SEASON OF GHOSTS is ex-BLOOD STAIN CHILD Sophia’s new band, currently signed with Coroner Records (IT). The first studio album entitled “THE HUMAN PARADOX”, is set to be released internationally on the 8th of December, 2014 and it has been mixed & mastered by Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi, BLOOD STAIN CHILD, Princess Ghibli) . MiA from MEJIBRAY (JP) appears as guitar guest on some tracks. The band’s debut concert was held at Metal Female Voices Festival, Belgium, on the 18th of October, 2014.
Season of Ghosts is a groundbreaking music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen, and film soundtracks. Conceived by Greek singer-songwriter, Sophia Aslanidou, the project came to life in October of 2013 and the highly anticipated debut concept album, “The Human Paradox”, is set to be released on the 8th of December 2014.
The concept narrates the circle of life through the eyes of a wanderer, a “time traveller”, starting from Genesis, going through the different phases and colours of human life, to finish with Reincarnation, thus marking the unending flow of universal energy.
Season of Ghosts combine extreme rock and metal sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a Sci-Fi, horror movie. Sophia is in charge of composition, lyrics and co-production and handles both melodic and distorted vocals in a unique, storytelling atmosphere, that is bound to captivate audiences around the globe.
Sophia, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece, put herself on the music map as the singer of BLOOD STAIN CHILD (Japan). In just a short time, she managed to become one of the most acknowledged female vocalists within the Japanese metal industry, known not only for her work with BLOOD STAIN CHILD, but also for a number of esteemed collaborations..
In 2010, Sophia moved to Japan to start her music career, bringing her international perspective and know-how to BLOOD STAIN CHILD and together they recorded the band’s 5th studio album, Epsilon, which still is their best seller to date. They toured extensively in Japan, America and Europe until Sophia’s departure for professional and personal reasons.
While still in the band, Sophia was involved in the “Imaginary Flying Machines” project, with bands such as Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Rise To Fall, among others and sang in the now famous “Princess Ghibli” albums, featuring innovative, metal covers of Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks. She has also collaborated with popular Japanese artists, such as MEJIBRAY and AYABIE.
SEASON OF GHOSTS – THE HUMAN PARADOX
[release: 2014/12/08 Coroner Records]
- NOTHING DISAPPEARS WITHOUT A TRACE
- GENESIS – the phoenix syndrome
- TIME TRAVELLERS
- DREAM; PARALYSIS
- THE HUMAN PARADOX
- [NE]: MESIS – the kiss of justice
- BEAUTIFUL ETERNAL THINGS
- DREAMING IN THE GRAY LANDS
- THE ROAD TO ACHERON
- QUANTUM – through the looking glass
- THERE AND BACK AGAIN