Hero (van Canto album)

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Hero
Studio album by van Canto
Released 14 October 2008 (Gun Records)[1]
10 April 2010 (Napalm Records)[2]
Genre Heavy metal, a cappella
Length 48:34
Label GUN
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind[3]
van Canto chronology
A Storm to Come
(2006)
Hero
(2008)
Tribe of Force
(2010)

Hero is the second album by the German acapella metal band Van Canto and was released on 14 October 2008 on Sony BMG Germany's GUN records. It was the first album with Bastian Emig on drums. In contrast to A Storm to Come, Hero contains more cover songs[2] performed a capella, with only five songs being original compositions. "Speed of Light" and the Nightwish cover "Wishmaster" were released as singles with music videos to promote the album. The 2010 re-release featured Angra cover "Carry On".[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Speed of Light"   4:22
2. "Kings of Metal (Manowar cover)"   3:41
3. "Pathfinder"   4:48
4. "Wishmaster (Nightwish cover)"   4:22
5. "The Bard's Song (Blind Guardian cover)"   3:08
6. "Quest for Roar"   3:32
7. "Stormbringer (Deep Purple cover)"   3:51
8. "Take to the Sky (Featuring Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian)"   4:14
9. "Fear of the Dark (Iron Maiden cover)"   7:09
10. "Hero"   5:18
11. "Carry On (Angra cover)" (2010 re-release) 5:09
Disc 2 (Bonus DVD)
  1. The Mission
  2. Battery
  3. Battery (Making Of)
  4. Speed of Light
  5. Speed of Light (Making of)
  6. Rain
  7. Brazil
  8. Studio
  9. Track by Track
  10. Gallery

Personnel[edit]

  • Dennis "Sly" Schunke – clean male lead vocals
  • Inga Scharf – clean female lead vocals
  • Ross Thompson – higher guitar vocals
  • Stefan Schmidt – lower guitar vocals, solo guitar vocals
  • Ingo "Ike" Sterzinger – bass vocals
  • Bastian Emig – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hero at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Hero (2010 re-release) at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  3. ^ Hero (credits) at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2013.