Italian power metallers SECRET SPHERE have announced the addition of former VISION DIVINE and current THAUROROD vocalist Michele Luppi to the group’s ranks.

Commented SECRET SPHERE: “As previously stated by band the vocalist replacement is a new beginning, especially after more than 10 years of a career. There are risks to make, mistakes and lost years of work, otherwise you can bring the band to the next level and find the missing link to give the right dimension to the project… And definitively for SECRET SPHERE we are talking about the second option, no doubt that they will bring their career to the next level with the addition of extraordinary singer Michele Luppi. He doesn’t need any kind of introduction; with his music he widely demonstrates his talent and in a very short time Michele contributed to the new album writing lyrics and melodies, delivering one his best works to date.”

Added guitarist Aldo Lonobile: “We’re extremely happy to welcome Michele to our family. Everybody knows what Michele can do with his voice, so I prefer to spend few words saying that I found a great person to work with and a great new friend and for sure you will catch the great atmosphere we have inside the band listening to the new album!”

Stated Luppi: “I’m very proud to be the new singer of this fantastic group! All the guys in the band made me feel part of the family ever since we met for the first time. Our forthcoming album, ‘Portrait Of A Dying Heart’, is by far one of the best album I’ve done, though I’m still recording my vocals. I wanna thank them for their trust and belief, and I’m willing to share all my experience and passion in order to write and perform our music the best way we can… For us and, most of all, for you.”

SECRET SPHERE‘s seventh album, “Portrait Of A Dying Heart”, will be released later in the year through Warner Music (Japan) and Scarlet Records (rest of the world).

After 12 years, six albums, and tours around the world, Roberto “Ramon” Messina decided to leave SECRET SPHERE due to musical differences.

SECRET SPHERE‘s sixth album, “Archetype”, was released in Europe in September 2010 via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded at Authoma Studios and was produced by guitarist Aldo Lonobile and Federico Pennazzato. The album was mastered at Massive Arts Studio, while the cover artwork was handled by Gustavo Sazes.