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TEMPERANCE Reveals Impressive Single “Darkness Is Just a Drawing”

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Just in time for the release of their exciting concept album, Hermitage – Daruma’s Eyes Pt. 2, Italian maestros of modern melodic/symphonic metal TEMPERANCE reveal their third spellbinding single, “Darkness Is Just a Drawing”, together with a colorful official music video.  The new full-length, Hermitage – Daruma’s Eyes Pt. 2, drops this Friday, October 20, 2023 via Napalm Records and unveils stand-out guest performances by Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Fabienne Erni (EluveitieIllumishade), Laura Fella (Faun) and Alessandro Conti (Twilight Force).
From its opening notes, “Darkness Is Just a Drawing” envelops listeners in a world of theatrical orchestration and unbridled emotion. From haunting vulnerability to the resounding power of the impressive choir, the symphonic journey traverses the emotional spectrum of the villagers of Hermitage and the enigmatic villain Anningan.
Singer Kristin Starkey says:
“We are so proud to present our final single ‘Darkness Is Just a Drawing’ for our upcoming album Hermitage – Daruma’s Eyes Pt. 2 out in just a few days on October 20th! Although it is one of the ballads of the album, it features dynamic and passionate vocal performances from all of us and lyrically depicts one of the most important story points and lyrics of the album – ‘Darkness Is Just a Drawing’. We hope you love the journey!”

Expanding their lineup with professional opera/metal singer and vocal coach Kristin Starkey, the essence of charismatic singer Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis) and mastermind singer/guitarist Marco Pastorino (Serenity) reaches a higher level. Diving into the stunning story of the album, fans can also order the limited Hermitage book, written by Marco Pastorino.
Catapulted into another era by finding the Japanese doll, Daruma, protagonist Viktor wakes up in a magical village called Hermitage, exploring its secrets track by track. Getting into a fight between the siblings Anningan and Irin, only Viktor’s destiny is the key to their conflict. “Welcome To Hermitage” presents the magical world of Hermitage with fairytale-like flutes, twinkling chime elements, and the vocal arrangements of singers Fabienne Erni (EluveitieIllumishade) and Laura Fella (Faun). “No Return” glances with the band’s characteristic sing-along refrain and operatic fragments while the track “Join Me” ranges from marvelous vocal harmonies to grand compositions. The spellbinding “Darkness Is Just a Drawing’” and uplifting “Full Of Memories” gather the atmosphere of Hermitage – Daruma’s Eyes Pt. 2 once again, before “Cliff” closes the album with rising melodies, epic orchestration arrangements, and inimitable vocal spotlights. The concept album was produced by TEMPERANCE guitarist and singer Marco Pastorino and mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca TurilliMichael RomeoTwilight Force) at Domination Studio in San Marino. Come explore Viktor’s legacy!

Pre-Order here:

TEMPERANCE album cover

Hermitage – Daruma’s Eyes Pt. 2 Tracklist:
1.    Daruma
2.    Glorious
3.    A Hero Reborn
4.    Welcome to Hermitage
5.    No Return
6.    In Search of Gold
7.    Join Me
8.    Trust No One but You
9.    Darkness Is Just a Drawing
10.    Into the Void
11.    Brand New Start
12.    Where We Belong
13.    Full of Memories
14.    Cliff 

Experience TEMPERANCE live in 2023/24:
04.11.23 NL – Apeldoorn / Brainstorm Festival

Nemesis AD European Tour 
08.02.24 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
09.02.24 DE – Hamburg / Logo 
11.02.24 UK – London / Boston Music Room 
13.02.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
15.02.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
16.02.24 CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe 
18.02.24 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum
20.02.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
21.02.24 FR – Paris / Backstage by the Mill 
22.02.24 NL – Hengelo / Metropool
23.02.24 BE – Diest / Hell
24.02.24 NL – Uden / De Pul

Festivals 2024:
15. – 17.08.24 CZ – Moravský Krumlov / Rock Castle

Kristin Starkey – Vocals
Michele Guaitoli – Vocals
Marco Pastorino – Guitars & Vocals
Luca Negro – Bass Guitar
Marco Sacchetto – Drums

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