Bleeding Zero was initially conceived as a solo project by the singer Rachele Manfredi in 2007, after several years of experience as front-woman in underground rock and metal bands, aiming to cooperate with musicians of the underground scene she appreciated to concretize the kind of music she really wanted to sing and compose. A distinct gothic metal basic component, blending with elements from all metal sub-genres, with strong classical influences (especially from instrumental and vocal chamber music) and a particular attention to lyrics as poetry, as well as to the theatrical dimension: each song should tell a story, explore an emotion, depict a character or a landscape. This would be Bleeding Zero. The drummer Daniele Neri eagerly joined the project, while guitar and bass players kept on changing for years and no valid keyboard player was in sight. This slowed down a lot the composition process, but it also pushed them to experiment with orchestral sounds and programming of virtual instruments. Slowly but steadily a few songs were completed and Bleeding Zero’s sound began to take a more definite direction. In 2009 keyboard player Gianluca Curcio joined and perfectly plunged into the project’s concept as his own, so Bleeding Zero became actually a band. They worked together on their own songs and some covers, with the purpose of recording a promo-cd and starting playing live. Their sound matured and defined itself, until they came to the realization their music was ready to be given to listeners; so in 2012 they started recording five songs plus an orchestral prelude, but guitarist Cosimo Gozzi decided to leave the band before completing the recordings. He was replaced by Jody Casini, and at the same time the line-up was completed by the bassist Niccolò Biancalani. After some restyling and improving of the songs, recordings have been completed: “Scenophiliac” EP will be released in late spring 2013.
All kinds of metal music -especially Within Temptation, The Gathering, After Forever, Lacrimosa, Dark Tranquillity, Dream Theater, Symphony X...- Emilie Autumn, classical music