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Banco del Mutuo Soccorso release video for new track La Pianura Rossa

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
(Image credit: Pierlugi De Pietro)

Italian prog legends Banco del Mutuo Soccorso have shared a video for brand new track La Pianura Rossa which you can watch below.

Te track is taken from the band's upcoming album Orlando: Le Forme dell’Amore which will be released through InsideOut Music on September 23. This year Banco celebrate their 50th anniversary.

"La pianura rossa/Red plain was actually the very first song composed for this new album some nine years ago as we started conceiving and writing Orlando : le forme dell’amore/The shapes of love," comments founding member and keyboard player Vittorio Nocenzi.

"That is the reason why this song has a very special meaning to us. It was originally titled The War as it describes the battle for water between Christians and Saracens in a dried out Mediterranean Sea. A parallel with the story narrated in the Ludovico Ariosto’s poem Orlando Furioso.

"This second single comes ahead of the album release on September 23 and after such a long time since the beginning of this journey we are so excited to have all our fans to listen to this new material.”

The new album sees the band sticking to singing in their native Italian, although English translations of the lyrics will included in the artwork, along with the original Italian lyrics. In addition to that the band will post a detailed explanation of the whole concept and the album’s narration on their website.

The band have previously streamed Cadere O Volare.

Orlando: Le Forme dell’Amore will be available as a limited CD digipak, gatefold 180g 2LP+CD and as a digital album.

Pre-order Orlando: Le Forme dell’Amore.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.