Maria "Diese" Doychinova (vocals),
Victor Georgiev (guitar, back vocals)
Sebastian Agini (guitar, back vocals)
Yavor Despotov (live Guitar, back vocals)
Alexandar Spiridonov (bass)
Jivodar Dimitrov (drums)
RAMPART (Bul) - Codex Metalum (Digi-CD) ISR 044-16/C
01. Apocalypse Or Theater 5:54
02. Diamond Ark 6:06
03. The Metal Code 7:50
04. Of Nightfall 5:54
05. Sacred Anger 4:25
06. Into The Rocks 3:20
07. Colors Of The Twilight 5:00
08. Crown Land 3:35
09. Majesty (Blind Guardian Cover) 8:45
RAMPART is a Female Fronted Heavy Metal act from Bulgaria, founded in 2006 and led by the singer Maria Diese.
Many worthy musicians gave their contribution in building this fortress of Metal on the Balkans.
After 3 full length studio albums and touring in most of the European countries, showing up on different festival stages and because
of the classic songwriting, RAMPART managed to establish their position as one of the hardest working bands of the genre.
In 2009 the band released its debut album "Voice of the Wilderness" via the French label Inferno Records.
In 2011 RAMPART recorded an EP “A Tale to Cold”. The band promoted it with a tour in the United Kingdom.
RAMPART next studio full length album “War Behest” was released in 2012 by Inferno Records. It is a concept album that is a kind
of metal opera in the veins of SAVATAGE. The band promoted it with a tour in Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Netherlands and France.
RAMPART recorded their third album “Conspiracy” in 2013. It is with Bulgarian lyrics and is a special recognition to the fans that
supported the band. 400 of their names are included in the booklet of the CD. It was released in the fall of 2013 via Metal Industries.
The hard work of RAMPART allowed the band to participate in festivals in Germany, Greece, Belarus, Netherlands, United Kingdom,
Serbia, Turkey, France, and Belgium.
RAMPART had the pleasure to share the stage with bands like QUEENSRYCHE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SCANNER,
SUSPERIA, BLAZE BAYLEY, HATE, ARKONA, WITCHBURNER, GODSLAVE, CRIPPER, GUARDIANS OF TIME,
PICTURE, WIZARD, LONEWOLF, and many more.
In the beginning of 2015 the voice of RAMPART Maria Diese was added to “Vivaldi Metal Project” that presents the classic masterpiece
“The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi in a METAL version and features experienced musicians from all over the world.
More info here: http://www.vivaldimetalproject.com/
RAMPART vocalist Maria also is recruited for the Wagnerian opera metal project “LYRAKA Volume 2”, composed by the American
guitar player Andy DiGelsomina. The CD is scheduled for release in 2016. Maria is playing the character of the Queen of the Desert in a
song called “Fidei Defensor” with the participation of Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW) and Mark Boals (Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ROYAL
HUNT). More info here: http://lyraka.com/
Now, RAMPART has finished the work for fourth album „Codex Metalum”, CD was mastered by Arne Lakenmacher (GAMMA RAY, STORMWARRIOR)
at High Gain Studios (Hamburg, Germany). It features 8 tracks full of energy, epic and speed heavy metal, and a bonus track – a cover
song of BLIND GUARDIAN.
In 2015 and 2016 RAMPART are financially supported by WACKEN FOUNDATION for their „United Opus of Apocalypse and Staging
Tour” that covers several European countries.
RAMPART ist eine Heavy Metal Band aus Bulgarien, geführt von Sängerin Maria Diese. Nach nunmehr drei vollen Alben, mehreren Touren in
Europa sowie einigen Festival Auftritten etablierte man sich als eine der fleissigsten Bands im klassischen Metal Genre. Die Touren führten
RAMPART u.a. nach Deutschland, Griechenland, Schweden Niederlande, England, Serbien, Frankreich, Türkei und mehr wo man mit Bands
wie QUEENSRYCHE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, ANVIL, SCANNER, UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, BLAZE BAYLEY, HATE, ARKONA,
WITCHBURNER, GODSLAVE, CRIPPER, PICTURE, WIZARD, LONEWOLF und mehr die Bühne teilte.
Nun ist das 4. Album „Codex Metalum” (gemastert von Arne Lakenmacher -GAMMA RAY, DORO, STORMWARRIOR- im High Gain Studio
Hamburg) fertig. Es enthält 8 Titel zwischen Episch und Heavy Metal mit Speed Anleihen.Sowie als Bonus Titel eine Coverversion von Blind Guardian.
Ein lautes 'Metal On' an alle Fans von zeitlosem Heavy Metal \m/