Dreamshade live at Summer Breeze open air 2009
|Genres||Modern Melodic Metal, Melodic death metal, Alternative Metal, Melodic Metalcore|
|Years active||2006 – present|
|Labels||Spinefarm Records / Universal Music / Zestone Records|
Dreamshade is a Swiss Melodic Death metal band from Lugano, formed in 2006.
Dreamshade was formed in 2006 by guitarists Fella and Rocco, however it then took them over a year to find the right members to complete the band. After only two years, they released their first EP “To The Edge of Reality”. Thanks to all the positive feedback, the guys were able to play at some popular music festivals in Europe, such as Metal Camp Open Air 2008, Metal Camp Open Air 2009 (main stage), Summer Breeze Open Air 2009. In September 2010 the band signed with Spinefarm Records / Universal Music and in January 2011 they released their debut album “What Silence Hides“. Three music videos were shot for singles "Wide Awake", "Eternal" and "Miles Away" and the band played at several more music festivals in order to promote the album. In November 2011 the band parted ways with singer Iko Castelli due to musical differences and replaced him with Kevin Calì.
Summer 2012 the band started working on their second album, “The Gift of Life”, which was released in January 2013. Three music videos were shot for singles "Photographs", "Consumed Future" and "Your Voice". The sound of the new record is slightly different from the previous ones as Kevin brought to the band the use of clean vocals and toned-screams. “The Gift of Life” allowed the band to tour and play shows in different continents such as Europe, North America and Africa. The album was released in Japan on August 6th 2014 through Zestone Records.
The band is currently working on their third full-length record which is scheduled to be out in 2015.
- 2008 - To the Edge of Reality
- Kevin Calì - vocals (2012–Present)
- Fernando "Fella" Di Cicco - guitar (2006–Present)
- Rocco Ghielmini - guitar (2006–Present)
- Gian-Andrea Costa - bass (2014–Present)
- Serafino "Sera" Chiommino - drums (2007–Present)
- Enrico "Iko" Castelli - vocals (2006–2011)
- Rawirak "Rawi" Pellegrini - keyboards (2006–2012)
- Jerome - drums (2006–2007)
- Ivan Moccia - bass (2006-2014)