06 march 2014
Thanks to Henri Strik for the review on BACKGROUND MAGAZINE from Netherlands
"I can only be positive about this second album by Archangel. Gabriele Manzini managed to keep me entertained throughout the concept of Tales Of Love And Blood"
10 february 2014
Here you can read an extract from the fantastic review written by the historic journalist Geoff Barton for the prestigous magazine "PROG" (by Classic Rock) UK
"..If Rick Wakeman ever joined the Sisters of Mercy it'd sound exactly like this....
...Tales is a work of horrific genius..."
06 december 2013
here you can read an extract from the review of MusicWaves (France).
Many thanks! Merci beaucoup!
"...Au contraire de certains concepts au sein desquels la trame narrative prend le pas sur l'instrumentation entrainant un verbiage désagréable, les deux pôles sont ici parfaitement intégrés....
...S'il ne fallait retenir qu'une seule plage de l'ensemble, Misplaced Love et sa lente montée en puissance ponctuée d'un solo irréprochable de guitare résumerait à elle seule toute la qualité de Tales of Love and Blood..."
25 november 2013
Hope you like my new website!
21 october 2013
Hello everybody! During this week the website will be out of order because we are updating it. I apologize for the inconvenience... By the way, the Halloween week you will have a surprise!
03 october 2013
Archangel has been featured on Graham Rhodes's blog.
You can read more about it here:
24 september 2013
"Tales of Love and Blood" is now featured on musicwaves.fr. Merci!
Read the article here:
24 september 2013
25 july 2013
Hello everybody! Thi is the tracklist of my upcoming album "Tales of Love and Blood": Frozen Torment (Ouverture) When the Night Nosferatu Misplaced Love The Night Scythe The Black Bride My Only Love In Loneliness The album will also feature a bonus track, which will be revealed later in the next months.
16 july 2013
10 july 2013
Hello everybody! "Tales of Love and Blood" will be released on October 31st, 2013.
24 june 2013
Hello everybody! Last friday the recordings have been finished! The mixing process will soon begin! Here you can see all the musicians and singers that participate in my upcoming cd "Tales of Love and Blood":
05 june 2013
Hello everybody! And last but not least here's the guest-star! Damian Wilson is once again lending his powerful vocal cords to my lyrics. Now fronting Threshold, Maiden United and Headspace (after singing for Ayreon, Star One, Rick Wakeman and others) Damian is well known for his incredible crystalline power, his great vocal range and his contagious liking. In this new work Damian adds his magic touch to three sophisticated songs and I can't tell if he has ever sung better than that
14 may 2013
Hello everybody! The first singer I want to introduce to you is Joe Salati. Joe has a very distinctive scratchy voice. He really rocks! His vocal style has a 70's flavour but the energy is absolutely modern and dynamic. He starded as a singer in 1999 with the band Kickstart producing also and album called "Fuel" in 2003. Then in 2005 he began to sing with his brother Ettore (you already know him...) in an acoustic duo named Salty Bros playing classic rock tunes. Joe has also recorded some tracks for the Red Zen and Soulengine CDs entering in the progressive rock and fusion musical area. He's now touring with ACB and David Jackson singing old Van Der Graaf Generator tunes. (Picture by Markus Sotto Corona)
07 may 2013
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06 february 2013
The title of my second album is "Tales of Love and Blood". Soon I will let you know who is the guest singer...
19 november 2012
7-8 songs of the 9 which will end on CD are mostly complete. The search for vocalists will start really soon.
06 september 2012
08 june 2012
Hello everybody! Drums and keys for two songs have been recorded and Stefano Mancarella and Gualitero "Wego" Gorreri are giving the last (magic) touches to the guitar and bass sessions. Davide Martinelli is already working on other two songs.
01 march 2012
Stefano Mancarella is recording some guitar tracks as well: Davide and Stefano are working on a heavy and gothic song, yet catchy.
20 february 2012
Hello everybody, this week will start the recording sessions for the drum tracks of my second CD. Davide Martinelli is rehearsing with his new drum kit.
06 february 2012
Hello everybody, you can now follow me on twitter too: https://twitter.com/Archangel_Gabry
17 december 2011
Just finished working on the pre-production of Blue Oyster Cult "Nosferatu". This cover perfectly fits with my new album atmosphere!
02 december 2011
On december 6th in Milan I'll be playing with my band Ubi Maior our "Senza Tempo Live - Christmas Show". Hope to see you there!
06 september 2011
Hello everyone! The journey towards the second Archangel's album is going on. All the songs have been written, music and lyrics. Demo tracks have been recorded, the whole cd sounds dark, sometimes doomy, but rich of progressive architectures. Five original tracks, one of them is a long suite, and 2 or maybe 3 covers. Now I'll take care of the musicians who'll play on the album. Stay tuned for developments. Take care!
07 july 2011
Here we are alive and well! The Mellow Records Pink Floyd tribute CD has been postponed until next fall 2011 so you can still enjoy the snippet you find on www.myspace.com/archangelsworld In the meanwhile I've written the music for most of my next CD. 5 songs, one of which is an epic 20-minute suite As I said months ago I plan to record also a couple of covers (Roxy Music, Black Sabbath... or maybe Blue Oyster Cult) and now I'm working on Roxy's "My Only Love". Stay tuned for more news. Have a good summer! Take care.
