Montreal, QC – September 22, 2023
Rockshots Records – Follow “The Shadowleader” From CHAMELION’s Debut Album “Legends & Lores” Out Dec 2023
Rockshots RecordsÂ is proud to present their latest signing of Finland’sÂ CHAMELIONÂ for the release of their debut albumÂ “Legends & Lores”Â due out in December 2023.
Founded by keyboardist Marco Sneck,Â CHAMELIONÂ creates epic symphonic fantasy power metal combined with classical music, including choir, renaissance, and baroque elements. Over the years they have released a few demos with various lineups. They now have a solid quintet of musicians that features Tomi Viiltola (Vocals), Marco Sneck (Keyboards), Jari Satta (Guitars), Jukka Jokikokko (Bass) and Janne Kusmin (Drums).
Their sophomore albumÂ “Legends & Lore”Â was recorded in various studios and was mixed by a legendary Tampere-based power metal mixer Jussi Kulomaa. Fans can hit the play button, close their eyes to dive into a fantasy world where might and magic rules, and let the music grow on them.
“We expect this album to be interesting for fans of symphonic power metal since it’s filled with nice melodies combined with metal edge and filled with layers of choirs, orchestral instruments, shredding, and renaissance & baroque feeling!”Â says band founder and keyboardist Marco Sneck.
The 10-song concept album is pure Fantasy Metal. The album is meant to be heard from beginning to end, as all the tracks are lyrically entwined into a chronologically advancing story. There are heroes, elves, magical quests, and other fantasy elements to get listeners all inspired! It is 55 minutes of adventurous heavy metal.” #FightingForFantasyMetal” says Marco Sneck.
Starting the band’s first quest for new fans, they are unveiling the first singleÂ “The Shadowleader”, the third track on the full-length and one earliest songs written byÂ CHAMELION.
“Lyrically, it tells a story about the main villain of the album. It’s a neoclassical tune with baroque elements throughout the song. Also to mention, our guitarist Jari makes some serious guitar sweeping here!”Â adds Sneck.
Listen toÂ “The Shadowleader”Â at the following links:
VISUALIZER –Â https://youtu.be/y8M3o1j3amw
SPOTIFY –Â https://spotify.link/a5veqmYLhDb
Recommended for fans of Rhapsody, Twilight Force, Symphony X, Dragonland, and Gloryhammer,Â CHAMELION‘s fantasy albumÂ “Legends & Lores”Â is due out on December 8, 2023 fromÂ Rockshots RecordsÂ and is available for pre-order atÂ https://bit.ly/ChamelionCD.
I. THE CONQUEST – 2:11
II. HEROâS TALE – 5:14
III. THE SHADOWLEADER – 5:23
IV. FAITH AND STEEL – 6:15
V. THE QUEST – 6:01
VI. THE DEMONIC CREATURES OF THE NIGHT – 5:10
VII. THE HAMMER OF THE GODSÂ´ MIGHT – 6:19
VIII. THE KEEPER OF THE HEART – 3:52
IX. THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS – 3:50
X. GLORIOUS DAWN – 10:02
Album Length: 54:23
Production, music, lyrics & arrangements by Marco Sneck
Mixed by Jussi Kulomaa
Mastered by Joni Borodavkin
Recorded by Chamelion, Mika Pohjola & Soundmix, Jari Tuomainen & Studio Sound
Choir & backing vocals by Riitu & Jake Ronkainen, recorded by Jake Ronkainen
Additional bass on track 3 played & recorded by Riku KyllÃ¶nen
Narration on track 10 by Marco Sneck
Additional choir & backing vocals by Niina & Marco Sneck
Band logo by NicolÃ¡s Oliveros
Band photos by Sami Kettunen / kuvauksellistavaloa.fi
Booklet artwork by NicolÃ¡s Oliveros
Tomi Viiltola – Vocals
Marco Sneck – Keyboards
Jari Satta – Guitars
Jukka Jokikokko – Bass
Janne Kusmin – Drums
ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
Jon Asher – Music Publicist