ARTmania Festival, the first Romanian festival that has brought on the local market the concept of combining the art with entertainment, is a platform dedicated to promoting all forms of artistic expression inspired by rock culture.
Being the longest-lasting rock festival in Romania and one of the longest-standing traditions of the regional cultural scene, ARTmania has shaped its own identity through a bold concept and a special ambience: the Large Square of one of the most beautiful fortresses medieval times in Eastern Europe.
ARTmania is constantly exploring new directions, building on the experience of previous editions, when a number of important artists and bands went on stage, international names like: Steven Wilson, Peter Hammill, Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend, Die Toten Hosen, Nightwish, Within Temptation, HIM, Tarja Turunen, The Gathering, The Sisters of Mercy, Anathema, Apocalyptica, Lacuna Coil, Helloween, Lacrimosa, Poets of the Fall or Deine Lakaien among many others.
Architects- The group was founded in 2004, in Brighton, UK, by twin brothers Dan & Tom Searle and has been awarded titles like Best British Live Bands, while their songs have been described as “complex and impressively crafted hymns” by the British newspaper The Guardian.
Initially, the project was titled “Counting the Days” and featured a harsh sound, dominated by a chaotic energy and complex rhythms, the songs composed at time time being influenced by The Dillinger Escape Plan. After the release of the first two albums (Nightmares – the debut album, 2006 and Ruin, 2007) and Deadswans, a slip EP (2008), the group was signed by Century Media Records, which lead to release of their third album, Hollow Crown (2009).
Dream Theatre– The Americans, pioneers of the progressive metal genre, will be bringing at ARTmania Festival “Distance over Time, their next studio album, their fourteenth album released in over 30 years of music.
James LaBrie (vocals), John Petrucci (guitar), Jordan Rudess (keys), John Myung (bass) si Mike Mangini (drums) have just finished recording their next album, Distance over Time and say the brotherhood between them is stronger than ever.
For the first time in the last 20 years, the five super-musicians have written and recorded an album by basically living together for over four months in a studio in Monticello, New York. Between barbeques and long talks breaking into the 14 hour studio days, the music for their fourteenth album came naturally, spontaneously and laid over their strong bond like a mark.
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