La Stanza delle Maschere
La Stanza delle Maschere was founded in August 2005 as a tribute to our literary role models; among
the others, Lovecraft, E. A. Poe, A. Artaud and Luigi Pirandello. Our genuine passion for doom metal and the horror genre
has only too naturally led us toward the long tradition of dark italian sound, which we felt was the best choice to express
Our music is both a token of gratitude and a humble tribute, in our own way, to the masters of the past. Both horror and rock
can jolt the audience abruptly awake, tearing the bland veil of everyday illusions.
Our musical project could not elude from our love toward the horror genre - with a special preference for all that is
arcane and mystic. But an even greater inspiration was found in Italian horror movie and their timeless, iconic soundtracks.
Pupi Avati's "Padan Gothic", Lucio Fulci's unforgettable nightmares and Fernando Di Leo's noirs explore the real masks behind
which an increasingly sick and twisted society conceals its sins.
Black Sabbath, Goblin, Jacula, Fabio Frizzi and Il segno del Comando were the roots to our music. Our ideology behind
the use of Masks is derived from Luigi Pirandello's works, especially "One, No One and One Hundred Thousands" and "The
Late Mattia Pascal". Meanwhile, the idea of the Stanza bears a debt to one of the murders in Mario Bava's "Sei donne per
l'assassino". The room after which we are named is one in which light and darkness plays in eerie, intriguing patterns.
The genoese Black Widow Record believed in our visions and enabled us to complete the project with the help of vocalist
"Tiziana Radis" and Secret Tale's "Roby Tav" at the keyboard.
Below you find some of the movies that had a deeper influence on our sounds:
La Casa dalle Finestre che Ridono, Sette Note in Nero, Zeder, Milano Calibro 9, La corte notte delle bambole di vetro,
Quella Villa accanto al cimitero, Sei donne per l'assassino, l'Arcano incantatore, i Diavoli, Il seme della Follia,
Our first album is born naturally and spontaneously as the result of obscure inspirations in the recording studio; such, for
example, was the creative process behind our tracks "Presenze" and "L'Archimista Scultore". The music of our eponymous track,
"La Stanza delle Maschere", was the fortunate product of a dream inspired by the lyrics.
DOMENICO "The Psychic" LOTITO
ANGELO "Blood" SPOSITO