EPK – Even Flow – Mediterraneo (2022)
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“The five songs that make up Mediterraneo are gloriously uplifting anthems that draw you from your world of cares and worries into an exhilarating musical realm of dreams. The songs are concise and finely honed, yet seem to contain an ever-expanding universe to explore within their duration. The title track, ‘Mediterraneo’, is perhaps the EPs crowning glory, building through multiple layers, each more captivating than the last, but in truth every note from the first bombastic chords that usher in opener ‘Ocean Lies’ to the final spiraling guitar solo of ‘Mediterraneo’ is sheer melodic, progressive metal perfection. Immaculately mixed and mastered by Michele Guaitoli (Visions Of Atlantis, Temperance) and adorned in the spectacular artwork of Mickael Briot of Mythrid Art (Nightmare).
Mediterraneo is a glittering treasure, just waiting to be uncovered.
Even Flow has stolen the hearts of rock and metal fans around the world with their incredible albums and breathtaking live performances alongside the likes of Orphaned Land, Katatonia, Firewind, Pain Of Salvation, and many, many more diverse and revered artists. With the October 3rd release of Mediterraneo, more music fans will fall under their spell and flock to their banner. This is a majestic new level of achievement for Even Flow and the beginning of the exciting next chapter in their remarkable career.”
For fans of Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Stratovarius, Angra, Queensryche
Band Name: Even Flow
EP Title: Mediterraneo
Release Date: October 3, 2022
Band Name: Even Flow
EP Title: Mediterraneo
Release Date: October 3, 2022
1. Ocean Lies (5:12)
2. Ray of Light (4:50)
3. Leaves (2:54)
4. Revelation Day (3:00)
5. Mediterraneo (7:32)
EP Length: 23:30
EP Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: EVEN FLOW
• All songs written by: PIETRO PAOLO LUNESU
• Produced by: PIETRO PAOLO & GIORGIO LUNESU
• Mixed by: MICHELE GUAITOLI
• Mastered by: MICHELE GUAITOLI
• Album Artwork by: MYTHRID ART
EP and Live Band Line Up:
PIETRO PAOLO LUNESU – GUITARS & BACKING VOCALS
GIORGIO LUNESU – DRUMS
MARCO PASTORINO – VOCALS
LUCA NEGRO – BASS
The EP as a whole explained (LYRICALLY & MUSICALLY):
The EP at the level of lyrics speaks of love, hope, sadness, and joy for the future. Musically it is a concentration of power, energy, melody, and time changes with oriental influences.
Track by track explained (LYRICALLY & MUSICALLY):
1. Ocean Lies is the first song written for this EP, I wanted to compose a powerful song that at the same time was melodic in the refrains, with a clean musical interlude to give space to the vocal harmonies, towards the middle of the song there are Latin influences in the way of playing the drums together with the guitar solo. The lyrics represent at times the desolation of the world, but at the same time thinking optimistically for the future.
2. Ray Of Light the lyrics speak of love towards a girl, characterized by a clean guitar intro, together with a keyboard that creates very beautiful melodies, at the end the guitar harmonizations there is a somewhat Arabic sound.
3. Leaves is a piece of solo piano and voice, extremely intimate with a final part of the piano with strong harmonic tensions decreased. The lyrics represent a love story between two young people that never materialized.
4. Revelation Day lyrics have a Catholic inspiration, a song to be discovered musically in its entirety. The melodic parts are intertwined with more progressive parts.
5. . Mediterraneo talks about a love relationship between two guys, the music has Arabic interludes, many progressive metal parts, and melodic guitar solos.
PHOTO CREDIT: CLAUDIA CHIODI
Even Flow is a progressive metal band that was formed in the late 1990s by brothers Pietro Paolo (guitar) and Giorgio (drums).
In 2008, the band released their first debut EP ‘Dream Weaver’, which continues to garner universal acclaim from fans and critics.
In 2011, the band returned to the studio to record their first album Ancient Memories, which revealed a more mature and eclectic sound where Fabrizio di Sarno (Paul Di Anno and Angra) joined on keyboards and Jani Loikas (Nocturnal Winds) on bass.
The album was received with positive feedback from the international scene, and, thanks to this, Even Flow was selected from over 2,000 bands to participate in the final contest of the Sweden Rock Festival.
