Furor Gallico


Furor Gallico
Davide Cicalese (aka Pagan) (Vocals [since 2007]), Mirko Fustinoni (Drums [since 2013], Heavenfall), Elisabetta Rossi (aka Becky) (Back Vocals, Harpe Celtique [since 2007], Death Army, ex-Folkearth, ex-Folk Stone), Marco Ballabio (Bass [since 2014]), Riccardo Brumat (Violin [since 2014], Darkness (ITA), Fallen Angels, Trinity), Mattia Pavanello (Guitar [since 2014], Heavenfall, ex-Elven, ex-Satan's Blast), Luca Rossi (aka Oldhan) (Guitar [since 2007]), Melissa Milani (Bass [2007-2008], Lou Quinse), Simone Sgarella (Drums [2009-2013], Bastard Saints, Myriad Lights), Fabio Gatto (Bass [2011-2014], Ein Sof, Humm), Mac (Bass [2008-2011]), Maurizio Cardullo (aka Merogaisus) (Whistle, Cornemuse et Bouzouki [2007-2010], Desolation Cult, Folk Stone, Satan's Blast, ex-Heavenfall), Stefano Centineo (Guitar, Back Vocals [2007-2014]), Laura Brancorsini (Violon [2007-2014]), Paolo Cattaneo (Whistle, Cornemuse et Bouzouki [2011-2015]), Marco Boyer (Drums [2007-2009], ex-Nefastis)

[ITA] Un connubio tra metal e musica celtica, tra chitarre, violino, arpa celtica, flauto e bouzouki.

Così nascono i Furor Gallico nel 2007, mettendo in musica storie e leggende della terra da cui provengono, la Lombardia. Il primo demo di 4 tracce intitolato “390 b.C.

– The Glorious Dawn” è autoprodotto nel 2009. Due anni più tardi, dopo diverse esperienze live, la band dà alla luce “Furor Gallico”, il primo full-lenght, anche questo autoprodotto e autodistribuito.

Grazie al successo del debut album omonimo, i Furor Gallico cominciano a calcare palchi in Italia e all’estero e nel 2010 firmano il loro primo contratto discografico con Massacre Records (GER), con cui nel 2011 il debut album viene ristampato e distribuito in tutto il mondo. Diversi i live della band, anche insieme ad altre band del panorama folk metal europeo e partecipazioni ai principali festival folk metal in Italia, tra cui Montelago Celtic Fest e Fosch Fest Nel 2014 esce il secondo album "Songs From The Earth”, sotto etichetta Scarlet Records e il tour di supporto al nuovo disco tocca festival come il Cernunnos Festival di Parigi.

La band è attualmente impegnata in tour e nella scrittura di nuovo materiale [ENG] The band was formed in 2007, when Becky Rossi, Melissa Milani and Stefano Centineo crossed their paths. Their will to play music and common passions flow into the foundation of today’s Furor Gallico. In 2009, after playing small clubs of the area of Milan, the”Gauls” decided to record their first demo, “390 b.C.

– The Glorious Dawn” with the following line-up: Davide Cicalese (vocals), Stefano Centineo & Luca Rossi (guitars), Maurizio Cardullo (bass guitar, tin & low whistles and bouzouki), Laura Brancorsini (violin), Becky, (Celtic harp) and Marco Boyer (drums). Another year passed, full of live shows outside the area of Milan and Lombardy too. Mac (bass guitar) and Simone (drums) joined the band, which then started to record the first self-titled full length, featuring 13 tracks, of which some are acoustic. The songs showed a clear extreme attitude, adding a Celtic atmosphere to a death/black metal sound, thanks to extreme guitar riffs by Luca and Stefano and to Davide’s eclectic vocals. The band started to play some important festivals, in Italy and abroad, such as the Swiss Fiesta Pagana, where they shared the stage with some major acts like Stratovarius, Exploited, Crucified Barbara, Carburators and many more. In the summer 2010 the first album, self-produced and self-distributed, was finally out, and sold 500 copies in 2 months only, starting off an intensive tour again in Italy and abroad. In the same year, after being asked by Eluvetie to open their show at the Fri-Son in Fribourgh (Switzerland), the band met Oliver Macchi, manager of the Swiss act, with whom they started a professional collaboration, ended in the agreement with the German Massacre Records. In 2011 the debut album was reissued and distributed all over the world, getting extremely positive reviews and being sold in thousands of copies not only in Europe, but also in the US, in Japan, in Australia, just to mention a few countries. Again, the band started another intensive tour, playing numerous Italian folk metal festivals, sharing the stage with Moonsorrow and Arkona at the Fosch Fest, and headlining the Montelago Celtic Fest in front of 6,000 people. For other 3 years the band kept on playing live shows, while concentrating on the second full length, after a change in the line-up , having now Fabio Gatto at the bass guitar and Paolo Cattaneo as multi-instrumentalist.

