Kiske/Somerville it’s a studio project that saw that light of day in 2010 with their début self-titled album Kiske/Somerville. This project involves Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween) and Amanda Somerville (Trillium, Avantasia, Rock Meets Classic). These two powerful voices have united their talents again this year, and have delivered a new album titled City of Heroes.
City Of Heroes in part continues the same path of Kiske/Somerville, but it added a variety of new musical experience into the mix, some songs are heavy, some are not, some are a bit more AOR. But the album has it catchy moments builded into it. Songs like City Of Heroes, Breaking Neptune, and Last Goodbye are among of those intense & heavy songs that reflect how powerful their music is. There is other interesting and worth to check out songs like Rising Up, or Lights Out, there is also unique pieces like Ocean Of Tears, that showcase the vocal talents of both Michael and Amanda on a total different direction.
We can say that this new Kiske/Somerville album keeps exploring the relationship between Michael‘s and Amanda‘s voice and how well their work together, We also have to mention the work of Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner) and Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Primal Fear) who provided an interesting touch to the songwriting part of the album. Another new component on this project is the inclusion of drummer Veronika Lukesova whose powerful drumming was found in the Rock Meets Classic tour, and brought into Kiske/Somerville via Matt Sinner.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to talk with Michael Kiske & Amanda Somerville of Kiske/Somerville about this new album, how they approach to the vocal parts this time around, their work with Avantasia, Rock Meets Classic and what is going on with Unisonic & Trillium.