerfull voice! And she's also a very warm-hearted person to work with! Give her a warm welcome! 🤘🔥
A few words from Susy herself:
I am Mexican and participated with great Mexican bands such as Luzbel, Leprosy and currently I am the vocalist of Madame Morbid. My influences are Crimsom Glory, White Skull, judas Priest, Chastain, Luzbel. Lee Aaron. I like to make covers of my favorite bands and I have a YouTube cover channel.
We are happy to announce the last guest of this first album. Archie Caine is one incredible vocalist and an amazing guy to work with!🤘🔥 Give him a warm welcome! 🔥
Check out this amazing song from the debut album Tommy and the Angels by Archie Caine - Happy ever after
A few words about Archie:
Archie Caine is the natural result of a childhood of singing lessons set to a background of Nightwish, Evanescence, Paramore, My Chemical Romance, and Panic At The Disco. His strong (read ‘noisy’) voice blends emotivity with technical proficiency and is inspired beyond all else by the women of rock and metal. Hot on the heels of his debut solo release ‘Tommy And The Angels’ featuring Dianne van Giersbergen and Damian Wilson and his first guest appearance on Tales From a Lost Land from the Golden World Archive, Archie is really excited to take on the beautiful fantasy soundscape of Woods of Wonders.
Check out Archie Caine on his Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp and make sure to follow and like him!
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We are thrilled to announce another guest of the Woods. Ralf Scheepers is one incredible vocalist and an fine gentleman to work with!🤘🔥 Give him a huge welcome! 🔥
Check out this amazing song from Primal Fear - Hands of Time
A few words about Ralf:
He has sung in Gamma Ray and Tyran' Pace. Scheepers has also done guest vocals for the bands Avantasia, SCANNER, Therion, Ayreon, Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom, and Shadow Gallery, and now he is doing a guest vocal for the Woods of Wonders. He currently provides instruction for all around singing, music, studio and recording/processing techniques at RS Vocal Works in Baltmannsweiler, Germany.
Check out Ralf Scheepers and Primal Fear on their Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube and make sure to follow them and leave a like!
We are happy to announce another guest of the Woods. Andrea Atzori is one incredible keyboardplayer🤘🔥 Give him a warm welcome! 🔥
Check out this amazing song from Tales And Legends - Struggle of the gods
A few words about Andrea:
Andrea Atzori is a songwriter and keybord player born in Cagliari 26th Aug 1980.
Completely self-taught, he was overwhelmed by power metal at the age of 9 when he first heard Helloween's "Eagle Fly Free" and then, in 1992, heard Yngwie Malmsteen's "No Mercy". In those years he began playing keyboards. At the age of 15 he began writing some songs, which he would take up in his future projects.
For a time he left the keyboards to serve in some local bands as a singer. Back to keyboards and composition only in 2008, when, together with his longtime friend Marcel Knight, he begins to compose the songs for a Rock Musical over the figure of King Arthur. Based on the same songs born for the musical, in 2018, the Ancient Knights band was born.
The songs become the soundtrack of their Metal Opera "Camelot", in which Andrea writes the entire concept and most of the songs. The album was released under the label Diamonds production. The following year, he founded Tales and Legends, where he can express himself more freely at the level of songwriting and his need to have a more Powerful product than the AK. So he picks up the keyboard again and writes a new concept and new songs, with the help of a new band together with his friend Carlo Figus and the Swedish singer Patrik J. Selleby, already known for being the lead singer of Bloodbound and Shadowquest. After a deal with the italian Label Punishment 18 Records and the japanese Rubicon Music, the first Tales and Legends album entitled "Struggle of the Gods" was released on 22nd Sep 2021 in Japan and 24th Sep 2021 worldwide, achieving some success.
