Of the Sun and the Moon, the italian metal rock conquering the indie charts worldwide
While working on the brand new original track ‘Sad, the Rain’, scheduled for Autumn 2021, the indie, unsigned and self-produced Italian female-fronted metal rock band Of the Sun and the Moon, whose core is formed by the vocalist Lory De Lorean and guitarist and multi-instrumentalist John Lorena, is happy and proud to announce that the song ‘Everlasting War’, released at the beginning of April 2021 and featuring the collaboration, as ‘special guest vocals’, of the American singer-songwriter Frankie McCabe, after four consecutive weeks of presence in the TOP10 of the singles most aired, requested and appreciated by the public of the Spanish radio station This Is Only Rock Radio (channel 2 dedicated to hard rock and heavy metal music), finally has reached the top of the chart (number 1).
Furthermore, the same single is a new entry at position number 23 in the TOP75 of Radio Indie Alliance, a chart drawn up weekly considering reports, schedules and preferences of a syndicate of numerous radio stations from all over the world. (see link)
In the end, ‘Everlasting War’ also appeared, at position number 5, in the TOP24 Daily Chart of Radio TFSC, one of the most followed German webradios at home and beyond. The ‘quality’ chart takes into consideration not only indie realities, but also the most well-known and established artists and bands.
Of the Sun and the Moon is an italian female-fronted metal rock band, from Mortara (Pavia), born in 2010, and it’s composed of Lory De Lorean – vocals, and John Lorena – guitars, bass, keyboards, programming, songwriter and producer. The debut single, entirely instrumental, released on June 2013, is titled ‘Daughter of the Desert’. In that period, several ideas bloomed regarding new original songs (‘Everlasting Warrior’ and ‘Oblivion’), and some demos were recorded. Lory and John, however, also had other plans and programs, always concerning music, and these ended up occupying all the time available. Well, after seven years of recording silence, during which Lory De Lorean also started a satisfying pop, funky, rap, dance ‘solo’ project (it still carries on, ‘Note di Notte’ – Jan 2020, ‘Senza Lacrime’ ft. Bomber MC – Nov 2020), at the end of 2020, Of the Sun and the Moon decided to re-join all the forces, directing’em towards the creation and recording of brand new material. The first track considered, revised and corrected was ‘Everlasting Warrior’ which became ‘Everlasting War’.
It took four months (Dec 2020/Apr 2021) of hard work to complete ‘Everlasting War’, released on 02 April 2021. It was originally intended to be a slow blues rock, minimal, only guitar and vocals, but, after a few rehearsals, it was immediately understood that the direction would be completely different. The track, whose lyrics compare life to an eternal battlefield, is a ‘hybrid’, rich in epic atmospheres, dramatic vibes, melodies, as well as in biting grit and energy; in terms of sounds, it’s a mix of ’80s riffs and guitars, electronica and indie and alternative stuff.
To create an even more evident contrast, especially on a vocal level, Of the Sun and the Moon strongly wanted the collaboration, as ‘special guest vocals’, with the US singer/songwriter Frankie McCabe.
Could this be a new beginning? Lory and John will soon start dealing with the next two original singles that already have a title, ‘Sad the Rain’ and ‘Oblivion’.