The Italian rock band Capolinea 24 released their début single I’m Ready To Go on the 21st.
Having cut their teeth as an acoustic rock covers duo I’m Ready To Go, which signposts of their début, nine track, LP Lost In Tales which is due for release later this year and is their first reveal of an original song as a plugged-in quartet, trots through the room on a Southern Blues horse.
The Italian zany-whip quartet Macchiato Funky released the LP BUGELLA 20-50 on the 27th.
The nine track album (available on bandcamp) slips through the speakers in a blurred voile of hip swaying percussion and slapped guitar that weaves its way deep inside the listener in luxuriant waves of sound carried on the wings of a mind-bending synthesis of creamy texturing that takes the audience on a roughly twenty eight minutes journey of relaxed, yet discombobulated, thought process which foils all sense of perception long after the album melts to its conclusion.
This is an album which is best heard in entirety to fully allow the mind to expand in its immersive soundscape – though serving as an introduction the middle track is No Maggiore.
The Italian blackmetal sextet Obsolete Theory release the EP Mudness on the 15th of June.
A five track release (available through My Kingdom Music) of apocalyptic rock that leaves scorch marks in its wake.
Whilst of dark countenance, the multiplicity of percussion and guitars enable Obselete Theory to create music which has an orchestral range as the sextet develop their storyboard to its fullest extent in their extended compositions – as evidenced in the approximately twelve and a tenth minutes of the penultimate track on the EP Sirius’ Blood, resulting in material that doesn’t leave the listener with bleeding ear drums rather, akin to a forest fire, a burnt, though renewed and reinvigorated darkness of potential future regeneration and opportunity behind its unrelenting journey.
The Italian darkgaze trio Stella Diana release the LP 57 on the 25th.
A couple of songs have arisen from the album (which is available on bandcamp) the antepenultimate of the eleven being the bowed strings infused Der Sandmann which casts their signature brooding shadow through the speakers and attests to a release which will be worth grabbing hold of later in the month.
The Italian heavy metal quintet Nereis release the LP Turning Point on the 8th of June.
A new name, though an established act who will be known to followers of Italian metal as in the latter half of last year the band Black Star changed their name to Nereis and the music will be familiar with its weave of the two six string guitars.
Breaking Bad is the first song to appear from Turning Point and the third of the dozen tracks on the album.