PENTESILEA ROAD – Shades Of The Night (Bonus Track feat. Ray Alder)

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PENTESILEA ROAD – Shades Of The Night (Bonus Track feat. Ray Alder)

Οι “Pentesilea Road” είναι ένα post-progressive rock συγκρότημα, που δημιουργήθηκε αρχικά ως προσωπικό project του Ιταλού κιθαρίστα Vito F. Mainolfi το 2014. Μέχρι το 2019, το συγκρότημα κυκλοφόρησε πολλά demos, κυρίως instrumental, μέσω του SoundCloud και του BandCamp.
Το πρώτο ολοκληρωμένο άλμπουμ “Pentesilea Road” κυκλοφόρησε στις 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2021. Το όνομα του συγκροτήματος αναφέρεται στην Pentesilea, την αλληγορική πόλη που περιγράφεται στο βιβλίο του Italo Calvino “Invisible Cities”.

Το άλμπουμ ηχογραφήθηκε ως συνεργασία εξ αποστάσεων από αρκετούς μουσικούς, ο καθένας ηχογράφησε στη χώρα διαμονής του, λόγω της πανδημίας COVID-19 (κιθάρες / μπάσο ηχογραφημένα στην Ολλανδία, φωνητικά στην Ιταλία και Ισπανία, Πλήκτρα στην Ιταλία, Drums στην Ιταλία και τις ΗΠΑ).

Το μουσικό στυλ είναι μια μίξη από κάποια είδη, συμπεριλαμβανομένων σαφών επιρροών από τις μονοπάτια του progressive, Post-Rock και Metal.

Το άλμπουμ που έχει κυκλοφορήσει είναι self-released, το συγκρότημα είναι ανεξάρτητο και χωρίς υπογραφή και κυκλοφόρησε αρχικά μόνο σε ψηφιακή έκδοση (η πρώτη φυσική παρτίδα ήταν έτοιμη κατά την ημερομηνία κυκλοφορίας).

Οι Pentesilea Road είναι οι:
Vito F. Mainolfi – Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals, Programming & whatever else
Ezio di Ieso – Pianoforte & Keyboards
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums
Lorenzo Nocerino – Vox
Special Guests:
Ray Alder – Vox on Shades of the Night, Noble Art
Mark Zonder – Drums on Memory Corners, Spectral Regrowth, Give Them Space
Michele Guaitoli – Vox on Stains
Paul Prins – First solo on Give Them Space

Μουσική, στίχοι, παραγωγή και artwork από τον Vito F.Mainolfi

Στο άλμπουμ συμπεριλαμβάνεται και το τραγούδι “Shades Of The Night” με συμμετοχή του Ray Alder στα φωνητικά.

Pentesilea Road – A Band ‘s Short Biography

“Pentesilea Road” is a post-progressive rock band, originally formed as a one-man solo project of the Italian guitarist Vito F. Mainolfi in 2014.

Until 2019, the band published several demos, mostly instrumental, over SoundCloud and BandCamp.

In July 2020 Vito F. Mainolfi home-recorded a full-length demo of 11 tracks and started recruiting several musicians in order to record the first self-titled album.

By the end of October 2020, the band line up was completed, including guest stars Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Engine, Redemption) and Mark Zonder (Ex- Fates Warning, Warlord).

Recording of the first album was completed by the end of 2020 and the first single, “Shades of the Night”, was released on January the 29th, 2021.

The first full-length album “Pentesilea Road” was released on February, the 26th 2021. The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”.

About the Pentesilea Road Album

The album was recorded as a long-distance collaboration of several musicians, each one recording in the Country of residence, due to COVID-19 pandemic (Guitars/Bass recorded in the Netherlands, Vocals in Italy and Spain, Keys in Italy, Drums in Italy and USA).

The musical style is a contamination of a few genres, including clear influences from the Progressive, Post-Rock and Metal areas.

The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”, clearly mentioned as a metaphor for the sense of displacement in the post-modern era (the album was initially advertised as “Pentesilea Road is a post-progressive journey along the roads of the Invisible Cities. A tale of dissidence; an irreverent act of protest against the modern world”). Although the album is not a concept, the philosophy behind the main concept is constantly recurring in the lyrics (“Stuck in a dream of a steady decline/ while dancing the cosmopolitan pantomime”, “this Cybercircus/a neo-feudal constitutional/architecture camouflage”, “the media mouth has all the answers for those who have no questions”).

The album that has been published is self-produced, the band is independent and unsigned and was initially released only in digital version (the first physical batch was ready by release date).

Tracks and Credits:

PENTESILEA ROAD

1 Memory Corners (Feat. Mark Zonder)
2 Stranded
3 Genius Loci
4 Spectral Regrowth (Feat. Mark Zonder)
5 Stains (Feat. Michele Guaitoli)
6 Give them Space (Feat. Mark Zonder)
7 Shades of the Night
8 The Psychopathology of Everyday Things
9 Noble Art (feat. Ray Alder)
10 Pentesilea Road
11 A Tale of Dissidence
12 Shades of the Night (Feat. Ray Alder)

Pentesilea Road is:
Vito F. Mainolfi – Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals, Programming & whatever else
Ezio di Ieso – Pianoforte & Keyboards
Alfonso Mocerino – Drums
Lorenzo Nocerino – Vox

Special Guests:
Ray Alder – Vox on Shades of the Night, Noble Art
Mark Zonder – Drums on Memory Corners, Spectral Regrowth, Give Them Space Michele Guaitoli – Vox on Stains
Paul Prins – First solo on Give Them Space

All Music & Lyrics by Vito F. Mainolfi – Produced by Vito F. Mainolfi – Artwork Concept by Vito F.Mainolfi

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