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Gabriel Releases “Sacrifice”

on Costa Verde Records.

 

 

London, England – June 10, 2016 – The songwriting duo comprised of Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco, known as Gabriel has released their sixth album “Sacrifice” on Costa Verde Records.

With the continued online success of their first five albums, Gabriel takes their unique style back to it’s hard rock and metal roots with a collection of twelve new songs that explore themes of global strife, competition, terrorism, salvation, and the eternal battle between good and evil. “Sacrifice” will be available June 10th in all major online stores including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and Napster.

“This album came together after a short break coinciding with the release of our fifth album “Unforgiven”. We took our time with this album. Sally and I have really gotten to know how to write to one another’s strengths while always pushing new boundaries.”, said, Albert Vinasco, lead guitarist for Gabriel. From the title song, “Sacrifice” to the hard pounding rhythm of “Holy Water, Fire and Ice” and “True Believer”, Gabriel’s sixth album definitely has a hard metal edge. And in a style listeners have become accustomed to, songs such as “Rebecca” and “Benedictus” clearly show a more pensive and melodic side. Gabriel combines hard and soft approaches to melody and rhythm to create sonic images that are both moving and full of energy.

“We really tried to push ourselves to come up with some new approaches that take our music out of the norm. This is most evident in songs such as “Falling Down” and “The Watcher.” Our songs usually tell a story through the eyes of different characters, or share a belief about how we see the world, and this album spins some great tales through new melodies and rhythmic approaches”, said Sally Elsey, lead singer for Gabriel.

Gabriel was formed by singer/songwriter Sally Elsey and guitarist/recording engineer Albert Vinasco . Together they combine their highly melodic approaches to create music that is both sweet and powerful. All of Gabriel’s music is written, recorded and produced by Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco. Visit Gabriel online at www.gabrielthemusic.com

 

 


Gabriel Releases “Unforgiven”

on Ravenheart Music Records.

 

 

London, England – April 21, 2014 – The songwriting duo comprised of Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco, known as Gabriel will be releasing their fifth album “Unforgiven” on Ravenheart Music Records.

With the continued online success of their first four albums, Gabriel takes their unique style back to it’s hard rock and metal roots with a collection of eleven new songs that explore themes of witchcraft, salvation, and the eternal battle between good and evil. “Unforgiven” will be available May 1st in all major online stores including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and Napster. Additionally, via Gabriel’s recent signing with Ravenheart Music Records, distribution will also occur in retail outlets throughout the UK.

“This album came together after a short break after releasing our fourth album “Divine Intervention”. The song writing for this album came together very effortlessly. Sally and I have really gotten to know how to write to one another’s strengths while always pushing new boundaries.”, said, Albert Vinasco, lead guitarist for Gabriel. From the title song, “Unforgiven” to the hard pounding rhythm of “Two Worlds Collide” and “Stone Cold Redeemer”, Gabriel’s fifth album definitely has a hard metal edge. And in a style listeners have become accustomed to, songs such as “House of Shadows” and “Shelter From The Rain” clearly show a softer side.
Gabriel combine hard and soft approaches to melody and rhythm to create sonic images that are both moving and full of energy.

“We really tried to push ourselves to come up with some new approaches that take our music out of the norm. This is most evident in songs such as “Time Train” and “Here In You.” Our songs usually tell a story through the eyes of different characters, or share a belief about how we see the world, and this album spins some great tales through new melodies and rhythmic approaches”, said Sally Elsey, lead singer for Gabriel.

Gabriel was formed by singer/songwriter Sally Elsey and guitarist/recording engineer Albert Vinasco . Together they combine their highly melodic approaches to create music that is both sweet and powerful.  All of Gabriel’s music is written, recorded and produced by Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco. Visit Gabriel online at www.gabrielthemusic.com

Ravenheart Music is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and publication of female fronted rock and metal bands. Operating since 2006, Ravenheart Music Records is located in Worcestershire, UK. Visit Ravenheart Music at www.ravenheartmusic.com

 

 


Costa Verde Records Announces The Release of Gabriel’s Fourth Album,  “Divine Intervention”.

