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Golem

Formed: 1999
From: Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Background

The group was formed on April 1999, by guitarists Ottavio Marzo and Luca Roberti and drummer Damiano Porcelli and and bassist Alex Martiradonna. The band played an old-style heavy metal, similar to Iron Maiden, In the September '99, Luca left the band for some musical incomprehensions and Nicola Esposito (ex-Fearland guitarist) become the new member of the group. From this moment, the musical direction moved towards more aggressive elements as the melodic black/death metal or the epic metal direction.

In 2000, they record their first CD-demo called "Flames of Wrath" with other 4 new tracks. Immediately after the recording sessions, Alex left the band to join the army and was replaced by Domenico Bottalico.

On February 2001, Nicola left the band to be substituted by Matteo De Bellis from Requiem. He will come back after 3 months only as vocalist. With this line-up, on January 2002, they recorded "Death Never Dies."

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