A few years
later, in November 2003, the guitarist and composer
contacts (with help of Bill Tsamis - Warlord)
(aka Damien King III), ex Warlord's singer,
and the great melodic and powerfull voice of Rick
becomes the key of caratheristics and superlative
sound of the band.
the same year, Andy knows
Marco R. Capelli, italian writer and poet,
who, since then, writes the lyrics of all Martiria's
songs and, together with the bass player Derek
Maniscalco and Andy Menario, is on the oldest
member of the band.
band goal is, starting from a very classic epic metal
sound, to create a new style able to get the listener
involved by heavy riffs and grooves to be shared with
acoustical atmospheres featuring ancient and classical
instruments leading to traditional melodies.
2012 two important changes take place: in order to
allow the band to increase live exhibitions Rick
Anderson and Andy Menario decide to divide
temporarily their ways and a new singer,
Flavio Cosma, join the group.
in late 2012, the great drummer Vinny
Appice (ex Black Sabbath, Heaven
and Hell, Dio, founder of Kill Devil Hill)
accepts to be part of the new CD that should be released
by the end of 2013.
The result is
a mix of different styles, atmospheres and nuances
that make MARTIRIA a unique band.
about Martiria on Wikipedia (Italian)
about Martiria on Wikipedia (Spanish)
*Also, Andy and
Marco in 2006 worked together with Power
Project, a project band formed by Carl Sentance
(ex Krokus, voice), Carlos Cavazo (ex Quiet
Riot, guitar), Jeff Pilson (ex Dokken, bass)
and Vinny Appice (ex Black Sabbath and Dio).
The result was a CD titled: Dinosaurs,
produced by Powerzone Record.