The album features special guests as Jon Oliva [Jon Oliva’s Pain, ex. Savatage], Roland Grapow [Masterplan, ex. Helloween], Zak Stevens [Circle II Circle, ex. Savatage] and Germán Pascual [ex. Narnia].

Soulspell Metal Opera is a Brazilian Heavy Metal project conceived by drummer Heleno Vale. Many singers play different characters in a story concerning the conflicts among human emotions in a way never broached before. These characters face situations of internal conflict as they are requested for making decisions which, without their knowledge, affect and change the course of the present, future, and even past of all the other characters. Although the story takes place in the present, many historic events are also tangled in it. Soulspell story intends to make us wonder how a fifteen-year-old boy, a powerful evil dragon, or even a simple humble lumberjack, by simply living and believing, can interfere in the lives of all in every possible dimension.

After a successful reception, the project gained assistance from great world-wide names like Roland Grapow (ex. Helloween, Masterplan), Zak Stevens and Jon Oliva (ex. Savatage), Blaze Bayley (ex. Iron Maiden), Tim Ripper Owens (ex. Judas Priest, ex. Iced Earth) and some great Brazilian names like Edu Falaschi (Angra) and Nando Fernandes (Hangar).

”The Labyrinth of Truths” proves that Brazil got lots of talent, and the spirit of the project is something special for sure! Familiar voices like Jon Oliva and Zak Stevens mixed with exciting vocalists like Germán Pascual and Leandro Caçoilo creates a great diversity, and the term ”Metal Opera” surely fits the album!

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