SANCTA SANCTORUM - The Shining Darkness LP
SANCTA SANCTORUM, the " Saint of the Saints" , is the most sacred area of the Temple that shelters the "Ark of the Covenant" : the visible sign of the presence of God on earth.
SANCTA SANCTORUM is a group of "sacred names" in the temple of Italian Rock, that has formed an alliance with the intent of leaving an indelible sign in the realm of the Dark- Hard Rock Sound. The band was formed in 2007 from the renewed collaboration between Steve Sylvester, mythical singer and founder of the seminal DEATH SS, and Thomas Hand Chaste, drummer in the first line-up of this historic italian cult-band , ( 1977/84 era). The purpose was to combine their respective experiences, matured in more than 25 years of artistic-musical career, in order to create a new entity that, starting from the dark sound of their mother band ,could lead them to broader and more experimental musical horizons, converging their respective musical influences based on the hard- progressive sounds of the 70es and freeing themselves from the esoteric themes and complex theatrics of the original combo. Another " survivor" of the original legendary DEATH SS line-up is the bass-player Gabriele Tommasini, in art Danny Hughes, known after the DEATH SS experience as bass-player for the Violet Eves (a jazz-POP-rock group that gained a certain success in the ' 80es) and going on to become a demanded session musician as well as manager of his own recording studio. The line-up is completed with the younger, but not for this less skilled Frederick Dope, a talented guitar-player, emulous of the most inspired Tony Iommi, and John Di Lallo who, with his lisergic and evocative keyboards, contributes to enrich the powerful and 70es-oriented sound of the band.
Gatefold LP, Black Widow Records 2009