Mighty awakening

Title: tba
Base: Rome • Italy
Style: Power Metal
Genre: Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Melodic Metal
FFO: Rhapsody Of Fire, Stratovarius,
Type: Full-length
Format: CD
Label: tba
Distro: /
Release: tba

🔘 KALEDON have reorganized and are working on new songs
🔘 The new guitarist Francesco Ciancio convinces with his skills
🔘 "VII - Evil Awakens" received glowing reviews worldwide

Renewed Power-Team 2023!
Fresh wind in the fortunes of the formation around axeman Alex Mele now bring two ex-members:
Singer Marco Palazzi and drummer David Folchitto.

New in the line-up of the Italian Power Metallers, however, is guitarist Francesco Ciancio:
Francesco's musical career began as a child. Introduced to the world of music by his father, himself a guitarist, Francesco admired and studied the great guitar heroes since his early years, eagerly imitating their stage gestures and playing postures.

When he was 6 years old, he began to take an interest in classical guitar and Rock guitar. At the age of 11, he was finally accepted into the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. Here he earned a master's degree in classical guitar in October 2020, while developing a passionate interest in the electric guitar.

He has already performed all over the world as both a classical and electric guitarist. Francesco also boasts active participation in various musical projects spanning many different genres. He has been fortunate enough to share the stage with high-profile musicians such as Mike Mangini, John Macaluso and Gus G. He is constantly studying new techniques. He is currently taking a specialization course in pop guitar at Saint Louis College of Music.

[ Pic: Kaledon ]

The retired band members Michele Guaitoli, Tommy Nemesio, Paolo Campitelli and Manuele di Ascenzo left KALEDON to be able to realize 100 % with their own new projects.

Thus reinvigorated, the new KALEDON will soon be working diligently together on more new compositions!


[ Official lyric video by Stefano Mastronicola ]

[ Official music video • Production: Kinorama ]

Alex Mele of KALEDON comments on "The Eye Of The Storm":
"It's hard to describe in words how extremely happy and proud I am about the outcome of "CH7: Evil Awakens". We already released 'The Dawn Of Dawns' and here comes the second single 'The Eye Of The Storm' which shows the energy and the power of the new album. The sheer power of this new song is mind-blowing!"

[ Official music video • Production: Kinorama ]

Mainly composed by him in 2018 and early 2019, mainman and guitarist Alex Mele 2022 presents the direct thematic album follow-up to 2010's "Chapter VI: The Last Night On The Battlefield"!

And the Roman string wizard has truly made the most of his creative time for KALEDON - "Chapter VII - Evil Awakens" is the most elaborate, versatile and ultimately on all levels most content-rich work of the persistently highly ambitious formation to date.

[ Artwork: Oleg Shcherbakov ]

The consistently gripping concept album also offers lyrically all-around captivating thematic material of the most visionary:

in it, the evil creature Mozul returns from his supposed death to once again bring pain and suffering to the mighty dominion of Kaledon. The entire story can be found in the lovingly designed CD booklet.

The further POWER METAL spectacle of the enormously charismatic band around the even more fantastic singer Michele 'Meek' Guaitoli openend the first chapter of a new trilogy - yes, also theatrically KALEDON can grandiose in all their virtuosity! In the next few years the playful Italians will release chapters 8 and 9.

[ Pic: Elizaveta Yudina Photography ]

Since everyone in the group has a professional background, the members recorded their respective parts in all necessary tranquility in their own home studios. The material was subsequently mixed by the experienced all-rounder Guaitoli, and master Meek did a great job for it in his Groove Factory Studios - it simply doesn't get any fresher and crisper than this.

Lovers of classic, emphatically noble Power Metal will experience goosebumps and flights of fancy at the same time while listening, because "Chapter VII - Evil Awakens" can simply do everything.

The opulently enchanting disc pleases even the most tasteful and demanding ears in the most rhythmically powerful way with absolutely ecstatic speed outbursts, truly dreamlike melodies and a gigantic fervent singer on world-class level! (Markus Eck)

Since the 2014 album "Antillius: The King Of The Light" the worldwide admirers of the Italian Metal historians KALEDON were hoping for a successor.

And the extraordinary formation returned with a virtuosic, melodic and epic POWER METAL spectacle!

[ Pic: Kaledon ]

After 3 years from the previous release, KALEDON returned with the bombastic, epic and majestic album "Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness".

With a renewed line-up, enhanced by Michele Guaitoli's (Overtures, ex-Future Is Tomorrow) powerful vocals and Manuele di Ascenzo's (ex-Secret Rule) amazing drums skills, mastermind Alex Mele (guitars) has finally forged a new chapter of the 'Legend Of The Forgotten Reign' saga reaching the perfect mix of modern riffs, classic Power Metal speeds, epic choirs and symphonic arrangements.

[ Michele Guaitoli • Vocals • Pic: Kaledon ]

Together with Paolo Campitelli (keyboards) and the founding members Tommy Nemesio (guitars) and Paolo Lezziroli (bass guitar) KALEDON were back, stronger than ever.

Official release date for "Carnagus - Emperor Of The Darkness": May 15th, 2017.

World-renowned French graphic artist Jean-Pascal Fournier, who has once again been working for KALEDON after the 2010 work "Legend Of The Forgotten Reign, Chapter VI: The Last Night On The Battlefield", is responsible for the optically worthy presentation of the album:

[ Artwork: Jean-Pascal Fournier ]

KALEDON had been working on the entire chapter of this saga on six albums. Once the saga was written down in 1997. Then all the parts of this long-term tracked overall concept fit together convincingly and extremely exciting on a single album.

Thematically dramatically, 2017 was all about this elaborately narrated, medieval fantasy story. It is about the classic good/evil plot ... and so much more. 

There are two rulers in this conflict, which is deeply marked by malicious, cruel and intriguing jealousy: while the good regent Antillius knows everything around him, which makes a decent kingdom happy, the evil opponent monarch Carnagus envies him all the luck. Everything begins with the fatal birth of Carnagus in November of the gloomy year of 1295 ...

[ The Evil Witch • Official Music Video ]

KALEDON • Online



total: tba min.

Marco Palazzi • Vocals (2007 - 2014 / 2023 - present)
Alex Mele • Guitars (1998 - Present)
Francesco Ciancio • Guitars (2023 - present)
Enrico Sandri • Bass (2017 - Present)
David Folchitto • Drums (2001 - 2012 / 2023 - present)

Legend Of The Forgotten Reign - Chapters:

I: The Destruction • Full-length • 2002
II: The King's Rescue • Full-length • 2003
III: The Way Of The Light • Full-length • 2005
IV: Twilight of the Gods • Full-length • 2006
V: A New Era Begins • Full-length • 2008
VI: The Last Night On The Battlefield • Full-length • 2010
VII - Evil Awakens • Full-length • 2022

Mightiest Hits • Full-length • 2012
Altor: The King's Blacksmith • Full-length • 2013
Antillius: The King Of The Light • Full-length • 2014
Carnagus: Emperor Of The Darkness • Full-length • 2017

KALEDON are available for interviews via phone, Skype, Zoom & email !