Diamonds in the Dark (2021)

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The 5 songs that he has given us are excellent. With this EP Adrian Benegas shows us his great talent, as well as his compositional qualities in an excellent way

THE DARK MELODY 

Here we have power and heavy metal with all its bombastic energy, creating a rich atmosphere and full of details, leaving the listener wanting to listen more and more.

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With this small but fine EP, Adrian Benegas once again leads us into a stirring emotional world. In just under twenty minutes, five outstanding tracks deal with extraordinary living conditions.

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Marking melodies, a fantastic voice and a true talent as a composer, “Diamonds in The Dark”, being an EP, sounds like an appetizer of an album that had to interest heavy music lovers.

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During march 2020, the lockdown in the pandemic of covid-19 became the ultimate escapism tool for Adrian, and so it began the composition and general pre-production of this material. Later that year, he started the recordings process together once again with German vocalist HERBIE LANGHANS (Avantasia, Firewind) who was already the lead singer on his debut album The Revenant back in 2019.

 

This time, a new guest in charge of the mixing and mastering, joins Adrian and Herbie, none other than renowned German producer SASCHA PAETH, an icon of production within the genre, who has produced countless heavy and power metal bands, such as Avantasia, Kamelot, Rhapsody, Luca Turilli, Epica, just to name a few.

 

The EP entitled Diamonds in the Dark was released on May 21th, 2021.


Diamonds in the Dark, has an overall strong concept about being a social outcast and to be like "Screw with that!". Through songs of strength, pain, anger and revenge, I hope to make you feel a little bit more invincible than before, remarks Benegas.


Adrian comments: “It’s absolutely interesting how a diamond is pretty much just a piece of coal, that endured through time and pressure. I mean, without those situations, it would have never become the treasure it was meant to be. So, this is exactly what's featured on this EP: The capacity to embrace your suffering, being a true rebel soul and seeking of live your life as loudly and authentically as you choose no matter what circumstances you went through your past, from the present you are living, you can really re-write your story. This EP has a lot of my story, specially my past but as I said, from a point of view of easing the pain and using it as a fuel to re-draw my own life.”

Adrian Benegas

SINGLES

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Poisoned Love

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Orphan of Life

ORPHAN OF LIFE - OFFICIAL VIDEO

POISONED LOVE - OFFICIAL VIDEO

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SASCHA PAETH

guitars

mix and master

drums

bass

arrangements

co - production

ADRIAN BENEGAS

keyboards

songwriter

production

arrangements

HERBIE LANGHANS

vocals

production

arrangements

co - production

MUSICIANS

Sascha Paeth
Adrian Benegas
Herbie Langhans

MAKING OF DIAMONDS IN THE DARK

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