Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Rolo Tomassi has announced a New Album Titled ‘Astraea’
The band Rolo Tomassi has announced the release of their third studio album. It is titled ‘Astraea’ and is scheduled for release on the 5th of November. Destination Moon Records have been chosen to work with the band’s record label. Their partner has already released some records with various bands such as Kappa Gamma and Holland. They also helped with the 2011 Eternal Youth ROLO TOMASSI anthology album. The band was originally founded in Sheffield but they are now based in Nottingham and Brighton. They plan to tour Europe and the UK starting in October.
They have a show at Halloween in London. In 2013 they are hoping to tour the entire world. A number of major headline shows have been added to their lineup. The latest album is the latest from the band following the entrance of Chris Cayford and Nathan Fairweather who belatedly joined the group. They came in at the end of last year. The band’s latest album was recorded by Jason Sanderson, the man behind their debut effort ‘Hysterics’. He has worked with many other bands including Brontide and 65 Days of Static.
An expansive band on the way up
The British rock community is benefitting from the glow that comes from Rolo Tomassi and their work. Initial responses to the tracks within the album are positive. Some people have gone as far as saying that the work contains some of the heaviest and most direct tracks that have ever been written. The openers are startling with Howl and Echopraxia. Clearly the band has invested a lot of their efforts in doing the technical things that relate to their music.
If you want to see the melodic progression that the group has undergone then you need look no further than Illuminare which highlights Eva Spence’s vocals. She is surprisingly light given the heaviness of the overall theme within the album. As a starting point Rolo Tomassi is hoping to release Ex Luna Scientia prior to the full release of the album. James Spence says that they are aiming for a post-Cosmology record and that the chemistry between the various members has helped them to come up with the concept. He pays particular tribute to Chris and Nathan even if they have only recently joined the group.
As the lead singer Eva Spence had this to say: She felt that she had been very focused on the work. In particular she was trying to fit the vocals to the music and helping the rest of the group understand her perspective as a singer. The end result is a set of lyrics that add rather than subtract from the main theme. This is the tracklisting for ‘Astraea’ and there is a sample clip of Rolo Tomassi performing at the end of the article:
- Ex Luna Scientia
- The Scales of Balance
- Prelude II (Echolalia)