Ivan Moni Bidin - drums ... read
Fabio D'Amore - bass ... read
Marco Sandron - vocals ... read
Gianpaolo Rinaldi - keboards ... read
Antonio Petris - guitar ...read
Formed back in 2000, PATHOSRAY is one of the best kept secrets of the
Italian metal scene. Originally going by the name N.D.E, the band, formed
by drummer Ivan Moni Bidin, guitarist Luca Luison and vocalist Marco
Sandron, established their own sound as a mixture of heavy metal, progressive
metal and 70's style symphonic prog-rock.
In 2001 the band recorded its first demo, "Strange Kind Of Energies"
- released in 2002 under the new band name PATHOSRAY, which they promoted
heavily through lots of concerts in their home country over the next
By 2006 the band had established their line-up with bass player Fabio
D'Amore and keyboardist Gianpaolo Rinaldi, and it was time for another
demo - this time the very impressive "Deathless Crescendo", which was
well-received by the Italian media and of course gained the band more
concerts around Italy.
In the fall of 2006 they started to record their first full-length album,
simply titled "Pathosray". The album was recorded at Angel's Wings studio
by Nico Odorico and Mattia Sartori.
Once the album was completed, the band (now with new guitarist Alessio
Velliscig) sent the disc to Danish based Intromental Management (by
recommendation by their good friends in the band Raintime, who are also
signed to Intromental), and once the awesome music on the album reached
Denmark, a deal was soon in place.
Through Intromental Management a record deal was immediately made with
American record label Sensory Records (home of such great acts as Spiral
Architect, Circus Maximus, Zero Hour and Wuthering Heights), who absolutely
loved what they heard.
The "Pathosray" debut salbum is a clever mixture of symphonic arrangements,
technical parts and huge melodies. Musically it's easiest (but not completely
fair towards PATHOSRAY) to compare with acts such as Dream Theater,
Nevermore, Symphony X, Eldritch or Fates Warning.
The decision was made to have the album mixed at Jailhouse Studios in
Denmark with world-reknowned producer Tommy Hansen (a.o. Jorn, TNT,
Beyond Twilight, Helloween, Pretty Maids). The mixing was done in July
2007. This of course lifted the sound a hundred percent. The great artwork
was created by none other than Mattias Norén at ProgArt Media (a.o.
Evergrey, Ayreon, Kamelot, Into Eternity).
The album was in USA on October 23rd 2007, Canada and Europe on October
26th and followed a few months later in Japan (through Marquee/Avalon).
In support of the release, PATHOSRAY played a few select shows around
Italy and in September 2008 they went to USA to perform for the first
time in front of an enthusiastic ProgPower Festival crowd. 2 weeks later
they played at ProgPower Europe in Holland with just as good a response.
The rest of 2008 was spent on writing and recording the new album, "Sunless
Skies", which was recorded and engineered by Ivan Moni Bidin and Fabio
D'Amore at Artesonika Studios in Italy, and mixed and mastered in Sweden
by Johan Ornborg and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Symphony
X, Hammerfall, Opeth, Katatonia and more). This time the artwork was
created by Genzo (a.o. Fairyland).
With new record deals in place - Frontiers Records worldwide and Soundholic
Records for Japan - and an awesome new album to boot, PATHOSRAY is ready
to climb the next step on the progressive metal ladder. In connection
with the upcoming release, set for April 24 in Japan, May 25 in Europe
and June 9 in USA, PATHOSRAY has been confirmed to play ProgPower Scandinavia
Festival (alongside Pretty Maids, Freak Kitchen, Mercenary and more)
in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 25th 2009.
Due to artistic differences, guitarist Alessio Velliscig and Pathosray
have decided to part ways and Antonio Petris joined the band in summer
2010. Antonio has been working with Pathosray’s basisst, Fabio
D’Amore, for a few years now on several projects. The band found
he brought a level of energy and artistic contribution that will be
useful for the future.
Pathosray is now working on the new (and third) album.