Black Sabbath + a full classical orchestra = ORCHESTRA OF DOOM. This is a world premiere event and is the brainchild behind this unique symphonic expression is Ugly Kid Joe frontman, Whitfield Crane.
After a European tour, Crane made himself at home in Verona, Italy – the birthplace of classical music and opera, and during that time the vocalist made his dream of marrying metal and classical genres a reality.
The end result was a sold-out performance with Whit fronting the Machiavelli Orchestra performing a show comprising of Sabbath classics, choice cuts from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo career, and the prime movers from Whit’s own 30-year catalogue.
The music was all scored by fast-rising Italian conductor Andrea Basstoni – whose performance credits have led him to be one of the world’s most sought-after young conductors in modern classical music.
Now, with the assistance of good friend and co-producer Australian Tennis legend Pat Cash, ORCHESTRA OF DOOM arrives in Australia and will see Whit perform with the Philharmonia Australia Orchestra.
Whit says, “Orchestra Of Doom is all analogue, all flow and poetry in motion. We don’t have Marshall stacks, just a 35-piece orchestra and something beautiful flowing through us all; this is a special thing with a life of its own. How does it feel to be playing with an orchestra? It feels terrifying, but the energy and excitement makes everyone feel alive and at its heart is Black Sabbath – it’s the perfect storm!”