17 November 1969 (age 48)
Ravenna, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Daniele Liverani is best known as the composer for the trilogy, "Genius": A Rock Opera. All associated tags should be changed to Daniele Liverani.
Italian multiinstrumentist DANIELE LIVERANI has carved his reputation not just as a solo artist but as member of the bands EMPTY TREMOR, KHYMERA,TWINSPIRITS, COSMICS, PRIME SUSPECT and mentor behind the GENIUS ROCK OPERA concept album.
His first product would be a 1988 cassette 'Me And Me Too'. A veritable barrage of tapes followed numbering 1989's 'The Last Gift Of My Teens', 1990's 'Holding The Sun Of My Life', 1991's 'The Wheel Of Emotions', 1992's'Loving The Human Race' and 'As A Rule' with the prog band EXARULE.
Yet another cassette was then issued in 1994 entitled 'Nearly Gold Emotions'. The following year Liverani attended the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, where he recorded his fist instrumental album VIEWPOINT to be released later after some years.
The album, recorded at 56 Studios in Santa Monica, saw the talents of ARMORED SAINT,FATES WARNING man JOEY VERA and RICKY WOLKING utilised on bass, and JULIO MATHIS II on drums.
The guitarist, albeit as a keyboard player, discovered and united in 1995 with young promising band EMPTY TREMOR, writing, producing and performing Keys on their 'Apocolokyntosys' and 'Eros And Thanatos' outing.
Finally his first solor record 'VIEWPOINT' is released in 1999.
Liverani's next move would be the monumentous trilogy releases GENIUS TRILOGY endeavour released in 3 chapters in 2002, 2004 and 2007.
A massive wealth of global Rock talent was on hand to perform the parts of individual characters to tell the tale of the 'Genius' character's journey.
Participating would be RING OF FIRE and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN man MARK BOALS cast as 'Genius', LANA LANE as the 'Doorkeeper', PAIN OF SALVATION's DANIEL GILDENLOW portraying "TwinSpirit n. 32", GRAVE DIGGER frontman CHRIS BOLTENDAHL as the 'Stationmaster', JOE VANA of MECCA as "King McChaos Consultant", STEVE WALSH of KANSAS fame as "Wild Tribe King", the veteran JOHN WETTON as "McChaos King", OLIVER HARTMANN from German Metal band AT VANCE as "Wild Tribe Consultant" and ex-CRIMSON GLORY vocalist MIDNIGHT as "Maindream".
Other inclusions in the second and third episodes saw PHILIP BYNOE of the STEVE VAI band and RING OF FIRE playing "The Storyteller", and DREAMTIDE's OLAF SENKBEIL, RUSSEL ALLEN of SYMPHONY X, EDU FALASCHI of ANGRA, JEFF MARTIN of RACER X, ROBERTO TIRANTI of LABYRINTH, JOHNNY GIOELI of HARDLINE/ and AXEL RUDI PELL, LIV KRISTINE ex THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, JORN LANDE of MILLENNIUM/ARK/MASTERPLAN, ANDREA DATWYLER of LUNATICA, TOBY HITCHCOCK of PRIDE OF LIONS, DC COOPER of ROYAL HUNT, SILENT FORCE.
Drums would be in the capable hands of DARIO CICCIONI.
Liverani's composition 'Meteor' was included on the JASON BECKER tribute 'Warmth In The Wilderness Volume II' released in late 2002 by LION MUSIC.
Another album with his band EMPTY TREMOR is released:THE ALIEN INSIDE features the new singer OLIVER HARTMANN.
The album is released by Frontiers records worldwide and leads the band to the great experience sharing stage as opening band for the “Train of toughts” italian summer tour of DREAM THEATER in 2004.
Embroiled in yet another ambitious venture the Italian struck up a partnership with STEVE WALSH of KANSAS repute, combining efforts to forge KHYMERA.
KHYMERA is an AOR pot pourri project. The debut album would score heavily on the points scale for having lead vocals sessioned by STEVE WALSH of KANSAS and STREETS fame.