Check out Tales and Legends and Andrea Atzori on his/their Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, and YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
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We are proud to announce another guest of the Woods. Alessandro Conti is one amazing vocalist and an incredible tattoo artist!!🤘🔥 Give him a huge welcome! 🔥
Check out this amazing song from Trick or Treat - Creepy Symphony
A few words about Alessandro:
Alessandro Conti is the frontman of the Italian metalband Trick or Treat, Lione/Conti and Twilight Force. Before that he was vocalist of Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, Empty Tremor, Lost Breed and Opera. Not only is Alessandro a vocalist, he is a truly amazing tattooartist @OldPic and an illustrator of Inhuman anatomy series. He is very talented man!🤘🔥
Check out Alessandro Conti, Trick or Treat, Lione/Conti and Twilight Force on their Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
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Trick OR Treat Website
Trick OR Treat Facebook
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Trick OR Treat Twitter
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Twilight Force Facebook
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We are thrilled to announce another guest of the Woods. We are talking about the one and only mr. Blaze Bayley! 🤘🔥 He is an incredible vocalist and a great guy. Give him a warm welcome! 🔥🤘
Check out this amazing song from Blaze Bayley - Witches Night.
A few (😅) words about Blaze:
BLAZE BAYLEY – Metal Hall of Fame inductee - is a singer/songwriter born 29th May 1963 in Birmingham, England. Having started his professional music career in WOLFSBANE in 1984, he was elevated to global heights when he joined IRON MAIDEN with whom he released two albums ("X-Factor" and "Virtual XI") and toured worldwide between 1994 and 1999.
After leaving IRON MAIDEN, Blaze embarked on a solo career, during which he has released eleven full-length studio albums, plus live albums, live DVDs and compilations. He's also enjoyed an enviable reputation as one of the hardest working artists touring around.
In 2015 Blaze celebrated the 15th anniversary of his first solo release "Silicon Messiah" and then saw a significant worldwide resurgence of interest in his career, not least with the release of the "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy during the period 2016 to 2018. This was followed up with two live offerings - the albums and DVDs "Live In France" and "Live In Czech" (2019 and 2020 respectively).
During these recent years Blaze has toured widely in the UK, Europe, North America and Latin America. He’s become particularly recognised as an independent artist dedicated and remarkably connected with his fans, as well as for his unmistakable high energy, no-nonsense, live performances.
Blaze joined DISTURBED onstage at the 2016 Download Festival (England) for a rendition of ‘Baba O’Riley’ by THE WHO, was also accompanied onstage in Poland by Swedish metalheads SABATON for a version of Maiden classic ‘Man On The Edge’ and was voted no.67 in Sweden Rock magazine’s Top One Hundred singers of all time.
During the period 2014 to present date, Blaze has benefitted from a settled line-up for his backing band, picked from British melodic metal band ABSOLVA - Christopher Appleton (lead guitar), Martin Mcnee (drums) Karl Schramm (bass) and Luke Appleton (power guitar).
Blaze and his band have received critical acclaim for outstanding performances, including Sweden Rock Festival, Rock the Coast (Spain), and Headbangers Open Air (Germany).
In 2021 Blaze released his latest studio album, the critically acclaimed ‘War Within Me’ and is currently touring to promote that release.
Check out Blaze Bayley on his Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like him!
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We are happy to announce another guest of the Woods. James Delbridge is an amazing vocalist and guitar player. He is such a great person to work with! Give him a loud welcome!
Check out this amazing NEW song from Lycanthro - Crucible.
A little bit about James:
"James is the lead vocalist and one of the guitarists for the Canadian
heavy power metal band Lycanthro. He's been a musician since he was 7
years old and has been influenced by everything from Blind Guardian to
Roxette. On the vocal side of things he mainly draws influence from
the ferocity of singers like Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Hansi Kursch
(Blind Guardian) & Eric Adams (Manowar). While on the guitar playing
side, he likes to draw from the raw and melodic playing from people
like Richite Blackmore and Gary Moore."
Check out Lycanthro on their Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
We are thrilled to announce another guest of the Woods. Armando De Angelis is an amazing guitar player and he is the mastermind of the metal opera Mindfar. He is such a great person to work with! Give him a warm welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Mindfar - Heroes and Wonders.
A few words from Armando:
"My name is Armando De Angelis, I am the mastermind of the metal opera project Mindfar. I have released the album 'THE DARK TOWER', a concept about the series of novels by Stephen King, the single 'THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME' about a Lovecraft tale and the album 'PROPHET OF THE ASTRAL GODS', an original story.
Every time I had several guests musicians and singers playing the parts of the different stories.
