Split Screen Management is pleased to announce the signing of Italian historical band CELTIC HILLS!
CELTIC HILLS were born in 2010, but only in 2020 they sign a recording contract with Elevate Records with which they release the album “Blood over Intents” and the EP “Schrage Musik” both in 2020.
In 2021 another album is out “Mystai Keltoy” produced and recorded by Michele Guaitoli singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis and Era. The style played is difficult to place in a single vein of metal, as there are many influences ranging from death to power, with sound elements that can also recall a certain type of 90’s thrash. The singing is quite varied, and for some listeners it may seem unusual in a metal band. power, speed and good melodic lines distinguish the band from others. Between 2010 and 2020 they released “Horns helmet fighters” and for the Slovak Music Globalliance they came out on international compilations on volumes 2,3,4.
Jonathan Vanderbilt, the bands frontman, stated on signing: “Celtic Hills are very proud to have signed the contract with SPLIT Screen Management; a qualitative leap to offer a better product.”
Furthermore Elevate Records issued, that CELTIC HILLS have finished recording their new album, Mystai Keltoy, an enigmatic name that alludes to the Elusian Mysteries. ‘Mystai Keltoy’, coming out soon, is with 11 tracks that speak of ancient alien civilizations, European pyramids, legends and historical facts of Friuli, as you could already guess from the album cover. The album was recorded and produced at the Groove Factory in Udine by Michele Guaitoli, a prominent name for being the lead singer of Temperance, Vision of Atlantis, Era. Among the 11 songs one is sung by Germana Noage, ex singer of Aetherna and of the same Elevate Records team.
The formation of the power trio is Simone Cescutti on drums, Jacopo Novello on bass and Jonathan Vanderbilt on vocals and guitars. The cover is hand painted by Sheila Franco, the same girl who painted Blood Over Intents, and represents the myth of the ancient visitors. Jonathan Vanderbilt played and recorded the album with Panico Custom instruments, the Italian sponsor of custom lutherie of Luca Panico di Ravenna, a guitar specially created with the specifications requested by the Canadian guitarist.
‘Mystai Keltoy’ Tracklist:
Blood is not water
The tommorrow of our sons
The 7 heads dragon of Osoppo
Landing of the Gods
Battle of Frigidum
Eden (sung by Germana Noage)
Temple of love
Alliteratio (sung in Italian)
Watch the videos:
Blood Flows Down (Official Video) – https://youtu.be/9uDHXPp03PE
A Happy Abdicant King [Official Video] – https://youtu.be/kLaB9QfVAdU
FORUM JULII [Official Video Lyrics] – https://youtu.be/fMFSBhtx24U
Time [Official Video] – https://youtu.be/o-DCnVNYsbw
Warpriest [Official Video] – https://youtu.be/6kFIovUDn_c
Celtic Hills are
Lord of the voice: Jonathan Vanderbilt
Lord of the bass: Jacopo Novello
Lord of the drums:Simone Cescutti