Kiske / Somerville是一个旋律重金属二重奏项目，由Frontiers Records于2009年末合并。该项目由歌手Michael Kiske（Helloween，Unisonic，Place Vendome）与美国歌手Amanda Somerville（Aina，HDK，Trillium，Epica）合作。
该项目已于2010年9月24日发行了首张专辑Kiske / Somerville，并于2015年4月17日发行了第二张专辑《英雄城市》。
阿曼达·萨默维尔（Amanda Somerville）是一位美国歌手兼作词人和声乐教练，主要在德国工作，曾参与德国生产商Sascha Paeth和Miro的许多作品。阿曼达（Amanda）是Trillium乐队的主唱，为HDK项目提供主唱。她参加了金属交响乐项目“艾娜”（Aina）的演出，还为卡梅洛特（Kamelot）乐队录制了主唱。
2009年底，塞拉菲诺·佩鲁吉诺（Serafino Perugino）（意大利唱片公司Frontiers Records的总裁）聘请了Mat Sinner（罪犯，Primal Fear）和Magnus Karlsson（罪恶恐惧）来为Michael Kiske和Amanda Somerville之间的二重唱项目提供歌曲创作。
Kiske / Somerville项目首张专辑的大部分歌曲创作是由Sinner和Karlsson提供的，而Sander Gommans（After Forever）和Amanda Somerville则提供了进一步的建议。前述音乐家与吉米·克雷西奇（Voodoo Circle），马丁·施密特和拉米·阿里一起也为这张专辑提供了乐器。的自我命名的首张专辑发行于9月24日，2010年两个音乐录像被摄制了歌曲“沉默”和“如果我有一个愿望”，使大多数与会者亲自实际上见面。
“我与女歌手二重奏了Indigo Dying的“水中呼吸”。真是太好了，他让我有机会与一位著名的女歌手制作了所有二重唱专辑的专辑。” Kiske解释说，“当Mat Sinner问我是否想成为专辑面孔的“另一半”时， ，我感到非常荣幸，非常期待与迈克尔·基斯克（Michael Kiske）更加紧密地合作。”阿曼达（Amanda）说道：“多年来，我们俩共同参与了多个项目，例如Aina和Avantasia，但始终都是通过第三方进行的，没有像我们在这里一样唱歌。迈克尔是现场的传奇并不是毫无意义的。他的声音非常独特，他的表演特别出色，他是一个很棒的人。这是一个很棒的经验，”。Kiske补充说：“ 与天才美丽的阿曼达一起唱歌是塞拉菲诺的另一个天才想法！见到她是一次最愉快的经历。迄今为止，Amanda拥有我所听到的最好的女性声音。这张专辑是杀手.。”
Kiske / Somerville的第二张专辑《City of Heroes》于2015年4月17日发行。专辑再次以贝斯手Mat Sinner与吉他手Magnus Karlsson的歌曲创作合作为特色，其中一首歌由Amanda Somerville和Sander Gommans创作。卡尔森还负责键盘，而Veronika Lukesova是专辑的鼓手。为“英雄之城”和“水上漫步”的歌曲拍摄了两个音乐录影带。
Kiske/Somerville is a melodic heavy metal duet project, put together in late 2009 by Frontiers Records. The project features vocalist Michael Kiske (Helloween, Unisonic, Place Vendome) collaborating with American singer Amanda Somerville (Aina, HDK, Trillium, Epica).
The project has released the debut album Kiske/Somerville on September 24, 2010 and the second album, City of Heroes on April 17, 2015.
Michael Kiske is a German singer best known for his early work with the German power metal band Helloween. He is the vocalist of the hard rock/heavy metal band Unisonic and has released several solo albums. Kiske has participated on various projects such as Place Vendome and Avantasia and has also recorded guest vocals for numerous rock and metal bands.
Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach who works mostly in Germany and was involved in many productions of German producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. Amanda is the vocalist of the band Trillium and provides vocals for the project HDK. She is featured on the symphonic metal project Aina and has also recorded guest vocals for the band Kamelot.
In late 2009, Serafino Perugino (president of the Italian record label Frontiers Records) hired Mat Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear) and Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear) to provide the songwriting for a duet project between Michael Kiske and Amanda Somerville.
The majority of the songwriting for the debut album of the Kiske/Somerville project was supplied by Sinner and Karlsson, with further input from Sander Gommans (After Forever) and Amanda Somerville. The aforementioned musicians together with Jimmy Kresic (Voodoo Circle), Martin Schmidt and Ramy Ali also provided the instrumentation for the album. The self-titled debut album was released on September 24, 2010. Two music videos were filmed for the songs “Silence” and “If I Had A Wish”, enabling most of the participants to actually meet in person.
“I did a duet with a female singer on “Breathe in Water” by Indigo Dying. It was so nice that he offered me a chance to make an album of all duet songs with a famous female singer”, explains Kiske. “When Mat Sinner asked me if I wanted to be the ‘other half’ of the face of the album, I was very honored and quite looking forward to working more closely with Michael Kiske” tells Amanda. “We’d both been involved in various projects over the years together, such as Aina and Avantasia, but it was always through third parties and we didn’t sing together like we do here. It’s not for nothing that Michael’s a legend in the scene. He’s got a very unique voice, a special delivery of his performance and is a wonderful person on top of it all. This has been a great experience all across the board!”. Kiske adds “To sing together with the gifted and beautiful Amanda was another genius idea of Serafino! And it was a most pleasant experience to meet her. Amanda has by far the best female voice I have heard for ages. And the album is a killer.”
The second Kiske/Somerville album entitled City of Heroes was released on April 17, 2015. The album once again features bassist Mat Sinner in a songwriting partnership with guitarist Magnus Karlsson, with one song written by Amanda Somerville and Sander Gommans. Karlsson is also in charge of the keyboards, while Veronika Lukesova is the drummer on the album. Two music videos were filmed for the songs “City Of Heroes” and “Walk On Water”.
2010 – Kiske-Somerville
2010 – Kiske-Somerville (Japanese Edition)
2015 – City Of Heroes (Japanese Edition)
2015 – City Of Heroes (Limited Edition)