The songs collected for the 2003 debut album would prove of great curiosity value including two tracks previously recorded by MR. BIG for the 'Navy Seals' soundtrack, the Giorgio Moroder penned 'Strike Like Lightning' and 'Shadows' alongside no less than four tunes penned by SURVIVOR guitarist JIM PETERIK with 'Living With A Memory', 'Say It With Love', 'Tears On The Page' and 'Aftertouch'.
Also featured were two WINGER compositions 'Without Warning' and 'Written In The Wind' and a HARDLINE track 'Love Leads The Way', originally included as a Japanese bonus cut for the 'Double Eclipse' album. The MECCA duo of Joe Vana & Thom Griffin would supply backing session vocals.
That same year a second solo album 'Daily Trauma' saw issue. Liverani handled all instrumentation excepting drums, delegated to Dario Ciccioni.
KHYMERA releases another album and gathered a full band lineup with Dennis Ward of PINK CREAM 69 on vocals, drummer DARIO CICCIONI and new guitar sensation TOMMY ERMOLLI.
Ward makes his absolute debut as lead singer with this album showcasing an incredible voice that will make one wonder how come this guy never take the mike in hand before playing bass!
The songs are again gathered from some of the most outstanding writers in the melodic rock and AOR scene featuring the likes of Robin and Judithe Randall (If You Dare To Dream), Jeff Scott Soto (You Can't Take Me), Don Barnes (Looking For You and After The Way), but the bulk of the album showcases the shining songwriting of brothers Tom and James Martin (ex SUGARTOWN), who penned songs for such artists as DO (Angel By My Side) and RONAN KEATING among others.
Just like the first record was the very best melodic rock could offer, the new one showcases a rich and diverse songwriting along with great musicianship.
After 3 quality albums, Daniele has recently left his historical band EMPTY TREMOR band officially, to concentrate in some new musical adventures he's working on.
Infact, In 2007 his new line up TWINSPIRITS is ready to release the first album. This project comes with the purpose of creating the ideal prog rock band that he always dreamed of. He gathered throughout years the suitable elements that could fit his designs. Dario Ciccioni on drums, guitar prodigy Tommy Ermolli, bass talent Alberto Rigoni and the raw voice power singer Søren Adamsen from Denmark. The first album is called “The Music That Will Heal The World” and has been released by Lion Music on june 15th 2007 with worldwide distribution. The band is already working on the second album… KHYMERA 3rd release has been completed, with the same line up as the second one and will be released on february 22/2008 by Frontiers.
During 2007, Daniele has composed and recorded a new challenging instrumental record under the moniker of COSMICS titled THE COSMIC YEAR. The lineup for this new adventure features VIRGIL DONATI(Planet X) on drums, RUFUS PHILPOT(Planet X) on bass, TOMMY ERMOLLI(Khymera/Twinspirits) on Guitars and himself on the keyboards. The release of this new record has been done on March 2008 for Lion Music Finalnd.
In 2009 Twinspirits changes his singer and welcomes in the line up Goran Nystrom from sweden, shortly after this change, a new album is released by Lion Music titled, "The Forbidden City".
In 2010 Daniele leaves Khymera project and forms "PRIME SUSPECT" new aor project feat. Dario Ciccioni, Tommy Ermolli, Mauro Catellani and Olaf Senkbeil (Dreamtide) releasing selftitled debout album for Frontiers records.
In early 2011 the third album of Twinspirits titled "Legacy" is released, containing the 30 min suite "The Endless Sleep", one of the major creative efforts of his career…
Daniele gets back full time to guitar after 2011 latest release of Twinspirits, and a the instrumental prog metal guitar album "Eleven Mysteries" come to light in summer 2012, released by Lion Music.
The line up includes new talented musicians he discovered lately, Paco Barilla' on drums, Tony Dickinson on bass and Marco Zago on Keyboards.
He has just released a new guitar album in January 2014 by SG Records entitled FANTASIA and he is writing on a new multi episode Rock Opera tha will be titled Even & Odd, that will keep him busy for the years to come for a new musical journey that will feature many great singers around the world, so…stay tuned! Work in progress!
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