Genus Ordinis Dei
Nick K (vox & guitars), Tommy Mastermind (guitars & orchestra), Steven F. Olda (bass), Richard Meiz (drums)
Genus Ordinis Dei is a symphonic death metal band from Crema, Italy. Their new album Great Olden Dynasty was recorded and produced by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, DGM), and features Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) on guest vocals for the song ‘Salem’.
Genus Ordinis Dei was established in 2011 by a close circle of professional music instructors who graduated from Italy’s most respected music academies (RGA, MMI, NAM). Over the course of the next two years, the band sculpted its style, melting new millennium metal with symphonic sonorities. During this period the band started to define their artistic and musical identity, developing the idea for a trilogy where the first album to be released would be Act II of the story, entitled The Middle. The band independently released their self-produced album The Middle in 2013, heavily backed by an intensive run of live shows across Italy and Europe.
In 2014, the band met Marco Coti Zelati (Lacuna Coil) while on tour, and a friendship formed over the following months. In February of 2015, the band tapped him to produce their upcoming EP 2016 release. The EP was mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studio, and the band signed to Danish label, Mighty Music. The Middle received a proper release in January of 2016, along with music videos for the songs ‘Ghostwolf’ and ‘Roots and Idols of Cement’. Shortly thereafter, Mighty Music released their 2016 EP, and music videos for the songs ‘From the Ashes’, ‘The Fall’, and ‘Cadence of War’.
In the Summer of 2016, the band returned to Domination Studio with Simone Mularoni as producer, to record their next full-length album entitled Great Olden Dynasty. The album is another exhilarating side-story to the trilogy, containing ten brand new tracks of symphonic, technical splendor. The album also features Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil on guest vocals in the song ‘Salem’. After completing the album, they parted ways with Mighty Music, and the band began shopping the unreleased album for a new
In Fall of 2016 Genus Ordinis Dei was invited to join the Delirium World Tour as opening act for Lacuna Coil, where they completed a five week endurance of 31 gigs in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues. The tour was a great success for the band, landing them dozens of positive reviews in the press. Over the following months, the band entertained offers from several record labels. In the Summer of 2017 however, they finally signed a new, worldwide deal with U.S. label Eclipse Records.
Great Olden Dynasty will be released worldwide on November 24, 2017.
Between 2017 and 2018 the band has been on the road around Italy and Europe for some headline shows and as a support act for bands like Hell, Dark Tranquillity and Suffocation.