Released August 24th 2006


01. Temple Of Time
02. Night In Babylon
03 Tower Of Babel
04. Sacred City
05. Meditteraneo
06. Secret Garden
07. Varanus Komodensis
08. Closer To The Wind

Marco Ferrigno - Guitars
Tony Franklin - Bass
Marco Minnemann - Drums
George Bellas – Guest guitar on trk 2
Javier Leal – Guest guitar on trk 3 & 6.

Produced by Javier Leal
Album Cover by Eric Phillippe

Ferrigno Leal Kuprij
Promised Land

Three years have passed since Marco Ferrigno’s acclaimed "Promised Land" project with Vitalij Kuprij (Artension / Ring Of Fire). Since then Marco has been working on his masterpiece which is now ready - "Hanging Gardens".

The new album show cases the talents of Tony Franklin [Blue Murder / The Firm] on bass, Marco Minnemann on drums, with guest appearances on track 2 by one of Marco’s main influences George Bellas and Marco’s “Promised Land” collaborator Javier Leal on tracks 3 and 6.

This record was produced by Javier Leal, mixed by J.T. Longoria and mastered by Gary Long at nomad studios, Dallas Texas with outstanding cover artwork from Eric Phillipe.

Marco comments, “I am very pleased for the upcoming release of this album. I had the freedom to use various types of odd tempos, poly-rhythmic lines and time modulations based on a 16th and 8th note pulse. Solos are based on a lot of the melodic minor modes like Mixolydian b6 and Lydian b7 along with the usual major scale modes but with less of the modal soloing and more chord modulations. Chords are basic triad inversions with changing base notes most of the time, but many are suspended and 7th chords and a few chords are based on quartal harmony for a more modern sound”. Whilst musicians will get a feel for the music from Marco’s own words, non musicians will find plenty of expression throughout the tracks on offer, from the neo-classically slanted opener to the more progressive offerings".

» Marco Ferrigno is one of the leading guitarists in the underground virtuoso field with ‘Hanging Gardens’ being his strongest work to date.
» The album features guest performances from guitarist George Bellas and Javier Leal.
» Expert bass work by world renow