Serenity is a band that surprised me since their album Death & Legacy arrived to my desk when I was metal director in at my college radio station a couple of years back, then I went to Atlanta, GA last year for ProgPower USA XIII I got to see them steal the festival spotlight on the first day with a solid setlist and a powerful stage presence.
This past March they released their fourth studio album War Of Ages, which took me a bit of time to understand and appreciate. Songs like The Art Of War, The Matricide, Tannenberg, and Legacy Of Tudors are different from what they have done so far. The addition of Clémentine Delauney as a permanent female vocalist the band reached a totally new quality level, which put them at the top of their game, even though some people still compared them with bands like Kamelot or Sonata Arctica. Yeah, it might be some similarities here and there, but Serenity had developed their own brand of symphonic power metal far from what other bands have done in this genre before.
They established themselves with Death & Legacy, then challenge all that and revamped themselves with War Of Ages. Now with their first European headlining tour on the books and their shiny new album out, they are looking to reach new horizons, and bring their historical power metal music to more people around the world. The Age Of Metal had the honor to speak with Serenity‘s bass player Fabio D’Amore, and ex-keyboardist Mario Hirzinger, that was with Fabio the day of the interview.