- 16 Sep 2022
- 2 minutes read
- 11 March 2023 - Cirque Royal, Brussels
- 7 April 2023 - Le Forum De Liège
Just like the mythical bird, Machiavel has risen from the ashes to present “Phoenix”, their 13th studio album.
Following the very moving “The Early Years tour” of 2019 that paid tribute to Mario Guccio who passed away in January 2018, Marc Ysaye, Roland De Greef, Hervé Borbé and Christophe Pons felt more bonded than ever and decided to compose new songs. The question of who should do the vocals came up pretty quickly and their thoughts soon focused on Kevin Cools, singer of the group Feel. His voice and personality had already caught Mario’s eye and ear, who called him his “spiritual son”. Having done a few tests, Kevin was adopted by everyone as he embodied the ‘Machiavellian’ spirit perfectly.
“Phoenix” is the result of Kevin joining the band, the unbreakable friendship between the musicians and their unwavering desire to make music together and to be able to hit the road again! As usual, the band delivers a varied and neat album: eleven original tracks that mix acoustic and electric atmospheres alongside strong melodies with subtle arrangements. With “Phoenix”, Machiavel is indeed rising again to start a new chapter of its history.