VIOLET ETERNAL – Reload The Violet

Violet Eternal - Reload the Violet album cover.
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Label: Rockshots Records
Release date: May 3, 2024

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What do you get when a shredding Japanese guitarist joins forces with a powerful, melodic Italian singer? Check out Violet Eternal for your answer. The band came together when the duo decided to create a new Melodic Metal band, blended with Power Metal and a dash of Prog to deliver fast paced rhythms with big, sing a long melodies.

Italian Vocalist Meets Japanese Shredder

Band co-founder and guitarist Jien Takahashi explains:

“I wanted to create the ultimate Melodic Power Metal duo.  After Majustice and other activities, I was hungry for new music. There were a lot of songs at the end of the previous project, so I was looking for a way to shape it. Then I met Ivan Giannini online. I originally knew Ivan from his legendary work with Vision Divine, and the album Angel of Revenge, as well as his other band Derdian. I was completely fascinated by his emotional voice that seemed to burn the skies. When I got in touch with Ivan, we immediately hit it off and decided to make an album together.”

The album also features guests Takao (MinstreliX), Gabriel Guardian (Immortal Guardian), keyboardist YUHKI, drummer Ryuya Inoue, and Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius).

Final Notes

Violet Eternal – Reload The Violet has a lot going for it. The guitar work is magnificent, whether it’s played by Jien Takahashi, Andrea Cappellari, or special guest Gabriel Guardian. The production is top notch, with Dennis Ward (Angra, Helloween) at the helm. Top tracks include “The Echoes of Time” and the high speed shred-fest “The Echoes of Time”. Highly recommended for fans of Stratovarius, Beast In Black, Immortal Guardian, and Angra.

Violet Eternal - band photo.
Ivan Giannini – Vocals, Jien Takahashi – Guitars.

Lineup – Violet Eternal

  • Jien Takahashi – Guitars
  • Ivan Giannini – Vocals

Guest Musicians

  • Takao (MinstreliX) – Guitars
  • Gabriel Guardian (Immortal Guardian) – Guitar/keyboards
  • Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius) – Song writing
  • Andrea Cappellari (Nekomata, ex-Skeletoon) – Guitar
  • Ollie Bernstein (Derdian) – Bass
  • YUHKI – keyboards
  • Ryuya Inoue – Drums

Reload The Violet – Tracklist

  1. The Titans
  2. The Echoes of Time
  3. Now and Forever
  4. Ember Flame
  5. Under the Violet Sun
  6. Land of Golden Sun
  7. Never Surrender
  8. Heartless
  9. Over the Sorrow
  10. Sonata Black

Listen to “Now And Forever” from the new album by Violet Eternal here:


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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