METAL DE FACTO, a power metal band from Finland announced that they will release their newest single entitled “Code Of The Samurai” on November 23, 2023. This song is taken from their upcoming new album “Land of the Rising Sun Part I” which will be released in 2024 via Rockshots Records.
You can listen to the single “Code Of The Samurai” via the following link:
In their second album, they raise the theme of Japanese culture. This album also introduces their new vocalist, Aitor Arrastia, to the world’s power metal community.
About this second album, guitarist Esa Orjatsalo said:
“We are very excited to reveal the album cover and theme. Artwork done once again by Gyula Havancsák! What a vocal performance from new vocalist Aitor Arrastia, I know I’m so excited to finally put these songs out for all Power Metal fans! And as you might have guessed from the title… there will be a part II later, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving!”.
METAL DE FACTO was formed in late 2017 by Esa Orjatsalo (ex-DREAMTALE) and Sami Hinkka (ENSIFERUM), who had met and discussed the deeper meaning of power metal on the ENSIFERUM tour bus. The line-up soon completes with Atte Marttinen (ex-Kivimetsän Druidi), Benji Connelly (EVERFROST), Mikko Salovaara (LEVERAGE) and Mikael Salo (EVERFROST). The band vowed to “Make Power Metal Great Again” with their powerful sound and epic concept, dealing with distinct historical and mythological themes.
The idea was that each album would have a theme based on the history and mythology of a particular country/culture. The debut album “Imperium Romanum” will explore the Roman Empire and the many stories, true stories, and philosophies associated with it. Each song is about a different aspect of this huge topic, and while it’s fun as an escapist storytelling in itself, it also delves into the mindsets of the various characters and people from the perspective of whom the songs were written.
Guitarist and founder Esa Orjatsalo stated: “As our band name states, this is pure heavy metal the way we like it, that means it’s time to “Make Power Metal Great Again”! That’s what METAL DE FACTO means. “Imperium Romanum” is an album made by die-hard power metal fans for other power metal fans. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel just for the sake of it, but we’re also bringing some new perspectives to songwriting. If I heard this album when I was younger, I would be so excited!”
Aitor Arrastia – Vocals
Esa Orjatsalo – Guitars
Mikko Salovaara – Guitars
Sami Hinkka – Bass
Benji Connelly – Keyboard
Atte Marttinen – Drums