OVERLORD BY TINO HEVIA
Reveal is a new band put together by Tino Hevia, one of the founders and composers of Darksun and Nörthwind. Tino recorded two albums with Nörthwind, and has eight albums with Darksun. Throughout his career with these two bands, he has shared the stage with Rage, Savatage, Sinergy, Bruce Dickinson, Angra, and many others. For Reveal, Tino recruited acclaimed Swedish singer Rob Lundgren, a well-known Youtube presence with more than 160,000 followers on the social network. Reveal’s debut album also features collaborations with musicians from leading metal acts. Reveal’s recording and touring lineup is completed by well-known Spanish musicians with extensive experience in the studio and live arena.
Reveal’s Overlord is the second studio album that will be released on 24/05/2019. Drums recorded in the SoundGate Studios (Germany); vocals recorded in Sweden; keyboards, bass and guitars recorded in Spain; mixing and mastering in the Soundchaser Studios by Marcos Rodríguez from Rage. Also, this album has some very special guests:
Derek Sherinian from Sons of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater and many others): Keyboard solo in ‘It’s only a show’. Chen Balbus (Orphaned Land & The Secret Saints): Guitar solo in ‘The Name of Ra’. Marcos Rodriguez from Rage: First solo in ‘Path of Sorrows’. Saeko Kitamae (Metallium, Saeko): Additional lead vocals in ‘It’s only a Show’ (digital bonus track version). In addition, the cover artwork for the new Reveal’s album was created by the famed illustrator and designer Felipe Machado, who has done artwork for Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Rhapsody Of Fire, and many others.
I was the founder member of the Spanish metal band Darksun and Nörthwind and along the years I saw 2 important points: First, the Spanish market is a closed circle. Second, and the most important, normally the Spanish bands choose the line up among musicians in their area but the members of many international bands live in different countries. For this reason, I chose Rob, he is the perfect voice for my music, and my priority is the vocals, not where he lives. To be honest, I work through the internet with all the band members and for me, it´s a perfect way.
My principal music influences are Blind Guardian and Rage but when I wrote the music, I don´t try to play like them, I use my personal experiences and feelings to create music. I am the composer and lyricist of Reveal and the songs always relate my experiences, books or whatever goes through my head while I write. I am not tied to any kind of style.