13/05 Open act RIOT V Tour
of the From The Ashes's hit "Love Passion" @ BalconyTV Trento
Look at the last interview about our new work by Tmusic.it
- “This is what I have to say about music: listen to it, play it, love it, revere it and keep your mouth shut”. -
I am paraphrasing Albert Einstein, a character that at a first glance would seem to be quite far from music, but this is how we want to intro- duce the biography of BlackStar.
We are a metal band formed in a small village in the Italian Alps near the city of Trento. In 2007 the then fourteen year old Davide decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and form a band to play Heavy Metal. He found the original members amongst friends and family and shortly after the band was formed.
We spent the next few years paying our dues, during which time we covered some classic pieces of NWOBHM, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon, but also Metallica, Megadeth and Motley Crue. We performed in a number of pubs and events and in 2012 we put together our first demo: Burnin’ Game. Shortly after we performed in Brunico (Northern Italy) with Chris Slade, historic and actual drummer of AC/DC, during his tour with the CS/SC. The following year we performed at a prominent music festival in northern Italy: the Sun Valley Metal Fest.
2013 was a year of great success but that came at an unfortunate cost with two of the original five members of the band deciding to pursue other projects. In just a few months we found their replacements and by 2014 we had our guitar player and the front man we had been looking for.
The band was now complete: Andrea “Andy” Barchiesi as front man, Samuel “Sam” Fabrello and Mattia “Pex” Pessina on the guitars, Gianluca “Gian” Nadalini at the bass and Davide “Dave” Odorizzi at the drums.
The arrival of the two new members marked the beginning of recording “From The Ashes1”. This is our first, self-financed EP and it will be available towards early December 2014 with the official music video of our single “Evil Heart”.
The production of the EP set an incredible 2015 with many gigs not only in Italy but around the north-east of the Europe with our European Summer Tour that started at the end of august and went on for 10 super days.