Initiated by pianist and composer Pierre Le Pape, MELTED SPACE stands as the first metal opera created in France having the air of a huge choral fresco.
His 2017 album “The Great Lie” gathered together members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia and many more, in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra!
Two European tours later (with Symphony X and Leaves Eyes) and the addition of Ailyn, the ex-singer of Sirenia comes “Darkening Light”, the culmination of an even more powerful and catchier opus.
Pierre LePape, pulls the listener into the depths of his imagination where tone and rhythms are envisioned as cascading shadows and light. Darkening Light sees Le Pape once again joined by an extensive cast of guest vocalists and musicians hailing from a wide array of bands and musical entities from across the genres of metal, classical, jazz, and more. The album also sees MELTED SPACE once again collaborating with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra as heard on The Great Lie.
Catherine Trottmann - Chaos
Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis, Exit Eden) - Harmony
Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ)- Time
Pierre Le Pape - Space
Ailyn Giménez Garcia (Sirenia)- Earth
Lucie Blatrier - Water
Guillaume Bideau (Mnemic, Scarve)- Air
Black Messiah - Fire
Øyvind Hægeland (Arcturus) - Death
Silje Wergeland (The Gathering)- Life
Jeff Scott Soto - Man
Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity)- Lie