Genre: Metal progressive
Format: CD

Catalogue Number: FR CD 412
Barcode: 8024391041222

Release Date: 22-05-2009

Musically it can be compared (but not completely fair towards Pathosray) with acts such as Dream Theater, Nevermore, Symphony X, Eldritch or Fates Warning.


Formed back in 2000, Pathosray are one of the best-kept secrets of the Italian metal scene. Originally going by the name N.D.E, the band, formed by drummer Ivan Moni Bidin, guitarist Luca Luison and vocalist Marco Sandron, soon established their own sound as a mixture of heavy metal, Progressive Metal and 70's style Symphonic Prog-Rock.

In 2001 the band recorded its first demo, "Strange Kind Of Energies" - released in 2002 under the new band name Pathosray, which they promoted heavily through lots of concerts in their home country during the next few years.

By 2006 the band had established their line-up with bass player Fabio D'Amore and keyboardist Gianpaolo Rinaldi, and it was time for another demo - this time the very impressive "Deathless Crescendo" - which was well-received by the Italian media and of course more concerts followed around Italy.

In the fall of 2006 they started to record their first full-length album, simply titled "Pathosray". The album was recorded at Angel's Wings studio by Nico Odorico and Mattia Sartori.

Once the album was completed, the band (now with new guitarist Alessio Velliscig) sent the disc to Danish based Intromental Management and once the awesome music on the album reached Denmark, a deal was soon in place.

"Pathosray", the debut album, released on Sensory/Laser's Edge in the USA and was a clever musical mixture of symphonic arrangements, technical parts and huge melodies. Musically it can be compared (but not completely fair towards Pathosray) with acts such as Dream Theater, Nevermore, Symphony X, Eldritch or Fates Warning.

The decision was made to have the album mixed at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark with world-renowned producer Tommy Hansen (a.o. Jorn, TNT, Beyond Twilight, Helloween, Pretty Maids). The great artwork was created by none other than Mattias Norén at ProgArt Media (known for Evergrey, Ayreon, Kamelot, Into Eternity and many more).

In support of the release, Pathosray played a few select shows around Italy and in September 2008 they went to America to perform for the first time in front of an enthusiastic ProgPower Festival crowd. 2 weeks later they played at ProgPower Europe in Holland receiving as good a response.

The rest of 2008 was spent on writing and recording the new album, "Sunless Skies", which was recorded at Artesonika Studios in Italy, and mixed and mastered in Sweden by Johan Ornborg and Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Symphony X, Hammerfall, Opeth, Katatonia and more).

With new record deals in place - Frontiers Records worldwide and Soundholic Records for Japan - and an awesome new album to boot, PATHOSRAY is ready to climb the next step on the progressive metal ladder. Coinciding with the upcoming release on May 25 in Europe and June 9 in USA, PATHOSRAY has been confirmed to play ProgPower Scandinavia Festival (alongside Pretty Maids, Freak Kitchen, Mercenary and more) in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 25th 2009.