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Genius biography

During the spring of 2002 the label is going to release worldwide the first episode of a Rock Opera Trilogy called GENIUS. The first episode entitled "A Human Into Dreams' World" shall feature such characters as:


Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire) as 'Genius'


Lana Lane as 'Doorkeeper'
Daniel Gildenlow (Pain Of Salvation) as 'TwinSpirit n.32'


Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger) as 'Stationmaster'
John Wetton (Asia, Uriah Heep) as 'Mc Chaos King'
Steve Walsh (Kansas) as 'Wild Tribe King'
Oliver Hartmann (At Vance) as 'Wild Tribe Consultant'


Midnight (ex Crimson Glory) as 'Maindream'
Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai, Ring Of Fire) as 'The Storyteller'


More details on the cast of characters of the forthcoming episodes shall be announced in the near future. The music and lyrics have been completely written, arranged and produced for Frontiers Records by the Italian musician Daniele Liverani, know for his work with the progressive metal band Empty Tremor. Daniele plays all Guitars, Keyboards and Bass on the whole Opera, except drums, which are played by the incredible human engine Dario Ciccioni.


The whole concept runs around the many characters that Genius meets during his journey, only 8 of which are appearing in this first episode. Furthermore, a storyteller will help the listener to follow the various events.... During the three chapters of the story the listener shall be able to experience the thrilling adventures of the teenage drummer Genius who becomes accidentally captured in a parallel dimension where he discovers the secrets of the creation of human dreams. Unfortunately, he has also creates a lot of problems and paradoxes which put the whole existence and the safety of that parallel dimension in serious danger.


The music style is very varied featuring a unique and spectacular blend of Melodic Rock, Heavy Metal and Progressive Metal styles for 72 minutes of music powered by a winning cast of some of the best singers from all the ages and styles...


The album is currently in the final vocal recording stage and will be mixed by Mike Slamer (Streets, Steelhouse Lane, Seventh Key) in Los Angeles during January 2002.


Frontiers Records are finally able to unveil all details concerning the release of the hugely awaited first episode of the GENIUS Rock Opera, written and performed by the italian musician Daniele Liverani, known for his work with the prog-metal italian heroes, EMPTY TREMOR.


The cast of characters.


Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire) as "Genius"


Lana Lane as "Doorkeeper"


Daniel Gildenlow (Pain Of Salvation) as "TwinSpirit n. 32"


Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger) as "Stationmaster"


Joe Vana (Mecca) as "King McChaos Consultant"


Steve Walsh (Kansas) as "Wild Tribe King"


John Wetton (Asia) as "McChaos King"


Oliver Hartmann (At Vance) as "Wild Tribe Consultant"


Midnight (ex Crimson Glory) as "Maindream"


With: Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai, Ring Of Fire) as "The Storyteller"


Choir: Olaf Senkbeil (Dreamtide) Hachy Hackmann Chris Bolthendal (Grave Digger)


Additional background vocals on "The Right Place": Rita Celli


Additional background vocals on "All Of Your Acts": Thom Griffin (Ambition, Trillion)


On drums, the incredible human engine: Dario Ciccioni.


As usual, all instruments are performed by the Italian multi-instrumentist Daniele Liverani with Dario Ciccioni on drums.


The second episode of the Genius Rock Opera is full of action and is going to offer many surprises to the listeners… “In Search of The Little Prince” is another phase of Genius’ amazing mind trip into the unknown parallel dimension where dreams are created and conducted for humans.


The final tracklisting will include the following songs:


He Will Die; Playing In Their Dreams; You Won’t Escape; Valley; Beware; My Dear Son; What He Has To Say; All My Fault; To Be Free; Fight Again; Far Away From Here


The music style is very varied featuring a unique and spectacular blend of Melodic Rock, Heavy Metal and Progressive Metal styles for 74 minutes of music powered by a winning cast of some of the best singers from all the ages and styles...
Release date for Europe is slated for May 24th. The album is also set to be released by King Records in Japan, Hellion Records in Brazil, Rock Empire in Taiwan and Cd-Maximum in Russia.


After two long years the wait is over. The third and final episode of the Genius Rock Opera, written and performed by the Italian multitalented musician Daniele Liverani, is now ready to be unleashed to its devoted fans on February 16th 2007!


This last chapter of the trilogy entitled “ The Final Surprise ” will reveal what happened to Genius and his guide Twinspirits 32 at the end of their long journey into dreams' world.We left the two main characters on the threshold of the Asian fantasies warehouse, in front of a dark underworld. They were aware that the little prince was there, hidden in one of those warehouses, but they soon realised they were in front of a huge maze, full of an infinite number of fantasy warehouses.
Now...which one was the toy warehouse where the prince was hidden? Running through almost 80 minutes of various music styles, the listener will be led by the storyteller (Philip Bynoe) through the final events of the saga and discover what happened to Genius once he woke up to go back to reality world.
You will finally learn if the little prince will be saved, and if the dreams world will be safe forever. Lots of titanic vocal duels are featured in this episode including the amazing duet performed by characters Twinspirits 32 (Daniel Gildenlow of PAIN OF SALVATION) and Apikor (Jorn Lande, ex MASTERPLAN) and between Twinspirits 32 (Daniel Gildenlow) and Genius (this time performed by a majestic DC Cooper of SILENT FORCE).
Other great singers give their interpretation of the characters in this final episode: Eric Martin as Mr. Niko, Toby Hitchcock (of PRIDE OF LIONS) as Senator Jeramus and Andrea Dätwyler (of LUNATICA) as Kokeshi Doll. This breathtaking episode of Genius' is the final act and an amazing mind trip into the unknown parallel dimension where dreams are created. The dream is over but don’t miss the surprises this Opera still has in store!
Drum tracks for the album were laid as usual by Dario Ciccioni, while Oliver Hartmann took care of the monster chorus vocal work.
Tracklisting of the album includes the following songs: Toy Warehouse; No More Chances; Save Me From My Destiny; Alive and Safe; Jump Off This Train; Let Me Live; Inside These Memories; I Die; Back To Life Again; Dream In Liberty; The Final Surprise .