Vocalist and songwriter, Mariangela Demurtas, (lead singer of the Norwegian band Tristania and Ardours) will unleash her debut solo EP Dark Ability on February 11 2022.
Having been singing from a young age, Mariangela’s journey as a professional singer began in 2007 with Tristania, a pioneer of gothic metal in the world. Since joining Tristania, they have released two albums: Rubicon in 2008 and Darkest White in 2013. Mariangela has worked with well-known producers such as Waldemar Sorychta, Sasha Gerstner and Cris Cedeberg. Along with touring across continents and sharing stages with the likes of Moonspell, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land and more.
Ardours began in 2016, formed by Mariangela together with Kris Laurent, an old friend. They released an album on Frontiers Records in 2019 titled Last Place On Earth and along with their 2020 EP Eu4ia Ep. Ardours took to the stage with major names including Paradise Lost prior to the pandemic bringing a halt to further shows. Now they are waiting with eager anticipation to return to the live scene.
Mariangela’s voice is powerful and versatile, complementing a wide range of musical styles. She initially wrote her solo album in 2013 but it remained unreleased, unsure of the musical direction to take. Initially choosing to release her solo work on Patreon, Mariangela is preparing to unleash her EP into the wider world and make her solo debut in 2021.
“City” is a place where our dreams grow. Either we love it, or we hate it, and it is always coming with an expectation that sometimes can burn you out…
– Mariangela Demurtas
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