The Dark Side of the Moon, consisting of members of Feuerschwanz, Amaranthe and Ad Infinitum, has released the second single and music video since its formation, a cover of Enya’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” theme “May It Be.” The original song is the soundtrack to one of the darkest storylines of the whole saga, spreading hope when there seems to be none left.
The band is accompanied by Charlotte Wessels on the song and video, and the duet passages of the Dutch singer and Melissa Bonny let the song shine in a completely new way. Energetic drumming and a guitar solo add new highlights to the song that showcase the versatility and talent of this newly founded band.
“Today we are proud to present our second song!” the band said. “On our musical quest through the mystic worlds of fantasy movies and games, we take you on a journey through Middle Earth, to the Undying Lands!! In honor of Tolkien’s unmatched epic tale, the 20 year anniversary of the movies and the upcoming series, we present you our version of ‘May It Be, a version that you never would have expected–that’s a promise! And on top of that, we are beyond proud to have a very special guest in this song, the amazing Charlotte Wessels, who is riding with us to take this song to the next level!”
With “May It Be” and the first single, “Jenny of Oldstones” from “Game of Thrones,” The Dark Side of the Moon aims to transform musical themes from cinematography, TV shows and video games into modern metal tracks and add new elements via the trademark guitar playing of Hans Platz and versatile voice of Melissa Bonny, as well as the use of the harp. The Dark Side of the Moon will not limit itself to cover versions and will write original songs.
The band started with a bet between Bonny and Platz. Whoever lost owed the other a “dare.” Hans won and challenged Melissa to record a metal version of “Jenny Of Oldstones” with him, and so the band began to turn its favorite cinematic themes into powerful metal songs!
The Dark Side of the Moon:
Melissa Bonny – vocals
Hans Platz – guitars
Morten Løwe Sørensen – drums
Jenny Diehl – harp