Album

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2 – Titolo 2

3 – Titolo 3

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Biography

Cristiano Filippini’s Flames of Heaven was born in 2018 from an idea of the italian Epic Symphonic Composer and guitarist Cristiano Filippini. He was born in Pesaro (Italy) in 1981 and
once he got a degree in law he started to focus full time on his music career studying Composition, Film Score Music, Guitar and Electronic Music in Conservatories and Private Schools.
After the release of his epic symphonic instrumental works “The First Crusade” (2010), “Flames of Passion” (2011) and “The Best of Swords and Flames” (2015) and after several concerts with
Symphonic Orchestra in the italian Opera theaters and Churces he decided to start a band to realize his main dream and project since his childhood, to build a career in the hard rock and metal world.
During his symphonic time he has (had) been contacted by the singer Marco Pastorino (Temperance) and by the guitarist Franco Michelotti (Shining Fury) who (they) told him that they would have been glad to be part of a metal project.
So they started to work on the first ideas. After few years Franco Michelotti moved to England and quite the project. Meanwhile Cristiano composed and arranged the full album and started finally
to search other people to complete the band and to record the debut. First of all Michele Vioni (Vivaldi Metal Project, Michele Luppi), one of the most talented and known guitarist worlwide, joined the band and suggested
two other names to complete the squad: the drummer Paolo Caridi (Geoff Tate’s Sweet Oblivion, David Ellefson, Reb Beach, Michele Luppi, Hollow Haze) and and the bassist Giorgio Terenziani (Arthemis).
They agreed immediately and brought to the band a lot of energy and enthusiastic presence.
The keyboard and piano player was still missing so Cristiano called Alberto Sonzogni and Luca Zanon to help him.
So they started the recording sessions in several different studios. The drums have been recorded at Pri Studio in Bologna by Roberto Priori (Danger Zone),
the vocals at The Groove Factory Studios in Udine by Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis, Temperance), and the Orchestra (Rossini Symphonic Orchestra)
at Lunik Recording Studio in Pesaro by Davide Battistelli. The bass, the guitars, the piano and the keyboards have been recorded
by Michele Vioni, Giorgio Terenziani, Luca Zanon and Cristiano Filippini in their own studios in different parts of Italy. After the end of the recording sessions Cristiano contacted Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius)
and asked him to mix the album, being Matias both the guitarist of Stratovarius and a rising star as a mixing engineer. So he joined him in Helsinki at 5by5 Studios and they worked together.
At that point was natural to choose Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Stratovarius) as a mastering engineer. So “The Force Within” was mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, a legendary place for hard rock and metal.
Once the cd was ready Cristiano received several proposals from important record labels and he choose Limb Music, a label that made history of epic power metal, to release the album in late 2020.