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Modern Symphonic Metal Unit TEMPERANCE Unveils Lyric Video for Energetic Single “No Return”

photo credit: Andrea Falaschi

New Album, Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2, out October 20, 2023 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order NOW!


TEMPERANCE, the Italian maestros of modern melodic/symphonic metal, have revealed a brand-new lyric video for their second single, “No Return”, cut from their exciting concept album, Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2, out October 20, 2023 via Napalm Records!

Immediately catching on with an energetic upbeat, “No Return” gleams with the band's top-notch sing-along refrain and operatic fragments. Underlined by the captivating rhythm of the orchestration and drums, the song comes along with a magical lyric video that visualizes a new chapter of the story.

Introducing the band’s new lineup with further festival appearances this autumn, TEMPERANCE is looking forward to joining SERENITY’s Nemesis AD European tour in spring 2024.

Singer and guitarist Marco Pastorino on “No Return”:

"After the opening track of the album, ‘Daruma’, we decided to give you something from the middle of the story. You will discover some details about Viktor's journey, the main character of Hermitage plus one of the best vocal performances of Kristin Starkey."

Expanding the lineup with the professional opera/metal singer and vocal coach Kristin Starkey, the essence of charismatic singer Michele Guaitoli (Visions of Atlantis) and mastermind singer/guitarist Marco Pastorino (Serenity) reaches a higher level. Guest musicians like Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Fabienne Erni (Eluveitie, Illumishade), Laura Fella (Faun) and Alessandro Conti (Twilight Force) complement the exciting journey. Diving into the stunning story of the album, fans can also order the limited Hermitage book, written by Marco Pastorino.

Catapulted into another era by finding the Japanese doll, Daruma, protagonist Viktor wakes up in a magical village called Hermitage, exploring its secrets track by track. Getting into a fight between the siblings Anningan and Irin, only Viktor’s destiny is the key to their conflict. Galloping guitar passages open “Daruma” together with the album narrator and multitalent Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) while the dark timbre of singer Kristin Starkey introduces the villain Anningan. “Welcome To Hermitage” presents the magical world of Hermitage with fairytale-like flutes, twinkling chime elements, and the vocal arrangements of singers Fabienne Erni (Eluveitie, Illumishade) and Laura Fella (Faun). “Join Me” ranges from marvelous vocal harmonies to grand compositions while the spellbinding “Darkness is just a Drawing” and uplifting “Full Of Memories” gather the atmosphere of Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 once again. “Cliff” closes the album with rising melodies, epic orchestration arrangements, and inimitable vocal spotlights. The concept album was produced by TEMPERANCE guitarist and singer Marco Pastorino and mixed and mastered by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli, Michael Romeo, Twilight Force) at Domination Studio in San Marino. Come explore Viktor’s legacy!

Temperance Album

Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 Tracklist:

1. Daruma

2. Glorious

3. A Hero Reborn

4. Welcome to Hermitage

5. No Return

6. In Search of Gold

7. Join Me

8. Trust no one but You

9. Darkness is just a Drawing

10. Into the Void

11. Brand new Start

12. Where we Belong

13. Full of Memories

14. Cliff

Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2 will be available in the following formats:

2LP Gatefold SOLID RED- ltd. to 300 copies worldwide

1CD Digipak

Digital Album


Experience TEMPERANCE live in 2023/24:

29.09.23 DE – Oberhausen / Killerz Fest

04.11.23 NL – Apeldoorn / Brainstorm Festival

Nemesis AD European Tour


08.02.24 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater

09.02.24 DE – Hamburg / Logo

11.02.24 UK – London / Boston Music Room

13.02.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage

15.02.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra

16.02.24 CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe

18.02.24 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum

20.02.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal

21.02.24 FR – Paris / Backstage by the Mill

22.02.24 NL – Hengelo / Metropool

23.02.24 BE – Diest / Hell

24.02.24 NL – Uden / De Pul

Festivals 2024:

15. - 17.08.24 CZ – Moravský Krumlov / Rock Castle



Kristin Starkey – Vocals

Michele Guaitoli – Vocals

Marco Pastorino - Guitars & Vocals

Luca Negro - Bass Guitar

Marco Sacchetto – Drums



Napalm Records


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