Dreamshade was formed in 2006 by guitarists Fernando “Fella” Di Cicco and Rocco Ghielmini. It took them over a year to find the right members and complete the line-up in 2008, when they released their first EP “To The Edge of Reality”. Thanks to the extensive 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, Metalfest 2010. In September 2010 the band signed with Spinefarm Records /Universal Music and in January 2011 they released their debut album “What Silence Hides“. Music videos were shot for the singles “Wide Awake” (Switzerland, 2009), “Eternal” (Switzerland, 2010) and “Miles Away” (Poland, 2010). The band then played at several more music festivals including Finnish Metal Expo (Finland), Metalfest (Switzerland), Rock Hard Festival (Germany), Basinfirefest (Czech Republic), Rock Harz (Germany), Kavarna Rock Fest (Bulgaria) and more.

In November 2011 the band parted ways with singer Iko Castelli due to musical differences and replaced him with Kevin Calì (Roots Of Death).

During the summer of 2012 the band started working on its second album, “The Gift of Life”. In autumn 2012 the band toured the whole Swiss country promoting the videoclip of the album’s main single “Photographs” (Poland, 2012). The record, produced in Denmark by Dreamshade and Jacob Hansen, was released worldwide in January 2013. Two other music videos followed: “Consumed Future” (Poland, 2013) and “Your Voice” (Switzerland, 2013).

In May 2013 the band visited the US, performing also at the famous Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. During their stay in the United States the guys also recorded a video for the song “The Gift Of Life” (USA, 2013). In the meanwhile the videoclip “Photographs” starts being broadcasted by Rock Tv (Italy).

In summer 2013, among other shows, the band plays at Rock Im Ring (Italy) supporting Volbeat and Suicidal Tendencies.

“The Gift of Life Tour 2013/2014”, in collaboration with Horang Music, includes: eastern Europe crossing Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, Italy, South Africa, Switzerland and other countries.

In August 2014 the album “The Gift of Life” has been released in Japan (Zestone Records).

In March 2015 the band released “Dreamers Don’t Sleep”, the first single from the new album: this single allowed the band to tour Europe and Asia, where they had also sold-out shows, appearances at major festivals such as the MIDI Festival (China) and the Summerbreeze Open Air (Germany).


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