Beside that, I am a member of the dark symphonic metal band Ghost City. We just released the single 'THE PRESTIGE' (about the movie by Christopher Nolan), and we are currently recording the second album 'MOVIES' (an homage to the great seventh art).
So happy to join Gideon and his great cast of guests for this beautiful project!"
Check out Mindfar and Ghost City on their Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
We are honoured to announce another guest of the Woods. Philippe Giordana is an incredible keyboard player and he is the co-founder of Fairyland. He is faster than the speed of light and what an amazing person to work with! Give him an huge welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Fairyland - A Soldier's Letter
A little bit about Philippe:
"Hi, I'm Phil Giordana, keyboardist and main composer of the French symphonic metal band Fairyland since 1998. I've also managed the keyboards for Belgium band Magic Kingdom and live shows for (also from Belgium) Iron Mask. Fairyland has released four albums and we are currently working on our fifth.
I took a short break from this work to create a solo that will be on Woods of Wonder's upcoming metal opera, and it's been a thrill. I hope you all enjoy their album as much as I enjoyed working on it"
We are proud to announce another guest. Laura Guldemond is one amazing vocalist and what an awesome person to work with! Give her a big welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Burning Witches - Holy Diver (Dio cover)
Laura Guldemond is the crazy wildchild and frontwoman of the Burning Witches with whom she shares her love for old school metal! Lots of awesome metal bands have influenced her during the years. To name a few she listened to a lot as a teenager; Within Temptation, W.A.S.P., Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Halestorm, Eluveitie, Death Angel and Kamelot. This is reflected in the versatility of her voice.
Check out Burning Witches on their website, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
Laura Guldemond Website
Burning Witches Website
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We are honoured to announce another guest of the Woods. Christian Weber is one hell of a guitarist and what a kind person to work with! Give him a big welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Snow White Blood- Longing for the sea with Christian as the guitarist.
Chris is the guitar player of the German Symphonic Metal Band Snow White Blood.
In their music, a bombastic orchestra and a bell-like voice meet driving rhythms and striking Riffs, rounded off by their unique interpretations of well-known fairytales. On their current Album „Hope Springs Eternal“ they invite us to the magical world of Rapunzel, Pechmarie, the Star Talers and further stories.
„When Woods of Wonders asked me to join their Project and playing guitar on one of the songs I felt very honoured and agreed to be a part of it immediately. I am really excited to be a part of this group of talented musicians and can’t wait to hear the final results. Let the journey begin and create something awesome with fellow musicians from all over the world!“
We are proud to announce another guest of the Woods. Guido Macaione is a great vocalist and he is an amazing guy to work with! Give him a warm welcome! https://strato-editor.com/.cm4all/uproc.php/0/.png_20220206_121017_0000.png/picture-400?_=17ee7d39602
Check out this amazing song from Crimson Wind - Heirloom:
A little bit about Guido:
Guido Macaione is the frontman and singer of two Italian bands CRIMSONWIND (symphonic power metal) and Driftin'Line (prog metal). Always passionate about rock and metal, I started singing seriously only at the age of twenty, when I followed some singing lessons with the great Michele Luppi (Whitesnake, Secret Shpere) and then continued as self-taught. My soul is split between the epicness of power metal and the dynamics of progressive metal, my favorite genre. I recently participated in a metal opera by Mindfar (Prophet of the Astral Gods) playing the role of "The Messiah".
Check out Crimson Wind and DRIFTIN'LINE on Bandcamp, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
Crimson Wind Bandcamp
Crimson Wind Facebook
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Crimson Wind Spotify
Crimson Wind YouTube
We are proud to say that we have yet another awesome guest of the Woods. Jack Reynolds is a great vocalist. He is such a warm and kind person! Give him a warm welcome!
Check out this great song by Battle Born - Bring The Metal Back.
Some words about Jack:
Jack Reynolds is the frontman for Battle Born, rising stars of UK power metal. He's also the lead singer and screamer for the ethereal blackgaze outfit Asira. His diversity as a vocalist is reflected in his musical tastes, but power metal has always been close to his heart. His unshakeable love of the metal opera format can be traced back to a childhood spent listening to the late, great Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's epic compositions. Jack draws from this fertile ground to deliver every line with searing, windswept conviction.
