out on October 12, 2018
via Sneakout Records / Burning Minds Music Group.
Watershape is a progressive rock / metal band, heavily influenced by the likes of King Crimson, Genesis, Gentle Giant, Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation & Opeth. The band was founded in 2014 by drummer Francesco Tresca (Arthemis, ex-Power Quest) after his departure from Hypnotheticall. The line-up is compleetd by Mirko Marchesini (Sinastras, ex-Hypnotheticall) on guitar, Mattia Cingano (ex-Hollow Haze, ex-Hypnotheticall) on bass, Enrico Marchiotto on keyboards and Nicolò Cantele on vocals. After two singles released and some video covers posted on Youtube, the band decided to take things on the next level, starting the recordings of their first official album, “Perceptions“, which can be described as a very personal approach of the artistic proposal shown by Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree. The title “Perceptions” reflects perfectly the concept of how different people can perceive the various songs of the album in a personal way, especially thanks to the different shades of moods and styles included among the nine tracks of the CD. The band will self-release the album (mixed & mastered by Luca Dal Lago) on October 12, 2018, with an official release party scheduled the following day, October 13, @ Jack The Ripper Pub in Roncà (VR – Italy).
[October 12, 2018]
Genre: Progressive, Metal
Base: Vicenza, Italy
Label / Booking:
Nicolò Cantele: Vocals
Mirko Marchesini: Guitars
Mattia Cingano: Bass & Chapman Stick
Enrico Marchiotto: Keyboards & Synths
Francesco Tresca: Drums & percussions
Album mixed and mastered by Luca Dal Lago
Guitars re-amping by Andrea “Spazza” Rigoni at Produzioni Fantasma.
Saxophone on “Inner tide” and “Cosmic box #9” by Antonio Gallucci
Backing vocals on “The puppets gathering” by Chiara Vecchi
Photo shooting and photo paintings by Sara Zamperlin
Cover concept and artwork by Mirko Marchesini
… “The puppets gathering”