Symmetric Records / goditha.bandcamp.com
It seems that also in this year 2021 we need to enjoy musical entertainment mostly at home. This musical / Rock Opera named Goditha might be a project which is perfectly designed for such “home office concert” situations. Partly a merely acoustic experience, partly nicely visualized in a couple of online video clips Rock Opera channel , available in digital form – streaming for free – or as physical double CD with extensive extras.
The rock opera Goditha is a musical that combines the power of metal music with the tender sounds of flutes, clarinets, violins and other orchestral instruments. Songwriter-composer Elina Englezou and top composer-arranger-producer Bob Katsionis joined their imagination to create this intense and extremely melodic work of music.
The musical tells a medieval fairy-tale set in a little village. Goditha, a young girl, betrayed and blinded by hatred, surrenders herself to Daeva, the Princess of Darkness, in order to get revenge. Τhus, she knits a web on which the other 15 characters of the play constantly need to keep a balance between good and evil.
The musical features performances of
Maxi Nil ( Jaded Star ) , Henning Basse ( Firewind / MaYan / Sons of Seasons ), Angel Wolf-Black ( Vivaldi Metal Project ), Yiannis Papanikolaou ( Diviner / Rock & Roll Children ), Iliana Tsakiraki ( Enemy of Reality ), Dionissis Christodoulatos ( Sorrowful Angels ), Margarita Papadimitriou ( SL Theory / Voice Box ), Anna Tarba, Constantine Alex, Marios Karanastasis ( The Silent Wedding ) , George Eikosipentakis ( Inner Wish ) , Christos Kounelis ( Disharmony / Art Of Simplicity / Bigus Dickus ) , Mora ( Dimlight ), Anastasia Papadopoulou ( Upon Revival ), Margarita Stamouli and the well-known actor-singer Stratis Steele ( Endomain ) as narrator.
Musicians / Production:
Lyrics-Music- Arrangement Elina Englezou
Arrangement- Mix- Production Bob Katsionis ( Firewind / Outloud / Serious Black )
Mastering Nasos Nomikos ( VU Productions )
Violins Aggelos Pavlos Goufas ( In Vein )
Flutes / Saxophone Marios Christopoulos
Oud Vassilis Koilakos
Acoustic & Electric guitars, bass, keyboards Bob Katsionis
Classical & 12-string guitars , balalaika , ocarina Elina Englezou
Artwork Kostas Tsiakos ( papergoblin.com )
According to the official info, Goditha is the first rock opera written by a woman in world discographies. The double cd is available via Symmetric Records and at goditha.bandcamp.com in digital as well as in physical form in an 8-page deluxe digipak that includes a 48-page booklet with lyrics and photographs from the performance.
A lot of love and hard work went into this project and the result is simply awesome. Goditha is definitely a must for Symphonic Metal fans and all the others should definitely give it a try.
However, I have no idea how to rate this … in my opinion the video clips, the production quality and the few songs I listened to alone deserve a 10/10. Everybody who disagrees can yell at me via our Social Media Channels 🙂
Rock Opera channel youtube.com/channel/UC_g0RvMnstf9xxhIt19N-dQ
Streaming for free on https://goditha.bandcamp.com/