Massimo Altomare (m:A Fog)

m:A Fog

m:A Fog
Background information
Birth name Massimo Altomare
Born 27 November 1979 (1979-11-27) (age 31)
Origin Italy Italy
Genres Black metal
Instruments drums
Associated acts Black Flame
Dead to This World
Website Black Flame Official Website

m:A Fog (,born November 27, 1979 in Turin, Italy as Massimo Altomare) is a heavy metal musician.



He is the drummer of the black metal band Black Flame, who have been active since 1998, and their fourth full-length album, Imperivm, was released in 2008 on Forces of Satan Records, the label run by Infernus, guitarist of the Norwegian Black Metal band Gorgoroth. m:A Fog is also known for being a requested session drummer, often recording albums and doing concerts outside his primary band. Although he is not believed to be a massive songwriter, his influence can be heard on every record he has participated on. He is known for being a powerful and "straight forward" drummer, choosing not to use a big range of patterns, but choosing instead to play in the most direct way possible. His style is often remarked upon in reviews or interviews, and many younger drummers quote him as an influence. He is the only Italian Artist that has played both Inferno Festival and Hole in The Sky Festival, the biggest Norwegian metal festivals. He grew up in the countryside outside Turin (Italy), but now he lives outside of Italy, keeping his lifestyle as private as he can. He has taken part in some hard rock bands called Lymph of Wisdoom and Warnipples in his free time. In March, 2008, he joined the ranks of the Italian band Janvs and in May, 2008, he recorded their new album Vega. He left Glorior Belli in June 2008 and in the same month the Italian black metal act Hate Profile announced him as their new drummer. In November 2008, he also joined the Norwegian band Dead to This World,[1] a band including ex-members/members of Immortal and Taake). In 2010, he recorded a mini album with Dead To This World[2] and the second album from Hate Profile,[3] as well as the new Black Flame album, which has been officially announced to be out in 2011.[4] m:A FOG also appeared on two tracks of the 2009 album Worship or Die by the Italian band Hiems, on the tracks "Scum Destroyer" and the Gun/Judas Priest cover "Race with the Devil".[5]

In May, 2008, m:A Fog become the first Italian drummer to be signed as endorser for the American percussion factory Trick Drums.[6]



  • Black Flame (1998–present), based in Italy
  • Slavia (2006–present), based in Norway
  • Concilium Antichristi (2007–present), based in France
  • Janvs (2008–present), based in Italy
  • Hate Profile (2008–present), based in Italy
  • Dead to This World (2008–present), based in Norway


  • Glorior Belli (2006–2008), based in France
  • Disiplin (2005–2007), based in Norway
  • Daemusinem (2000–2002), based in Italy


Black Flame

  • Welcome (Demo) (2001)
  • Orgiastic Funeral (Demo) (2002)
  • The Third Revelation (2003)
  • Torment and Glory (2004)
  • Conquering Purity (2006)
  • Imperivm (2008)
  • Septem (2011)

Dead to This World

  • Sacrificed (EP) (2011)

Hate Profile

  • The Soul Proceeds... (2011)


  • Vega (2008)


  • Worship or Die (2009)


  • Daemusinem Domine Empire (2002)

Glorior Belli

  • Manifesting the Raging Beast (2007)


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  • Massimo Altomare — m:A Fog Datos generales Nombre real Massimo Altomare Nacimiento 27 de noviemb …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dead to this World — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dead to this World Información personal Origen Fusa, Bergen, Noruega …   Wikipedia Español

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