NIOBETH | “Silvery Moonbeams”

Itea Benedicto – Vocals and Composition

Jesús Díez – Guitars and Composition

Javi Palacios – Bass

Alberto Izquierdo “AT” – Drums

The band was born in 2005 from the meeting between Itea Benedicto (vocals and composition) and Jesús Díez (guitars and composition) in Albacete, Spain.
Niobeth´s characteristic style put together powerful riffs and drums with an important melodic charge, great orchestration and lyrical voice, getting influences from several Metal genres as well as from Classical Music and, sometimes, from Folk. In their songs it´s usual to find passages of high elegance and with a lot of arrangements, sometimes with some theatricality.
In 2006 they recorded their first studio demo, under the name “Infinite Ocean Of Stars”, which includes 6 tracks. In the months after the demo was completed, some changes in the formation happen, joining the band Santi Tejedor (keyboard and violin) and Alberto Trigueros (drums). From that moment on, the band takes part on several festivals and begins to give concerts in several towns of Spain.
In the begining of 2008 the band temporally stops their live shows to focus in the songs which will compose their first album.
The first album, under the name “The Shining Harmony Of Universe”, is recorded in August and September of 2008 and finally released in Spain in October 2008. The album has a lenght of 70 minutes and a total of 13 tracks. It includes the cover of the Queen Of The Night Aria from “The Magic Flute” by W. A. Mozart and a bonus track, “Kowasani Furuete”, with the lyrics in Japanese language in what is a humble homage to the victims of the nuclear attacks at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The album has been release in Japan under the label Rubicon Music, with release date in stores of September 2009. The Japanese edition includes the song “Dreaming” as an exclusive bonus track and a DVD with the “The Whisper Of Rain” videoclip and additional material.  “The Shining Harmony Of Universe” has received great reviews in the media, both national and international, with reviews as:
“The perfect union between metal and classical music. The elegance and pulchritude of classical music hold hands with the strengh, heaviness and power of heavy metal inside of baroque and progressive structures that invite to discover new corners in every listen”.
Among the last concerts of the band there are the album presentation tour (The Shining Tour), which carried them to the best venues of Spain, Viña Rock festival 2009 (with an attendance of more than 50.000 people), Leyendas del Rock festival, the concert at the prestigious Circus Theater accompanied by the choir “Orfeón de la Mancha” and the Spanish tour with the norweigan band Sirenia in September of 2009.
After the release of the Dreaming EP, which benefits were donated to the Red Cross in help of Haiti victims of the 2010 Earthquake, the band focused completely on the recording of the new material. Javi Palacios (bass) and Alberto “AT” Izquierdo (drums) join the band and the sound becomes even stronger and more solid.
The new album, Silvery Moonbeams, is recorded in Italy, mixed in Spain and mastered in Finland by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios and is released in Europe in September of 2011 under Aural Music / Dreamcell11 / Wormholedeath.
It composed of 12 tracks including one song in Spanish and one beyond the 15 minutes of length, as well as a classical music cover for “Polovtsian Dances” from Prince Igor by A. Borodin and one song with supporting male vocals. The new album means an important step in a musical and conceptual level.

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