Check out Battle Born & Asira on Facebook, Instagram Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp and make sure to follow and like them!
We are proud to announce another guest of the Woods. Marius Danielsen is an amazing vocalist and guitarist. He is such a warm and kind person! He is the mastermind behind several metal projects (Ana, The Legend of Valley Doom) with amazing guest artists, such as Ralf Scheepers, Michael Kiske, Daniel Heiman, Melissa Bonny, Arjen Lucassen, and many, many more. If you're interested to know which artists he's been working with, check the links below!
Some words about Marius:
Marius Danielsen is a Norwegian artist from the bands Legend of Valley Doom, Darkest Sins and the Ana Metal For Charity Project. He has been fortunate to work with some of the greatest artists in the world like Blaze Bayley, Ralf Schepers, Daniel Heiman, Tim Ripper Owens, Alessandro Conti, Herbie Langhans and many more on his projects.
We are proud to announce another guest of the Woods. Herbie langhans is an awesome vocalist. His vocal range is simply astonishing! He's a fine gentleman to work with! Give him a warm welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Avantasia with Herbie Langhans - Draconian Love
Some words about Herbie:
Herbie Langhans is a rock/hard rock and metal singer from Germany. He is known as the lead and backing vocalist in bands as Firewind, Avantasia, Radiant, Sonic Haven, The Lightbringer of Sweden, RŸFFHUNTR, ex-Sinbreed, ex- Seventh Avenue and ex-Symphonity.
Check out Herbie Langhans, Firewind, Sonic Haven, Radiant Avantasia , Ryffhuntr, The Lightbringer Of Sweden on Facebook, Instagram Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
Herbie Langhans website
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Sonic Haven Facebook
Sonic Haven Instagram
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The Lightbringer of Sweden:
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It has been a while, but here we are back again with another guest reveal! Carys Serries is such a kind lady to work with! She's a very talented vocalist and bass player. Trust us, her voice will take you all by surprise!Give her a warm welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Dál Riata:
Some words from Carys herself:
“Hi everyone, I am the vocalist and bassist of Dál Riata. Power metal and death metal have always been our two favourite genres, so our goal for the band is to have the best of both worlds! We are from all over Scotland which heavily influenced our lyrical themes as we noticed there is a gap of Scottish bands singing about Scottish history and mythology and we all hold a passion for it. Funnily enough, we were talking about how cool it would be to have metal operas when I was I learned of Woods of Wonders, so I am extremely excited for this project and honoured to be asked to be a part of it!”
Check out Dál Riata on Bandcamp, Facebook, Spotify, YouTube and make sure to follow and like them!
It's time to reveal something... We've been working together with Thomas Ewerhard Artwork again 😉 This time not for a logo, but for an album cover! Isn't that awesome?
Thank you, Thomas Ewerhard, for your very fast and very accurate animation skills! Ladies and gentlemen, meet Gideon Ricardo's Woods of Wonders The Metal Opera: Lost!
We are proud to announce another guest of the Woods. Zsolt Szilagyi is an awesome guitar player, keyboard player, and the greatest moustage grower in the world! And on top of that, he's a fine gentleman to work with! Give him a warm welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Kámel
Zsolt Szilagyi is the solo guitarist for the Finnish power metal band Dreamtale. In addition to
the guitar, Zsolt also plays other instruments; check out the progressive rock/metal group
Atom Works for an insight on his keyboard skills. He also writes and performs all music on his solo project Kámel, where he explores styles from progressive rock to heavy metal. Zsolt loves to couple catchy, beautiful melodies with heavy guitar riffs and unexpected proggy twists.
Outside music, Zsolt enjoys growing his moustache and looking like a gentleman trapped in the wrong era.
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We are happy to announce the drummer of the Woods. Max Rudolph is a great guy to work with, with an amazing personality and a great sense of humor, and his drumwork is on fire! Give him a big welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Snow White Blood with Max on the drums. Thanks Max, now we'll have this song stuck in our heads again for the rest of the week 😂
Some words about Max
Max Rudolph is the drummer of the German symphonic metal band Snow White Blood. In their music, a bombastic orchestra and a bell-like voice meet driving rhythms and striking riffs, rounded off by their unique interpretations of well-known fairytales. On their current album “Hope Springs Eternal”, they invite us to the magical world of Rapunzel, Pechmarie, the Star Talers and further stories.
