With this unique concept album, “The Rise of Medici”, Imaginaerium sets its rules in the prog-rock metal world through one of the major episodes in the life of Cosimo and Contessina De’ Medici.
An epic symphonic renaissance-inspired Rock Opera featuring Clive Nolan (Arena & Pendragon), Eric Bouillette (Nine Skies, The Room), Andy Sears (ex Twelfth Night), and Laura Piazzai (Caamora).
With the pre-release selling out and garnering excellent reviews, ‘The Rise of Medici’ has already been considered one of the best albums of 2022.
Clive Nolan: composition, arrangements, lyrics, keyboards, drum recording, vocals (Rinaldo)
Eric Bouillette: composition, arrangements, keyboards, violin, mandolin
Laura Piazzai: vocals (Contessina)
Andy Sears: vocals (Cosimo)
Elena Vladyuk: vocals (Lucrezia)
Marc Spencer: backing vocals (Monks)
Scott Higham: drums
Bernard Hery: bass
Isabella Cambini: harp
Karl Groom: drum set and editing
Alexandre Lamia: mixing and mastering
Kim Ouzo: front cover painting
Steve Anderson: design and artwork