Tasters (formerly known as Taster's Choice) project is born in Livorno (Italy) at the end of 1999 as a collaboration of four friends (Marco Bassini aka 'Ghiando', Pietro Marsili aka 'Peter', Mattia Biagini aka Jason and Alberto Pieri) concentrating on Crossover Style but, after a first promo of Five songs, the Band composition changed.
In 2000 the band has begun a process of maturation and has been supplemented with a new Guitarist, Simone Fiori, with a percussionist (Francesco Tonarini aka 'Togno') a Dj (Filippo Gherardi aka 'Homer') and another Singer (Daniele Nelli aka 'Mister')… During 2003, after the Dj left, Fabrizio Pagni (aka 'Izio') joined the band.
As sampler he uses Korg Studio Triton Professional in making electronic effects, Synths and Loops. The entire Band's crew is born in years 1980/1985.
By the time, the Band has changed from Crossover style to 'Tribal MetalCore' (as the Band define his Own Style), a result of emphasized Grooves created by a Mix of Drums - Percussion; a five strings Bass heightening the rhythm, a Guitar making very accurate riffs, and a Sampler characterizing ambient pieces (as Bass Wave, Loops, Synths etc.).
In addition, Taster's Choice Lead Voices ('Ghiando' and 'Mister') use their voices in every possible way, from High, Medium and Low Screams, to a little of Hip Hop, passing through melodic songs.
Before 'Shining', their Debut Album composed of 11 tracks, the Band recorded 4 Promos Cd. 'Shining' has been recorded within West Link Recording Studios (Italy), mixed with Fabio de Pretis @ Blue Noise Studio (Italy) while Final Editing and Mastering process were managed by Mauro Andreolli @ Das Ende Der Dinge Studios (Negrita, Extrema, Folder, Addiction Crew). Art Direction, Graphics and Design of the Booklet by Syncprodz. 'Shining' is realased through the German Label Shark Records (Sepultura in the '88, Horrorscope, Calm, Virgin Steel, Warlock) for the European / U.S. Territories and for the Asian territories through 'Gencross Records' (SmaXone, Machine Men, Northern Light etc)…
Manuel Manca– Voce
Andrea Bessone – Batteria
Tommy Antonini- Chitarra
Carlo Cremascoli - Basso
Luca Pezzini - Chitarra
Fabrizio Pagni - Sampler