In a statement issued today Black Folk Metallers SELVANS, whose debut EP was released earlier this month on Avantgarde Music, announced that the band’s lineup would be reduced to a core of two members following an amicable split with bassist Stolas: “Stolas is no longer part of SELVANS. The unavoidable split happened in a friendly manner, as indeed it should as we have shared many experiences together, both with DRAUGR and SELVANS over the years. We wish him all the best – he is a brother to us and always will be!
“Going forward the SELVANS line-up will consist of two members, Selvans Haruspex on keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals, programming and Sethlans Fulguriator on guitars and bass. We have a number of shows lined up, starting on the 6 March at the Brixia Obscura Fest, and these will be unaffected as we will be joined by three session members for any live appearances. We’ll have more important news for you soon.”
SELVANS draws on Italian folklore which, over the centuries, has been enriched by the different ethnic cultures that populated the country, and which the band recreates through its music, lyrics and stunning visuals. In fact, the release date of the five-track EP “Clangores Plenilunio” was timed to coincide with the start of the ancient Lupercalia Festival on the 13th February. The EP is also a tribute to the band’s co-founder and drummer, the late Jonny Morelli, who died shortly after finishing laying down the drums and part of the vocals.
SELVANS is set embark on a series of live dates in Italy in March in support of the release of “Clangores Plenilunio”:
06 March, Brixia Obscura I Festival, Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy
07 March, RomaObscura III Festival, Traffic Live Club, Rome, Italy
27 March, Ride ‘n’ Roll, Chieti, Italy
28 March, La Masquerade, Work in Progress, Albignasego, Italy
“Lupercale” from SELVANS’ “Clangores Plenilunio” EP can be heard below and at https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/clangores-plenilunio
A video teaser for the title track from SELVANS’ “Clangores Plenilunio” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/rZwpCXkO_fI
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