Date at Midnight formed in Rome in 2007, and quickly established a reputation both in Italy and abroad: during last years they’ve been playing extensively in Germany, Spain, France, Austria, Switzerland; the current line – up features Daniele De Angelis (voice), Pasquale Vico (bass), Francesco Barone (guitar) and Francesco Mignogna (drums), who joined the band in 2012, succeeding to former drummer Danilo Staniscia. After their debut, self – titled EP (2008), they signed an agreement with Manic Depression Records to release in 2012 their first full – length, “No Love”.
They are distinguished by a powerful sound in which the ruins of the Eternal City meet the chaotic feelings of metropolitan landscapes, introspective sensations, and pervasive irony, combining the instinct of Post-punk, the dramatic attitude of Deathrock and Gothic Rock, and the atmosphere of (Italian) New Wave in a very personal style, resulting in solid rhythms with abrasive guitar and theatrical vocals, both with English and Italian lyrics.
Winter Severity Index is a New Wave project from Rome, Italy, by Simona Ferrucci, singer, guitarist, composer and songwriter. It was born in 2009 as a traditional band, formed by four young women. During 2010 the band published a self-released EP, “Winter Severity Index”, distributed by AF Music, now sold-out. In the same year and in 2011 the band received lots of good reviews all over Europe and performed gigs in Italy, in Berlin and in Lisbon, at the Graveyard Fest. In January 2012 the project took the form of a duo, after the decision of two members to leave the band. Simona continued collaborating with Valentina Fanigliulo (a.k.a. Mushy) .
Simona and Valentina recorded the new EP “Survival Rate”, released on May 2013 by Blood Rock Records. The EP, now sold out, has been widely distributed all over the world and collected many of good reviews from music magazines and web-zines. Now Simona is collaborating with Alessandra Romeo ( ex Cat Fud and Bohemien).
They recorded the first LP of the project, “Slanting Ray”, released on April 2014 by Manic Depression and Blood Rock Records, now sold out. The album was presented in several venues and festivals all over Europe and it was mentioned as one of the best New Wave album of the year by many magazines, both in Italy and abroad.
Their second LP Human Taxonomy, released by Manic Depression Records in may 2016, was presented in first preview at the Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig, receiving a warm welcoming by the audience.
Oliver Chesler better known by his stage name The Horrorist, is an electronic music artist from New York. He is the owner of the Things to Come Records. He has live performances all around the world but a hotspot is Germany. Many remember him as the punk styled kid in D.A. Pennebaker’s concert film “101″, featuring Depeche Mode.
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