He's also the drummer of the German Hard Rock Band ToJa. Classic Hardrock with symphonic elements, heavy riffs and emotional lyrics are the basement of five albums released at PureSteel Records. "When Woods of Wonders had asked me to join their project and playing the drums for them, I felt very honoured. And additionally I am really excited about being a part in a community of talented musicians and composers. So let the journey begin and see how far music can guide us."
Enter the fairytale of Snow White Blood:
Start the journey of ToJa:
We are proud to announce another guest of the Woods. Nitte Valo has an amazing, utmost powerful voice! She's also a very kind person to work with, and probably the most sarcastic, hilarious woman you'll ever meet! We love her humor! Give her a big welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Battle Beast with Nitte on the vocals, one of our personal favorites:
A little bit about Nitte Valo:
Nitte is a vocalist located in Helsinki, Finland.
Nitte has participated as a main vocalist or a guest singer in many different bands and projects such as Battle Beast, Seraphiel, Burning Point, Ensiferum, Metal De Facto, Volymian, Cardiant and Julian Faith.
She is primarily the vocalist for the band Dreamtale.
Watch and listen to Nitte's vocal performances from these videos and links below. And don’t forget to follow, like and listen to:
It's been awhile 😉 but it's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Jon Pyres has an incredible voice and he can scream like no other! Give him a big welcome!
Check out this song from Threads of Fate:
A little bit about Jon:
Jon is a vocalist and keyboardist located in the US. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jon has been involved in numerous projects throughout the years and has attended university for music composition. He is primarily the vocalist and lyricist for the band Threads of Fate, and is involved in other upcoming projects.
Check out Threads of Fate and don't forget to follow, like and listen to:
We are honoured to announce another guest of the Woods. Thomas Schmitt is one hell of a bassplayer and what a kind person to work with! Give him a big welcome!
Check out this amazing song from Snow White Blood with Thomas as the bassplayer:
Some words about Thomas
Thomas Schmitt is the bass player of the German symphonic metal band Snow White Blood. In their music, a bombastic orchestra and a bell-like voice meet driving rhythms and striking riffs, rounded off by their unique interpretations of well-known fairytales. On their current album “Hope Springs Eternal”, they invite us to the magical world of Rapunzel, Pechmarie, the Star Talers and further stories.
"When Woods of Wonders had asked me to join their project and playing the bass for them, I felt very honoured. And additionally I am really excited about being a part in a community of talented musicians and composers. So let the journey begin and create something wonderful together."
Enter the fairytale of Snow White Blood:
It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. It is the one and only Daniel Heiman!! This man has a very powerful voice, can scream like no other, and what a great guy to work with! Give him a warm welcome!
Check out this awesome song from Lost Horizon:
Daniel Heiman is a Swedish metal singer. He is known for his time in Lost Horizon, with which he recorded their first two albums.
Other musical acts Daniel has participated in as Lead singer on entire albums are Crystal Eyes, Heed, Harmony, Lavett, Dimhav and Warrior Path.
Daniel has also participated as a guest singer in other different projects and bands such as Destiny, Ablaze My Sorrow, Disdain, Fatal Embrace, Frequenzy, Highland Glory, Marius Danielsen's Legend of Valley Doom, Mentalist, Project Aegis and Sarea.
2021, Daniel is still active as a singer and is writing on his first solo album while participating in many non yet official projects as well as recording the lead vocals for Sacred Outcry's sequel expected to be released sometime in 2022.
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It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Lilly Seth has an amazing voice and she is an awesome performer! Give her a warm welcome!
Check out this song from Aeranea:
A few words from Lilly:
Woods of Wonders will be a magical adventure and I am looking forward to be part of this epic story. It’s a real honor for me to join as a guest and I can’t wait to work with these amazing musicians.
Check out Aeranea:
It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Ulli Perhonen has a great voice, and she is an amazing composer. Not only does she have a wonderful voice, but she can also sing with a very powerful opera voice! She is incredible! Give her a warm welcome!
