Civilization One (band)

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Civilization One
live 2008
Background information
GenresPower Metal
LabelsMetal Heaven
Associated actsRekuiem , Firewind , Red Circuit
MembersChitral Somapala
Nicklaus Bergen
Oliver Marmann
Pierre-Emmanuel Pèlisson
Michael Stein
Past membersAldo Lanobile
Luca Cartasegna
Simone Campete
Jesper Stotz
Christian Muenzer
Bjoern Daigger
Holly Rodammer
Kai Muehlenbruch

Civilization One was launched in 2006 by singer Chitral Somapala (Red Circuit, Ex-Court Jester, Ex-Ivanhoe, Ex-Domain, Ex-Avalon, Powerworld, Moonlight Agony, David Shankle Group, Power Quest, Ex- Firewind and Faro)[1] together with guitarist Aldo Lanobile (Secret Sphere), Simone Campete, Pierre-Emmanuel Pelisson (Maladaptive, Ex-Heavenly) [1] and Luca Cartasegna (Secret Sphere). Their intention was to found a band which combines hard and aggressive riffs and the sensitivity of classical music combined with memorable vocals and choruses as achieved by the classical Heavy Metal bands.

The debut album Revolution Rising has been recorded in studios in France, Italy and Germany and has been mixed and mastered by Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Mob Rules, Dominici, Symphony X and Red Circuit).[2]

Because the vast distances and other obstacles between the original band members made it impossible to play live. By the end of 2007 the line up of Civilization One began to change. Only two of the original members Chity and bassplayer Pierre-Emmanuel Pelisson (Maladaptive, Ex-Heavenly) stayed and guitarist Christian Muenzer (Majesty, Ex-Necrophagist) joined the band as the lead guitarist.[1] He was followed by Boern Daigger (Majesty, R:I:P) as the second guitarist.[1] It took slightly longer to find a drummer. Beginning of 2008 Holly Rodammer (Ex- Ancient Ceremony, Ex-Hellmasters) was announced as the new drummer.[1] During the process of the changes in the line-up the band got the attention of the presenters and the first bookings for the first festivals in 2008 were placed due to the overwhelming response of the media regarding the PogPower UK Pre-Party 2007.

In November 2008 and October 2009 Civilization One followed the invitation of TNL (the biggest Radio station for Rock Music in Sri Lanka), and performed as the main act at the “TNL Onstage Finals” show in Colombo. This is an absolute novelty, never before had a Western Heavy Metal band performed in Sri Lanka.[2]

Due to several reasons the band line-up changed again in 2009. Guitarists Nicklaus Bergen (MINIER Nicolas) and Oliver Marmann and drummer Michael Stein are replacing the previous musicians. The band has finished recording its second album, Calling the Gods.[2]


  • Revolution Rising (Metal Heaven) 2007
  • Calling the Gods (Limb Music) 2012


  1. ^ a b c d e Weerasinghe, Chamikara (5 July 2008). "Calling the gods". Daily News. Sri Lanka. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Civilization One New Album To Feature Guest Appearance By Helloween Guitarist". 29 August 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2009.

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