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Symphonic Power Metal Maestros TEMPERANCE Unveil New Single “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal”

Symphonic Power Metal Maestros TEMPERANCE Unveil New Single “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal”

New Album, Diamanti, Out November 19, 2021 via Napalm Records

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Watch the Music Video for “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal” HERE

[photo credit: Tim Tronckoe]

After releasing their vibrant fifth studio album, Viridian, in 2020, TEMPERANCE – maestros of modern melodic/symphonic metal – delight their devotees with the persuasive new offering Diamanti, to be released on November 19, 2021 via Napalm Records. With Diamanti, the exceptionally skilled Italian outfit once again showcases their extraordinary ability to merge brilliant vocal melodies, hefty power metal guitar riffing, and symphonic soundscapes in perfect harmony – all dressed in modern surroundings. This is an offering that fans of bands like Amaranthe will fall in love with immediately!

The new single, “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal”, breaks in with full force, telling an epic tale and creating a far-reaching sense of common bond. This absolute anthem showcases the powerful strength and energy of all three vocalists Alessia Scolletti, Michele Guaitoli and Marco Pastorino, providing a taste of the upcoming album.

Michele Guaitoli (vocals, piano) on the new single:

“If there is one thing that makes Temperance unique on the scene, is that we just don’t care about any commercial rule. We write our music for how we like it. We don’t ask ourselves “will this work?” We don’t question our songwriting putting it in relation of the market.

This attitude is the same that we have when it comes to accepting limits: we don’t accept the idea of having limits. We are here to break the rules. Why just one singer? Let’s have three. Why just a style? Let’s play many. If we want something, we fight for it even if we need to break the rules of a certain scheme. What about heavy metal? Does it have rules? Does it have a scheme? If yes, we’re here to break it.”

Check out the music video for “Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal” HERE:

Diamanti was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Amaranthe), with the cover artwork once again created by Yann Souetre (Ayreon).

Marco Pastorino (vocals, guitar) on the new album:

“With Diamanti, we’ve managed to combine our best qualities and select the best TEMPERANCE songs so far. It's not our heaviest album, it's not our fastest work, but surely it's our favourite one so far! We weren't necessarily supposed to record a new album only one year after Viridian, but luckily we made it! In this album you will find our trademarks: the vocal harmonies, the catchy melodies, but also epic stuff, strong arrangements, and long tracks - I am very proud of Diamanti and I am convinced we have written a bombastic album!”


  1. Pure Life Unfolds

  2. Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal

  3. Diamanti

  4. Black Is My Heart

  5. Litany Of The Northern Lights

  6. You Only Live Once

  7. I The Loneliness

  8. Codebreaker

  9. The Night Before The End

  10. Fairy Tales For The Stars

  11. Let's Get Started

  12. Follow Me

Diamanti will be available in the following format

  • 1- CD Digipak

  • 2 - LP Gatefold BLACK

  • 2 - LP Gatefold CURAÇAO SEA

  • 2 - LP Gatefold DIAMOND CLEAR

  • Digital Album


06/11/2021 Apeldoorn, NL @ Brainstorm Festival

20/11/2021 Mantova, IT @ Milady Metal Festival*

As Tarja's special guest

02/02/2022 Glasgow, UK @ Garage

03/02/2022 Wolverhampton, UK @ KK's Steel Mill

04/02/2022 Milton Keynes, UK @ Craufurd Arms**

05/02/2022 Manchester, UK @ Academy

06/02/2022 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

07/02/2022 Paris, FR @ La Cigale

09/02/2022 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie Artefact

10/02/2022 Lyon, FR @ Transbordeur

11/02/2022 Milan, IT @ Live Club

13/02/2022 Marseille, FR @ Espace Julien

14/02/2022 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo

15/02/2022 Madrid, ES @ Teatro Kapital

02/03/2022 Lyss, CH @ KuFa

04/03/2022 Ljubljana, SL @ Kino Siska

05/03/2022 Vienna, AT @ Szene

06/03/2022 Munich, DE @ Backstage

08/03/2022 Nürnberg, DE @ Hirsch

09/03/2022 Leipzig, DE @ Hellraiser

10/03/2022 Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater

11/03/2022 Eisenhüttenstadt, DE @ RockHütte**

12/03/2022 Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion Complex

13/03/2022 Herford, DE @ X

14/03/2022 Bochum, DE @ Matrix

16/03/2022 Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle

17/03/2022 Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje

18/03/2022 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat

19/03/2022 Roeselare, BE @ De Verlichte Geest**

20/03/2022 Trier, DE @ Mergener Hof**

* Festival

** Headline show

Headlining the 'International Women of Rock Unity Tour 2022':

UK March 24-April 3

Europe April 4-April 24


Alessia Scolletti - vocals

Michele Guaitoli - vocals, piano

Marco Pastorino - vocals, guitar

Luca Negro - bass guitar

Alfonso Mocerino – drums


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