The Third Age
- HUBRIS -
Soon after our performance at Laurus Nobilis Music Fest Famalicão 2018, we started to wonder if there was a space for Godiva in the musical scene, and quickly found out we did not care. We wanted to be heard, no matter what.
Everything that has value, takes its origin from the heart and we found that out with the new lineup: André Matos (rhythm 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 does not have space for us.
A new Godiva emerged: stronger, 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 had 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 miraculously gather over 30 classical musicians on stage with only three rehearsals. It was extremely hard, a challenge like no other, we had to squeeze 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 attained and throwing all the debris 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 psyche of the 21st century man, which we never thought 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 beginning of 2020, however it became delayed, like everything this year. Hopefully, it will be released at the end of this year. Until then, we want to leave you this message:
GREATER than ever,
BIGGER than ourselves,
AGAINST the world
Just to make you THINK!
Beware: Godiva is not going anywhere!