ABOUT, MUSIC & MEDIA
Symphonic Operatic Metal hailing from Barcelona, Spain
José A. Romero
2016 - Present
Saltimbankya is a symphonic metal band born at the end of summer 2016 in Barcelona, with the idea of working under a rock opera concept, telling a story referring to several problems of society, making a special emphasis on bullying and violence against women.
Each one of the characters in this circus drama, lives in a context where melancholy, magic and darkness reign.
"Masquerade: A Circus Drama", is the title of Saltimbankya's debut album within which the 8 tracks transport its listeners to the circus universe of France at the end of the XVIII century, getting into the shoes of the sad white face clown Geraldine Lenclos, a woman tormented by the harassment she suffers from her classmates and from the evil owner of the circus Mr Madness Folie.
After listening to her alter-ego, the august clown Esmeraldine, she decides to break away from everything and run away to start a new life. Along the way, Geraldine overcomes her fears and insecurities until she develops into a strong woman capable of facing everything that has damaged her.
Within this rock opera, Saltimbankya collaborated with renowned artists in the Spanish metal field, such as Martí Dòria (Döria / Wicked Inc.), in the role of Armand Belandjo, Noel Córdoba (Nostalgy), in the role of Philippe Belandjo and the flamenco guitar player Luis Robisco in "Gipsy Queen".
"Masquerade: A Circus Drama", contains two covers: A spark inside us, from the movie "The Princess And The Goblins", used as the story’s epilogue, and “Tu enemigo” by Pablo López & Juanes.
With two albums, and numerous festival and live show appearances under their belt, Saltimbankya have captured the eyes and ears of fans and industry worldwide, resulting in the recent signing to worldwide agency Metal Music Bookings and Management in late 2019.
If you have passion for symphonic metal and Broadway musicals, you may love the band! Stay tuned for news on tour dates and releases coming your way soon...
GO AWAY (The Making Of)