Chaos Magic

Fri
05
Apr

New CHAOS MAGIC Album 'Furyborn' Out June 14

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Friday, June 21, 2019
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Frontiers Music Srl is delighted to present the new album from CHAOS MAGIC entitled “Furyborn”, on June 14
 
CHAOS MAGIC is centered around Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix who, for this sophomore release from the band, worked in close collaboration with fellow Chilean producer, singer, and musician Nasson. Together, they have created an absolute gem of a metal album, the splendidness of which is on full display in the album's first single and music video, "Like Never Before”.
 
 
"I’ve been writing songs for many years, however, on the previous Chaos Magic album I had no intention of interfering with Timo's creative process,” tells Caterina, referencing ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki's involvement on the first Chaos Magic album. "But in the case of "Furyborn," I had the freedom to design a musical vision of my own. I wanted the album to have both a modern sound and nostalgic feel to it. The process of writing for me is very organic, I just start singing a melody and build the songs from there. I seek the chords, write the lyrics, and work them through. I have several streams of influence, so I definitely wanted a rich mixture of intensities, rhythms, and styles. Of course, I can’t leave out the fact that I worked with two brilliant musicians to give shape to the album, Franco Lama and Nasson, who also produced the album and was a key element in the development of the sound.”
 
And what exactly is the "sound" on the new Chaos Magic album? "I wanted to mix different styles and also seek a sound of my own and I think that is well achieved in "FuryBorn". It’s a mixture of heavy, melodic, symphonic, and alternative metal, with traces of modern progressive and electronic elements, unique arrangements and a bit of a nostalgic feel associated to certain sounds from the '90s and early '00s. It has moments of rage, power, and sick darkness, but also vulnerable, sensual, and sometimes playful points. "FuryBorn" is harder to label compared to the previous Chaos Magic album since on the new album the guitars are a more prominent ingredient that gives tremendous richness to the sound. In summary, "FuryBorn" is a rollercoaster ride that flows through assorted intense styles with uncommon arrangements but with very catchy melodies,” concludes Caterina and rest assured she’s really not exaggerating in the descriptions.
 
Nix also pulled in some talented singers for a few duets on the album: Tom Englund (Evergrey) on the title track, Ailyn (ex-Sirenia) on “Bravely Beautiful”, and Ronnie Romero (Rainbow and CoreLeoni singer, ex-Lords of Black) on "Path Of The Brave". Producer Nasson also duets with Caterina on “Falling Again”, while Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock) appears on keyboards on “Beware of Silent Waters”.
 
"These are incredible voices and all the guest singers gave the album the textures I desired to each of the songs they participated in,” says Caterina.
 
Also of note, the album was mixed to perfection by none other than Danish studio master Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, The Dark Element).
 
Caterina Nix is a superb young vocalist from Chile, who was found by chance by former Stratovarius composer and guitarist Timo Tolkki during one of his tours of South America. Timo was supremely impressed and confident in Caterina’s singing abilities and he wrote and produced the first Chaos Magic album, in addition to having her perform on the second “Avalon” rock opera album “Angels of the Apocalypse”.
 
While these two things brought Caterina to the forefront more on the International stage, she had already started her career in the band Aghonya, who released their first and only album "Oxygen" in 2008, in which she wrote all the lyrics and vocal lines. Released independently, the band and Caterina received rave reviews, which gave them the opportunity to open shows in Chile for bands like After Forever, Edguy, and Within Temptation.
 
Tracklist:
1. You Will Breathe Again
2. Furyborn (Feat. Tom Englund)
3. Like Never Before
4. Beware Of Silent Waters (Feat Mistheria)
5. Falling Again (Feat. Nasson)
6. Bravely Beautiful (Feat. Ailyn)
7. Throw Me To The Wolves
8. I’d Give It All
9. Path Of The Brave (Feat. Ronnie Romero)
10. My Affliction
11. I’m Your Cancer
 
Line-up:
Caterina Nix - Vocals
Nasson - Guitars, vocals, piano, programming, acoustic guitars & additional bass.
Franco Lama - Programming
Carlos Hernandez - Drums
Hermaunt Folatre - Bass
 
 
 
Tue
14
Jul

CHAOS MAGIC Featuring Caterina Nix & Timo Tolkki (Review)

