|Studio album by Adagio|
|Released||July 23, 2003|
|Genre||Progressive metal, neoclassical metal, symphonic power metal|
|Label||Nothing to Say|
Underworld is the second studio album by the progressive/neoclassical metal band Adagio, released in 2003. Also is the last to feature David Readman on vocals and Dirk Bruinenberg on drums.
Progressive metal is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock that combines the loud "aggression" and amplified guitar-driven sound of the former with the more experimental, cerebral or "pseudo-classical" compositions of the latter.
Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing, consisting of elements borrowed from both classical and speed metal music. Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore pioneered the subgenre by merging classical melodies and blues rock. Later, Yngwie Malmsteen became one of the most notable musicians in the subgenre, and contributed greatly to the development of the style in the 1980s. Other notable players in the genre are Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, Jason Becker, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Uli Jon Roth, Stéphan Forté, Wolf Hoffmann and Timo Tolkki.
Adagio is a French progressive metal band formed in 2000 by guitarist Stéphan Forté.
All lyrics written by Stéphan Forté, except where noted; all music composed by Stéphan Forté, except where noted.
Stéphan Forté is a musician, whose main project is that of being the guitarist of the progressive neoclassical metal band Adagio.
|1.||"Next Profundis" (M: Stéphan Forté / Kevin Codfert)||7:39|
|2.||"Introïtus/Solvet Saeclum in Favilla"||8:14|
|4.||"From My Sleep... to Someone Else"||6:37|
|7.||"The Mirror Stage" (L: Audrey Bedos)||6:31|
|9.||"Missa Aeterna" (Japanese bonus track)||6:37|
David Readman is an English singer, best known as the vocalist of hard rock band Pink Cream 69 and former vocalist of progressive metal band Adagio. He released a solo album on 31 August 2007, and was part of German guitarist Alex Beyrodt's band Voodoo Circle, from 2008 to 2016.
Kevin Codfert is the current keyboardist of the band Adagio. He joined the band in 2003, working on the album Underworld. He is the producer of progressive metal band Myrath, which met with the band during Rock Festival in Tunisia on December 2006. Codfert collaborated with Stéphan Forté on his solo project, and also with the band Venturia.
Dirk Bruinenberg is a Dutch musician known as the former drummer of several European progressive metal and power metal bands, including: Elegy, Ian Parry's Consortium Project and Adagio. He is often recognized for his intricate drumming style and technical double bass patterns.
Anorexia Nervosa is a French symphonic black metal band from Limoges, France, formed in 1991. They are currently "on hold" due to the departure of vocalist RMS Hreidmarr.
Sanctus Ignis is the debut album by French progressive/neoclassical metal band Adagio, released on May 8, 2001 in France by Nothing To Say, and in Europe by Limb Music.
The Fourth Legacy is the fourth full-length album by power metal band Kamelot. It was released in 1999 by Noise Records/Modern Music. It was the first album to credit vocalist Roy Khan as a writer on all tracks, establishing him as the main songwriter of the band together with founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.
Under Jolly Roger is the third studio album by Running Wild. This album marked a stylistic turning point in which the group dropped the Satanic imagery they had previously used and adopted the pirate theme they would become known for, creating and influencing the later named pirate metal subgenre of heavy metal in the 2000s in the process. The album's title comes from the famous Jolly Roger, the flag used by pirates to identify their ships. The album has sold 250,000 copies Worldwide.
Dominate is the third album by Adagio. The album was produced by Stéphan Forté and Kevin Codfert, and mixed at House Of Audio Studios in Germany by Dennis Ward. It is also the first and only Adagio album to feature Gus Monsanto on vocals.
A Band in Upperworld is the first live album and the third release by Adagio.
Endangered is the 8th studio album by hard rock band Pink Cream 69.
State of Mind, released in 1997, is an album by Netherlands power metal band Elegy.
Archangels in Black is the fourth studio album by Adagio. According to their Website, the mastering of Archangels in Black was completed on September 3, 2008. After numerous delays, the album was officially released on February 2, 2009 in Europe. The band stated that "the compositions are the ultimate balance between melodic and extreme metal and can be considered as a more brutal version of Underworld". Archangels in Black is Adagio's first and only album to include Christian Palin on vocals, but the backing vocals were sung by Gustavo Monsanto, Adagio's former vocalist who sang on Dominate.
Red Circuit is a progressive metal supergroup from Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany. It features members and guest musicians from bands such as Vanden Plas, Adagio, Firewind, and Elegy. The band's debut album, Trance State was recorded at Bazement-Studio near Frankfurt and released February 24, 2006 via LMP Records. According to the band, the album's lyrics were inspired by a volume of poetry by Klaus Kinski.
In10sity is the tenth studio album by Pink Cream 69. It is the first album to feature additional guitarist Uwe Reitenauer and also celebrates the bands 20th year making music.
Missa Mercuria is a progressive metal project which involved members of the German bands Vanden Plas, Pink Cream 69 and Silent Force.
Place Vendome is a melodic hard rock / AOR band, founded in 2004 at the direction of Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino.
Ceremonial is Pink Cream 69's 11th album. It's the band's first album with a new line-up change, this time featuring drummer Chris Schmidt replacing founding member Kosta Zafiriou.
Voodoo Circle is a German hard rock/heavy metal band founded in 2008, as a project of Silent Force guitarist Alex Beyrodt who had the idea to re-think his personal vision of music, making songs more based on his early influences, such as Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple and Rainbow.
Kingdom of Rock is the second full-length studio album by Swedish heavy metal songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Magnus Karlsson.
|This 2000s metal album–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|