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Formed: 1991
From: Rome, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Stormlord news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Stormlord Posts Lyric Video For "My Lost Empire"

Stormlord posted a lyric video for the new track "My Lost Empire." The song appears on the forthcoming fifth album "Hesperia," which is scheduled for release on September 20th via Trollzorn Records.

The album is the first since "Mare Nostrum" was released in 2008, and features the first studio release to feature guitarist Andrea Angelini (Withate) who joined in 2010 and keyboardist Riccardo Studer (Opus Maledicta) who joined in 2011.

The track listing for "Hesperia" is as follows:

1. Aeneas
2. Motherland
3. Bearer of Fate
4. Hesperia
5. Onward to Roma
6. Sic Volvere Parcas
7. My Lost Empire
8. Those Among the Pyre More...

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Stormlord Posts New Album Trailer

Italy's Stormlord has posted a teaser online for an upcoming new album, which can be found below, and the band also comments:

"It's time for you to listen a bit of the new album! 'Hesperia' will be released on 20/09/2013, enjoy the preview!"

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Stormlord To Enter The Studio

Italian metal act Stormlord has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the recording studio this fall:

"The rehearsal/demo songs of the new album are almost done and they sound awesome. It's something between 'Mare Nostrum' and 'Supreme Art Of War,' but with a lot of brand new ideas and a strong mediterranean feel.

"We'll spend the whole summer listening to these demo songs, in order to be 100% sure about them, and than we just can't wait to enter in The Outer Sounds studios, in November, to record the new stuff.

"Trust us when we say that your wait will be worth it!"

Check out Stormlord's music and stay up to date on the recording process over at the band's Facebook profile.

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Stormlord Issues New Album Update

Italy's Stormlord has issued the following update about the band's upcoming new album:

"Legions of the Storm,

"First of all, we want to show you our deepest gratitude for having so much patience. It's been a while since our last update and now we're ready to unveil some details about our next album.

"In the last years we left behind our live activity in order to focus more on the songwriting and to develop the synergy of the new line-up: now we're pleased to announce that all the material has been written while the preproduction process and the lyrics writing are on their way.

"We're very proud of how the new stuff sounds and we firmly believe that these will be the best songs of our career, so far: those who enjoyed the epic and Mediterranean feeling of 'Mare Nostrum' (2008) and the dynamic flavour of 'Supreme Art Of War' (1999) will not be disappointed, that's a promise! More...

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Stormlord Issues Album Update

Italian act Stormlord has issued the following statement about working on upcoming new material:

"Work in progress: Many of you keep on asking about our new stuff. It's amazing to feel your passion burning so strong even after all these years: this passion is the reason why we write new music and we sweat blood on the stage during every gig.

"We hope to give you some tasty news about the band in the next months, just keep in mind that we're working hard to give you the best album of our career (so far...), and it will worth the wait. We're not interested in being quick, we just want to release a killer album with all killers and no fillers!

"In the meanwhile remember that the best thing you can do for Stormlord is to make other people discover our music. So share this page among your friends and post our sound on your FB wall! Your help is greatly appreciated: you are the Legions of the Storm, your strength is our strength!" More...

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Stormlord Parts Ways With Guitarist

Italian metallers Stormlord have issued the following update about parting ways with their guitarist and working on a new album:

"Hi guys, it’s been a long since the last update, isn’t it? That why we felt the will to bring some fresh news to all the legions of the Storm out there. First of all, we want you to know that we parted ways with our mate Pierangelo Giglioni (rhythm guitars) and we wish him the best luck for the future. The replacement was found in Andrea Angelini, an old friend of Stormlord: we know him since a long time, we like his bands (Stick It Out and Withate) and we already had a sort of collaboration back in 2002, on Francesco (Bucci – bass) and David (Folchitto – drums) side-project, Outbreak. Andrea has been on stage with us for more that a year now, he is highly motivated and ready to measure his talent with some new Stormlord music.

"Talking about that, after almost two years of touring promotion for 'Mare Nostrum,' we’re about to stop the live activity for a while. The response to our 2008’s album has been outstanding and we had the chance to perform a lot of concerts in Europe and even in ..Africa... Now it’s time for us to work harder on the new songs, that’s why we’re gonna play four last shows before to dig ourselves in the rehearsal room in order to complete the songwriting for our fifth album. The stuff we already have sounds damn’ good: innovative yet loyal to the epic Mediterranean style of 'Mare Nostrum.' We hope to enter the recording studio between the end of this year and the beginning of 2011. So, don’t miss the chance to see the last Stormlord shows for a while, it’ll be our pleasure to storm the stages in your neighbourhood!"

Stormlord also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Rock City Open Air Cancelled

Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:

"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.

"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."

This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.

