This concept album has been inspired by William Blake’s mythology and Visions. Ulro is the kingdom created and run by one of the four Zoas that result from the division of the perfect primordial man, Albion.
His name is Urizen and represents reason, in opposition to faith, but he is lacking the ability of understanding creativity, self-expression and open-mindness, being enchained to his own limits and burning in jealousy.
Ulro is a dark world with no values, no ethics, a world of pain and constraints where inadequacy and anxiety about being accepted by others spread and the interests of the strongest prevail everything. It is the land of the leaving deads where false idols and abstractions are mistaken for primary and necessary needs.
Ulro is the world we all live in and in which we fight every day to express ourselves and keep our ideas free.
released August 7, 2020
Produced by Femore and Rise Above Dead
Recorded and mixed between December 2019 and January 2020 at Trai Studio, Inzago, Italy
Engineered by Femore and Fabio Intraina
Mastered by Magnus Lindberg, Stockholm, Sweden
All music by Rise Above Dead
Additional synth & Effects performed by Cic
Artwork and Layout by Solo Macello