10 january 2011
25 october 2010
Hello everybody! No, I didn't go into hibernation even if winter is coming :-) quite the opposite! This is a very fertile time! Here you have a bunch of news: The first one is that I've almost finished working on the cover of Pink Floyd's song "The Gunner's Dream", the cover will be included in the tribute album that will be released by Mellow Records next spring. The second one is that I've started working on my second album :-) and one song is completed. In addition to my own compositions I would like to add a couple of covers, one from Black Sabbath and one from Roxy Music repertoire. I don't know yet... Last but not least I'm working on the music of the third album of my band Ubi Maior. As you can see it has been a very intense and creative time! Stay tuned for updates! Take care!
01 june 2010
Hello everyone! I'm still here! :-) I'm busy with an italian mini-tour with Ubi Maior. Next gig will be at Festival Prog in Mogliano Veneto together with Carl Palmer Band, Le Orme, Marillion, Tony Levin e The Watch! Ubi Maior Live sunday 27 june Mogliano Veneto(TV), 7:30 pm Centro Giovani - Via Barbiero Previous dates: 22 april 2010 Bloom - Mezzago (MI) 11 april 2010 Marmaja , Cusano Milanino (MI) 19 february 2010 La Casa di Alex -Milano 31 january 2010 Woodstock - Grandate (CO) 29 january 2010 Humus Club, Biassono (MI)
05 february 2010
Here you can watch some pictures taken last weekend during the concerts with my band Ubi Maior, more pictures very soon on the photo gallery section.
20 january 2010
Hello everybody! I apologize for the silence but in the last weeks I have been doing some reharsal shows with the Italian prog rock band Ubi Maior (I'm the keyboard player and main composer). At the end of january we'll start an Italian mini tour. If you want to enjoy good prog check the website www.ubimaiorweb.it
20 december 2009The white tree of Gondor is an illustration by Ted Nasmith.
26 october 2009
16 july 2009
Hello everybody! No, I'm not disappeared! :-) I'm touring on several Italian radios to promote my CD so the time to write is not too much. Moreover, soon you could read some interviews for international magazines and specialized websites; in due time I'll let you know when they will be available. In the meantime, on "reviews" section, you can read extracts of some reviews appeared until now. Take care!
15 may 2009
Hello everybody! I have some news for you :-) First of all, on may 1st the CD was officially released! :-) Last monday Archangel's Shop has started to ship the orders, so be patient... By the way, if you want a signed copy (many of you are asking me if it is possible) please let know the Shop your request by writing it on the order. Thank you. The last news is that now you can find me also on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Archangel/36672847511 Take care!
28 april 2009
Hello everybody! Now you can find my music on lastfm.com! http://www.last.fm/music/Gabriele+%22Archangel%22+Manzini You will find me under the name of Gabriele "Archangel" Manzini. On lastfm. com you can listen a new track from the album "The Akallabeth", the song is "See myself in You". See you there! Take care!
01 march 2009
At last! Here's the date! The day we yearned for has arrived.
16 january 2009
Ah...yes...the master is ready. Sorry for this late update. I missed the wishes for Christmas and for a Happy New Year but it is a really busy life, you know. I would like to thank each and everybody who have contacted me to ask about the album during these months. The date is coming! Yes, It is ready and I believe that I can give you some really important and fresh news in the next few weeks. So stay tuned, as always. Take care!
29 october 2008
At last the mix sessions are finished. As usual some delays due to illness, unforseen difficulties and all. Anyway some days to let Simone take breath and then the final immersion into the master definitive sessions. Take care!
28 july 2008
Damian Wilson with Threshold in Milan!
23 july 2008
01 may 2008
Hello! As you can see there are 2 tracks uploaded. "Rings of Power" sees Damian Wilson at the lead vocals, while "Shade of Númenor" has both Zachary Stevens and Ted Leonard singing together. All in pre-mix version. Enjoy!
15 april 2008
Hello everyone. I was talking about two stars last time, but actually they are three: They have finally put the hell out of their throats:-) The first is a charming lady named Elayne. She's the lead singer for the historical Italian gothic-progressive rock band Dunwich. You can check their website (www.dunwich.it) or her blog (www.myspace.com/lasalles). Her character is Erendis, wife of King Aldarion, and sings beautiful and expressive "high notes" on "See myself in you" in the Within Temptation/After Forever tradition. The second star is nothing less than Zachary Stevens! Yes, the ex-singer of Savatage (www.savatage.com) and the current singer in Circle II Circle (www.circle2circle.net). He sings two tracks and he gives voice to the mighty Sauron, the Dark Lord during the second and third age of the Middle-earth . The third star is Gianluigi Girardi. Gianluigi has a really passionate voice, very expressive. He has sung in various well-lnown undergroung bands in Milano (Soul Takers, Winter Mist and Event Horizon) but now he's fully involved in his new project called 3 Dreams Never Dreamt. Have a listen! (www.myspace.com/3dreamsneverdreamt). In the Akallabeth project his charachters are both an old sailor who describes his feelings about the incoming war ("Red Clouds War"), and King Aldarion ("See myself in you"). Now I'm working with Simone Stucchi, the producer of the progressive rock band The Watch, to mix the whole work sure that the final product will be worth the wait. Take care and stay alive!
02 april 2008
Some important news: Ted Leonard, lead singer for Enchant (www.theoasis.cc), great progressive-metal band more similar to Rush than Dream Theater, has sung various parts on the record. He's taking the role of Ar-Pharazon and he has done a fantastic job. His interpretation is superb and surprising; it is the first time Ted sings hard-folk oriented songs great way to start ;-) Damian Wilson is now the fantastic singer (for the third time, believe it or not) for Threshold. For the last 15 years he's been singing for various artist such as Ayreon, Landmarq, Star One, Rick Wakeman...also a thatrical role as Jean Valjean in the Miserables acted in London. He's the narrator in the Akallabeth project.