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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Dispyria release the second video “The Curse”

Dispyria follow up with a second single from “The Story Of Marion Dust”. After the great Zak Stevens (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra) drove the story forward on the first song, Carsten Lizard Schulz (Lazarus Dream, Devoid) now shines in the role of the council member.

“In the over 5-minute epic, we witness what happens after the innocent and shy young woman Marion Dust is darkly transformed into the demoness. Carsten “Lizard” Schulz, disguised as a member of the “Council of the Knowing”, travels through the various dimensions of the “Eternal Eye” and tries to dissuade Marion from her diabolical plan. He witnesses Professor Smith trying in vain to change Marion’s mind. Composer Juergen Walzer, who filmed and then eventually produced the entire video himself, takes us on a journey through dimensions, colors, feelings and progressive metal.”

– Leadvocals & Darsteller: Carsten “Lizard Schulz (Lazarus Dream, Devoid)”
– Eileen Scherer als Darstellerin der Marion & Aelyrea
– Juergen Walzer – Gitarre
– Markus Pfeffer (Lazarus Dream, Barnabus Sky)

Kamera: Kalle Klaas, Juergen Walzer, Susanne Esser (Stills)

Prosthetics & Make up: Susanne Esser (https://www.mein-augen-blick.de/)

“Dispyria – The Story Of Marion Dust” is the third concept album about the protagonist Josh Devon and his fight against his demons. An essential role plays the girl Marion Dust, who is the focus of the new album. It is about the fatal fate of the girl who – confronted with supernatural powers – has to decide which path she will take in the future to use these powers for good or evil.

Mastermind and composer Juergen Walzer succeeded in winning Zak Stevens (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) as well as Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) and Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (Lazarus Dream) for the vocals on this grandiose concept album. Other guest musicians are Markus Pfeffer (Lazarus Dream) and Dezperadoz guitarist Wolfgang Sing.

Musically, the album ranks between Avantasia and Savatage, A masterpiece of progressive metal – without seeming playful or losing itself in itself – with eight gripping songs that tell a poignant story.

1. A Girl Called Marion
2. The Mark
3. Blue Mirror
4. Eternal Eye
5. The Resistance
6. Fire Child
7. Pandoras Box
8. The Curse

Line-up album cast:
Juergen Walzer – guitars, bass, programming
Zak Stevens – leadvocals (on 01, 02, 03, 04, 06)
Ralf Scheepers – leadvocals (on 05)
Carsten „Lizard“ Schulz – leadvocals (on 07, 08)
Roland Moschel – hammond organ
Markus Pfeffer – leadguitars (on 03, 08)
Wolfgang Sing – leadguitars (on 04, 07)
Sabrina Roth – backingvocals
Stephan Hugo – backingvocals