 

 

London, England – March 1, 2013 – Gabriel, the songwriting duo comprised of Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco will be releasing their fourth album “Divine Intervention” on Costa Verde Records, Inc. With the continued online success of their 3rd album, “For Thee I Pray”, Gabriel takes their unique style back to it’s hard rock roots with “Divine Intervention” an exploration of the dark and light sides of life and death. On March 1st, 2013, “Divine Intervention” will be available digitally in all major online stores including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and Napster. Hard copies of the CD will also be available through select retail dealers as well as online via Costa Verde Records.

“This album took time and required a lot of exploration for us to get just the right feel we were going after. We wanted it to reflect our hard rock roots, yet also have a nostalgic edge.”, said, Albert Vinasco, lead guitarist for Gabriel. From the other worldly introduction of the title song, “In The Presence Of Angels” to the hard pounding rhythm of “On The Brink” and the soft and ethereal vocals on “Soldier’s Heart” ,  Gabriel combine hard and soft approaches to melody and rhythm to create sonic images that are both moving and full of energy.

“This time around we wanted to explore some new situations for Gabriel, such as the fate of a wounded soldier in battle. I think it really worked, and I’m proud to say we even collaborated with a national  soldier’s support organization in the UK, called “Help For Heroes” in order donate the proceeds from the sale of that single.” said Sally Elsey, lead singer for Gabriel.

Gabriel was formed by singer/songwriter Sally Elsey and guitarist/recording engineer Albert Vinasco . Together they combine their highly melodic approaches to create music that is both sweet and powerful.  All of Gabriel’s music is written, recorded and produced by Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco. Visit Gabriel online at www.gabrielthemusic.com

Costa Verde Records is dedicated to the promotion of alternatives. Their mission is to promote alternative music and renewable energy sources via the provision of amazing new artists and the promotion of renewable energy alternatives. Costa Verde Records dedicates a portion of their profits to support renewable energy programs, as well as provide artists to green events and conferences around the globe.

 


Gabriel releases their third album, “For Thee I Pray”.

 

 

London, England – March 25, 2012 – Gabriel, the songwriting duo comprised of Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco will be releasing their third album “For Thee I Pray” on Costa Verde Records, Inc. With the online success of their 2nd album, “Requiem Aeternam”, Gabriel takes their unique style to new progressive heights with “For Thee I Pray” an exploration of the multiple dimensions of life, death, power and the occult. On March 30, 2012, “For Thee I Pray” will be available digitally in all major online stores including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and Napster. Hard copies of the CD will also be available through select retail dealers as well as online via Costa Verde Records.

“We had a lot of fun putting this record together. We were able to explore several medieval themes that really add a royal feel to several of the songs.”, said, Albert Vinasco, lead guitarist for Gabriel. From the majestic choral of the title song, to the progressive intricacies of “Forbidden Fruit”,  Gabriel combine hard and soft approaches to melody and rhythm to create sonic images that are both moving and full of energy.

“With all of our music, we seek to pay tribute to the great bands that influence us and the genre. At the same time, we want to use our music to express our spiritual introspection into the essential questions of love, loss, life and death.”, said Sally Elsey, lead singer for Gabriel.

Costa Verde Records is dedicated to the promotion of alternatives. Their mission is to promote alternative music and renewable energy sources via the provision of amazing new artists and the promotion of renewable energy alternatives. Costa Verde Records dedicates a portion of their profits to support renewable energy programs, as well as provide artists to green events and conferences around the globe.

 


Costa Verde Records Announces October 31st  Release of  “Requiem Aeternam”.
Gabriel set to release their sophomore album, “Requiem Aeternam”.

 

 

London, England – October 5, 2010 – Gabriel, the songwriting duo comprised of Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco will be releasing their second album “Requiem Aeternam” on October 31st on Costa Verde Records, Inc. With the online success of their debut self-titled album, Gabriel takes their unique style to new progressive heights with “Requiem Aeternam” an exploration of the multiple dimensions of life, death, love and sorrow. On October 31, 2010, “Requiem Aeternam” will be available digitally in all major online stores including iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon and Napster. Hard copies of the CD will also be available through select retail dealers as well as online via Costa Verde Records.

