In this globalized world the borders has been erased long time ago, but the miracle of cooperation between artists from distant countries still is a surprise. In the particular case of Enlighted the surprise is not because of the fact itself or the names of the musicians involved, but yes because of the unusual way with which music found naturally its course.
Rodrigo Gudiña (guitars) and Guillermo DeMedio (keyboards) were some years ago, the core of Ariadna Project, a band with professional approach and high aims, not very common in the argentinean scene. Their song "Y Las Sombras Quedarán Atrás" ("The Shadows Will Remain Behind") was selected to be included in the first solo album of Adrian Barilari, the most renouned metal singer in Argentina. This song was recorded by Barilari along with Jens Johansson (Stratovarius), Emppu Vuorinen, Jukka Nevalainen and Sami Vänska (Nightwish) and it opened the doors to new opportunities.
At the beggining of 2009 they got in touch with the swedish singer Thomas Vikström, (very well known by his work with acts like Therion, Candlemass or Brazen Abbot) in one of his visits to the country and inmediatly the seed of Enlighted was sown and it germinated with the participation of Pit Barrett (bass) and Alan Fritzler (drums).
Although its planted on the most hard and melodic ground nowadays, the first blossom of this project avoids to be labeled and it is a good way to show in advance great things to come for their full album in 2010.
The EP "Time to Fly" is now available to be downloaded for free at www.dontpaymusic.com along with its original artwork, including 3 original songs and in addition the swedish version of the title track, as befits a project which is proudly cosmopolitan.
It's time to fly, so get ready to be enlightened.
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