Italy’s blackened folk metal band EXULTET will have two of their earlier albums reissued by SULLEN RECORDS at the beginning of May. “Urbs Felix” is the band’s 2004 debut release, and “Constantinopolis” was released in 2004. Both albums had been released on an extremely limited scale, mostly to just fans in the band’s home country.
Urbs Felix was originally released the summer 2004. The concept describes the ancient Sicily battles between Saracens and Normans in the year 1000 and the sound can be described like a epic black metal with many folk elements inspired from Arabian & medieval tradition.
Constantinopolis was released in the summer of 2008. Lyrics describes the fall of famous Roman Capital of the Middle East in the year 1453 and various phases of the battle through the chronicle events and deeds of their characters. The absolute novelty is the use of Italian language, considered more appropriate to tell events with protagonists Italian soldiers, including Giovanni Giustiniani Longo, captain and commander of the supreme defense of Constantinopolis. This album resumed the Arabic, folk and epic sound expressed in Urbs Felix.
The band’s latest release “I Soldati della Croce” was released via SULLEN RECORDS in February of 2011.