Just over two years since the release of their debut album, “Beyond the Elysian Fields”, Italian symphonic metal band Aqvilea presents “Activm”, the first single from their upcoming album. The single was released through their label Saturnia Records, mixed, mastered, and produced at the legendary Fredman Studio in Gothenburg by Swedish melodic metal pioneer Fredrik Nordström (known for his work with At the Gates, In Flames, Opeth and more). Activm is available on all digital streaming and HQ download platforms.
Activm is a powerful and eclectic piece that encompasses various emotions, ranging from symphonic metal to soundtrack to groove metal, evoking the eve of the exciting battle of Actium. The song develops through different atmospheres, touching on Cleopatra’s love, Marco Antonio’s rage, the epic ardor of the battle, and the drama of defeat. According to the founder of the band, Pier Lando Baldinelli, “In Beyond the Elysian Fields, there isn’t a song with so much versatility in less than three minutes.”
The single is accompanied by an iconic video created entirely in Virtual Production at the Base 2 Video Factory Studios in Gorizia and directed by Simone Vrech, a guest at the latest edition of the Venice Film Festival, who has also directed recent videos for Rhapsody of Fire and Aqvilea’s award-winning video, A Day Before the Wolf.
For Aqvilea, the Activm video is not just a promotional tool but a part of their artistic concept, paying tribute to great cinema and its soundtracks. The band’s release was anticipated by two official teasers published on their social accounts, which included a historical introduction that sets the scene for the battle of Actium.
Overall, Activm demonstrates Aqvilea’s unique and versatile sound, marking a promising new chapter in the band’s musical journey.