Italy's Jumpscare pay tribute to one of the country's greatest icons
The Italian melodic death metal outfit Jumpscare hailing from Napoli, Italy is set to launch a limited edition release celebrating the 700th Anniversary of the father of Italian culture and literature: Dante Alighieri.
Dante has inspired countless artists over the centuries with his poem "Divina Commedia", (Divine Comedy) and Jumpscare wanted to pay tribute in their own way with their song 'Seventh Circle' from their debut album Don't Close Your Eyes which is out now on both via cassette and jewel case CD.
The band said of the release "Here we are: On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Sommo Poeta Dante Alighieri, we want to pay in our way a tribute to his most important work of all time: Divina Commedia. that represents the core meaning of our song Seventh Circle. Seventh Circle themed merch that will see the light really soon. In the meantime, we are pleased to have already launched some new merchandising pieces at the Bandcamp shop!"
Don't Close Your Eyes was self-released in October 2019 and gained lots of positive responses both from fans and insiders of the music industry. It was released under an exclusive license with Vault Lab Recordings and it was promoted both via Dying Frontier Promotion and Grand Sounds Promotion. The album is reportedly considered a top album of the year from many webzines and fans ranking it between bands like Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Aephanemer, Cattle Decapitation just to name a few.
In April of 2020 started a partnership with Italian Championship Wrestling I.C.W. becoming part of the official soundtrack of the federation. At the end of 2020, they signed a contract with North American media, management and booking company Death By Metal.