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01.06.2016

MB ITALY - FINAL ROUND WINNER ANNOUNCED

Italy is being represented by death/groove metal band SINPHOBIA. They are this years winner of the italian Metal Battle. Congrats to the band and we will see you in Wacken. more »
11.02.2015

MB ITALY - BAND REGISTRATION & DATES

Band-registration for the Metal Battle Italy is open from 1 MARCH till 30 APRIL 2015. Find more information more »

DATES

Metal-Battle Tourdates in Italy

Italy

Schedule City Venue Date
Semi Final 1 Bari Target Club 3rd Jun 2011
Semi Final 2 Bari Target Club 10th Jun 2011
Final Italy Bari Target Club 17th Jun 2011

RESULTS

Metal-Battle Winner in Italy

Italy
Winner Band: Golem

current line-up:
OTTAVIO MARZO: GUITARS
MATTEO DE BELLIS: VOCALS & GUITARS
DOMENICO BOTTALICO: BASS
RINO “BIG ROGER” RICCO: DRUMS

GOLEM is an Italian Metal band formed in 2000 by Ottavio Marzo (guitars and backing vocals), Nicola Esposito (lead vocals and guitars), Damiano Porcelli (drums) and Alex Martiradonna (bass).
In the same year they released the first Demo CD called “FLAMES OF WRATH”.

In 2001 the bass player Alex left the band replaced by Domenico Bottalico. Moreover Golem also decided to join the new guitarist Matteo De Bellis and to keep Nicola only as lead vocalist.
In the same year the guys recorded their first official mini-cd called “DEATH NEVER DIES” a thunderous debut that helped the band becoming very popular in the Italian underground metal scene, in fact, supported by an excellent live promotion, Golem got a deal with the French label DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS/ ADIPOCERE for the official release of “Death Never dies” worldwide.

In 2004 the singer Nicola Bottalico left the band and Matteo De Bellis (till then guitarist and backing vocalist) became the official lead vocalist. So, as a 4-piece, Golem recorded the four songs promo "DEATH IN PROGRESS" exclusively directed to labels.

In 2005 the first full length “BLACK ERA” was finally released! It was a huge step for the band: completely self-produced and distributed by RAZAR ICE RECORDS and also via iTUNES, CDBABY.COM and others channels… “Black Era” was an unexpected success!
Golem started a huge live promotion and, also because of a lot of excellent reviews and good feedbacks by the metalheads all over the world, become a sort of “cult” band and collected fans everywhere.

Between 2005 and 2007 Golem played any kind of gig also sharing the stage with big bands like Gamma Ray, Malevolent Creation, Finntroll, Tankard and many more.

But in the end of 2007 the band felt that something was still missing to the “great step” so the guys took a pause from the stage action and completely dived themselves in the new songwriting process. In their new private studios “Golem Dungeon Studios” they worked hard to find new solutions for their sound.

In 2008 and 2009 Golem plays only a few gigs, big summer festivals overall, the band was not sure about the sound of the new stuff and decided to postpone the recording sessions.

In 2010, some months before entering the studio, Damiano left the band due to personal reasons. Golem recruit Rino “Big Roger” Ricco on drums.

The “turning point” came in April 2011, when, finally, after six year of hard working, the new album “ONE BULLET LEFT” was released!
Recorded by the guru of the mixer Giuseppe Dentamaro in the “Golem Dungeon Studios”, this amazing full lenght album can seriously bring the band to a new level! Everyone will witness what the band is now: a huge, well-oiled machine made of a mix of extreme aggressive and ultra-melodic modern metal.

www.golemneverdies.it/