“Pentesilea Road” is a post-progressive rock band, originally formed as a one-man solo project of the Italian guitarist Vito F. Mainolfi in 2014.Until 2019, the band published several demos, mostly instrumental, over SoundCloud and BandCamp.
The first full-length album “Pentesilea Road” was released on February, the 26th 2021. The band’s name is a reference to Pentesilea, the diluted city described in Italo Calvino’s book “Invisible Cities”.
The album was recorded as a long-distance collaboration of several musicians, each one recording in the Country of residence, due to COVID-19 pandemic (Guitars/Bass recorded in the Netherlands, Vocals in Italy and Spain, Keys in Italy, Drums in Italy and USA).
The musical style is a contamination of a few genres, including clear influences from the Progressive, Post-Rock and Metal areas.
The album that has been published is self-produced, the band is independent and unsigned and was initially released only in digital version (the first physical batch was ready by release date).
Pentesilea Road are:
Vito F. Mainolfi –Guitars, Bass, Backing Vocals, Programming & whatever else
Ezio di Ieso –Pianoforte & Keyboards
Alfonso Mocerino –Drums
Lorenzo Nocerino –Vox
Ray Alder –Vox onShades of the Night,Noble Art
Mark Zonder –Drums onMemory Corners,Spectral Regrowth,Give Them Space
Michele Guaitoli –Vox onStains
Paul Prins –First solo onGive Them Space
All Music & Lyrics by Vito F. Mainolfi – Produced by Vito F. Mainolfi – Artwork Concept by Vito F.Mainolfi
The album includes the song “Shades Of The Night” feat. Ray Alder οn vox.