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Stormlord Announces Italian Tour Dates

Italian metallers Stormlord have updated their upcoming tour schedule with the following string of tour dates:

8/23 Napalm Metal Fest ITA - Paola, Cosenza
9/5 Capo Sportivo ITA - Bassano Romano, Viterbo
9/25 Parco Cascina ITA - Fabbrico, Reggio Emilia
10/3 Days Shocking Ground Fest ITA, Terni

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Stormlord Posts New Song, "Neon Karma," Online

Italian metallers, Stormlord, posts another new song on their MySpace page entitled "Neon Karma." The song comes off their new album "Mare Nostrum," which will be released on Locomotive Records on May 23rd.

Stormlord will be posting two more songs from their new album in the next two weeks.

Upcoming Stormlord shows are as follows:
5/31 Verona (ITA) @ Stonehenge
6/28 Bologna (ITA) @ Gods Of Metal (With Slayer, Testament and more)
7/12 Lörrach (DE) @ Baden In Blut (mit Destruction, God Dethroned and more)

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Stormlord Post New Song Online

Italian metal act Stormlord have posted a brand new called "Mare Nostrum", from the forthcoming album of the same name, online at their official myspace.

The band has said that they will post three more songs from the new album online shortly.

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Stormlord Sign to Locomotive Records

Italian "extreme epic metal" band STORMLORD has signed a deal with Locomotive Records (GRAVE DIGGER, ASTRAL DOORS, BENEDICTUM) for the release of its long-awaited fourth full-length album, titled "Mare Nostrum".

Commented the group: "We are so excited about this new deal. Locomotive Records is one of the leading labels in metal scene and they will grant a worldwide availability to our new album."

STORMLORD entered The Outer Sound Studios (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, KLIMT 1918) last month with producer Giuseppe Orlando to begin recording the CD, which is scheduled for a May release. "This album is such a great bet for us, it'll see STORMLORD going back to an epic sound near to our first album 'Supreme Art Of War' that almost ten years ago was able to influence tons of bands still growing strong in the scene, even if the style of our recent albums will not be missing," the band saud. "You'll find some surprises like an acoustic song, folk instruments and even some sitar parts, everything mixed with an extreme-epic attitude like it was back in the days, but with the nowadays production and a well developed technical skill."

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Stormlord Begin Recording New Album

Italian "extreme epic metal" act STORMLORD has issued the following update:

"The recording sessions of our fourth chapters have begun! We entered The Outer Sound Studios (NOVEMBRE, NECRODEATH, KLIMT 1918) one month ago together with the producer Giuseppe Orlando, as usual. We'll keep on working for about twenty days more. We decided not to give you any news until now in order to fully understand how good this work is. This album is such a great bet for us, it'll see STORMLORD going back to an epic sound near to our first album 'Supreme Art Of War' that almost ten years ago was able to influence tons of bands still growing strong in the scene, even if the style of our recent albums will not be missing. You'll find some surprises like an acoustic song, folk instruments and even some sitar parts, everything mixed with an extreme-epic attitude like it was back in the days, but with the nowadays production and a well developed technical skill."

"The Legacy – 17 Years of Extreme Epic Metal", a double "best-of" collection from STORMLORD, will be released on February 22 through Scarlet Records. The first CD contains 13 songs spanning the band's 17-year career as of one of Europe’s most respected metal merchants, including the rare EP "Under the Sign of the Sword", originally released in 1997. The second CD contains a full live show recorded in Montreal on June 14, 2006 during the band's Canadian tour.

"The Legacy – 17 Years of Extreme Epic Metal" track listing:

Disc 1: The Legacy Of Medusa

01. Where My Spirit Forever Shall Be (first version – 1998)
02. I Am Legend
03. Under The Boards (192, M. A.)
04. Dance Of Hecate
05. The Curse Of Medusa (first version – 2000)
06. Wurdulak
07. The Oath Of The Legion
08. Xanadu (A Vision In A Dream)
09. The Gorgon Cult
10. Under The Samnites' Spears
11. Under The Sign Of The Sword
12. Riding The Sunset
13. The Scarlet Kingdom

Disc 2: Live In Quebec City - June 14, 2006

01. The Torchbearer
02. Dance Of Hecate
03. Wurdulak
04. I Am Legend
05. The Oath Of The Legion
06. Under The Boards (195, M.A.)
07. The Gorgon Cult
08. Xanadu (A Vision In A Dream)
09. Where My Spirit Forever Shall Be
10. The Curse Of Medusa
11. Raining Blood
12. Kingdom Of The Shades (live in Rome 2000)

Scarlet Records released STORMLORD's first official DVD, "The Battle of Quebec City: Live in Canada", in July 2007 in Europe.

"The Battle of Quebec City: Live in Canada" contains a complete live show recorded in Quebec City in June 2006 (including a new song, "Dimension: Hate", and a stunning cover of SLAYER's "Raining Blood"), during the band's successful Canadian tour, four bootleg-quality extra songs recorded in Montreal and Toronto and video clips for the songs "I Am Legend" and "Under The Boards (195, M.A.)".

