Italian melodic symphonic power metallers Moonlight Haze were established in 2018 by Chiara Tricarico and Giulio Capone.
Their first album De Rerum Natura (2019) immediately received critical acclaim in Europe and Japan, while its follow-up Lunaris (2020) outclassed the sales of its predecessor and allowed the band to take their music to a wider audience outside Italy.
Their third album Animus was released in 2022.
“This record represents a huge step up for Moonlight Haze’s songwriting and sound. It got each of us excited since the very first melodies and lines that had been written. It’s an introspective work, but at the same time it looks at the world outside – willing to bring a bright message of vitality and rebirth. Hence the title, ‘Animus’, a Latin word that has different meanings: vital force, conscience, soul, mind and courage as well.”
Recorded by Moonlight Haze and mixed & mastered by Simone Mularoni at the renowned Domination Studio, Animus boasts the stunning performance of the vocalist Chiara Tricarico and is graced by the amazing artwork and pictures of Beatrice Demori.
After their latest release, despite being a rather young act, Moonlight Haze already performed at huge festivals and crowds around Italy and Europe, opening for acts like Helloween, Sabaton, Epica, Lacuna Coil, Rhapsody of Fire and Destruction, among others.