Paolo Colavolpe: Vocal
Matteo Di Gioia: Guitar
Gabriel Pignata: Bass
Ralph Salati: Guitar
Federico Paulovich – Drums
Milan, Italy natives, Destrage, formed in 2005 and have spent the last eight years building a reputation as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Europe in recent years. Their animated live shows have taken them on tour all over Europe, and even over to Japan. During the summer of 2013, Destrage opened for Every Time I Die and Parkway Drive, and headlined a variety of Italian festivals including: Machete Fest, Rock In Riot, MAV Festival, and more.
The current lineup has been consistent since 2007 and after their first demo, “Self Id Generator,” Destrage signed a deal with Howling Bull Records, Japan, and released their first full length, “Urban Being,” which also saw a worldwide release by Coroner Records in 2009.
The second full length “The King Is Fat’n'Old” was released in 2010 by Coroner Records and Howling Bull, supported by European and Japanese tours and international festivals such as Heineken Jammin’ Festival, Euroblast and Mair1 Festival, The Bad Side Festival, Metaltalia Festival MAV Festival and more. The eclectic festival run afforded Destrage the opportunity to share the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Parkway Drive, Hatebreed, Unearth, Municipal Waste, Sick Of It All, Freak Kitchen, Monuments, Jeff Loomis, Penny Wise, After the Burial, Puddle of Mudd, August Burns Red, Enter Shikari, Caliban, Every Time I Die, Lordi, Moonspell and many more.
Destrage released four videos from “The King Is Fat’n'Old”. One of them, “Jade’s Place” won Torino Soundtrack Awards and was selected for VFX Festivals such as AEAF (Australia), Viedram (Italy) and has been reviewed on White Screen-Japan and the prestigious Stash Magazine.
In 2012, the band wrote and recorded their third album. The result, the band’s most focused and dynamic effort yet, “Are You Kidding Me? No.” led to a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records.
“Are You Kidding Me? No.” was recorded at RecLab and Adrenaline Studios, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at The Machine Shop. The title track features a guest appearance by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns’N'Roses).
The completion and upcoming release of the new album is a key chapter of a stylistic research that has lasted for years and will go on as the band continues to grow as people and musicians. What you hear and see is 100% of what Destrage are now. They destroy, create, transform, sublimate. They worship enthusiasm and venerate the shake that it gives.