NANOWAR OF STEEL & Special Guest: Frozen Crown
Parody metal powerhouse NANOWAR OF STEEL blend comedy and vibrant Italian folklore
on Italian Folk Metal!
Parody metal powerhouse NANOWAR OF STEEL turns to the musical roots of their homeland, bringing heavy new life to traditional Italian music on their new album Italian Folk Metal (out July 2 on Napalm Records)! Filled with references to Italian folklore, NANOWAR OF STEEL puts its own comedic metal twist on the various traditional sounds of their beautiful country. Each song on Italian Folk Metal is performed in a distinct style of Italian folk music: Napoli-based sounds of musica neomelodica clash with melodic guitar sweeps on “Scugnizzi of the Land of Fires“ and speedy accordions (prominently known from northern Italy‘s mazurka) are layered with dizzying guitar solos on “La Mazurka del Vecchio che Guarda i Cantieri“. The powerful blast beats and violins on Italian Folk Metal‘s album opener “L'Assedio di Porto Cervo“ prove that NANOWAR OF STEEL are absolute aficionados of both Italian folk music and heavy music. Mixed with the band‘s eclectic, comprehensive brand of catchy, comedy-infused metal, Italian Folk Metal is a truly multi-faceted listening experience and a deep dive into the roots of Italy’s folklore! In the process of recording the new album in Rome and Milan during the summer of 2020, NANOWAR OF STEEL took the Italian-focused theme as an opportunity to gather Italy’s crème de la creme of musicianship: the album features Francesco Paoli from FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE on “L’assedio di Porto Cervo”, Alessandro Conti of LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY and TRICK OR TREAT fame on “La Mazurka del Vecchio che guarda i Cantieri” and FROZEN CROWN’s Jade on “Rosario“, among others. To top it off, NANOWAR OF STEEL’s bassist and singer Gatto Panceri 666 shows off his multilingualism on the bonus tracks “Der Fluch des Kapt'n Iglo” (performed in German) and “El Baile del Viejo que mira las Obras” (performed in Spanish). Italian Folk Metal showcases NANOWAR OF STEEL’s musical versatility at its best!
Frozen Crown is a female fronted Power Metal band infused with Classic Heavy Metal and Symphonic metal vibes.
Born in 2018, the band released three albums, “The Fallen King”, “Crowned In Frost” and “Winterbane” which gave the band huge media exposure – over 30 million views total on YouTube for their singles – and made it possible to be featured as special guest on the 2020 Dragonforce European tour, amongst many other accomplishments. Starting with the third album “Winterbane” sees Frozen Crown amplifyied the classic heavy and power metal components of their sound and toned down the symphonic influences even more, resulting in an aggressive and monolithic sound thanks to the tasteful riffs and guitar leads of mastermind and songwriter Federico Mondelli and the astonishing female vocals provided by talented singer Giada "Jade" Etro, broadening Frozen Crown's musical landscape while keeping intact an uncommon taste for haunting melodies and catchy refrains.
During its short lifespan, Frozen Crown played two European tours, one Japanese headlining tour and several shows throughout Europe including Sabaton Open Air and Metal Fest Plzen, sharing the stages with bands like Sabaton, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Dragonforce, Stratovarius and more.