Aexylium – EPK



BIOGRAPHY

Aexylium was born in Varese (Italy) in 2014 by mixing the typical sound of traditional instruments (Flute, Violin, Bouzouki) with the modern taste of metal music

They’re inspired by artists like Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Alestorm, Folkstone

The band consists of eight members

Aexylium played for many renowned european festivals starting in 2015 with Dumeltica International Music Festival, followed by Montelago Celtic Festival, TANZT! Festival (Munich – GER), Malpaga Folk & Metal, Rock Inn Somma, Druidia and Strigarium

In these occasions Aexylium have shared the stage with many other bands like Elvenking, Wind Rose, Nervosa, Furor Gallico, Temperance etc.

The debut album, named ‘Tales From This Land’ (2018), has been released for Underground Symphony records. It was recorded at Twilight Studio by Davide Tavecchia and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Elvenking, DGM, Secret Sphere)

In 2021 Aexylium signed a deal with Rockshots Records for the new album titled ‘The Fifth Season’, recorded at Twilight Studio, with the artwork created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Testament, Manowar, Korpiklaani)                         

‘The Fifth Season’ has been released on October 29th 2021 and four videos have been released on Youtube: the singles “Mountains”, “The Fifth Season”, “The Bridge” and “Spirit of the North”

In February 2022 two brilliant musicians joined the band: Thalia Bellazecca and Alberto Mezzanotte (ex Frozen Crown)

So far, Aexylium have shared the stage with many others band: Vision Divine, Elvenking, Wind Rose, Nervosa, Furor Gallico, Temperance, etc.

Aexylium’s partners are: ESP Guitars, Solar Guitars, Liuteria Cocopelli, Twilight Studio, Firebird Strumenti Musical



THE FIFTH SEASON

The Fifth Season is Aexylium’s second full-length album

 The artwork and the title track refer to an hypothetical future where humans depleted all the planet’s resources almost causing a total extinction

All the songs have their uniqueness and the lyrics are mainly inspired by Norse Mythology

With this album the band wants to make a concrete step towards growth and musical maturity, offering a more elaborate sound, tighter riffs and advanced orchestrations compared to its previous work

The album features two special guest appearances: Samuele Faulisi (frontman of Atlas Pain), and the talented female singer Arianna Bellinaso

In addition, the choir of the Facolty of Musicology of Cremona added its contribution during the recording session

The album is recorded by Davide Tavecchia at Twilight Studio,
and the artwork is created by Yan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design (Manowar, Testament, Korpiklaani, etc.)

‘The Fifth Season’ has been released on October 29th via Rockshots Records


 

                                 

                                     

TRACKLIST

1 – The Bridge (feat. Samuele Faulisi)

2 –  Mountains

3 – Immortal Blood

4 – Battle of Tettenhall

5 – Skål

6 – An Damhsa Mór

7 – Yggdrasil

8 – Vinland

9 – The Fifth Season

10 – Spirit of the North

11 – On the Cliff’s Edge


VIDEOS



 



LINEUP

STEVEN MERANI
THALIA BELLAZECCA
FABIO BUZZAGO
GABRIELE CACOCCIOLA
ALBERTO MEZZANOTTE
STEFANO COLOMBO
FEDERICO BONOLDI
LEANDRO PESSINA
STEVEN MERANI

Steven Merani Vocals

Thalia Bellazecca Guitar

Fabio BuzzagoGuitar

Alberto Mezzanotte – Drums

Gabriele CacocciolaBass

Stefano ColomboKeyboards, Orchestral Parts, Choirs

Leandro Pessina –  Flutes, Bouzouki, Mandolin

Federico BonoldiViolin



ACHIEVEMENTS

  • In November 2021 Aexylium played at TANZT! Festival in Germany (Munich), at Backstage Club
  • The guitarist Thalia is official endorser for Esp Guitars
  • The guitarist Fabio is official artist for Solar Guitars
  •  The bassist Gabriele is endorser of the italian brand Liuteria Cocopelli
  • ‘Tales From This Land’ achieved +120,000 streams on Spotify in two years
  • In 2018 Aexylium were chosen as finalists of the European Celtic Contest of Montelago, a festival with +20,000 participants
  • In September 2018 the song ‘Revive the Village’ enters the top 200 metal songs chart in Germany on iTunes
  • In August 2020 Aexylium, despite Covid limits, were chosen by the city of Milan to play in the amazing set of the historical Castello Sforzesco



‘THE FIFTH SEASON’ PRESS REVIEWS

It’s albums like The Fifth Season that make choosing album of the year an impossible task. It’s an epic tale filled with strong melodies that allow you to have a good time along the way. – Rock Out Stand Out (10/10)

In fact, let it be said now, before the final track, that it’s astonishing just how much Aexylium have improved. Folk metal can be trite and unimaginative but that’s certainly not the case here. It really does help too that Aexylium’s refinement makes it so much more enjoyable to listen too.GBHBL (9/10)

The Fifth Season is an album of international level…Aexylium can be proud of this records, which will increase in popularity among folk metal lovers”” – Mister Folk (8/10)

“‘If since their debut they predicted to be a group that would give something to talk about in the future, Aexylium have sought to surpass themselves, and they have successfully achieved this purpose, which is reflected in each song of this beautiful The Fifth Season”” – The Dark Melody (8,9/10)



LIVE REPORTS

The first song of their concert is unmistakable for those who have followed this TV series, I’m obviously talking about ‘Game of Thrones’ and is welcomed by an ovation from the crowd, that is getting bigger under the stage … They are eight on the stage and the energy they spread is perceived and celebrated several times by the horn sounds among the crowd” – Malpaga 2016 live report by Metalpit

Aexylium from Varese, a band that I personally had never listened live and that turned out to be a pleasant discovery … The crowd is jumping, and even though their show is at the hottest time of the day, the audience for them is consistent, and it is undeniable that they appreciate the exhibition – Malpaga 2016 by Suoni Distorti Magazine

 



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CONTACTS

Email:  aexylium.band@gmail.com

Official Website:  www.aexylium.it

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/aexylium

Instagram: www.instagram.com/aexylium_official

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/c/AexyliumOfficial

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4qWmQxIaQvPySTMjSCswO6

Bandcamp: https://aexylium.bandcamp.com

Personal Reference:

Buzzago Fabio

fabio.buzzago@gmail.com

+39 347. 1913983