by Antonio Pantano

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All instruments, Music, Concept and Narration by Antonio Pantano.
Story Narrator & King Atheristan VI: Peter Baker, UK BBC Voiceover.
Keyboard solo on tracks N°02, 08 and Harpsicord on N°06 By Gabriels.
Drums & Live Percussion by: W.J. Mitchell
Recorded at Soundimension Records Studio & Nordik Studio Lab (Milazzo) between June 2012 - February 2014.
Cover Concept, Artwork & Booklet Design by Antonio Pantano.
FREE Bonus Disk "Lost Tales of the Nordic Warriors" Available here:


released October 6, 2014

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The Epic Frost - with BBC video Footage:
Cooley's Reel - Guitar Walkthrough:

JAMSPHERE: "The album’s transition from the dark ambience to the higher pitch of dramatic rhythms and sweeping melodies produces in the listener, a sense of being taken on a journey. This is precisely what one would hope for in a soundtrack that parallels the discovery of new lands in a fantasy world. The tracks flow effortlessly into one another to create a rare and deeply evocative musical experience."

AUDIOFOLLIA: "Antonio crea una musica inedita,che rivela influenze differenti rispetto ad altri musicisti della stessa categoria:lo stesso gusto per un certo tipo di melodie ancestrali fa la differenza e crea un qualcosa di nuovo,di mai sentito prima,che-come dicevo all’inizio-non sfigurerebbe di certo in una colonna sonora per un film fantasy.
Lasciatevi dunque trasportare nelle magiche terre di Arcandia,per un viaggio indimenticabile che farete e rifarete con piacere moltissime volte poi! Privarvene-come si dice in questi casi-sarebbe un male….."

METALITALIA: "La realtà è che la ricchezza e la magnificenza formale di questo lavoro lasciano poco spazio a critiche e, se anche in alcuni frangenti può sembrare fin troppo pretenzioso, l’impegno messo nella creazione del lavoro sorpassa di gran lunga quello richiesto all’ascoltatore nel digerirlo appieno. “Arcandia” si rivela dunque un progetto davvero più che buono, artisticamente ricco e valido."

ITALIADIMETALLO: "quanto proposto in questo ‘Arcandia’ è un piacevole viaggio nei luoghi mistici più disparati .... i brani riescono perfettamente nel proprio intento di acchiappare l’ascoltatore, di adrenalinizzarlo, di portarlo altrove. Si sente tutta la passione del chitarrista siculo, che con questo ‘Arcandia’ propone un disco interessante, un onesto prodotto che i fan della musica e dei film fantasy, nonchè dei gdr per console e PC, non pochi invero, potrebbero trovare piacevole e di gusto. A loro, consiglio l’acquisto.

ULTIMATEGUITAR: "It's really unusual to find in an instrumental release interesting stuff, normally I'm the kind of guy who skip to the next track when I hear in a middle of album an instrumental song because I'm more interested in lyrics and singing; I think that a good singer (especially expressive) can give a better feeling of the meaning of a song. Well, I have to reconsider this point because while I was listening this album I noticed that it was instrumental after the third song! I'm really surprised and, I'm my opinion, Antonio had found a way to transmit emotion and feelings without put any lyrics in! There are only few narration, which is something that I agree because, as Antonio also says, an album full of spoken part could be too boring in the end. "

AUDIOSANITY: "He is really a master of the Symphonic Metal genre and I think can stand up to the likes of greats such as Ayreon, if he just gets the audience for it"

UNDERGROUNDMUSIKZINE: "Antonio Pantano creates a very epic sound with his instrumental approach to power, symphonic and folk metal creating a style of metal that would actually fit in well with a fantasy movie or video game, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the song themes are a concept based on the world of Arcandia which he also wrote a short novel called "Chronicles Of The Nordic Warriors" for describing the concept."



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Arcandia Oslo, Norway

Antonio Pantano is an Italian musician (primarily a guitarist) and songwriter. He is the founder and composer of the Symphonic Folk Metal Project Arcandia. He also worked as guest guitarist on Gabriels release Prophecy featuring also the legendary singer Mark Boals (Malmsteen). ... more

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