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Martiria is an epic/doom metal rock band formed back in the '80s and re-founded (after a long pause) in 2002. Five album published (last one R-Evolution, with ex Black Sabbath Vinny Appice - 2014).

The band was formed back in the '80s. At the beginning the band was very much oriented towards Doom/Metal sounds such as: early Candlemass and Black Sabbath. After releasing just a few demos and featuring various musicians, in 1998 the members of the group decide to take a break for a while in order to experience different projects. (continue)

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(Rocksector UK 2014)


R-Evolution Martiria 2014

Featuring Vinny Appice
(Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell)
Produced by Tue Madsen ANTFARM.DK
(The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf)

With new incredible line up:
Andy Menario (guitar and keyboards)
Flavio Cosma (vocals)
Derek Maniscalco (bass)
Vinny Appice (drums)
Marco R.Capelli (lyrics)


released in UK and Europe, Asia and Africa
and digitally worldwide by
Rocksector Records

released in North & South America
by Hellion Records (www.hellion.com.br)

starting from the 15th of March 2014

Music written by Andy Menario. Lyrics written by Marco R. Capelli.
Mixed and mastered at Antfarm Studio (Denmark),
by producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere, Ektomorf).
Drums recorded at Freedom Studio (USA) by Thomas Le Blanc.



1 King of Shadows 04:07
2 Steam Power 04:49
3 Southern Seas 05:14
4 Salem 04:38
5 The road to Tenochtitlan 05:23
6 Grim Reaper 04:24
7 Light Brigade 02:34
8 Dark Angels 04:51
9 Revolution 04:47
10 The Mark of Cain 04:38
11 The Viol and the Abyss 05:44
12 Across the mountains 04:08
13 Tshushima 06:19

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"His voice almost operatic, strong throughout, Fabio Cosmo is able to show off his power and range on ‘The Road to Tenochtitlan’, his multi-octave scream powering into another storytelling epic."
95% Alan Savill The Midlands Rocks

[Even those tracks I liked less have enough going on….a guitar arpeggio here….a verse there…..some tasteful keyboards…..that make them worth listening to over again.]
92% Chris Galea Power of Metal.DK

"Overall it’s a very very tight album. Excellent musicianship and the whilst the focus I am sure will be on Vinny Appice in the short term, the great lyrics from Capelli and Cosma’s voice really set this out from the crowd."
MyGlobalMind.com 14th of January 2014

"This is a very strong album: while the focus inevitably falls on Appice, the musicianship stands up on its own merit and is complemented by the muscular material."
planetmosh.com/ 11th of January 2014



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February '14 http://festivalphoto.net Anthony May 100%

[This is a fantastic album. It always feels particularly good when you play an album from a band you have no idea about and thus have no expectations, and find it's a superb album. Excellent drumming, great guitar work and some excellent vocals all add up to a top quality album. With a running time of a fraction over an hour its a good long album, too. Highly recommended.]

Although I'd never come across Martiria before, this is actually their sixth album. The Italian band formed in 1987 as a doom metal band but never really took off and the members went their own ways before reforming in 2002. In 2004 they released their debut album, and now ten years on they have signed to Rocksector records and are releasing their sixth album. The current lineup includes a man familiar to millions of rock fans as the man who has played drums for Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven and Hell. While the band may have been a doom metal band originally these days things have changed s(...)


February '14 http://www.themidlandsrocks.com Alan Savill 95%

[Full of quality tracks, it’s hard to pick any particular favourites, however ‘Southern Seas’ with its slow start building to a majestic ballad is a classic in the making.]

Formed in 1987, Italian band Martiria have undergone various changes in personnel, this latest reincarnation featuring one of the most powerful drummers on the rock scene, Vinny Appice of Dio, Heaven and Hell and Black Sabbath no less. A mix of doom metal, a little classic rock, Black Sabbath influences from the Heaven and Hell era, and a huge serving of European power metal, R-Evolution is a major triumph. Full of quality tracks, it’s hard to pick any particular favourites, however ‘Southern Seas’ with its slow start building to a majestic ballad is a classic in the making. ‘Tshushima’ aga(...)


February '14 http://www.powerofmetal.dk Chris Galea 92%

[Even those tracks I liked less have enough going on….a guitar arpeggio here….a verse there…..some tasteful keyboards…..that make them worth listening to over again.]

I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about Martiria’s previous album (2012’s “Roma S.P.Q.R.”). It was a good effort but there were a few specific issues that I found it hard to take in. With their new “R-evolution” album, the band seems to have addressed each of those issues with the result that…lo and behold, they’ve created an absolute killer of an album. First surprise is the band’s new vocalist: Flavio Cosma, whose singing is huge, epic and at times gave me the goosebumps. ‘The Road to Tenochtitlan”, for instance, has him singing like a sort of Glen Hughes let loose in a moshpit. In ‘R-evolutio(...)


March '14 http://www.metal.it Marco Aimasso 90%

[ribadisco che i Martiria sono un gruppo di assoluto valore internazionale, di cui l’Italia deve andare fiera, capace di esibire vertiginosi livelli espressivi in tutta la sua ormai cospicua parabola artistica … è ora che tutti se ne accorgano e gli tributino un giusto e supremo riconoscimento. ]

Come avrete già probabilmente capito dalle precedenti recensioni e dalle sistematiche interviste che trovate su queste gloriose colonne, nutro una stima pressoché incondizionata nei confronti dei Martiria, formazione romana di enorme intelligenza e statura artistica. La “sgradevole” sensazione, però, che non siano stati sufficienti cinque capolavori in note e dieci anni di splendida attività, per riconoscere completamente e “universalmente” questa loro grandezza, disturba leggermente il mio ego da “giornalista musicale” (meno quello del rockofilo, congenitamente un pochino geloso dei suoi “pr(...)


June '14 http://www.rawandwild.com Francesco Faniello 90%

[... il brano che chiude la tracklist in maniera maestosa e assolutamente conforme alle più rosee aspettative. Non c’è nulla da fare: sono sempre di parte quando si parla di questa band ...]

I Martiria tornano nella consueta forma con il loro sesto disco in studio, “R-Evolution”. Notizia di per sé succulenta e foriera di grandi aspettative, a cui si aggiunge l’avvicendamento dietro il microfono tra Freddy e Flavio Cosma, e soprattutto Vinnie Appice ospite di lusso dietro le pelli, sicuramente uno dei più quotati musicisti in ambito “oscuro”, dotato com’è di quello stile unico e roboante noto al grande pubblico sin da “Mob Rules” dei Black Sabbath (anno di grazia 1981). Vi dirò che avevo atteso questo disco con ardore, quasi alla stregua di come avevo fatto in epoche lontane per i (...)


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