TERAMAZE have been at the forefront of the Progressive Rock/Metal scene in Australia for some time. The band saw great success and recognition after the release of critically acclaimed 2015 album ‘Her Halo’, a concept album rich in storytelling, beautifully orchestrated music topped off with heart wrenching lyrics. Noteworthy publication, Prog Mag UK, cited the album as “One of the finest prog metal releases of recent years. Exceptional”.
Now in 2021, 6 years later, TERAMAZE are set to deliver their most ambitious body of work to date. “Sorella Minore” is the 2nd instalment of the “Her Halo” saga and it continues the tumultuous story of 2 sisters. Soon after her older sister’s death in a suspicious accident, the younger sister is kidnapped and locked away from the outside world. Held captive, in a desolate castle tower, her only company is the man who will decide her fate, The Tyrant. He tells her she will soon be forcibly betrothed to him by the foul beast he calls “father”. Her only hope is to convince The Tyrant to not be swayed by his father’s riches and power, to defy his demonic will and help her escape.
Being 26 minutes in length, the song “Sorella Minore” was a lengthy process for the band to compose, record, mix and arrange. The end result is an epic roller coaster that makes you feel as though you’re experiencing a short film, using the landscape of the TERAMAZE sound.
“Sorella Minore” features 4 main vocalists, all hailing from Australia – including Dean Wells, Nathan Peachey, Silvio Massaro (Vanishing Point) & Jennifer Borg (Divine Ascension). Each vocalist added their own depth and unique flavours to each character in this installment of the “Her Halo” story.