I really love this style of theatrical music. I love reading books and listening to music that allow me to create a movie in my mind and Season of Ghosts gives me exactly that. The large scale production and orchestral movements all combine with Sophia’s voice to completely entrance me. Sophia has that kind of high clear voice that conjures visions of angels, so set against such a dark musical composition there is a feeling of uncertainty. It’s actually quite delicious to be honest.
I have to be up front and admit that I’ve been chomping at the bit to get to this review. Season of Ghosts was referred to me by Zombie Sam. He thought this would be something that would interest me and he was dead on. I loved every aspect of this song. It created its own atmosphere that was dark and beautiful all at the same time. Her voice, oh… her voice is like a dream you never want to wake up from. I certainly will be listening to more of this band and adding this song to a playlist I recently created with Zombie Sam’s work. I think everyone should give this song a listen regardless of your standard musical tastes. Some songs transcend genre boundaries and this is one of them.
Who They Are:
Season of Ghosts is a groundbreaking music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen, and film soundtracks. Conceived by Greek singer-songwriter, Sophia Aslanidou, the project came to life in October of 2013 and the highly anticipated debut concept album, “The Human Paradox”, is set to be released on the 8th of December 2014.
Season of Ghosts combine extreme rock and metal sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a Sci-Fi, horror movie. Sophia is in charge of composition, lyrics and co-production and handles both melodic and distorted vocals in a unique, storytelling atmosphere, that is bound to captivate audiences around the globe.
Sophia, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece, put herself on the music map as the singer of BLOOD STAIN CHILD (Japan). In just a short time, she managed to become one of the most acknowledged female vocalists within the Japanese metal industry, known not only for her work with BLOOD STAIN CHILD, but also for a number of esteemed collaborations.
In 2010, Sophia moved to Japan to start her music career, bringing her international perspective and know-how to BLOOD STAIN CHILD and together they recorded the band’s 5th studio album, Epsilon, which still is their best seller to date. They toured extensively in Japan, America and Europe until Sophia’s departure for professional and personal reasons.
While still in the band, Sophia was involved in the “Imaginary Flying Machines” project, with bands such as Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Rise To Fall, among others and sang in the now famous “Princess Ghibli” albums, featuring innovative, metal covers of Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks. She has also collaborated with popular Japanese artists, such as MEJIBRAY and AYABIE.
A lifelong education and self-growth enthusiast, Sophia is a Law School graduate, with a Master’s degree in translation, she is fluent in Greek, English, Japanese, speaks German and French and studying new languages on the side. She is also well known in the foreign J-culture community, for her pioneering activities in Greece and Japan, as band manager, promoter, event organiser and VJ. True lover of revolutionary Japanese fashion, Sophia often collaborates with famous, elegant fashion brands, such as Baby, the stars shine bright and Atelier Pierrot. Sophia currently lives between Europe and Asia.
The Band is:
Sophia Aslanidou – vocals | songwriting | total production
Ghost Legion (backing band):
Zombie Sam – guitar/
Paul Brown – bass/
Max Buell – drums/
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