Italian “symphonic power epic” metal band THY MAJESTIE will release its long-waited fifth album, “ShiHuangDi”, later in the year via Scarlet Records. The CD, which marks the first THY MAJESTIE release since 2009’s “Dawn”, was recorded at Wreck Studios in Palermo, Italy, mixed by Giuseppe Orlando (NOVEMBRE) at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy and mastered by Mika Jussila (NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
“ShiHuangDi” is described in a press release as “another epic conceptual record, in the vein of THY MAJESTIE‘s acclaimed albums ‘The Lasting Power’ (2000) and ‘Hastings 1066’ (2002). [It] marks another important chapter in the band’s career, this time dealing with the life of the legendary Qin Shi Huang, who became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC.
“‘ShiHuangDi’ will see THY MAJESTIE returning to their trademark sound, made of epic atmospheres, massive orchestral and operatic parts and — most of all — genuinely devastating metal. A very special guest appearance by renowned singer Fabio Lione (RHAPSODY OF FIRE, VISION DIVINE, KAMELOT) has also been announced.”