Progressive and heavy metal, film music and musicals, a concept fantasy that is really an allegory to real life endeavors – all of these are the cornerstones of Orpheus Blade, a project led by Adi Bitran, who also writes the lyrics and music.
Armed with an attitude of “all or nothing” that has made her bleed for her creation and never take the easy road, she chose only the best to accompany her in this journey to her first album – “Wolf’s Cry”.
After years of playing and learning piano and guitar, singing was the next step for Adi, who felt she wanted more of the stage in order to fully express herself.
Trying to achieve that strong, full-chest “metal voice” has led her to a decade of exploring, taking vocal lessons, experiencing with bands and leading tributes to classical metal and rock bands such as Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow and more. She was often compared to Bruce Dickinson and Russell Allen due to her unique voice, which is harsh and powerful but still melodic and soft when needed.
Then it was time to make something of her own, and so Orpheus Blade was born. Being first and foremost a woman of words, Adi has started to write “Wolf’s Cry” from the lyrics, then chose the melodies and harmonies, carefully composing it line after line, but always with a big emphasis on the emotional side.
For six years “Wolf’s Cry” has been waiting for the right hands to mold it into a piece that would be strong and unique. Players and producers came and go – until Erez Yohanan stepped in. Adi and Erez have spent some long months in the studio – rewriting, rearranging, producing and polishing the sketches into a mature album with a strong backbone. Each of the players contributed to the parts, and because “Wolf’s Cry” is mainly guitar-oriented, Gal Ben-Haim has joined the sessions in an early stage in order to give life to the guitar lines. When it was time to give it the big sound it deserved, Jacob Hansen with his famous fat, vicious sound was an easy choice.