Sweet Oblivion feat. ex-Queensrÿche frontman Geoff Tate unveil lyric video for “Strong Pressure”
Sweet Oblivion consisting of former Queensrÿche singer Geoff Tate, guitarist Aldo Lonobile, bassist Luigi Andreone, keyboardist Antonio Agate and drummer Michele Sanna have unveiled a lyric video for their new single “Strong Pressure” from their upcoming studio album Relentless, which will be released via Frontiers Music Srl on April 9, 2021.
The following message was posted in part on Frontiers Music Srl‘s Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the return of Sweet Oblivion, the musical project centered around revered vocalist Geoff Tate. The new album, “Relentless” is produced by Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Archon Angel, Timo Tolkii’s Avalon) and will be released on April 9, 2021. Today, fans can get their first taste of the album with the release of the single ‘Strong Pressure’.
Pre-order/save “Relentless” on CD, Limited Edition Green Vinyl, and/or Digital formats HERE: https://orcd.co/sweetoblivion (Limited Edition Green Vinyl is NOT exclusive to any specific store. There is no standard vinyl edition. The green vinyl is, at least for the first pressing, the ONLY color available and is available to all retailers/stores.)
“Relentless” is the hotly anticipated sophomore album from the new metal project Sweet Oblivion, which showcases former Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate. Conceived, overseen, and A&R’ed by Serafino Perugino, President and A&R director of Frontiers Records, the project sees Tate returning to a musical style he is revered for. The self-titled debut album caused quite a stir in the international hard rock and metal scene since it brought Tate back to a musical landscape akin to the sound of the stone cold classic metal albums he released with Queensrÿche during the ‘80s. But what made the album work so well was that instead of being a simple throwback, other different musical influences were thrown into the mix, allowing fans to hear Tate in a simultaneously familiar and new musical setting.
While the production and main songwriting on the previous record were handled by Simone Mularoni of DGM, this time the production was instead handled by his fellow Italian metal maestro Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere, Timo Tolkki’s Avalon, Archon Angel). Not only does Aldo have producution and songwriting credits on the album, he also features on guitar. Other musicians appearing on the album include Michele Sanna on drums, Luigi Andreone on bass, and Antonio Agate on keyboards.
This time around, Tate is more involved in the songwriting and asked Aldo to draft a very special song for him, which he would ultimately sing in Italian. The song, ‘Aria’, also features guitars from Walter Cianciusi and Dario Parente, who are now in the Operation: Mindcrime live band with Tate. “I have been spending more and more time in Italy over the last few years and the people and culture have captured my heart. I truly enjoyed working with my Italian counterparts to create this classic metal album,” says Tate.
Musically, this album showcases the great songwriting and performing talents of Tate, Lonobile and his cast of musicians and also marks a very welcomed return for Tate to a style that he made famous along with his former band. Fans of Tate’s work in Queensrÿche’s early days and of the previous Sweet Oblivion record will not want to miss this!