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78%
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BEST TRACKS
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One Drop Of Blood
A Little Too Late
Passionflow
Point Of No Return
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Timo Tolkki
Release Date: 
July 3
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Symphonic Hard Rock
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Frontiers
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Release Year: 
2015
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This new project titled Chaos Magic is Timo Tolki’s attempt to create a musical project in the vein of Within Temptation or Nightwish.
Vocalist for this occasion is newcomer Caterina Nix, a lady with a very fine voice indeed. I’m sure we will hear a lot more from her over time. The range is there and the high notes are also there (maybe too many), but not quite carrying the power of her contemporaries.
 
In control is Timo Tolkki, who has written all songs, performs guitar, keyboards, bass and also takes control of recording, producing, mixing and mastering.
A set of outside ears might be helpful for Timo. This is a better production than his Avalon releases, but not to the standard as the recent Allen/Lande or what is needed to break a new act.
Musically there are still some good songs to enjoy – One Drop Of Blood is an obvious stand out; A Little Too Late is instantly catchy; Passionflow is suitably dramatic and the fast paced Point Of No Return is a good conclusion to the debut.

An interesting album. Caterina is a great discovery, but having publicly declared that this project was attempting to sound like Within Temptation, the natural reaction is to immediately compare the two. If you do that, Chaos Magic is going to come up short. But, enjoy it for what it is and fans of female fronted symphonic hard rock should find enough to latch on to.

 
Score: 
78
 
Mon
11
May

TIMO TOLKKI Creates CHAOS MAGIC with Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX

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Friday, July 3, 2015
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Finnish Metal Icon TIMO TOLKKI creates CHAOS MAGIC
with Chilean Singer CATERINA NIX and a new Metal star is born!
Debut album out on Frontiers in July.
 
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the impending release of CHAOS MAGIC's self-titled debut album on July 3rd in Europe and July 10th in North America.
 
The name CHAOS MAGIC encompasses the new alliance between Finnish songwriter/producer Timo Tolkki (former STRATOVARIUS) with Chilean-born singer Caterina Nix. The beautiful singer has already collaborated with Timo on the second chapter of the AVALON Rock Opera “Angels of the Apocalypse”, where she shared lead  vocals on songs with such heavyweight singers as Simone Simons (Epica), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), and Floor Jansen (Nightwish).
 
Caterina's career started by singing lead vocals for the Chilean metal band  Aghonya with whom she opened shows for such bands as After Forever, Edguy and Within Temptation.
 
I met Timo in Chile some years ago, during one of his visits to the country with Stratovarius,” tells Caterina. “I remember going to a meet-and-greet with the band, and Timo and I just started talking like we had known each other for ages. We developed a very nice sort of father to daughter friendship and we have been in contact ever since. One day I decided to send him my music, just to know his opinion about it, and thankfully, he was pleasantly surprised. That's how it all started really.
 
The CHAOS MAGIC album was written, performed and produced by Tolkki to develop the vocal talent of Caterina and shows a diverse side of Timo's musical talents. Musically, we are in a territory not too far away from the recent WITHIN TEMPTATION releases, melting beautiful and sweeping melodies with symphonic and grandiose musical landscapes. “I feel the music Timo created for this project is very current, it's strong and also shows some more delicate moments, without losing its edge,” continues Caterina. “It was a joy for me to sing these beautifully contagious songs. I did my best to bring emotion and passion into the songs, which I guess wasn't so hard, since I was truly so excited.”
 
I hope this album reaches several layers of music listeners, it's quite captivating and nothing would make me happier than singing these songs live... giving myself to the audience and feeling that connection, which is truly priceless to me,” concludes Caterina.
 
It is possible to sample CHAOS MAGIC via the EPK available here:
 

 
CHAOS MAGIC tracklisting includes: I’m Alive; Dangerous Game; One Drop Of Blood; Seraphim; From The Stars; A Little Too Late; Passionflow; Dead Memories; Please Don't Tell Me; Right Now; The Point Of No Return.
 
CHAOS MAGIC
Caterina Nix – Lead Vocals
Timo Tolkki – Guitars, Bass, Keyboards - Production
Jami Huovinen – Drums
Weblink: www.facebook.com/caterinanix
 
 
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