Lost in the Forest of a Dream, Andy Sarcone Rooney (Lead Guitarist / Vocalist)
conjured up this hex on a windy night,
under the light of a SPELLED MOON...
This project was concieved in a professional studio atmosphere,
styled on an eclectic mix of Power Metal and Neo Classical flavors with movie score backgrounds.
11 tales were written for this first album, and the magic began to happen.
The recordings soared to new heights of production value
At Tony Bongiovi’s Power Station’s studio with main manager,
Rob Roy, and chief engineer, David Levy.
Soon after kicking hard Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) joined ranks to play the mighty drums…
Claudio Pesavento (studio keys for Dokken / Jeff Beck / foreigner)
brought some furious melodies with his piano playing.
Stinging with Venomous bass playing
Ralph Rieckermann (Scorpions) joined this crusade and took over the low end.
Moving in full throttle, The band then went into gear.
Daniel Trajtemberg (Rata Blanca / Mario Ian and Devenir)
captured the escence of the music and became
the visual director, illustrator and photographer.
following destiny from shore to shore to build a recording studio within Black Gates upon
the cityt of fallen angels.
The EP “Forsaken Spells” conjures up a compilation of legends and every day situations
masked in fantasy tales.
Some of them rooted on real life characters from centuries ago.
Countless moons passed by in the making of this taster
bearing a previously unreleased Scorpion’s song (written by Ralph Rieckermann and Grace Sharington)
now called “Hidden in the Winds” (lyrics and arraignments by Andy Rooney).
The following power ballad, “Soul Mates,” chronicles a man’s struggle to cope with the loss of his eternal lover
triumphantly finishing with the clincher of the trio, a thunderous call to battle aptly named “ A War of Shadows.”
A determined Dave Jenkins (Uli John Roth, Joe Lynn Turner, Matt Sorum, etc.)
mixed this Etended Play at The Wine Cellar Studios.
And Brad Vance from Red Mastering (Ritchie Blackmore's Night, Cannibal Corpse, etc) For the final tweaks,
at the dawn of 2012.
Chuck Wright (Quit Riot, House Of Lords, Impelliteri) joins on Bass.
Now with a whole team and a strategy, Spelled Moon keeps writing its story;
SM has plans for a full length album to be released soon,
Followed up by a tour to support the album.