Based in Campalto, Venice, Italy
Founded in 1974
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: Ma.Ra.Cash Records
Luciano Degli Alimari – Vocal
Antonio Zullo – Guitars
Mirco De Marchi – Keyboards
Sandro Bellemo – Bass
Alessandro Casagrande – Drums
Federico Berto – Lyrics and Recordings
This is a band that actually started life together in Italy back in the early seventies and even performed with many of the more successful symphonic progressive rock bands of the day like Le Orme, Biglietto per l’Inferno, Ibis, and others before disbanding with members moving on to other musical projects. As the new millennium approached however, the band cautiously set aside the years apart and began slowly looking to create music once again. Taking the musical elements they’d worked on so many years ago, the band began the process of completion.
“Metafora di un viaggio” is a concept album of ten-tracks, forty-three minutes of music in the tradition of “Felona e Sorona”. Easily described as classic Italian symphonic progressive rock. A mixture of short and longer compositions creates a classical inspired ebb and flow of melodic musical themes that will be reminiscent of bands such as Locanda delle Fate, Biglietto per l’Inferno and PFM. Given that a lot of this music was originally crafted in the seventies there is a certain vintage feeling to some of the guitar and keyboard sounds, however the band have made sure to temper those classic sounds with some newer elements along with contemporary production.
Published in 2014 by Ma.Ra.Cash Records, the concept album is an introspective journey into the human soul, inspired by the poetic journey of Dante Alighieri, which from the darkness arrives into the environment where man expresses the best of himself, repressing his reprehensible nature. This imaginary journey creates unreal atmospheres that express emotionally the various steps. The lyrics are the result of painstaking research, take inspiration from ancient history and mythology, from Hieronymus Bosch’s works and from rereading of the “Divine Comedy”.