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Phoenix Rising (ESP)


Phoenix Rising
Present
El Temor de un Hombre Sabio
Official Lyric Video

 

Today we proudly bring you the new video for “El Temor de un Hombre Sabio”, taken from our latest album “Acta Est Fabula”. This time around we’ve luckily managed to squat up with many beloved musicians/friends from all around the Spanish Metal scene and we could not be more grateful. Together, we will get through these difficult times and, eventually, we will return to the stages stronger than ever.

This song is inspired by the fantasy trilogy “The Kingkiller Chronicle” and sings about resilience, overcoming adversity and passion for music. It gathers all classic elements from the PowerMetal we love from the 90s with a renewed and personal style. Only time will tell if it will become a classic of the genre but for now, here it is for your enjoyment.

 

“Acta Est Fabula”
Available in CD format HERE
Available on all digital platforms HERE

“Acta Est Fabula” features songs that are a balanced combination of aggressive drums, shredding guitars, epic orchestrations, powerful vocals and catchy chorus.

Phoenix Rising has stepped up their game even more on this new album and the level of detail in the production, mixing and composition. “Acta Est Fabula” is a concept album and the band has even written a short novel around the CD for a more complete and immersive experience.

  1. El Portal de Thalogrim
  2. Acta Est Fabula
  3. Luna de Sangre
  4. El Último Aliento
  5. El Doblón de la Muerte
  6. Deriva Speranza
  7. El Temor de un Hombre Sabio
  8. Achterhuis
  9. Ira Ciega
  10. El Caminante

Phoenix Rising was formed in 2007 under the name “Quinta Enmienda” but it was not until 2010 that the band released its debut album “Ne Bis In Idem”. The band toured intensively during the next couple of years and gained good reputation both from public and media. Their convincing performance in front of 5000 metalheads at Sonisphere festival finally got them signed to German label “Sonic Attack” and the band decided to change its name to “Phoenix Rising”.

The second album, “MMXII”, was recorded both in English and Spanish language and it finally dropped in March, 2012. The album was distributed worldwide by “SPV” as a double CD and marvelous critics comparing them with world-class bands such as “Rhapsody” or “Sonata Arctica” don’t last to show up. As a result, later that year the band signed another deal with Japanese label Hydrant Music to release an exclusive version of the album containing several bonus tracks in Japan.

In late 2013 Phoenix Rising entered the studio to record its third album, “Versus”, which was finally self-published in 2014.While musically speaking, the band kept the same formula acclaimed by the fans and media, lyrically speaking, the band focused more on life-struggle and life-death duality. The tour that followed “Versus” took the band to many new places, not only within Spain but to different cities in France and Belgium during the summer of 2016.

After that, the band decided to take a long break from touring to focus in the writings for the upcoming album, “Acta Est Fabula” which aims to become the most ambitious of its career, combining epic orchestrations and choral sections with Phoenix Rising’s trademark of epic vocals and shredding guitars. The album was recorded at New Life Studios between 2018 and 2020 and was funded through a Verkami campaign. “Acta Est Fabula” was officially launched on March 26th, 2021.

Discography:

Ne Bis in Idem (Cd, 2020)
MMXII (Cd, 2012)
Versus (Cd, 2014)
Acta est Fabula – Wormholedeath (Cd, 2021)

Band Line-up:

Miguel González: Vocals & Lead guitar
Daniel Martínez: Lead guitar
Jesús M. Toribio: Keyboards & Orchestration
Cristian Rodríguez: Bass
Carlos Vivas: Drums

PHOENIX RISING – El Temor de un Hombre Sabio

PHOENIX RISING – El Doblón de la Muerte

PHOENIX RISING – El Portal de Thalogrim

PHOENIX RISING – Ira Ciega

PHOENIX RISING links:
Band location – Madrid Spain
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