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Phoebus The Knight


PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT
Symphonic Power Metal
Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror
Jan. 23, 2023

PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT comments on “Children Of The Night”:

“In this song, the Beast has been sent to the very dangerous dimension called the Tartarus by Phoebus and Selene after an epic fight (during the song ‘The Scarlet Dance’).

After going through this dimension, the Beast manages to reach his homeland: hell.

He has reclaimed his place in the infernal city and is now gathering his army to go find its soul sister Lilith for opening a portal to Paris and attack with their demonic and vampiric troops.

This is why this song has a very dark tone, heavy riffings and is sung exclusively with growls, screams and epic choirs ! It is meant to represent the evil entity of the story gathering its troops with authority!”

When history meets fantasy, when Metal passion meets deepest love for great Classical music, the result is operatic SYMPHONIC POWER METAL at it’s best!

Successfully funded with a Ulule Crowdfunding, “Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror” was made with the 11.400 Euros collected there, thanks to the fans! It is then signed and will be released on Renaissance Records US

Each track of this truly fantastic debut album is a chapter of Phoebus’ story, the knight alchemist:

from the forgotten dimension of the “Darkest Woods”, going through the gates of Hell, to the crucible of Terror in Paris, you will follow Phoebus and his friends the Knights of Heliopolis, in an epic quest to defeat The Beast and his desire for eternal war.

To put all the events in a dramaturgic vision, this collection of songs is a blend of several musical moods, combining heavy ballads, Metal tracks with majestic orchestrations and instrumental parts.

Lyrics are for the most part in English and a bit of French, all performed with the beguiling lyrical bass voice of Axel, in clean and screamed vocals.

And what a solemn stroke of luck master Axel is for the music of the band:

All too seldom has such a noble sublime voice been carved out of such an inconceivably gigantic vocal talent with such immeasurable dedication and downright unearthly diligence!

So you can enjoy classical Symphonic Metal, Melodic Death Metal, musical, medieval pieces and even passages in the style of great masters like Bach, Mozart or even Rachmaninov!

Witness the legendary fight of Phoebus and his friends against the Beast and the vampire knights! To guide you in this quest, the master drawer Mohamed Aouamri (Sylve, Mortepierre) illustrated each chapters and gave life to this world of Fantasy and History.

“Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror”, Phoebus’ first adventure with his companions, the Knights of Heliopolis, is waiting for you!

Go on an epic and original musical adventure, mixing Symphonic Metal, Heroic-Fantasy and History, written by Axel de Montalembert, composed by Adrien Djouadou and performed by the one and only PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT!

PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT was born in the mind of Axel de Montalembert. Passionate of music, heroic-fantasy, esoterism and history, he created the story of Phoebus and his companions, the Knights Of Heliopolis, melting together heroic-fantasy and history.

To translate his great tale into music, he needed a composer that could write for a Metal band and a full orchestra to give to the story the epic breath it needed. That’s how he met Adrien Djouadou, a classically trained opera singer active on established stages and together, they created the whole concept of PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT.

Axel would write the lyrics and naturally, sing them and Adrien would compose the whole music, play the guitar and do the backing vocals. But PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT needed musicians, so they found a great team to play with them on this journey:

Noémie Allet on the bass and vocals, Adrien Guingal on the guitar and Guillaume Remih on the drums. Each member of the band would represent a character in the story of Phoebus and his companions.

Naturally, PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT became a Symphonic Metal band with a whole conceptual and visual universe. They value quality in music, production and work invested by involved parties. PHOEBUS THE KNIGHT finds its roots in bands like Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, Powerwolf, Rhapsody Of Fire, Cradle Of Filth

The Last Guardian 2022

This EP consists of a prologue of the story of the fight between Phoebus and his companions against the terrible Beast. It tells the beginning of the French revolution, how the Beast attacked the dwarf city of Baraz Dûm in Island to detonate a volcano that will have a terrible effect on the agriculture in France and trigger the revolution, how the Beast manipulates the people to lead them to violence during la Prise de la Bastille, how Phoebus and his friends will participate in the signature of the Declaration of human rights and finally, how the Beast will kidnap one of the most important ally of the light, the Iron Queen, the last guardian. All of these events will lead to what will happen in their upcoming album, “Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror”.

TRACKS

  1. Ante Lux 02:19
  2. The Beast Within 05:03
  3. The Iron Queen 04:43
  4. The Scarlet Dance 06:46
  5. Semen Pessimorum 02:39
  6. Darkness Will Prevail 03:56
  7. Children Of The Night 03:52
  8. The Queen Of The Black Sun 08:11
  9. Para Bellum 03:22
  10. Massacres De Septembre 05:43
  11. Ferrum Fero Ferro Feror 04:46
  12. The Sword Of Justice 05:56

total: 57:30 min.

 

LINE-UP

Phoebus • Vocals
Oswald Croll • Guitars, Backing Vocals
Hadrian • Guitars, Backing Vocals
Arkeuid • Bass, Vocals
Robin Of Locksley • Drums

Phoebus The Knight – Children Of The Night

Phoebus The Knight – The Scarlet Dance

Phoebus The Knight – The Last Guardian

Phoebus The Knight – The Time of the Light

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