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THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, the fantastic metal quartet formed by members of Feuerschwanz, Amaranthe and Ad Infinitum, love to explore unseen lands and dive into the adventures of worldwide heroic characters. Sharing their stories with a dedicated fanbase, they now announce their debut album, Metamorphosis, out May 12, 2023 via Napalm Records. With this album, the unit around Ad Infinitum vocal queen Melissa Bonny and Feuerschwanz guitar virtuoso Hans Platz dip their soundscapes into mystical worlds, reinterpreting famous soundtrack themes and writing their own songs dedicated to their favorite characters. THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON started with a bet between Ad Infinitum singer Melissa Bonny and Hans Platz, the guitarist of Feuerschwanz. Whoever lost owed the other a "dare". Hans won and challenged Melissa to record a metal version of “Jenny Of Oldstones”, which became the band’s first single later – Hans and Melissa got joined by Amaranthe drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen and Feuerschwanz performance artist Jenny Diehl on the harp and the rest is history! Exploring the fantastical lives of famous pop culture heroes since their childhood, the multitalented musicians transform soundtracks of world-renowned movies, TV shows and video games into powerful metal tracks on the debut album Metamorphosis. Yet, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON don’t limit themselves to cover versions, but also include their own songs dedicated to their favorite warriors, like the hypnotizing “New Horizons” (feat. Fabienne Erni/Eluveitie/Illumishade). Harry Potter theme cover and addictive first single, “Double Trouble / Lumos! (Hedwig's Theme)”, offers an expertly metallized medley mix that serves as the perfect anthem for entering platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross. Whereas calling for solidarity, the harmonic “The Gates of Time” is the first of three non-cover songs on the album. Marching into the great worlds of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the band paints Enya’s Grammy-nominated soundtrack "May It Be", featuring Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain), in a new light, while the mystic song "Misty Mountains" (feat. Evergrey’s Tom S. Englund) of The Hobbit film trilogy underlines the tragic story through melodic folk vocal lines and rousing guitar riff choirs. Like the seven untamed seas, the melodies appear in energetic and rousing waves, while others head toward the shore in an exciting, elegant and soulful rhythm. The multi-million-times streamed League of Legends soundtrack theme, “Legends Never Die”, comes back to life through a stunning makeover due to the incredible vocal lines of Melissa Bonny. With further support from multi talented violinist Rusanda Panfili, who is actively working with world famous film score composer Hans Zimmer, the well-experienced musicians explore the untouched sides of these multifaceted selected tracks. Shifting world famous soundscapes into new adventures, listeners will be taken back to unforgotten times. Just like the moon, every song has an unexplored side, now discovered by THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.