- Solve et Coagula
Released: September 2010
ARDIENTE (meaning "Burning Chapel")
were formed around 2005 by Claudio Botarro
& Felipe Plaza.
name "CAPILLA ARDIENTE" is a phrase in
Spanish that means "burning chapel",
which actually is the place where the recently
deceased receive their funeral (namely, their
house, a church or any other specific place),
usually lighted by many funeral candles. It’s
also a name given to a funerary rite.
been mostly influenced by old school Metal from
the 80´s and early 90´s, first and foremost
Heavy, Doom and Thrash Metal, their music
breathes the true spirit of these days. The most
notable influences when it comes to the actual
sound of CAPILLA ARDIENTE, however, are Epic
Doom bands one an all - Candlemass, Solitude
Aeturnus, Mercy, Sorcerer, Solstice and Scald.
If you add a bit of King Diamond & Mercyful
Fate, old VoïVod, Celtic Frost and Motörhead
to that you´ll get a good idea of what CAPILLA
ARDIENTE sounds like.
first release is entitled “Solve et Coagula”,
which is an alchemic concept that means separate
and unite. As a concept recording, the first two
parts consist of “Solve” - expressing the
separation from dogmas and lies and ending with
a definitive dissolution - and part 3 & 4
consist of “Coagula” - the painful quest for
the real self and its definitive rise.
EP was recorded between
March & April 2009 in a local studio and
first released on vinyl in late 2009 by the
vinyl-only label High Roller Records from
Germany. During that time, they signed a deal
with Eyes Like Snow for the upcoming CDs and it
was decided to release “Solve et Coagula” on
CD in order to make it available to a wider
audience and spread the band’s name around the
globe. Meanwhile, Claudio & Felipe,
who both also play in PROCESSION, are composing
new songs for their debut CD, scheduled for a
release in early 2011.
Pt. I: Materia Vvlgar
Pt. II: Disolvción
Pt. III: Phoenicopervs
Pt. IV. Coagvlación