Check out this song from Snow White Blood.
Some words about Ulli:
Ulli Perhonen is the vocalist, lyricist and orchestra composer of the German symphonic metal band Snow White Blood. In their music, a bombastic orchestra and a bell-like voice meet driving rhythms and striking riffs, rounded off by their unique interpretations of well-known fairytales. On their current album “Hope Springs Eternal”, they invite us to the magical world of Rapunzel, Pechmarie, the Star Talers and further stories.
Apart from Snow White Blood, Ulli enjoys to join other bands as a guest singer, for example Blackbriar, Vanden Plas, Harpyie, Mob Rules, Kambrium and Oversense – and now also the Woods of Wonders.
"It's a pleasure to be a guest vocalist on the Woods of Wonders. I'm looking forward to listening to the final compositions and also to my very talented fellow musicians. I'm sure this metal opera will be magical!"
Enter the fairytale of Snow White Blood:
It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Alina Lesnik has a great voice, really fairytale like. She is amazing! Give her a warm welcome! 🤘
Check out this song, and my god what a voice!!
A little bit about Alina:
Alina Lesnik is a Metal and Soundtrack singer from Germany, mostly known for her covers on YouTube. She is lead singer and lyricist of the fairytalish metal band ONCE, that released their debut album AFTER EARTH in 2019 and is working as recording artist for movie, trailer and game music. She was featured in game productions like The Surge 2, Crossroads Inn and the Netflix movie trailer for Mowgli - Legend of the Jungle. Alina was also Session vocalist for The Autist and The Vivaldi Metal Project.
„I am super excited to be a guest on the Woods of Wonders! Personally I can lose myself for hours in fairytales and fantasy realms! I studied history and literature and always loved the dak and mystic, that's why I feel inspired by ancient times and their lores. Musically speaking, I find my roots and inspiration in artists like Loreena McKennitt, Nightwish, Myrkur, Danny Elfman, Epica and Faun, just to name a few. With Woods Of Wonders I find a lot interests combined and I can't wait to create some magic with amazing artists!“
Check out Alina's Spotify, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram and like and follow!
It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Zach Wojtowicz is a great guitarist and a warm personality. It's a great guy and we are thrilled to be working with him. Man's got a great sense of humor too by the way! Give him a warm welcome!
Some words from Zach himself:Greetings to you all! My name is Zach Wojtowicz, and I am a guitarist/songwriter of the Minneapolis based metal band, ‘Ageless Warrior’. I have been playing guitar for 14 years and composing for 13. I have a deep love for powerful and epic music! Rhapsody of Fire is without question my greatest influence and inspiration as a musician and fantasy writer. Of course, I must give shoutouts to great bands like Avantasia, Epica, Dragonland, Wintersun, and many many others I would love to mention but then this bio would be a LOTR length read. I am truly honored to be a part of Gideon’s epic ‘Woods of Wonders’ project, and am excited to bring a small touch of magic on this grand adventure!
Check out Ageless Warrior's spotify
It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Danny Meyer is a great singer, gitarist and producer, and an awesome guy to work with. Check out Sunway Studios and give Oversense a listen, it's worth your while! Give him a warm welcome and wish my B-day buddy a happy birthday! 😉🤘🔥
A little bit about Danny:
Danny Meyer, singer and guitarist of German Modern Melodic Metal Band Oversense will be another guest singer on the Woods. Oversense belongs to the hottest Modern Melodic Metal acts of the last years, not only since the several weeks’ tour with Metal Queen Doro Pesch! Their latest album “Egomania” was released on September 17, 2021, via Dr. Music Records. Thematically perfectly fitting to the ongoing global political chaos, Fridays for Future and the current social media madness, it zeroes in on e.g. faceless fashion and beauty influencers without rhyme or reason with its eleven songs, skillfully packed in brilliant, majestic and catchy modern Melodic Metal anthems.
“As I was inspired a lot by power and symphonic metal legends like Avantasia, Sonata Arctica, Kamelot and many more, I’m really excited to be part of this amazing metal opera project. Can’t wait to record some really epic stuff here!”
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It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Jon Soti is a great singer and a great person to work with! He has a very powerfull voice!