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Stormlord Complete Writing New Album

Italy's STORMLORD have issued the following update:

"The song-writing for our fourth album is almost done, right now we’re taking care of the last details and then all the songs will be complete. What we hold in our hands it’s the most epic sounding stuff since our debut Supreme Art Of War, even if the references to our most recent albums will not be missed. We guess you can label it extreme epic metal at its best. In a few months we’ll begin recording the successor of The Gorgon Cult, we just can’t wait for you to hear it! But the best it’s yet to come: in the next days we’ll sign a new deal that will grant an huge availability all around the world to the new CD. It’s been a long time filled with hard and silent work, but now we’re ready to strike again! We’ve got a shit-load of amazing surprises waiting for you all. The Stormlord is ready for another battle!"

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Stormlord Announce New Keyboardist

Stormlord has posted the following message on their official website about the new keyboardist and the new album:

As the fans that come to the show in Bergamo last week know, Simone Scazzocchio is no longer the keyboard player of Stormlord. There were no discussions or troubles with him, he was simply not interesteed in playing metal music anymore. Our split
has been friendly, we kept good relations and we wish him the best.

After some months of auditions, now we are glad to introduce you Luca Bellanova, that's the new keyboard player of Stormlord! Luca is 20yo and a really talentous musicant, besided to be a big fan of Stormlord, he made his first apparition in the show in Bergamo.

Stormlord are currently writing the material for the new album, the ideas that we are developing bring the sound in a much more epic direction than "The Gorgon Cult", but with the same high skill qualitiy level. The fourth album, still untitled, will be released in late 2006 through Scarlet Records.

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Stormlord MP3 Available, Tour With Necrodeath

As a gift to all the fans, Stormlord's long time sold out 1998 MCD "Where My Spirit Forever Shall Be" is now fully available for free download. It has been the printing of the promo that brings big attention to Stormlord from fans worldwide and the first successful release for "Last Episode," selling more than 7000 copies. All the three songs were encoded with top quality bitrate, so check the media section of www.stormlord.net and enjoy the sound of Extreme Epic Metal. Also updated the video section with live extracts and interviews.

The band will be in tour with Necrodeath in March in Italy and in April in Europe, all the forthcoming details will be updated on the website soon, promoters interested in booking can get in contact with Live - www.liveinitaly.com.

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Stormlord Post New Horror Video Clip Online

The new horror video clip for the song "Under The Boards" from Stormlord album "The Gorgon Cult" is ready to be unleashed. To download the hi-res video, go here. The video has been directed by Brigida Costa (the same director of the "I Am Legend" videoclip), the cast is starring David Bracci from the Sergio Stivaletti team (Dario Argento and more) for the amazing special FX, Giuseppe Oppedisano ("The English Patient," "Cari Fottutissimi Amici," "Demonium" and more) as the insane psycho killer and Irene Turati (previously seen on Pupi Avati set and in "Gangs Of New York"). Once again the videoclip is filled with gore and splatter atmospheres, in the vein of legends like Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter. The story speaks about a psycho surgeon serial killer who come out at night to stalk his victims to trap them in his clinic of horror: this video is much more similar to a short movie than to a 'normal' videoclip. We're eager to shock your minds... just expect the most bloody, disturbing and sick metal video EVER!

"Under The Boards (195, M.A.)" comes off the group's third album, "The Gorgon Cult," which was released in May through Scarlet Records. The follow-up to 2001's "At The Gates Of Utopia" was recorded and mixed over a two-month period at The Outer Sound Studios in Rome with engineer Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Necrodeath, DGM, Thy Majestie) and was mastered at The Mastering Room in Sweden (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, Soilwork).

The band is expected on 23 november to support Dissection and Watain at Havana Club - Pozzuoli (NA).
info: www.delirioconcerti.org

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Stormlord Work On New Music Video

Extreme metal act Stormlord are currently hard at work on the brand new horror video of the song "Under The Boards (195, M.A.)," taken from the new "The Gorgon Cult" album and bound to be unleashed on the net and tv's in September/October.

After the zombies of "I Am Legend" (still freely downloadable from www.stormlord.net) the band gathered together with the director Brigida Costa to discuss about the new opus. The story will speak about a psycho/medical serial killer who come out at night to stalk his victims and then trap them in his clinic of horror... The video will be much more similar to a short movie than to a "normal" videoclip. Prepare to shock your minds in September, just expect the most bloody and dark metal video EVER!
As usual the cast will be starring David Bracci from the Sergio Stivaletti team (Dario Argento and more) for the special FX but also Giuseppe Oppedisano ("The English Patient," "Cari Fottutissimi Amici," "Demonium" and more...) as the insane psycho killer.

Pics of the making are avaliable at this location.

The video will be avaliable for free download on www.stormlord.net.

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