Skylark (Italian band)

:"For more uses of the word Skylark, see Skylark (disambiguation)Skylark is an Italian power metal band founded in 1994 by Eddy Antonini and still active today.

History

Skylark was founded by Antonini in 1994 with the intent of exploring several musical styles in one project.Eduardo Rivadavia, [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kbfpxqualdte~T1 Skylark] at Allmusic] After adding four members, the group recorded the 1995 album "The Horizon and the Storm", the first of a series of yearly releases. From 1996 they released on the Italian label Underground Symphony. The 1997 released "Dragon's Secrets" received several positive reviews in metal magazines. [ [http://www.tartareandesire.com/bands/Skylark/2046/ Biography] at Tartareandesire.com] Antonini also recorded a solo effort, "When Water Became Ice", in 1998 in between Skylark releases.

In 1999, they released the first of a two album project, "The Divine Gates"; the second half was released the following year. The group had several of their albums released in Japan, where they found critical success, particularly in the music magazine "Burrn!". [http://www.rockdetector.com/officialbio,8162.sm;jsessionid=B1ED1D8A86CD40C903150AD5F06FF095 Skylark biography] at Rockdetector] They toured Europe in 2000 and headlined at the Rock Machina 2000 festival in Spain. After 2001's "The Princess Day", the group embarked on a world tour, including dates in Japan and Chile. The group then went on a short hiatus, returning in 2004 with "Wings", featuring several new members. They announced a final tour in 2005, though they continued to record music in the studios. [ [http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/biographie-groupe-Skylark-id_bio-328-l-en.html Biography] at Spirit of Metal] After three albums on Scarlet Records, they contracted with Underground Symphony again in 2006. In 2007, they continued the "Divine Gates" project with a third release.

Discography

Albums

* "The Horizon & the Storm" (Self-released, 1995)
* "Waiting for the Princess" (Underground Symphony, 1996)
* "After the Storm" (Underground Symphony, Best of/Compilation, 1997)
* "Dragon's Secrets" (1997)
* "Divine Gates Part 1: Gate Of Hell" (Underground Symphony, 1999)
* "Divine Gates part 2: Gate of Heaven" (Underground Symphony/Metal Blade, 2000)
* "The Princess' Day" (Underground Symphony/Pony Canyon, 2001)
* "Wings" (Scarlet Records, 2004)
* "In the Heart of the Princess" (Best of/Compilation) (Scarlet, 2004)
* "Fairytales" (Scarlet, 2005)
* "Divine Gates part 3: The Last Gate" (Underground Symphony, 2007)

EPs

* "Belzebu" (Underground Symphony, 1999)

Line-up

Current members

* Kiara Letizia - Vocal
* Fabrizio ``Pota`` Romani - Guitar
* Roberto ``Brodo`` Potenti - Bass
* Eddy Antonini - Keyboard, Piano & Harpsichord

Former Members

* Fabio Dozzo - Vocal & Backing Vocals
* Nico Tordini - Guitar
* Carlos Cantatore - Drums
* Francesco Meles - Drums
* Federico Ria - Drums

References

External links

* [http://www.skylarkrock.com/ Skylark Official Site]
* [http://www.skylark.cjb.net/ Skylark's South America Official Website]


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