A little bit about Jon:
Jon's first band ever was ''Sunrisers'' with John Kofos playing the guitar and Tassos Pandis playing the drums, back in 1999. They were playing some kind of high speed N.W.O.B.H.M. with a really jazzy drumming. After two years of practicing and rehearsing, the band members decided to stop for many diferrent reasons each.
Later on, in May 2001 Jon co-operated with 4 great guys (Grigoris: lead guitar, Danis: rhythm guitar, Michael: bass guitar, and Nikos on drums)! Danis and Jon had a common friend who took a listen of a couple of Iron Maiden covers that Jon had at the time ("Wasted Years" and "Deja vu") and he got him in touch with Danis. All the rest is just history. They named the band ''Tribe in Decay'' and they were more into progressive/heavy metal. They made several songs of their own and many cover songs of Queensryche, Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Scorpions, etc. But after a year and a half of playing together in small clubs and many glorious moments to be shared with them, they decided to stop. The main reason was that some of the guys were tired of the situation that their music direction was leading them to nowhere. That was another pity ending...
After Tribe in Decay, Jon met Loukas, a drummer who had formed a cover band named Under the Volcano (later on known as ERUPTED). They played a few times, but due to some personal problems that Jon had at the time he left the band.
In May of 2007 Jon joined the power metal band Secret Illusion. With the boys he played for over a year and he still has the best memories from them .
In March the 3rd of 2009 Jon joined the band Crusade of Steel a greek heavy metal band full of Iron Maiden influences. Jon helped Crusade of Steel reach to new heights and even win a battle of the bands competition. After the completion of an EP and due to some issues within the band, Jon parted ways with them. Also during 2009 he was in charge of the male vocals of the Symphonic metal band ''Fallen Arise'' from whom he departed in December of 2011 .
Right now he is in charge for the male vocals of Floating Worlds. At the same time he's at the studio writing and producing his first personal album, a metal opera which is named ''Sins of Humanity''.' '
Check out this song: Oceania by Floating Worlds
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It's time to announce another guest of the Woods. Stefani Keogh is a great singer and a lovely person to work with. Meet our Emma.
She has over 10 years of experience in Musical Theatre and stage performance. She recently moved into the metal/rock genre. She is one of the lead vocalists of Negard. Check out this song to hear her sing:
A few words from Stefani herself:
"I was highly intrigued by the 'Woods of Wonders' concept. It's always wonderful to find projects that combine great music with musical storytelling and I am really excited to go on this amazing, magical journey!"
Give her a warm welcome! Leave her a like on facebook, and follow her on instagram and youtube!
it's time to announce the second guest of the Woods. It's one of the biggest symphonic metal singers in the scene. The man behind Angra, Vision Divine, Kamelot, Turilli/Lione, Lione/Conti and many, many other bands... I'm talking about the one and only Fabio Lione. It's such a kind person, and such a great singer! Here is a song with Fabio on the vocals, that I truly love:
He is an amazing singer. He's able to reach the high notes, but also sing opera! Give him a warm welcome, leave him a like and follow him on Spotify and Instagram! Check out his website too!
The first guest of the Woods is Luigi Soranno. He is the man behind Arcane Tales. He is an amazing singer, and guitar player! If you like Rhapsody (of Fire), check out Arcane Tales! Leave him a like on Facebook, and follow him on Spotify and on YouTube.
Here are some words from the man himself:
"I'm Luigi Soranno, I'm the mastermind and factotum of my 'one man band' project Arcane Tales. The genre I deal with, as someone may already know, is obviously power symphonic metal, closely linked to the themes wrote in my fantasy books. It is a huge pleasure and honor to be part of this new project, I already know it will be a bombastic album as I like it."
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The logo has been finished. I want to thank Thomas Ewerhard for his work and i am looking forward to work with him in the future! It was a complete pleasure to work with him. Thomas is not only a great artwork designer but also a very kind man to work with! He listens to your needs, and also adds his own ideas. Thank you, Thomas Ewerhard! Be sure to check him out and like his facebook page!
I am proud to announce that Thomas Ewerhard is currently working on my logo. The drafts are looking great so far! I can't wait to show you! He is such a talented artwork designer, please leave him an like on Facebook!