The recording sessions took place at the Metropolis Studio in Milan and the Wardencliff Studio in the near town of Bovisio Masciago. The album was mixed at the Alpha Omega Studio in Blevio (near Como) by Alex Azzali (Ancients), featuring Federico Paulovich (Destrage – drums), Luca Verioli (Diabula Rasa – bagpipe on “Nemain’s Breath and “La Notte dei Cento Fuochi”), Simon Papa (MaterDea – female vocals on “To the End”) and Furor Gallico’s friend Sergio Colleoni (member of the Fosch Fest staff) who helped directing the choirs on “La Notte dei Cento Fuochi” and “Song of the Earth”. After the recording session the band changed again, featuring now: Davide Cicalese, Luca Rossi, Becky Rossi, Fabio Gatto, Paolo Cattaneo, Mattia Pavanello (guitar), Riccardo Brumat (violin) and Mirko Fustinoni (drums).

In 2013 they signed an agreement with Bagana Rock Agency, with whom they organized the “Tour di Mezzo”, playing all over Italy with the sound engineer Michele Boccalone (Lacuna Coil, Marta sui Tubi). Once finished the album finished, Fabio left the band, replaced by Marco Ballabio, who has now the opportunity to take part to the tour to support “Songs from the Earth”, the kick-off gig being at the Cernunnos Festival in Paris, the first time in France for them..

Un connubio tra metal e musica celtica, tra chitarre, violino, arpa celtica, flauto e bouzouki. Così nascono i Furor Gallico nel 2007, mettendo in musica storie e leggende della terra da cui provengono, la Lombardia. Il primo demo di 4 tracce intitolato “390 b.C. – The Glorious Dawn” è autoprodotto nel 2009. Due anni più tardi, dopo diverse esperienze live, la band dà alla luce “Furor Gallico”, il primo full-lenght, anche questo autoprodotto e autodistribuito. Grazie al successo del debut album omonimo, i Furor Gallico cominciano a calcare palchi in Italia e all’estero e nel 2010 firmano il loro primo contratto discografico con Massacre Records (GER), con cui nel 2011 il debut album viene ristampato e distribuito in tutto il mondo. Diversi i live della band, anche insieme ad altre band del panorama folk metal europeo e partecipazioni ai principali festival folk metal in Italia, tra cui Montelago Celtic Fest e Fosch Fest Nel 2014 esce il secondo album "Songs From The Earth”, sotto etichetta Scarlet Records e il tour di supporto al nuovo disco tocca festival come il Cernunnos Festival di Parigi. La band è attualmente impegnata in tour e nella scrittura di nuovo materiale. A blend of metal riffs and Celtic music, including guitar, violin, Celtic harp, flute and bouzouki. Furor Gallico were formed in 2007, putting in music stories and legends of the land from which they come from, Lombardy. The first 4-track demo entitled "390 B.C. - The Glorious Dawn" is self-released in 2009. Two years later, after several live experience, the band releases "Furor Gallico ", the first full-length album, self-produced and self-distributed. Due to the success of the debut self-titled album, Furor Gallico begin to tread the stages in Italy and abroad and in 2010 signed their first record deal with Massacre Records (GER), and in 2011 the debut album was reprinted and distributed worldwide. Several live gigs brought Furor Gallico on the stages of major folk metal festival in Italy, including Montelago Celtic Fest and Fosch Fest and on other stages in Europe together with other European folk metal bands. In 2014 the second album "Songs From The Earth" is released under the label Scarlet Records and the support tour touches festivals such as Cernunnos Paris Festival. The band is currently on tour and writing new material

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