The talent of Metaklapa and the project’s uniqueness have been recognized by foreign publishers (NoCut Entertainment) and manager Jochen Kühling, who has ambitious plans with these extraordinary singers. Jochen Kühling told the audience that he loves klapa music and that at concerts in Berlin, he was convinced that other Germans love klapa music, just like their energy. After meeting Metaklapa, he fell in love, he says, with Iron Maiden. Their goal is to hold concerts to bring the klapa way of singing closer to audiences worldwide, reports Dalmatinski Portal.
Musician and friend of the band Josip Radić (Valentino Bošković, Kensington Lima) had the opportunity to be among the first to hear Iron Maiden klapa-style and participate in the band’s formation – the idea was born one evening on Brač while singing.
The audience could listen to several Iron Maiden songs live at the promotion, including: ‘Blood Brothers,’ ‘The Evil That Men Do,’ and ‘Fear of the Dark’.
Focused on vocal performance, the Metaklapa members managed to preserve the spirit of the klapa tradition and the fierce character of the cult metal band Iron Maiden.
The album ‘The Choir of Beasts’ was released this year by Hamburg-based NoCut Entertainment and Menart / Beton Musica, published for the regional market. It is produced by Marko Matijević Sekul (Manntra) and Žarko Pak.
For their debut album, Metaklapa has selected ten interesting and challenging songs for the klapa to cover, such as ‘Fear of the Dark’, ‘Aces High’, ‘Wasted Years’, ‘Flight of Icarus’ or ‘Caught Somewhere in Time.’
“Their music easily transforms into a pure a cappella arrangement, but until we started the project, we were not even aware of how metal could sound in a klapa way. The songs are usually sung with four voices, although there are often parts with five different vocal lines, which gives them a very unusual density in sound. Our manager Jochen Kühling and publishers from NoCut Entertainment are delighted with the klapa heavy metal songs idea and believe that it is something unique that cannot be copied elsewhere in the world,” says Dino Demicheli, emphasizing that Metaklapa has received an invitation to the Wacken Festival, the world’s largest festival of heavy metal music, along with festivals in Berlin, Daruvar and Mali Lošinj, while more concerts abroad are expected.
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