Erica Berton - Leonardo Noschese - Alessandro Iacobellis - Andrea Miazzetto - Fabiano Romagnoli
THE CONCEPT THE MEANING THE VISION
For humanity, the Moon has always symbolized the mystery, something to which one can turn one's gaze to seek answers.
And in recent times, when humanity has managed to reach the space, the Moon has become an icon of technology and a new frontier. At the same time, the Moon and the Sea represent two opposites that attract each other, and are closely connected. The tides hear the call of the lunar force and the Moon feels the attraction of the Earth. The lunar seas are desolate, lifeless rocks. But if the Moon were not there, the water in the oceans would stop moving, everything on Earth would change and surviving would become arduous. This game of opposites is a perfect allegory for the path that all of us, as humans, have traveled, and – above all – for the one we are facing. The relationship of humanity with its primordial nature on the one side, and the evolution brought by science and new technologies on the other. But, while we are evolving as a society, as a species, yet we are less and less aware. As the world changes rapidly, we ask ourselves fewer and fewer questions, we have less and less control. We feel the link with the ground on which we rest our feet and, at the same time, the call of the sky to which we turn our gaze. And in this continuous progress, now humanity have to choose what to become. So, LUNARSEA is not just a name: it's a question. A search into the human condition that seeks new balances between these opposites, towards the horizon of a new identity. This project aims to bring new ideas, reflections and awareness, with the strength that only art and music are able to release. After all, only those who are not afraid to ask themselves real questions can find real answers.
The band arose from the ashes of the power-prog band called HOLLOWEARTH, among whose members there were Fabiano Romagnoli and Cristian Antolini, the founders of the current band. 2003 is the year of the first demo titled “EVOLUTION PLAN.TXT” and suddenly after a year in 2004 is the moment of the second self produced demo “BIO ASHES HALO”.
After that the band got suddenly in touch with the greek label Burning Star Records to record the first full-length, and thus 2006 was the year of “HYDRODYNAMIC WAVE”. The debut album was very well welcomed by audience and the media, even though a strange fact: the most of those in the know used the slogan “band come out from nowhere” remarking the fact that the first deal and consequent debut album came without having never played live on stage! Really a mere studio band! HYDRODYNAMIC WAVE became the very best seller of the label and then a promotional tour in Greece occurred, where the band played four times, including the Metal Healing Festival in Xanthi, in which Lunarsea had the chance to share the stage with other great names of the European metal scene.
Then the band realized their first official video for the song “Beside The Driver”. In 2008 the band began to work at the second album titled “ROUTE CODE SELECTOR”, released in 2009 thanks to the Italian label Punishment18records, that recruited the band after listening the first album. The second album from Italy's finest melodic death metal band, is a step up from their already very impressive debut. [“This is how the stuff should be played: with power, with atmosphere, with melody and plenty of ferocity and energy!”*reviews hits].
Then a second video was shot for the song “Metamorphine” and this time too, this new band effort was well welcomed by the media. Thus the band decided to dedicate itself to live activity, after the realization of two demos and two full-lengths, during the first 6 years of life. 2010 saw the release of the first unofficial DVD of the band, shot in 2009 during the Nihil Extreme Festival of Milan. In 2012 the band came back to work on their third new studio album and renewed the collaboration with PUNISHMENT18RECORDS which acquired all rights of the first album and decided to reissue the first two albums, availing the collaboration of European distributors, and, for the very first time, American distributor thanks to Century Media, which catalogued both cds in its official store.
On 2013 The Third Album has been released, entitled “HUNDRED LIGHT YEARS”, Recorded at Outer Sound Studios and Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, with the collaboration of some precious and talented guests such as: Tim Charles (voice and violin of NE OBLIVISCARIS), Tom Nitfield (german producer), Emanuele Casali (DGM), Martin Minor (german pianist). “HUNDRED LIGHT YEARS” received super reviews all over the globe and all Lunarsea Discography has been added to Century Media on-Line shop.
The album was completly sold-out and a second release on a digipack format has been released as well. On 2015 Lunarsea released a video documentary celebrating their first 10 years of activity with interviews-live footage and more,followed by several live gigs to continue the promotion of “HUNDRED LIGH YEARS”. On 2018 the band got the opportunity to play as direct support for Orphaned Land on their European tour, made up of 15 dates around Europe. After that, the band start to write new materials for their fourth studio album. The band enter Outer Sound Studios in Rome on August 2019 for a massive 45 recording days session.
The new album called “EARTHLING-TERRESTRE” was released on December 2019 by Punishment18 Records and became available worldwide on 31 January 2020 by label physical distributors. Even if “EARTHLING-TERRESTRE” was released at the very end of 2019, it was included as one of the TOP 2019 Melodic Death Metal album from several webzine as well as great reviews all over. [“Listeners will once again be honored with a technically brilliant album that goes straight into the blood” *reviews hits] The new effort was mastered as well by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios, with the collaboration of Dario Tartagni(Synth), Valentina Gargano(Choirs),Emanuele Casali and the cover/layout was design by SaberCore23artStudio that worked also for Netflix,Universal,Roadrunner and more.
LUNARSEA shared the stage with great and famous band like DEATH D.T.A., DARK TRANQUILLITY, RAGE, ORPHANED LAND, IMPALED NAZARENE, FIREWIND, PRIMAL FEAR, PRIMORDIAL, SWALLOW THE SUN, INSOMNIUM, OBSCURA, DARKANE, NARGAROTH, EKTOMORF, SINISTER, SEPTIC FLESH, ABORTED, DARK
FUNERAL, CARPATHIAN FOREST, THE HAUNTED, SEPTIC FLESH,ORPHANED LAND (Direct Support on 14 dates across europe) and so on, and could count on the collaboration with Kick Agency, Machada Promotion, Alkemist Fanatix,Rock,Alpha Omega Management,Rock On Agency and Nadir Rock to promote and organize their events.
Very important to remember is the participation of Lunarsea to “Where Death Is Most Alive Tour”, when the band won the contest directly organized by Century Media to open the gigs of Bologna and Rome during the tour of Dark Tranquillity and Insomnium in October 2010. During their carreer Lunarsea took part in a lot of festivals around Europe, like GODS OF METAL, METAL HEALING FESTIVAL, NIHIL EXTREME FESTIVAL, TOTAL METAL FESTIVAL . Elements such as growling, screaming ,clean vocals, blast beat , synths , and tipically power-prog riffs are the core and the peculiarity of Lunarsea style and soul.