The Third Age
- HUBRIS -
Soon after our performance at Laurus Music Fest Famalicão 2018, we started to wonder if there was a space for Godiva in the musical scene but we quickly we found out that we did not care. We wanted to be heard, no matter what.
Everything that has value, begins with heart and we found out that with the new lineup: André Matos (rythm guitar & orchestrations), Arcélio Sampaio (bass guitar), Eduardo Sinatra (drums), Ricardo Ribeiro (lead guitar) and Pedro Faria (vox & lyrics). Together we have enough heart to conquer the world, even if the world didn’t had space for us.
A new Godiva emerges: stonger, bolder and fearless. A prelude to what would be our next concert.
Vagos Metal Fest 2019, epitomizes the spirit of this new found self. A huge risk was taken in order to create something that has not been done in Portugal until then: a metal band playing live with an orchestra! It was a terrifying ordeal but fortune only favors the bold, right? The orchestra was built from the ground up: André Matos and Ricardo Ribeiro composed all the symphonic part of the music and we managed to gather miraculously over 30 classical musicians on stage with only three rehearsals. It was extremely hard, a challenge like no other, we had to squeezed every drop of blood in order to create something immortal. The lucky few who had the chance to witness this amazing and one of a kind show, had a first taste of Hubris - our new release.
During the making of this album we had a big goal: trying to be affirmative in a world of uncertainty, trying to be metal but taking advantage of all the experience we gained and throwing all the garbage out the window, that are made to drag you down. Thus Hubris is born as a critique of modernity, a symphony of (basic) failings of the modern man, an unwilling exploration through the psique of 21th century man, that we never thought that would become so actual. Curiously, the concept of this album was not premeditated or prepared beforehand, it happened like a surge of inevitability that had to be born.
Hubris was thought to come out in the begging of 2020 but became delayed like everything this year. Hopefully will be realeased in the end of this year. Until then, we want to leave you this message...
is reborn, GREATER than ever,
BIGGER than ourselves, AGAINST the world, SOCIETY…
Just to make you THINK!
Beware, we are not going anywhere!