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SOULS OF DIOTIMA - Fourth Full-Length Out In January, New Lyric Video Released

Sardinia (Italy) based female fronted dark/symphonic/progressive metallers Souls Of Diotima will release their fourth studio album, titled Janas, on 29th January 2021 via Diotima Records/Rockshots Records. Today the four-piece band unveils the lyric video for the first single "The Black Mask".

Commenting on the song the founder member, lyricist and drummer Giorgio Pinna explains: "The album's opening track is perhaps one of the most incisive songs, and immediately defines the record. "The Black Mask" is about a well-known figure in Sardinia, the Mamuthones, a creature with a black mask who dresses in fur with heavy cowbells on its back. Together with twelve other similar creatures, it jumps rhythmically, sounding its bells to warn of its passage. This characteristic dance, often perceived as a little macabre, is reproduced in several parts of the song. The Mamuthones still perform today during pagan festivals and events in Sardinia. It's a fascinating figure, somewhere between the devilish and the sacred, a man who dons a costume to become half human and half animal. The sound of their passing has been etched into our minds since our childhood."

Souls Of Diotima is a band with a unique style, featuring recognizable elements of traditional, progressive and symphonic metal, as well as unconventional elements, woven together musically in a powerfully expressive new way. Their style recalls Mediterranean atmospheres and traditions, and you can call it "Mediterranean Metal". Their island is full of wonderful mythological tales and characters, of esoteric stories that are often macabre, but which portray a truly fascinating historical and cultural journey. Link