“We’re really pleased with the way this album has turned out. We were able to collaborate in more depth this time around, and I think it shows in the depth and emotional content of the songs.”, said, Albert Vinasco, lead guitarist for Gabriel. From the majestic choral of the title song, to the progressive intricacies of “Temptation”,  Gabriel combine hard and soft approaches to melody and rhythm to create sonic images that are both moving and full of energy.

“With all of our music, we seek to pay tribute to the great bands that influence us and the genre. At the same time, we want to use our music to express our spiritual introspection into the essential questions of love, loss, life and death.”, said Sally Elsey, lead singer for Gabriel.
Gabriel was formed by singer/songwriter Sally Elsey and guitarist/recording engineer Albert Vinasco . Together they combine their highly melodic approaches to create music that is both sweet and powerful.  All of Gabriel’s music is written, recorded and produced by Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco. Visit Gabriel online at www.gabrielthemusic.com .

Costa Verde Records is dedicated to the promotion of alternatives. Their mission is to promote alternative music and renewable energy sources via the provision of amazing new artists and the promotion of renewable energy alternatives. Costa Verde Records dedicates a portion of their profits to support renewable energy programs, as well as provide artists to green events and conferences around the globe.

 


Gabriel is Finalist in UK Songwriting Competition.

 

“The Moment” and other songs receive recognition in prestigious international competition.

 

London, England – June 1, 2010 – Gabriel, the songwriting duo comprised of Sally Elsey and Albert Vinasco received the “Finalist” position in two categories, Pop and Rock, for their yet to be released song, “The Moment”. Gabriel also received Semifinalist and Commended Entry for nine other compositions in the Rock and Pop categories. The complete listing of competition results for Gabriel are as follows:

  1. The Moment, Finalist in Pop category
  2. The Moment, Finalist in Rock category
  3. “Under The Sun”, Semifinalist in Rock category
  4. “Gabriel”, Semifinalist in Rock category
  5. “Forever I’ll Remember”, Semifinalist in Rock category
  6. “Into The Light”, Semifinalist in Open category
  7. “Dangerous Obsession”, Semifinalist in Rock category
  8. “Brave New World”, Commended Entry in Rock category
  9. “The Haunting”, Commended Entry in Rock category
  10. “Who Can Say”, Commended Entry in Rock category
  11. “Too Late” , Commended Entry in Rock category

“Making the “Finalist”position this year is one more part of the ongoing reward we receive for our hard work and passion. We love the music we make, and we hope it shows.”, said Sally Elsey, co-founder and singer for Gabriel. Of Gabriel’s ten song entries, seven were released in 2009 as part of their debut self-titled CD. “The Moment”, “Under The Sun”and “Who Can Say” are new songs scheduled for release on Gabriel’s next CD entitled “Requiem Aeternam”due out in the Fall of 2010.

“We are always looking for new inspirations and wanting to try new things.  We are thankful to all the industry people who run the UK Songwriting Competition for recognizing our sound and our latest material.”, said Albert Vinasco co-founder and guitarist for Gabriel.

The UK Songwriting contest is an international event that accepts entries from the UK and from around the world. This highly regarded international songwriting event is established in association with the The BRIT Trust (of BRIT Awards fame), The Guild of International Songwriters and Composers, top producers, writers and broadcasters, Music Aid International, the BBC, Roland Music, The World Music Foundation, American Songwriter Magazine, BASCA (The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), the SCO (Song Copyright Organization), The BRIT School, the BRIT Studios and many others. Many past entrants have achieved great international success as London and the UK’s top award winning producers select entrants to mentor and produce.

Gabriel was founded by singer-songwriter Sally Elsey and musician-mix engineer Albert Vinasco in March of 2009. Together, Sally and Albert combine their highly melodic approaches to create music that is both sweet and powerful, with lush vocal and guitar harmonies, dynamic approaches to rhythm, and innovative melodies.

