Less than four months after the realization of the CD “Master Of Peace”, the joint album of V.I.T.R.I.O.L. and ARMAGEDDON was released. Respecting the magic of numbers, as always, the official release date is February 22, 2022.
The album “Witches and Fairies” was recorded in SKC “Fabrika” on October 26, 2017, in Novi Sad, when V.I.T.R.I.O.L. performed as a pre-band of the duo “Master Guitar” – Thomas Zwijsen (Norway) and Ben Woods (America), on their European tour.
Unlike the online edition, which we have already had the opportunity to hear, on this, physical edition, especially for audiophiles, new instruments were recorded, in order to make the sound as complete as possible. In addition to the usual line-up of V.I.T.R.I.O.L., bass guitar, accordion, daire and clapping have been added to some of the songs, giving the album energy and dynamism. Additional instruments were played by Djordje Letic, after which everything was mixed and produced in the music studio of Aleksandar Bojanic, Novi Sad. A treat for collectors is a 16-page booklet, plus bonus stickers with album artwork. The author of the artwork is the famous Novi Sad designer Čaba Nemet. As a model on the front page, Mariana Pushkar posed for the villa and the witch.
All musicians from this release also participated in the album “Master of Peace”. Marta Balaz – soprano and Florian Balaz – violin performed in front of V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Nenad Patković, a special guest, played flamenco guitar on three songs.
It should be mentioned that on this album we can hear the original, acoustic version of the song “Druid”, which was released in a sympho metal manner, on the previous CD “Master Of Peace”. Of the well-known “common” songs of both bands, there are “Bastet” and “Back to Elfish Land”. Artistically, the biggest surprise is the flamenco version of the renaissance song “Greensleeves”, with improvisations by Nenad Patković.
On the occasion of two anniversaries, 35 years since the formation of ARMAGEDDON and 30 years since the formation of V.I.T.R.I.O.L.A. Tmina Records will release physical releases of all live performances by ARMAGEDDON and VITRIOL, which have so far only been released online. We expect 3 more CDs by the end of the year, the titles of which we will not reveal for now.