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Black Star is an Italian Metal-Rock band that was formed in 2007 in Trento, northern Italy.
After the first years playing in the pubs around Trento as a cover band, in 2012 the first homemade demo of original songs, called "Burnin' Game”, was released. After that, Black Star played as the opening band for Chris Slade, hystorical ACDC drummer, and then at Sun Valley Metal Fest, a big festival in northern Italy.
In 2013 the band had a change of line-up, two of the five components decide to leave. And that's when the new guitar man Mattia "Pex" Pessina and the new singer Andrea "Andy" Barchiesi joined the band. The new line-up is Davide "Dave" Odorizzi - drums, Gianluca "Gian" Nadalini - bass, Samuel "Sam" Fabrello and Mattia "Pex" Pessina - guitar, Andrea "Andy" Barchiesi - vocals.
In December 2014 the EP "From the ashes" and the first official videoclip "Evil Heart” were released. In 2015 the band went on tour in Europe for 10 days, to promote this EP. In that year the band did more than 40 gigs to gain experience and achieved a great deal on the web: with more then 300.000 listens and 130.000 download of the EP on the free music portal "Jamendo", Black Star were on top of the charts for two weeks. During the same year the band did some radio interviews on the national territory and "From the ashes" has been reviewed by few metal web magazine like "italiadimetallo.it", "truemetal.it", "rockit.it" and "MetalRock Magazine".
In 2016 the band playing many shows as the opening band, with Arthemis from Italy, Riot V from New York and Royal Hunt, from Denmark. In august 2016 the band entered the studio to record the first full-lenght LP "Turning Point". The album was recorded at "NoLogo Studio" and mixed by Mauro Andreolli -"das Ende der Dinge". The new album is indeed a crucial turning point for the band's sound. Many collaborators have contributed to make this album special, like John Salins - percussions, Vètsera - sound design, Davide Dalpiaz - synth and Isabella Turso at the piano in tracks "One-time-only" and "The wave".
The band is now looking for a Label to publish the LP. In the meantime, the single "Now" has been released in June 2017, a little taste of the new album "Turning point".