Genre: Melodic Death Metal
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, now together with Filippo Palma, Emiliano Pacioni and Alfonso Corace, who have reached the band in these 10 years of the band's activity. The power-prog core is actually its point of reference, although the use of clean vocals, apocalyptical synths and blast beats.
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.
Also remarkable the participation of LUNARSEA at the 2007 Gods of Metal, after the band won the contest, which aim was to play there.
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 Punishment18 Records, that recruited the band after listening the first album.
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.
Between 2009 and 2011 a very intense live activity occurred, counting almost 80 performing acts in different countries like Greece, Slovenia, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and off course Italy.
LUNARSEA shared the stage with great and famous band like Rage, Insomnium, Orphaned Land, Obscura, Darkane, Dark Tranquillity, Nargaroth, Ektomorf, Sinister, Leaves' Eyes, Aborted, Dark Funeral, Asphyx, Primal Fear, The Haunted, Septicflesh, Firewind and so on, and could count on the collaboration with Kick Agency, Machada Promotion, Alkemist Fanatix 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.
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 Punishment18
Records 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.
Hydrodynamic Wave Reissue of LUNARSEA's acclaimed 2006 debut. Coming out of seemingly nowhere with a very, very impressive melodic death metal album that year, it's about time this 11-song master work.
Route Code Selector The second album from Italy's finest melodic death metal band, and 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!
New studio album titled Hundred Light Years is scheduled on may 2013: it is conceived as a concept one and it will made up of 10 songs, 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-Astra)
Martin Minor (German pianist)
The album will be recorded and mixed at OuterSoundStudios di Giuseppe Orlando (where the band recorded also the first two full-lengths) and it will be mastered by Jens Brogen at Fascination Street in Sweden.
Elements such as growling, screaming, clean vocals, blast beats, synths and typically power-prog riffs are the core and the peculiarity of LUNARSEA style and soul.
This is DEATH METAL. This is LUNARSEA.
- Hydrodynamic Wave (2006)
- Route Code Selector (2008)
- Hundred Light Years (2013)
- Evolution Plan.txt (2003)
- Bio Ashes Halo (2004)
Cristian Antolini - Bass, Vocals (clean) (2003-present)
Fabiano Romagnoli - Guitars, Keyboards (2003-present)
Emiliano Pacioni - Guitars (2008-present)
Alfonso Corace - Drums (2010-present)
Alessandro Iacobellis - Vocals (2015-present)
Stuart Franzoni - Drums (2003, 2008-2010)
Laiorf Molgorl - Drums (2003-2004)
Angelo Musmeci - Vocals (2003-2006)
Claudio Testini - Drums (2004-2006)
Francesco Martino - Drums (2004) (R.I.P.)
Filippo Palma - Vocals (2006-2010, 2012-?)
Alessio Colonna - Drums (2007)
Daniele Biagiotti - Vocals (2010-2012)