quarta-feira, 15 de março de 2017
ARCHANGEL - Neo-Prog • Italy
Archangel biography (http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5029)
ARCHANGEL is the brainchild of former THE WATCH and current UBI MAJOR keyboardist, Gabriele Dario Manzini. Manzini began studying the piano in 1984 and took inspiration from a wide array of progressive and classic rock bands of the 70's. In 2000, Manzini joined THE WATCH and recorded the album "Ghosts" with the band. He left after the tour for the album to join UBI MAJOR. He has released two albums with that band.
In 2007, he began recording his first solo album based on the history of Numenor from J.R.R. Tolkien's Silmarillion. For the recording of his album "The Akallabeth" he assembled a group of musicians from THE WATCH and UBI MAJOR, as well as from the band WINTER MIST. He also gathered a group of singers including Damian Wilson, Ted Leonard and Zachary Stevens, among others. The album was released in May of 2009 and Manzini spent some time touring the album among Italian radio stations. At the end of October, the album was nominated for the 4th annual ProgAwards as Best Debut Album.