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Avant-Prog, Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock, Italian Prog Rock, Progressive Metal, Crossover Prog
Biography
Some years ago Francesco Lombardo and Michele Panepinto decided to undertake a path of musical growth which would soon bring them to their first self-production. The result of this decision is the band Vitriol, which soon involved Gianluca Pappalardo, Pierangelo Carvello and Alessandro Sanfilippo. These musicians contributed their professional influences to enrich the style of the new band, inspired by the modern Progressive Rock & Metal genre and by the musical experiences of the 70’s historical bands.

The name of the project was the inspiration of their first EP which is a concept album. Vitriol in fact is the acronym of one of the most famous mottos of Renaissance alchemy: “Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultam Lapidem” (Enter the bowels of the Earth and, through your purification, you will find the hidden stone). It is a metaphor representing the path of man inside his own Ego in order to finally find the philosophical Truth.

In the same way, the main character of the story, called Knowledge, has a quests for his beloved, Truth; he reaches the destination after a number of pitfalls and after meeting some allegorical characters (such as Faith and Insanity) he’s also wrong-footed by the words of his beloved. The double meaning of the term “vitriol” (corrosive chemical element and acronym of the renaissance motto) can describe well the essence of the band, constantly hanging in the balance between its aggressive component and its introspective/reflective one.

Once the first collected works of the band was distributed to media it immediately generated lots of good reviews by the alternative rock and metal magazines in both paper and digital media: The EP received 15.5/16 in issue #59 of the prestigious Progression Magazine, the best score as “independent release” and one of the best scores among 200 label’s supported albums. It is considered the Best Demo of the Month in the November issue of Metal Maniac (one of the most important magazine in Italy) and received 8 out of 10 in a majority of the most famous Italian and international webzines, such as Progressive Ears, MetalWave, UsaProgressiveMusic, Unprogged, Rock Hard, TrueMetal, Metallo Italiano, Eutk, Nova Muzique as well as many others.

Subsequently, the band caught the attention of the American label Melodic Revolution Records which has added Vitriol to their roster in 2010. During the same year their current guitar player Tommaso Semrov joined the band and Vitriol started pre-producing their first full-length album "Into The Silence I Sink" which was released in November 2012.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Fear Studio in Ravenna and at the band's studio in Bologna, published by Melodic Revolution Records, it's a concept album revolving around the theme of Silence, metaphorically approached as "deep absence of communication".
10 songs, conducive to an analysis of the different causes of this absence of communication: the anonymity of the urban environment, the historical contraposition of Ideologies (Outward Silence, between person and person), differences between who we are and who we appear to be (Inner Silence, between the own appearance and essence). Concluding the album, the last song analyzes what must have been the most atrocious communicative Silence that has ever happened: a bewildered Christ asking "My God, my God, why did you abandon me"?

The band is currently promoting their album with a strong web presence, press releases, radio, interviews, social networks, numerous newsletters and are in preparation of several official video clips and a making of for "Into The Silence I Sink". Vitriol will also be touring Europe at the beginning of 2013 across Italy, England, Belgium, Holland, Spain and Czech Republic.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Pain of Salvation, Dream Theater, Tool
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At 3:25am on January 15, 2013, Len Rice said…

Members of the Power of Prog group, “Awesome Band” are discovering great artists without wading through the hundreds on the site! Check it out, hear what you’re missing. Free & no approval required. Join Us! Len

At 1:10am on January 7, 2013, Chic McKnickNix said…

THUMBS UP!

At 1:41am on January 3, 2013, Subject to Thoughts said…

Thanks guys for the add. Awesome music. Keep up the great work. Hope you enjoyed our music.

 

Mark

At 5:18pm on December 29, 2012, Len Rice said…

Vitriol, Thanks for accepting my Power of Prog invite! It means a lot that you might be interested in my music, too; I hope you like it! I am trying to spread it worldwide hoping it will be enjoyed indefinitely. I have no cd, but my songs are Free Downloads(256Kbps) for listening & non-commercial use through powerofprog.com/profile/LenRice . Share with friends!
Thanks again & keep up your great work!
Len

At 7:59pm on December 20, 2012, Unified Past said…

Hey Guys - great to make your acquaintance here! Your stuff is sounding real powerful!

At 6:37pm on April 27, 2011, DJ Tony said…
You are most welcome!!  your music is awesome ♪♫
At 2:59am on December 18, 2010, Phil Snow said…

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At 2:56pm on December 12, 2010, HookahTheFuzz said…

Hi ,  loving the music,  would love to play with you guys some day!!!!

At 7:18pm on December 3, 2010, Melodic Revolution Records said…
Nice to see you here at Power of Prog. Browse the site as there is much to do, see and listen to here and many new friends to make.
Happy Holidays
Nick

Vitriol's Blog

New video will debut on January 10th, 2014.

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:08am 0 Comments

New official video will debut on January 10th, 2014. "The Frozen Wind," from the latest album "Into the Silence Sink" (Melodic Revolution Records).



In the picture a little preview of the…

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Interview by Psycho Andy Romi Italian Metal Magazine

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Dopo aver recensito il loro nuovo cd, 'Into the silence I sink', devo dire con molto piacere, mi accingo a intervistare la band dei Vitriol.

 

Benvenuti su Italia di Metallo ragazzi!

[Francesco Lombardo] Ciao e grazie mille per lo spazio concessoci, per noi è un vero…

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New video will debut on January 10th, 2014.

New official video will debut on January 10th, 2014. "The Frozen Wind," from the latest album "Into the Silence Sink" (Melodic Revolution Records). In the picture a little preview of the video.See More
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The music climate has drastically changed over the last few decades this has to do with many things, for example freeloaders and music pirates. This has caused a ripple effect that has found its way to how music is being produced, recorded and released. Today bands and Labels alike are now reaching out to their fans old and new to help pay for their releases, tours etc; This is nothing new, Marillion were one of the first bands to pioneer this by reaching out to their fans. Please help these…See More
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Vitriol posted a blog post

Interview by Psycho Andy Romi Italian Metal Magazine

Dopo aver recensito il loro nuovo cd, 'Into the silence I sink', devo dire con molto piacere, mi accingo a intervistare la band dei Vitriol. Benvenuti su Italia di Metallo ragazzi![Francesco Lombardo] Ciao e grazie mille per lo spazio concessoci, per noi è un vero onore! Iniziamo con le presentazioni: chi sono i Vitriol, come nascono?I Vitriol nascono attorno al 2007. Tutto nasce dall’idea mia e di…See More
Feb 26, 2013
Vitriol and Chic McKnickNix are now friends
Jan 28, 2013
Subject to Thoughts left a comment for Vitriol
"Thanks guys for the add. Awesome music. Keep up the great work. Hope you enjoyed our music.   Mark"
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"Hey Guys - great to make your acquaintance here! Your stuff is sounding real powerful!"
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