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Milan, Italy (1998 – present)

Derdian is a band from Milan, Italy.

‘Henry Pistolese’ and Marco Covelli founded the band in 1998 and initially intended it to be a thrash metal style. The two founders were joined in this project by Luigi Trapani (vocals/guitar) and Samuele Carrari (bass). They began by covering bands like Metallica and Megadeth. However, at some point they began writing original songs with more of a power metal sound, a change which influenced Luigi and Samuele to leave the band. The new band was completed by the addition of Max Raineri (bass), Luca Aversa (lead guitar), Federico Bonetti (keyboards) and Andrea Figus(vocals).

Derdian released their first self-produced demo CD called Revenge in 2001. Distributed just in Italy, it was very well reviewed by main local power metal-focused magazines and websites like Power Zone Magazine and Orion Magazine. After the recording of the demo, new line-up changes occurred because lack of time and some disagreements caused Federico and Max to leave the band. They were replaced by Marco Garau (keyboards) and Alessandro Colombo (bass), both of them ex-members of the already defunct Eternal Glory. The band went on writing new songs and doing live shows. In January 2002, Luca Aversa(lead guitar) left the band for time reasons, being replaced by Massimo Sangiorgi who disagreed with the other members of the band and was consequently replaced.

In February of the same year Derdian played a live show at the Indian’s Saloon in Bresso (Mi) and in March at the Transilvania in Milan.


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  • mattimek

    amazing new album

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Marx496

    The new album is really great! A lot better than "Limbo" in my opinion!

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Marx496

    Really looking forward to the upcoming album! I'm hoping they will follow their old formula with an intro lasting 1-2 minutes, an instrumental as the second last track and an epic that's roughly 10+ minutes long. Also a ballad would be nice (the thing I missed most from "Limbo"). I'm certain that it will be fantastic!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Why +

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BARB0D

    powerfull band i'm a fan from iran

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • naturefirst

    Yea limbo really good !!!! (2)

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AlanBastos666

    Great band!

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    Limbo is really good!!

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    |kingdom of your heart| COOL ヽ( ゚Д゚)人(゚Д゚ )ノ

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ric1452

    Hey guys, long time no see! I've followed you since New Era pt. 1 and right now I am writing a review about Limbo, and it seems to be quiet promising for a high rating. Stay tuned for the link guys and keep up the good work! Best regards, Lennart

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • flakfalcon

    The new album is currently available for purchase on the Amazon MP3 store! I've gone through it once and it is quite amazing :D

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Jason_Kountou

    Just saw their facebook page, Limbo is gonna be out March 13th!! Can't wait!

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Selrisitai

    Some of the best power metal lyrics, right up there with Falconer and Sonata Arctica.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Selrisitai

    I'm glad I'm not still blocked. I love this band.

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
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    26 May 2012 Reply
  • vonimmel

    Love it!

    22 May 2012 Reply
  • piri-666

    You followed me on Twitter :') I think it's a honour

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • G00G

    Spammer -1

    3 Feb 2012 Reply
  • hsanches21

    Come to Brazil!

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Iwa_Metal_Cat

    Eternal Light \,,/

    6 Oct 2011 Reply
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