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Derdian Biography

Last updated: 07/24/2014 05:33:13 AM

DERDIAN born in1998 , by an idea of Henry Pistolese (rithm guitar) and Marco Covelli (drums). The band was initially interested in Trash-Metal style, covering bands like Metallica and Megadeth, but when they decided to write original songs they approached Power Metal, in order to make their music powerful, loud and melodic. After some line-up changes, Derdian released their first self-produced demo-Cd called “Revenge”, distributed just in Italy and very well reviewed by main local Power Metal-focused magazines and web-sites like “Power Zone” mag, “Orion” mag and and “Eutk” site. After the recording of this demo, new line-up changes occurred and, in the meantime, the band managed to play a few live-shows in Italy (“Indian’s Saloon Club”, “Transilvania Live Club”, “Madigan’s Pub”, etc.). In 2003 Derdian self-released their debut-MCD “Incitement” , featuring 3 original songs + 1 CDRom track (containing a live-video for the title-track) that got great reviews and led the band to sign a record-deal with Steelheart/Adrenaline Records.

The debut-CD “New Era (Part I)” have seen the light in February/March 2005 and it marked the beginning of a new era in the story of the band.
The debut album sold a lot of copies all around the world , specially in Japan Korea, Canada and USA. By now too New Era pt. 1 is very requested by all the metal heads all around the world At the end of 2006, after a self promotion by Myspace, Derdian was contacted by the great American label : Magna Carta ( Portnoy, Billy Sheean, Jordan Rudess, Steve Morse) that proposed an agreement to the band. Derdian signed this agreement and the new album: New Era pt 2- War of the Gods came out in august in USA and In September 2007 in Europe In 9 years the Band had faced a lot of difficulties, and problems of all sorts, but now they are ready to scream out their music and their battle hymns !

DERDIAN is a Symphonic Power Metal band born in 1998 in Milan, Italy.
Its music is the fusion between symphonic orchestrations and heavy guitar riffs and drums which give the band a unique identity.

After two demos: "Revenge" (2001) and "Incitement" (2003), in 2004 the band signed its first agreement with Steelheart records and recorded the debut album “New Era pt.1".

In 2006 Derdian was contacted by the American label Magna Carta that proposed an agreement for two albums: "New Era pt.2- War of the Gods" and "New Era pt.3- The Apocalypse".

In 2013 the band decided to leave the fantasy genre and to deal with the most current issues of the human society and "Limbo" is the result of this new approach and it had such a broad international consensus that won a distribution contract in the East with the Japanese Spiritual Beast.
By now the band is working on the 5th album: "Human Reset" which will be released on July 23, 2014.

In live shows the band doesn't use any kind of backing tracks. This lets Derdian play an old school Heavy Metal without barriers and frippery.