Italian female fronted Prog Metal band Souls Of Diotima unveils the official video for “The Princess of Navarra.” The song is taken from their 4th studio album “Janas,” released early this year via Diotima Records/Rockshots Records. “Janas” vinyl to be released on January 28, 2022. Watch the official video for “The Princess of Navarra” through the YouTube player below:
The video masterfully directed by Daniele Diana was shot on the wonderful coasts of the band’s homeland, Sardinia, right on those slopes, between land and sea, where the legend of which the same song speaks is born. The prefect union between the style of this track, with choral parts and sounds coming directly from their mother earth, and the splendid images, take us back in time in a dreamlike and rarefied atmosphere.
“‘The Princess of Navarra’ is the first ballad of the album. We love this song very much; it transports you, cradles you, encompasses you. Claudia’s singing is almost heartbreaking, moving, and enters straight into your soul. For the first time we hear the choral inserts, but it is not a classical choir, it is a Sardinian singing group called Amici del Canto Sardo. The Sardinian choral group has a very particular, unique sound that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. In fact, in 2003 it was named by UNESCO as an example of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This song also tells a Sardinian legend, set in a small town called Santa Maria Navarrese. It is the story of the princess of Navarra and her escape to stay with a servant she had fallen in love with, against her father’s will. The princess manages to escape from the tower of the castle where she was locked up by her father, but together with her man she has to face storms at sea to be able to break free and finally live their love story. They manage to save themselves from the stormy seas by landing on a beach, where the town which takes its name from the story is today. Nobody knows whether or not there is any truth is this story”, explains the band.
“Janas” is available now via Diotima Records/Rockshots Records: https://bfan.link/janas
The vinyl version will be released on January 28, 2022. Pre-orders are available now: https://bit.ly/JanasVINYL
“Janas” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oscar Nilsson at Crehate Studios in Mölndal (Sweden).
The album “Janas” is a concept, the second chapter of a journey that began with the previous album, “The Sorceress Reveals – Atlantis”. “Janas” tells the stories and legends of band’s land, Sardinia. Their island is full of wonderful mythological tales and characters, of esoteric stories that are often macabre, but which portray a truly fascinating historical and cultural journey.
“We have a shared interest in the history and culture of the peoples of the sea, of the Mediterranean, and we are one of them. Much of Western history is rooted in the tales of the peoples of the sea, skilled conquerors who crossed the seas to conquer new lands or to defend their own. But there is more. Within Sardinia there are places that often remain undiscovered. Far from the more accessible touristic locations, these places are steeped in stories both true and fictitious, which we were often told during our childhood, and which probably formed the basis of our personality and the way we see the world. In brief, ‘Janas’ talks about these stories, about us, and about the Earth we have been walking on since we were born”, enthuses the drummer Giorgio Pinna.
1. The Black Mask
2. Sleep Demon
3. The Princess of Navarra
5. The Dark Lady
6. Ichnos Superhero
7. My Roots
9. Mediterranean Lane
Souls Of Diotima is a band with a unique style, featuring recognizable elements of traditional, Progressive and Symphonic Metal, as well as unconventional elements, woven together musically in a powerfully expressive new way. Their style recalls Mediterranean atmospheres and traditions, and you can call it “Mediterranean Metal.”
Souls Of Diotima Lineup:
Claudia Barsi / Lead Vocals
Giorgio Pinna / Drums
Antonio Doro / Bass, Scream Vocals
Fabio “The Black Mask” Puddu / Guitars