Symphonic gothic metal artist APOLINARA’s new album “Shadows & Signs” is a beautifully powerful offering. Raised in Ukraine and now based in the USA, APOLINARA draw inspiration from her travels and delivers a powerful message about facing the endless fight with inner demons.
“Shadows and Signs is my first full length musical baby. No wonder I feel very sentimental but fierce about it. I’m excited to share it with the world as my personal manifest of inspiration and inner fight with personal demons. Let’s Fire UP!”
Professionally trained as a singer/songwriter and piano player, APOLINARA took destiny into her own hands creating the project to write music she loves. “Shadows & Signs” sees APOLINARA transcend into their next chapter pushing their song writing and production further than before. Creating a fully immersive atmosphere, the new album opens with a haunting introduction comprised of delicate piano melodies and an ethereal choir. From the fast-paced, high-energy heaviness of “Wonderful” to the gentle and emotive “We Had It All,” APOLINARA’s new release explores a wide range of styles. APOLINARA segues seamlessly between an array of musical influences and instrumental arrangements. Each track brings something different to the record while remaining faithful to the symphonic, gothic roots.
“Shadows & Signs” is a thrilling odyssey venturing into the realms of dark emotions, balanced with the light. Highly crafted composition and production take this release to a new level bringing the themes of the album to life.
Apolinara – lyrics, music, arrangements, lead and back vocals
Alexander Kasiarum – drums
Vyacheslav Khabarov – lead, rhythm and bass guitars
Tatyana Krasavina – cello
Julia Polishchuk – violin
Brien Engel – glass harp (“Slowly (acoustic)”)
Fabian Morales – growls (PARALYZED SUN and SILENT POETRY)
Produced by Max Morton (JINJER, IGNEA, BARE INFINITY, MORTON, NIMEA)
Website – https://www.apolinara.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/apolinaraofficial
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/apolinaraofficial/
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xnuO1CWHnawkUWxeenT0O
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Apolinara
Bandcamp – https://apolinara.bandcamp.com/
Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/apolinara
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