HOLY SHiRE sign with Ghost Record Label for the promotion and distribution of the new album, which is currently under construction. The band has released the album “The Legendary Shepherds of the Forest”, available in digital and physical format in our stores and via crash sound distribution.

The passion for the fantasy world and the essential need to express through music gave birth to HOLY SHiRE in 2009, from an idea of Maxx (drummer) immediately joined by Aeon (dragon vocals), both part of a previous original music late 1990s project.

The artistic concept is based on a blend of different musical genres, ranging from melodic epic metal to Celtic and folk suggestions, through power and prog influences, enriched by a taste for cinematic music and soundtracks. Texts and music narrate fantastic stories, with assiduous tributes to the Tolkien world, but also some hints linked to legends or the fascination of ancient historical episodes, to take the listener into a world far from reality, into an evocative and magical sensory journey.

The line-up has changed several times over the years, and various musicians and singers have joined the founders, but the permanent feature of the band lineup is performing two female voices with different vocal stylings and a flute, in addition to the classic metal line-up.

The band’s self-produced music gave birth to the first demo, followed by a digital EP and two albums: ‘Midgard’ (Bakerteam Records, 2014) and ‘The Legendary Shepherds of the Forest’ (Heavy Metal Records, 2018), which were played live at countless shows in rock/metal venues and festivals. 2023 is the year they return to the studio to record their third album with 10 new songs.

Benedetta Baldin

Hi! My name is Benedetta, I’m 29 and I live in Northern Italy. My passion has always been music: I started taking guitar lessons when I was 6. Now I work as a sales representative, but in my free time I interview talented people, I spread the word about my favorite band (MoonSun), and I go to concerts or travel around Europe. I am a huge collector of anything Tolkien-related, autographs, merchandise, and CDs. I am quite an original person and don’t mind being the voice outside of the choir (even though I play in the church’s choir!).