 


Gabriel Now On Bandcamp

 

April 21, 2010 London, UK. Gabriel has made it’s first self-titled release available on Bandcamp, the Internet’s hottest new site for independent music. Bandcamp offers musicians and listeners alike, a host of unprecedented tools, listening and purchase options never before available in one site. Gabriel fans can now download music in their favorite file format, with the ability to choose from mp3 (320k, VBROgg VorbisApple LosslessFLAC and AAC (aka .m4a or iTunes store format). Listeners can also choose to download music for free by taking the lowest quality file format, or pay whatever amount they want for higher quality file formats. You heard right! Listeners choose how much to pay for Gabriel’s music.

«We are thrilled to work with Bandcamp. They have made the management of downloads incredibly easy for our listeners and the response has been great so far», said Albert Vinasco, co-founder of Gabriel.

Gabriel was founded by singer-songwriter Sally Elsey and musician-mix engineer Albert Vinasco in March of 2009. Together, Sally and Albert combine their highly melodic approaches to create music that is both sweet and powerful, with lush vocal and guitar harmonies, dynamic approaches to rhythm, and innovative melodies.

Sally and Albert are working on new material for Gabriel’s second CD, due out sometime in late 2010.This new material builds on the musical concepts that gave birth to their first CD, while taking the music in a further progressive direction. New songs are longer, and with more dynamic changes than the first album. Lyrical concepts focus on the tension between virtue and vice, deadly sin, and dangerous obsession.

Stay tuned to this website and to Gabriel’s page on Facebook for previews of their new material.

Goth Metal Has A New Prince, And His Name Is Gabriel
Costa Verde Records and BlackSmith Studios launch international release of Gabriel.

November 1, 2009 London, UK. Independent record label Costa Verde Records in partnership with BlackSmith Studios announced the availability of their latest release, “Gabriel” in all major online stores. A unique collaboration between singer/songwriter Sally Elsey and guitarist/producer Albert Vinasco, “Gabriel” combines soft female vocals with melodic metal to create music that is both sweet and powerful.

“Gabriel represents the next chapter in the ongoing story of the gothic metal genre, and we do so standing on the shoulders of all the great bands that came before us.” Said Albert Vinasco, guitarist and co-founder of Gabriel. The genre of Progressive Goth Metal and in particular with female vocalists has seen an explosion in recent years, furthering the possibilities for new music. Sally Elsey, lead singer and co-founder of Gabriel said, “We share the same influences, but bring different strengths to our collaboration, and it’s that combination of soft and hard, melodic and progressive, masculine and feminine that make Gabriel what it is.”

Gabriel’s debut self-titled CD can be purchased at the following online retailers: iTunes, Rhapsody, iLike, Napster, MusicNet, eMusic, Sony Connect, Groupie Tunes, Amazon MP3, Lala.com, ShockHound and Amie Street.

 


Albert Vinasco Launches His Latest Solo CD, «The Calling».

 

October 1, 2009 San Francisco, California. Independent record label Costa Verde Records in partnership with BlackSmith Studios announced the release of Albert Vinasco’s seventh solo CD, entitled “The Calling” in all major online stores. Building on his continued passion for progressive rock and metal music, Vinasco’s latest release combines softer, jazz-based progressions with his traditional melodic and metal style to create his most innovative work to date.

“For me, mood and style are everything and they manifest themselves in melody and tones. I love to play with various tones and make the guitar’s sound be a direct connection to the emotion that inspired the composition.» , said Albert Vinasco when recently asked about his approach to creating the music for “The Calling”. “It’s music about being inspired without words. It’s about that feeling you get inside that you know is true and must be followed, and yet you can never really know exactly where it comes from.”, he said.

Costa Verde Records was established in 2003, in San Francisco, California and is dedicated to the high quality production of independent artists from around the world.

BlackSmith Studios was established in 2006, in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is dedicated to working with all things “metal”.