The Skinny: German "a cappella metal" band Van Canto is releasing its new studio album, Dawn Of The Brave this week. The song to their latest video for the song "Into The West" is a cover version of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack title. Only supported by a drummer, the German sextet offers the perfect blend of sweeping original songs and cover versions of legendary rock classics such as "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath) or "The Final Countdown" (Europe). As a special bonus, more than 200 Van Canto fans took part in the choir recordings, and can hear themselves on the new album. Charlie Bauerfeind (Blind Guardian, Helloween, Hammerfall) produced the drum recordings. The album was mixed by sound wizard Ronald Prent (Manowar, Rammstein, Within Temptation) at the legendary Wisseloord Studio 2. He gave the a cappella sound an outstanding and omnipresent dynamic.
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