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ARCANA 13 - Danza Macabra Tape OUT NOW!

Metal Defiance productions new release:
The next big thing in Heavy Occult Doom, ARCANA 13 debut album ''Danza Macabra'' is now available in very limited tape edition with a free 33 x 48,7 poster.

Italy-based occult doom legion ARCANA 13, harvests the seeds of terror planted by the masters of Italian cult horror movies from the ‘60s and ‘70s, digging deep down to the roots of heavy, powerful and magical atmospheres to manifest a truly spellbinding musical and visual experience.
Arcana 13 hails from Italy, the birthplace of cult horror movie masters like Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento and Mario Bava among many others. The ambitious quest of Arcana 13 was to conceive a lethal mixture between the visual terror of italian horror legacy with the heavy and magical atmospheres of 70s heavy occult rock music. Imagine Lucio Fulci's classic "The beyond" or Dario Argento's "Inferno" with a Black Sabbath or Pentagram-inspired soundtrack: this is Arcana 13.
Eight legendary movies were meticulously chosen for their specific atmospheres and around each of them eight songs took shape, with a unique process of music composition hand-in-hand with movie edit and postproduction that was directed by Arcana 13 itself.

Don't be fooled to think Arcana 13 is a band with young untried musicians: Simone Bertozzi (guitar and vocals) has been writing and playing with danish metal heavyweights Mnemic and he's the mastermind behind the modern Age Slavery; Andrea Burdisso (guitars and vocals) is the voice and axe of the visionary sludge band Void of Sleep; Filippo Petrini (bass) has been laying downtuned fuzz with Stoned Machine and Luigi Taroni (drums) has more than twenty years of experience in drum pounding. Together they brought to life the tarot of death itself, the thirteenth arcana, and cultivated the heritage of heavy occult rock taking it to a new visual, mesmerizing level of experience.