Ancient Memories was supported by a European tour that included Italy, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
The band closed out that wonderful year with a sold out show in their hometown Sassari, Italy with special guest Blaze Bayley, the former lead singer of Iron Maiden.
2015 was a magical year for the band as they entered the studio to record their second EP Flower Paths where they were joined by Mark Zonder former drummer of Fates Warning, Mike Lepond (bassist for Symphony X), and Matt Guillory (keyboardist for James Labrie’s solo projects known for his participation in Dream Theater).
In that same year, they supported Flower Paths, with a European tour of Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, sharing the stage with Roberto Tiranti, voice of Labyrinth, for the only Italian date in the local cult Rock N’ Roll club in Milan and supporting it as a special guest for his WonderWorld with Ken Ingwersen on guitar and Tom Arne Fossheim on drums: a super band that he supports on world tours, Uriah Heep’s founder Ken Hensley.
At the end of a superlative year, the band was invited by Orphaned Land as the opening band, consolidating seven sold out concerts through Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Lille, Manchester, London, and Paris with double sold out.
The spring and summer of 2016 was an exciting one for the band, opening in Cagliari for Michael Angelo Batio and traveling to Athens for the recording of the Life Has Just Begun album under the supervision of Greek producer Bob Katsionis, former keyboard player of Firewind.
The mix was entrusted to Tommy Hansen, producer of Helloween, and the artwork was curated by Gustavo Sazes.
Life Has Just Begun marked a new path with the addition of vocalist Marco Pastorino to the lineup, whose voice gave new life and enthusiasm to the band.
The singles Alternative State Of Mind and Azure Haze witnessed Marco duet with the legendary Mark Boals, former singer of Yngwie Malmsteen and under the supervision of Dennis Ward the singles were mixed for Alternative State Of Mind and Tommy Hansen for Azure Haze.
The album was driven by singles Secret Prayer, Come To Life, Infinity and Oblivion which increased the band’s notoriety by giving them the chance to embark on a new tour called the Come To Life European Tour that saw them cross Italy, Spain, the Baltic countries, and Russia in support of Serious Black, Firewind, Eluveitie, Iron Savior, and Katatonia.
2018 saw the entry of Luca Negro on bass to the lineup, debuting that summer with the band when they opened for Dare and Pain of Salvation, and with the studio recording of the EP Mother, which saw the band taking a modern version of the first acoustic EP Flower Paths, in addition to the aforementioned guests of Mark Zonder, Mike Lepond, Matt Guillory, and Matan Shmuely of Orphaned Land.
Mother was recorded in Rome by Paolo Campitelli, and the mixing was entrusted Joost van Den Broek (Epica, Powerwolf)
In support of Mother, the band played at Rock The Castle in Villafranca di Verona sharing the stage with Slash, Black Stone Cherry, Dee Snider, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, and Richie Kotzen, along with them embarking on a tour of England that same year.
Even Flow is:
Marco Pastorino: Vocals and Choirs
Pietro Paolo Lunesu: All Electric and Acoustic guitars
Giorgio Lunesu: Drums and Percussion
Luca Negro: Bass
2022 – MEDITERRANEO – EP
2019 – MOTHER – EP
2017 – LIFE HAS JUST BEGUN – LP
2013 – FLOWER PATHS – EP
2011 – ANCIENT MEMORIES – LP
Shared Stage with:
ELUVEITIE, PAIN OF SALVATION, IRON SAVIOR, FIREWIND, KATATONIA, SERIOUS BLACK, SLASH & MILES KENNEDY, RITCHIE KOTZEN, DEE SNIDER OF TWISTED SISTER, SEBASTIAN BACH OF SKID ROW
Tours and Festivals:
2020- UK TOUR
2019– ROCK THE CASTLE FESTIVAL (VILLAFRANCA DI VERONA/CASTELLO SCALIGERO-ITALY) with SLASH,Ritchie Kotzen,Sebastian Bach,and Dee Snider
2018- SPAIN TOUR with Iron Savior
2017 – BALTIC TOUR with Eluveitie
2017/2018 – COME TO LIFE TOUR (EUROPE TOUR) with Pain Of Salvation, Firewind, Katatonia, Serious Black