ARTIZAN “Ancestral Energy” – preorder phase started!
The new ARTIZAN-masterpiece “Ancestral Energy” is now available in the webshop. Safe 1 Euro during preorder phase. The official release date is the 10th of May 2013. “Ancestral Energy” was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Jim Morris @ Morrisound / Tampa, FL. He worked in the past for bands like SAVATAGE and ICED EARTH. The album contains also a guest appearance of Matt Barlow (ASHES OF ARES, ex-ICED EARTH).
First press reactions are fantastic: Craig Hartranft of dangerdog.com wrote:
“How do you follow up a great debut album and avoid the sophomore jinx? Bring an equally strong sequel. That’s exactly what Jacksonville’s Artizan has done with Ancestral Energy. Once more the band successfully blends the best of classic melodic heavy metal with nuances of power and progressive metal. Among many things, the singular strength of Artizan is their ability to weave the best aspects of those in an interesting and entertaining fashion. …Once more, with Ancestral Energy, Artizan delivers a fine platter of classic melodic metal. It makes you wonder how they’ll follow this one up in the future. Good stuff, and strongly recommended.” 5/5 points