On the development of our album “Om”, several invited musicians are making an important difference to give a special signature to the sound that we accomplish together, that’s why we think it’s important to introduce them to you.
Isadora Cortina is a Mexican singer of Gothic Metal. She studied classical singing for two years, was member of a Concert Choir and became one of their lead singer within 3 months, with the choir she had the chance to tour Mexico and to sing for high profiled politicians and musicians.
She sang in the cover band “Han Derien” in Mexico City before she was invited to work with the German band “Beyond The Void” on the tracks “Seductora” and “Nihilism”. Later on in 2007 she had the chance to be guest artist for the Norwegian band “Ancestral Legacy” on their track “Atrapada en Pesadillas” as an alternative version of their original “Trapped Within The Wind”.
In 2008 they announced that she would replace Elin Anita Omholt who left “Ancestral Legacy” due to health issues. In the year 2009 she moved to Norway. In 2010- 2011 Ancestral Legacy went on tour twice and got to play in France, Germany and The Netherlands. In 2012 the band started the recording of their forthcoming album that will include, for the first time, Isadora as their singer. Planned to be released during autumn.
“Ixquic” is the name of our song where in the intro, Isadora Cortina’s voice represents a character of the ancient Mayan literature. Her beautiful, subtle voice and her Central-American origin, makes of this song a very special participation for us, specially when for Fabulae Dramatis, to portray the role on its deepest expression it’s a matter of believing and living the drama.
Listen to “Ixquic“.
Growing up in a musical family in Belgium, at a very young age, Steve was listening to “The Beatles”, “Queen”, “Genesis” and Elton John. Since his dad’s drum-kit was set up in the garage, he eventually started drumming at the age of 9. At that time he just used to play alongside “Aerosmith” and “Queen” amongst others. When he was 10, he discovered “Metallica”, “Nirvana”, “Green Day” and others bands started learning their songs by heart.
Being asked to join his first band “Uxi Mania” at his12 years old, Steve has been almost constantly in a band, playing entire albums of his biggest influences, such as “Scenes From a Memory” from “Dream Theater”, band that he discovered when he was 16 years old and considers as a grate discovering that expanded his music horizons. After this he could be able to play and sing at the same time for several bands like “Teddy in a Jar”, a “Metallica” cover band and “Astronomy”, a progressive metalband where his participation included also writing and composing.
After “Astronomy” dissolved, Steve continued his cooperation in another music projects like ‘tMaP and “The Wolverines “, this last band was the origin of Steve’s longest-lasting band, “coRPus”, being at this time 18 years old. Three years later Vanderperren started up another progressive metalband, called “Io”, band that has accomplished his music expectations the most.
Steve is now focused on playing for his main band “coRPus”, however he eventually collaborates with bands such as “Ahráyeph”, “Asphyxiate”, “Knio Ugd”, “Convicted” and “Fabulae Dramatis”. He also expects to release soon a new project that is in progress.
Vanderperren understood from the very beginning how we expected the songs to sound like and he has been able to put his personal touch to them. His commitment and talent is something that we definitely appreciate.
All pictures by Mariya Frantseva.