Italian symphonic metal band Aqvilea received a long series of prizes for the video clip A Day Before the Wolf, awarded at numerous international film and music festivals in Europe and the United States.
Third single from the debut album Beyond the Elysian Fields, published and distributed by the Saturnia Records label and produced in Gothenburg by the historic pioneer of melodic metal Fredrik Nordström, the song A Day Before the Wolf is accompanied by an evocative video made with the use of the most recent Virtual Production technologies, which have made it possible to reconstruct virtual environments with impressive realism: “a work that definitively paves the way for our concept of cinematic”, that is the fusion of music and cinema. An aspect that is closely linked to our orchestral compositions, on which we have insisted from the beginning and on which we will certainly continue to focus in the future” commented the founder of the band Pier Lando Baldinelli.
Released on November 20, 2021, A Day Before the Wolf made its debut at the Rome Prisma Film Awards, where it was included in the “Official Selection” of December, while in January it received three laurels at the Rome Music Video Awards, in the categories “Best Costume ”and“ Best Makeup ”in addition to the special mention as“ Best Rock Music Video”. He later obtained two other important victories at the HIIFF – Heart International Italian Film Festival in Bologna in the categories “Best Emerging Band” and “Best Photography”. In the first days of February, the first overseas victories arrived: two prizes at the International Sound Future Awards in New York, again in the “Best Costume” category and a second special mention by the jury as “Best Rock Music Video”. Also awarded in Košice, Slovakia, at the Euro Music Video Song Awards with another special mention as “Best Rock Music Video”. Finally, the video was presented at two festivals in Sweden, ranking among the finalists at the Luleå International Film Festival and obtaining another victory in the “Best Music Video” category at the Boden International Film Festival, an award that guarantees a further screening of the video. at the annual event to be held in the Swedish city in September. A Day Before the Wolf is currently in competition at other film and music festivals that will take place in the coming months in Europe and the United States.
Made by director Simone Vrech (author of the last two Rhapsody of Fire videos as well as the award-winning historical docufilm Langobardi) based on an idea by Pier Lando Baldinelli and a screenplay by Stella Marega, A Day Before the Wolf was shot in part in the woods of the Collio Goriziano and partly in the Base2 Video Factory film studio in Gorizia, with the participation of historical reenactors from Friuli Venezia Giulia and Lazio. However, the recent awards reward teamwork, which also involves the talent of make-up artists, costume designers, camera operators and production assistants.
Aqvilea (Cae Lys Pier Lando Baldinelli, Franz Lugnan and Simone Santacà) are currently working on the second album.
A Day Before the Wolf is available in streaming and HQ download on all digital platforms and in the album Beyond the Elysian Fields, which can be purchased in jewel box CD format at http://www.aqvilea.com.
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