Red Wine - Biography

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Red Wine was formed in Logroño, Spain in 1997. Their first album Hijos Del Despertar was recorded at Sonido XXI between August and September 2000. It was released in June 2001, which helped identify the band as a combination of heavy/power metal with groove elements and melodic vocal lines. After some live performances (some of them with Dark Moor), Red Wine had the chance to open the Saxon Spanish Tour (4 dates) where they showed their outstanding quality in every live show. In those dates Hijos Del Despertar was licensed and released in South America, the United States and Canada.

The band recorded their second album, El Fin De Los Tiempos at Rock Studios. The mastering was completed at New Sin Studios (Labÿrinth, Domine, Dark Moor). With this album Red Wine collaborated with vocalists Elisa (Dark Moor) and Nacho (Arwen). The final result proved to the band's fans that they had mature musically, as their songwriting picked up a stronger direction with various new elements added to their unique blend of metal. El Fin De Los Tiempos, released in April of 2002, is a concept album based on the battle between evil and the divine.

After playing more gigs, the band began the writing process for their third studio album, although they put the songwriting process on hold for a short period as they recorded the track "Rise And Fall" for a compilation album entitled The Keepers Of Jericho - A Tribute To Helloween Part II. In December 2002 Red Wine again started the recording of Sueños Y Locura at Rock Studios, later mastered by Piet Sielck (Iron Savior). Sueños Y Locura was released on the 14th of April, 2003.

Drummer Iván Ramiez joined the band for a few gigs, after which Red Wine completed the recording of their new album in the summer of 2004 at Track 6 studios. Cenizas, released on November 19th, 2004, once again showcased the band's original sound and musical maturity. In 2005 the band ceased operations...