Magica
Latest Release
Center Of The Great Unknown

Center Of The Great Unknown

Release : 2012-10-12

Media :
CD

Members

Ana Mladinovici:
    vocals

Bodan Costea:
    guitars

Vali Zechiu:
    bass

Emylian B.:
    guitars

6Fingers:
    keys

Cristi Barla:
    drums

They are one of the few bands from Romania that was able to achieve international success: MAGICA, the female-fronted melodic metal band around vocalist Ana Mladinovici and guitarist/mastermind Bogdan “Bat” Costea.
Now, with their brand new (6th) album “Center Of The Great Unknown”, the band again offers a great slice of heavy melodic sounds on the verge of heavy metal and hard rock.
The new piece of work takes the listener to the core of the earth, where “the center of the great unknown” can be found. This was perfectly pictured by artist Claudio Bergamin, who created the album’s front cover and booklet layout.
“The Center Of The Great Unknown” is a logical successor to MAGICA’s previous works, but even more fresh and with a better sound quality. The mixing was handled by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan). Tracks like “King Of The World”, “One Angry Gaia” or “No Horizon” show that MAGICA are a true constant when it comes to quality in this genre. Even more, they have developed their signature sound to a new level. And by the addition of a second guitarist (to replace the previous keyboard player), the new MAGICA is the most rocking ever.

Founded in 2002 by guitarist Bodan Costea MAGICA shortly after recorded their debut album “The Scroll Of Stone”. After two months of hard work this concept album was ready to be released. Despite the lack of promotion the album got airplay on several big radio stations and also the print magazines showed huge interest in the band. Voted by readers of the “Heavy Metal Magazine” as “best newcomer of the year 2002” the band did not remain hidden from the international scene. The results were contract offers that also covered the French and South American territories, starting with “Lightseeker”, MAGICA´s second album from 2004. Then “Bittersweet Nightshade” became the band´s first video clip and the year 2006 saw them touring with After Forever and Nightmare. Several concerts with Leaves´ Eyes, Vanden Plas and Apocalyptica followed. A new video clip for the song “All Waters Have The Colour Of Drowning” has been unleashed in May 2007 and their first worldwide release “Hereafter” secured the international breakthrough for MAGICA.
Just 1 ½ years later the fourth album “Wolves & Witches” received critical acclaim for being “the link between traditional teutonic Metal, female-fronted Metal and Symphonic Metal like Kamelot”. In 2010 MAGICA release “Dark Diary”, again praised by journalists and fans alike. A video clip for the song “Wait For Me” was released.

Now, the Romanian band is back with a new line-up, a new album and lots of plans for the future.


 

MAGICA - Center Of The Great Unknown

AFM CD 394-2

Release Date: 2012-10-12

Media: CD


MAGICA - Dark Diary

AFM CD 265-2

AFM CD 265-9

Release Date: 2010-05-28

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digipak


 


MAGICA - Lightseeker

AFM CD 305-2

Release Date: 2009-10-01

Media: Digitally only.
 


 

MAGICA - Wolves And Witches

AFM CD 230-2

AFM CD 230-9

Release Date: 2008-11-28

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digipak


MAGICA - Hereafter

AFM CD 157-2

AFM CD 157-9

Release Date: 2007-10-19

Media: CD/ Ltd. Digipak


Pics:

MC_01.jpgMC_02.jpgMC_03.jpgMC_Ana.jpgMC_Bogdan.jpgMC_P01.jpgMC_P02.jpg