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Dark Quarterer

Though it may not be apparent given their discography below, Dark Quarterer may well be the oldest of all Italian bands. As far back as 1969 (!) the duo of bassist/vocalist Gianni Nepi and guitarist Fulberto Serena were playing together, and three years later the duo was joined by drummer Paolo Ninci, this trio (initially named Omega R, switching to Dark Quarterer in 1978) comprising the lineup that would eventually record a debut album some fifteen years later in 1987. The trio survived intact until 1990, when, after their second album, Serena departed. With a new guitarist in place, they recorded War Tears in 1994, but went quiet again until 2002, when Violence was recorded with yet another guitarist. Given their history, it may not be surprising that Dark Quarterer has little in common with the neoclassical or power metal style commonly associated with Italian bands. Instead, there are noticeable 70's influences at work, as well as a healthy NWOBHM sound at work, the band having a pretty unique style all their own. Nepi's vocals are variable -- he has a sort of nasally whine that sometimes is a bit much when he goes for a higher-pitched yelp, which thankfully he doesn't do that often. The band was clearly on a budget in their earlier days, with the self-titled debut in particular suffering from a rather thin production. Give them credit, though -- they've persevered through all these years and (if reviews of the newer Violence are to be believed) are still going strong.

Upcoming album: Pompei, release date October 2020.

Current Members

Gianni Nepi

vocals/bass

Francesco Sozzi

guitars/vocals

Francesco Longhi

keyboards

Paulo Ninci

drums

Former Members/Guests

Fulberto Serena

guitars

Sandro Tersetta

guitars/vocals



Discography



Dark Quarterer  
1987
  1. red-hot gloveS
  2. colossus of argil
  3. gates of hell
  4. the ambush
  5. the entity
  6. dark quarterer
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Fulberto Serena
  • Paulo Ninci



The Etruscan Prophecy  
1989
  1. Retributioner
  2. Piercing Hail
  3. The Etruscan Prophecy
  4. Devil Stroke
  5. The Last Hope
  6. Angels Of Mire
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Fulberto Serena
  • Paulo Ninci



War Tears  
1994
  1. In The Beginning
  2. War Tears
  3. Nightmare
  4. Out Of Line
  5. Lady Scolopendra
  6. Darkness
  7. Last Paradise
  8. A Prayer For Mother Teresa Of Calcutta
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Sandro Tersetta
  • Paulo Ninci



Violence  
2002 Andromeda
  1. BlacK Hole
  2. Last Breath
  3. Deep Wake
  4. Calls
  5. Rape
  6. Last Song
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Francesco Sozzi
  • Paulo Ninci



Symbols  
2008
  1. Wandering In The Dark
  2. Ides Of March
  3. Pyramids Of Skulls
  4. The Blind Church
  5. Shadows Of Night
  6. Crazy White Race
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Francesco Sozzi
  • Francesco Longhi
  • Paulo Ninci



Under The Spell  VIDEO
2010



Under The Spell - Live At Concordi Theatre  LIVE
2012
  1. Intro
  2. Wandering in the Dark
  3. Ides of March
  4. Pyramids of Skulls
  5. The Blind Church
  6. Shadow of the Night
  7. Crazy White Race
  8. Dark Quarterer
  9. Colossus of Argil
  10. Drum Solo
  11. Retributioner
  12. Lady Scolopendra
  13. Deep Wake
  14. Last Song
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Francesco Sozzi
  • Francesco Longhi
  • Paulo Ninci



Dark Quarterer XXV Anniversary  
2012
  1. Red Hot Gloves
  2. Colossus of Argil
  3. Gates of Hell
  4. The Ambush
  5. The Entity
  6. Dark Quarterer
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Francesco Sozzi
  • Francesco Longhi
  • Paulo Ninci



Ithaca  
2015 Metal On Metal
  1. The Path of Life
  2. Night Song
  3. Mind Torture
  4. Escape
  5. Nostalgia
  6. Rage of Gods
  7. Last Fight
  • Gianni Nepi
  • Francesco Sozzi
  • Francesco Longhi
  • Paulo Ninci



Pompei    RELEASE DATE: October 2020
2020




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