EXTREME EPIC METAL FROM ITALY
With a career spanning over 20 years, six full-length albums released and hundreds of live gigs performed worldwide, Stormlord is one of Italy’s most celebrated extreme metal bands. Stormlord unleashed their first full-length debut album, “Supreme Art of War” – nowaday considered as a cult album in the epic black metal genre – in August 1999 and set out on more European touring in late 1999. 2001's second album “At the Gates of Utopia”, established Stormlord as top metal contenders across the Italian boot, earning them appearances at many major festivals in the process.
In 2002, the band delivered their third album, “The Gorgon Cult”, in 2004, performing a huge live promotion featuring two appearances at the world famous “Gods Of Metal” festival 2004/2006 (ft. Alice Cooper, Testament, Motörhead etc.), several other open air festivals and shows all over Europe and, of course, Italy. In June 2006 the band conducted the first shows overseas, headlining a tour in Canada. Their sucessfull fourth album, “Mare Nostrum”, shown Stormlord’s Extreme Epic Metal at its best, innovative yet loyal to the roots. The band was busy playing all across Europe, storming the stages of several Italian and international festivals, then attending once again to the “Gods Of Metal” 2008 together with acts such as Slayer, Meshuggah, Testament and more.
In September 2013 the band was back in the saddle releasing the fifth full length album, titled “Hesperia”, for the German Pagan metal label Trollzorn Records: based on the “Aeneid”, the epic poem written by the ancient Roman poet Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) between 29 and 19 BC., “Hesperia” is the first concept album in the Stormlord career and it takes their Extreme Epic Metal sound to its full development. The overwhelming feedback from both the music press and the crowd led Stormlord to hit the road touring all across Europe between 2013 and 2016, playing at several open air and indoor festivals like the world renowned Ragnarok Festival. The sixth album, Far, has been released on May 24th 2019.