Let Me Drown With You
NEW ALBUM out on March 12 2021
“Romance only comes into existence where love is fatal, frowned upon and doomed by life itself” (Denis de Rougemont, 1983).
Conceived in a time of fear and isolation, this album conveys deep reflections about life and death.
This album is released in loving memory of my father, who passed away suddenly on Jan 6, 2021. He was passionate about the people he loved and about everything he did, this music is a clear reflection of our way of life.
Music and Lyrics by Rise to the Sky
Production, drum composition, mixing and mastering by Filippos Koliopanos
Artwork by Gogo Melone
Special participation by Andreia Alves in: “Let Me Drown with You”
Recorded in Sergio´s Castle. Santiago, Chile
New EP: A Cold Embrace From Life
Released in Dec 18, 2020
To say goodbye to 2020 “Rise to the Sky” released a brand-new digital EP “A Cold Embrace from Life” on December 18. Most importantly, it`s FREE! As a gift to all of you who support the band! For this EP I worked with producer Filippos Koliopanos and with the exceptional Portuguese design artist Augusto Peixoto • IrondoomDesign.
About the EP: Occasionally, there are moments when life crushes you, and leaves you longing to change things, dreams of improving the past. But the past is gone, so you let in that harsh coldness, that cold embrace from life.
News and Reviews
Album Review - Angry Metal Guy - 3.5/5 Score
"every listen gives me a slightly different impression of the album. I’d notice something new and experience feelings with more or less intensity on any given listen. But I’ve enjoyed every spin and can happily recommend Death Will Not Keep Us Apart to fans of doom metal everywhere. It demonstrates huge potential and big emotion, which is what you absolutely want to hear on your doom metal." - Yellow - Angrymetalguy.com
Broken Tomb Magazine - 9/10 score - Album Review
"La instrumentalización es impecable, muy bien lograda, cuenta con guitarras como el elemento más sobresaliente, pesada, cargada y distorsionada, batería, muy lenta, ya que el ritmo es absolutamente lento (desalentadora y desesperantemente lento)." Irene Adler, Broken Tomb Magazine
Album Review - Games, Brains and Headbanging Life - 9/10 Score
"Echoing, monolithic slabs of heaviness, the nine offerings here are the weight of a dying world on shoulders. The sound of death on a chilling wind that blows across acres of bleached white skulls and bones. The haunting terror that comes crawling through the mind during sleep and the acceptance that no matter how much effort is expended, the end of all things is coming." Carl 'The Disc' Fisher - Gbhbl.com
Breaking Necks Blog - Album Review - 4/5 Score
"Rise to The Sky Death Will Not Keep Us Apart is a 4 out of 5 broken necks. Almost nearly perfect. The weight of each song is neck breaking. It is also soul crushing. It’s a unique look at the most painful emotions we can experience. That is almost hopeful" Tyson Struk - Breakingnecksmetalblog.com
Review from Metal Temple - 9/10 - Almost Perfect
"This is a rather heartfelt story about the power of love, the fear of death, and the overcoming of that fear to face it head on on your own terms. These are powerful subjects and elements that really translate well to the music contained in the nine tracks." / "With Death Will Not Keep Us Apart, RISE TO THE SKY have created a very impactful and emotional doom metal album that cannot be missed" - Justin "Witty City" Wittenmeier / Metal-Temple.com
Ever Metal Interview With Rise to the Sky
EMQ’s with RISE TO THE SKY -
Interview I did with Ever-metal.com
On this interview I discussed insights about the band, details about the new album, sources of inspiration, the doom metal music scene and a few other rarities.
Death Will Not Keep Us Apart
Rise to the Sky signed with label GS Productions for a FULL ALBUM RELEASE!
The album was produced along music producer Filippos Koliopanos (Ocean of Grief), who crafted a powerful yet profoundly emotional sound. The cover artwork and booklet were done by design artist Gogo Melone, who translated the music and album concepts into a genuine piece of art.
Release date: October 9, 2020
Pre-Order now! Deluxe Digipak and other formats available!
In the Grave of a Forgotten Soul (EP)
In the Grave of a Forgotten Soul marks the beginning of a new sound era for Rise to the Sky. The album sound was carefully crafted along music producer Filippos Koliopanos, and adds powerful growling vocals, thick bass sound and haunting guitar melodies. The cover artwork was done by the amazingly talented Gogo Melone.
In the Grave of a Forgotten Soul delivers a unique musical experience that involves affection, tragedy, grief and emotional conflict towards loss.
Music and lyrics by Rise to the Sky
Mixing, mastering and post-production by Filippos Koliopanos
Artwork by Gogo Melone
Recorded in SAGC Studios, Santiago, Chile
Rise to the Sky
One- Man Doom Metal from Santiago, Chile.
The first album, Moonlight, was released in December 2019. In June 19, 2020 Rise to the Sky released the EP ¨In the Grave of a Forgotten Soul¨, which marked the beginning of a new sound era for Rise to the Sky, leading the band to a funeral/death doom sound and resulting in the production of the album ¨Death Will Not Keep Us Apart¨.
I worked with music producer Filippos Koliopanos from Aesthetic Soundscapes Productions to get the right sound for my band.
About Rise to the Sky
When I write music, I often think about the past and, just like everyone, I have mixed feelings which I try to replicate in the music. That's why there are a lot of sudden changes, mixed atmospheres, and unexpected twists in almost all of the songs I write. Making music is a part of a process that allows me to leave the past behind.