En Declin - Biography

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en DECLIN is one of the outstanding bands in Italian Melodic scene. Their mournful, but progressive, attitude towards everything concerning this project and everyone inside and outside it is synthesized in their definition of music that is Ethereal Morphosis Music, a kind of Art that succeeds to express the melancholy of human being with a clear and defined modern sound. The project was born, with the moniker "MY END" in 1996, when Andrea Aschi (guitar) and Fabrizio Casuccio (vocals) joined their efforts and passion for music creating this gloomy act.

After a few months the line-up was completed by Carmelo Paci on bass and Cristiano Loddo on drums and with this line-up the band recorded a promo single track live in studio. The result was a very personal sound with Swedish Death influences that already showed the essence of this band and their shaded soul. After some live acts, the band started to work on new material and in 2000 entered Giuseppe Orlando's Studios to record their first demo "Amaranth", featuring two long suites of dark melodic death that were welcomed in a great way by media.

During 2002 the band lost some pieces of the puzzle... in fact Cristiano and Fabrizio left the band in a friendly way... They were immediately replaced by Marco Campioni on drums and Maurizio Tavani on Vocals which joined the band in a great way, giving new power and vital blood to the project above all thanks to the different background of the new elements that, added with the previous ones, created a wonderful and original sound made by shaded melancholy, deep feelings and progressive contaminations. 2003 was the year of the final step of this evolution and artistic maturity.

The band entered again into The Outer Sounds Studios, and the result was a promo titled "Trama", featuring the last new entry Daniele Carfagna on guitar. "Trama" was acclaimed with great reviews by media and people and finally in the spring 2005 the independent label MY KINGDOM MUSIC offered them the possibility to release their debut album, titled "Trama" like the demo. Once again at The Outer Sound Studios to record it and finally, on the 23th November 2005, the album was ready to see the light of the world and the shadows of the feelings; like a little jewel of shaded melancholy, a true Dark Rock portrait making lose yourselves into an amazing and emotional intensity.

In 2006, Carmelo Paci, the historical bass player of en DECLIN left the band and after some months, he was replaced by Massimo Ciaccia, who since his arrival has given a great sound to the rhythmic session.

This way, from 2006 to 2007, the band played around Rome and in other parts of Italy as well. The year 2008 was essentially dedicated to the recording of the new album "domino/consequence". Featured by an innovative inspiration compared to the two previous albums ("Amaranth" or "Trama") the new work shows how en DECLIN didn't omit those veiled mixture of acoustic guitars melted by strong metal distortions that go along with the band since ever. "domino/consequence" should be out in September 2009, meanwhile, en DECLIN's members, are making plans for another album and they are waiting for the several gigs that will keep them busy for all the next season.