French neo-classical metallers ADAGIO will film their May 21 headlining appearance at the FKRock festival in Kherson, Ukraine for an upcoming DVD.
ADAGIO recruited Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (KRUX, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, TREAT) to sing for the band during its recently completed European tour with KAMELOT following the departure of Finnish frontman Christian Palin.
Commented ADAGIO, "After a succesful European tour supporting KAMELOT, we're very happy to play in Ukraine for the first time. This festival seems to be one of the most important rock events in Ukraine and we're very much looking forward to meeting the Ukrainian metalheads next month.
"The show will be entirely filmed in HD as we're planning to release a DVD sometime next year. So far, we have a lot of video footage featuring some cool live stuff and above all, some very crazy moments (particularly in Japan and Spain).
"Of course, shows with Mats are awesome; we have had loads of fun together, both on stage and off stage.
"The last show in Belgium with SCORPIONS in front of over 6,000 people was a blast.
"We're very much looking forward to playing the upcoming shows in Tunisia (May 15) and Ukraine (May 21) together again."
"Archangels In Black", the latest album from ADAGIO, was released in February 2009 via Listenable Records. The cover artwork was created by Guilherme Sevens and the CD was mastered at the Cutting Room in Sweden with Björn Engelmann (RAMMSTEIN, MESHUGGAH).
According to a press release, "without being a concept album, 'Archangels In Black' evokes the band's convictions about a certain Nightside philosophy and a very personal approach of life and death." Forté says, "Darkness is a concept with many branches, often misunderstood from outside, but elemental for some kind."
"Archangels In Black" was the first — and last — CD to feature Palin.
Palin was previously a member of the Swedish/Finnish bands ESSENCE OF SORROW and RANDOM EYES.